2022 Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara Mild vs Strong Hybrid – Which Should You Buy?

2022 Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara Mild vs Strong Hybrid – Which Should You Choose? We break it down to help you choose.

The recently unveiled 2022 Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara has been a hit for the automaker so far, managing to get 13,000 bookings in the first six days. Most of these reservations, more than 50 percent, were for the Strong Hybrid Zeta Plus and Alpha Plus models. However, if you are looking to buy the new Grand Vitara and are confused between the Mild and Strong Hybrid variants, you are in the right place.

We break down the two versions of the new Grand Vitara in terms of price, mileage, engine specs, and its powertrain to tell you which one you should buy.

2022 Grand Vitara Prices

If you are looking for the new Grand Vitara on a budget of less than Rs 10 lakh ex-showroom, you have one option, and that is the basic Sigma Mild Hybrid version with manual gearbox. However, if your budget can stretch up to Rs 12 lakh ex-showroom, the Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara Mild Hybrid Delta and Zeta manual trims.

If the price in mind is up to Rs 15 lakh ex-showroom, this gets you any of the four variants of the 2022 Grand Vitara, including automatic versions, plus the AWD Alpha variant.

Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara AWD

If you’re looking for something unique in this segment and want a vehicle that can do it all: long highway hauls, enthusiastic driving down a winding mountain road, and off-roading onto snow, gravel, or smooth off-road driving, you need the Grand Vitara AWD version. Maruti Suzuki offers this in a single Alpha trim with a Mild Hybrid engine and manual gearbox, priced at ~Rs 15.50 lakh ex-showroom.

New Grand Vitara Hybrid technology

If clean mobility is the priority, the Grand Vitara Strong Hybrid variants are the way to go. Maruti Suzuki uses a Toyota sourced 1.5 liter three cylinder Atkinson cycle engine mated to a 177.6V lithium ion battery. Maruti claims a mileage of 27.9 kmpl and a range of 1200 km with the full tank, as the hybrid system uses a self-charging mechanism and even allows the driver to use pure EV mode.

The internal combustion engine, combined with the battery pack, develops 114PS and 122Nm of torque mated to an e-CVT gearbox, the same unit used by Toyota for the Hyryder.

Grand Vitara Features

If features like SmartPlay Pro+ infotainment system, ventilated seats, sunroof, 6 airbags, connected car technology, 360-degree camera, and all the bells and whistles are something you want in an SUV, the Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara Alpha and Alpha+ trims should be your choice.

The high-spec Grand Vitara Alpha+ comes with a Strong Hybrid engine
And it’s packed with features. Other amenities include wireless charging, a Head-Up Display (HUD), paddle shifters (Mild Hybrid AT models), cruise control, ambient lighting, a digital instrument cluster and more.

Also, you can read more about the difference between strong hybrid and mild hybrid, while also understanding the differences and similarities between the 2022 Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara and the Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder.

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