Maruti Suzuki India Ltd, the country's largest carmaker, today launched an advanced version of the Grand Vitara, its high-end sports utility vehicle.
The new 2.4 litre model is priced between Rs16.67 lakh and Rs17.97 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) and comes loaded with a VVT (variable valve timing) engine that delivers a maximum power of 163.5 bhp at 6000 rpm and a torque of 225 NM at 4000 rpm.
The 4-mode, 4-wheel drive new Grand Fitara 2.4 is fitted with disc brakes in the rear wheels, that ensure superior braking, thereby provide additional safety dimension to the vehicle.
The new Grand Vitara 2.4 features a new Multi Information Display (MID), providing easy-to-read and accurate vehicle information like cruising range, average speed and instantaneous fuel consumption, besides "low-fuel" warning.
The new front grille and front bumper and the 17-inch alloy wheels are designed to add style and give the vehicle a sleeker look. The new Grand Vitara also comes loaded with a centre speaker coupled with a 6-CD changer.
The power train has been redesigned to reduce noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) levels. A sliding centre-console armrest adds to passenger comfort.
"Highly popular the world over, the Grand Vitara is one of the global strategic models in Suzuki Range. For all those customers, who are increasingly looking at SUVs, the Grand Vitara 2.4 offers more power and the best in class 4X4 drive at a highly competitive price," Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) Executive Officer (Marketing and Sales) Mayank Pareek said in a statement.
MSI's parent Suzuki has sold over 2.5 million units of the Grand Vitara worldwide and has won over 32 awards in 16 countries, including 6 awards in the US, four in Germany, five in Russia and three in Australia.