Sat. Sep 23rd, 2023
    Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara Achieves 1 Lakh Sales Milestone in India

    The Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara has reached a significant milestone in India, with over 100,000 units sold since its launch in September 2022. This midsize SUV has quickly become one of the most popular choices in its segment, giving tough competition to rivals like the Hyundai Creta and Kia Seltos.

    The Grand Vitara made an impressive debut, selling 4,769 units in its first month. It continued to perform well, surpassing the 10,000 sales mark in a single month for the first time in March 2023. The peak sales month for the SUV so far was August 2023, with 11,818 units shipped by Maruti Suzuki.

    The Grand Vitara is available with two powertrain options: a 1.5-litre naturally-aspirated petrol engine and a 1.5-litre petrol-electric strong hybrid. The petrol engine, shared with other Maruti Suzuki models, offers a maximum power output of 103 bhp and a maximum torque output of 138 Nm. It comes with the choice of a 5-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic transmission.

    The hybrid powertrain, a unique offering in its segment, combines a 1.5-litre three-cylinder petrol engine, an electric motor, and a battery. It delivers a maximum power output of 115 PS and a claimed fuel efficiency of 27.97 kmpl. The CNG-powered variants based on the petrol engine were also introduced in 2023.

    Despite not having a diesel option, the Grand Vitara has been giving tough competition to its rivals. With its stylish design, strong performance, and Maruti Suzuki’s reputation for reliability, it has become a popular choice among midsize SUV buyers.

    With the upcoming festive season, Maruti Suzuki is expecting even better sales numbers for the Grand Vitara. It will continue to compete with popular models like the Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder, Volkswagen Taigun, Skoda Kushaq, Honda Elevate, and Citroen C3 Aircross.

    Overall, the Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara has proven to be a significant success for the carmaker, cementing its position as a top player in the midsize SUV segment in India.

    – Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara achieves 1 lakh sales milestone: Over 99,000 units sold within 11 months of launch (data sourced from an official Maruti Suzuki statement)
    – Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara (inclusive definition)