; ;

    Select your brand/car

    Search

    Maruti Suzuki Vitara Spotted - But Not Launching In India

    by Mahesh Yadav on Thursday, Sep 09 2021

    The Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza’s big brother, Vitara, was recently spotted on a flat bet. The Suzuki Vitara is probably here for internal testing purposes and not for a potential launch. While the Vitara could technically challenge the Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos and MG Astor, it can’t afford to compete with these cars.

     

    maruti suzuki vitara Brezza

    Here’s a quick dimension comparison of the Suzuki Vitara with the Kia Seltos, Hyundai Creta and MG Astor:

    Maruti Suzuki Vitara Vs Rivals - Dimension Comparison

    As you can clearly see, the C-segment SUVs are at least 4.3m long ad the Vitara is only 4175mm long. It’s also narrower, has a lower roofline and has a considerably smaller wheelbase than the other 3 cars.

    SUZUKI VITARA VS COMPETITION

    DIMENSION COMPARISON

     

    Suzuki Vitara

    Hyundai Creta

    Kia Seltos

    MG Astor

    Length

    4175mm

    4300mm

    4315mm

    4323mm

    Width

    1775mm

    1790mm

    1800mm

    1809mm

    Height

    1610mm

    1635mm

    1620mm

    1653mm

    Wheelbase

    2500mm

    2610mm

    2610mm

    2580mm

     

    In India, we buy SUVs for road presence. A larger car offers a better road presence. The Vitara is smaller than even the S-Cross.

    Maruti Vitara  Brezza

    Suzuki Vitara vs Rivals - Price Comparison

    With these dimensions, Maruti Suzuki will have to price the Vitara aggressively to meaningfully impact the C-segment SUV rivals. But, that’s not possible either. Because of a length greater than 4m, the Vitara can’t even qualify for the small car tax bracket. So, you’ll have to pay higher taxes on the Vitara and you still won’t get a car that can at least stand shoulder to shoulder with the C-segment SUV.

    Next-Gen Vitara Brezza?

    The Vitara Brezza already uses the same platform as the Vitara and is, in fact, marginally wider and taller than the Vitara but smaller in length to comply with the sub-4m length rules in India. The Vitara could be here to transfer its style goodness to the next-generation Vitara Brezza, which could launch in 2022-23.

    Source


    ABOUT THE AUTHOR

    Mahesh is a fan of compact, quirky and underrated vehicles that punch above their weight. Multix, Nano, Strom R3 and Navi are his favorites.

    Previous Next

    Related Car News

    STAY UP TO DATE WITH CARS, NEWS, REVIEWS AND RUMOURS

    Subscribe

    Your email is safe with us , we don’t spam.