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July 2022 - Maruti Nexa Grand Vitara Petrol Variants Explained - Which One To Book?

In this variant explained article, you'll find out which variant of the Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara petrol you should book based on variant-wise features while prioritising functionality and usability. Here we compare and analyse the Grand Vitara's petrol variants and their features to figure out which variant will offer a balanced ownership experience. Then we will compare the engine specs, dimensions of the 2022 Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara with its competitors and other petrol-powered C-segment SUVs like Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder, Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, MG Astor, Maruti Nexa S-Cross, Volkswagen Taigun and Skoda Kushaq.

Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara

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What Are The Pros And Cons Of Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara Petrol?

The pros or advantages of 2022 Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara petrol are:

  • Only C-segment SUV with 4WD helps it completely justify the SUV tag
  • Grand Vitara will most likely earn the tag of the most fuel-efficient C-segment SUV with the hybrid engine
  • Maruti Suzuki’s proven track record and 25 years of experience making hybrids means solid long-term reliability and limited probability of teething issues we, which we normally see with first-gen technology
  • Top-spec hybrid variant gets a fairly long list of features like tyre pressure sensors, ventilated seats, rear disc brakes, wireless phone charger, panoramic sunroof, colour LCD instrument cluster, head-up display, telematics, LED projector headlamps, 360-degree camera, 6 airbags, ambient lighting and illuminated boot, glovebox and footwell
  • Well-equipped base variant with most of the must-have features

The 2022 Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara petrol has the following shortcomings or problems:

  • 17-inch wheels with mild hybrid base variant may affect the real-world performance, drivability and efficiency because of higher rotating mass
  • Tyre pressure sensors, ventilated front seats, wireless phone charger, puddle lamps, colour LCD for instrument cluster remain exclusive to the full hybrid engine only
  • Missing features list includes power driver seat, ADAS
  • No diesel or turbo petrol engine; no 6-speed manual transmission

Here’s our first look and walkaround video of the 2022 Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara:

New Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara Sigma - Base Model Features

The base Sigma variant of the Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara SUV only comes with the 1.5L mild-hybrid petrol engine and a manual transmission. The most notable features of the new Grand Vitara’s Sigma base model are:

  • Day/night inside mirror
  • Tilt & telescopic steering
  • Front armrest with sliding and storage
  • Rear armrest with cup holders
  • Rear disc brakes
  • Steering-mounted controls
  • 2x rear reading lamps
  • Height-adjustable front seatbelts
  • LED DRLs and LED turn indicators
  • Halogen projector headlamps
  • Keyless entry with push-button start stop
  • Auto AC with rear AC vents
  • 60-40 split rear seatbacks with reclining
  • Height-adjustable driver seat
  • All power windows
  • 5x 3-point seatbelts
  • 5x adjustable headrests
  • Power mirrors with power folding
  • ESC and hill start assist
  • Dead pedal

The base variant seems to have most of the must-have features we expect from a base variant of a modern C-segment SUV. You might only miss a few features such as:

  • Rear washer wiper
  • Rear camera
  • Music system
  • Tyre pressure sensors

We’ll suggest budget-conscious buyers to book the base Sigma variant and add some aftermarket accessories. If the Delta variant carries a value pricing, then you can upgrade your booking to the Delta variant. Only the music system and a rear camera seem like the biggest missing features in the base model of the Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara. Both of these features are very easy to install from the aftermarket or you can get these from the dealer so that your car is ready from day 1.

MARUTI SUZUKI GRAND VITARA SIGMA

BASE MODEL STANDARD FEATURES

Safety & Entertainment

Functional

Style

Std. safety features

Rear armrest with cup holders

Tilt & telescopic steering

LED DRL & turn indicators

Steering-mounted controls

5x adjustable headrests

Driver window one-touch up/down

Turn indicators on outside mirrors

Hill start assist

Sliding front armrest w/ storage

4x door bottle holders

17-inch steel wheels w/ covers

Day/night inside mirror

Power mirrors with power folding

4.2-inch full colour display for MID

Dual-tone interior

2x ISOFIX

All power windows

Rear AC vents

Rear spoiler

Halogen projector headlamps

Keyless entry with push-button start/stop

Height-adjustable driver seat

Body-coloured door handles & outside mirrors

5x 3-point seatbelts

Reclining rear seatbacks

60-40 split folding rear seatbacks

Fabric seats

ESC

2x vanity mirrors

Auto AC

Shark fin antenna

Rear disc brakes

12V power socket

Dead pedal

LED tail lamps

2022 Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara Sigma vs Delta Variant - Feature Comparison

The next Delta variant of the 2022 Grand Vitara has the 1.5L mild hybrid petrol engine with manual as well as automatic transmission. Over the base Sigma variant, the Delta variant adds the following notable features:

  • Cruise control
  • 7-inch touchscreen
  • Wired Android Auto and Apple Carplay
  • 4x speakers
  • Telematics/connected car tech
  • Rear parking camera
  • Front footwell, boot and glovebox light
  • Paddle shifters (automatic only)
  • Front and rear skid plates

This variant misses out on the following features:

  • LED headlamps
  • Rear washer wiper
  • Tyre pressure sensors

On the feature front, the Delta variant seems to offer a very nice balance of good-to-have and must-have features. However, we’re not expecting Maruti Suzuki to price this variant aggressively. So, we’ll not suggest booking the Delta variant before the prices are out. If it turns out to offer good value, then you can upgrade your booking from Sigma to Delta.

MARUTI SUZUKI GRAND VITARA DELTA

FEATURES OVER SIGMA

Safety & Style

Entertainment

Functional

Rear parking camera

7-inch touchscreen

12V Power outlet in boot

Front footwell light

Wired Android Auto

Boot light

Front & rear skid plates

Wired Apple Carplay

Paddle shifters (Auto only)

 

FM, USB & Bluetooth

Rear USB charger

 

Telematics

Cruise control

 

4x speakers

Glovebox light

New Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara Petrol Delta vs Zeta Variant - Feature Comparison

The 2022 Grand Vitara Zeta adds the following notable features over the Delta:

  • Larger 9-inch touchscreen
  • Wireless Android Auto and Apple Carplay
  • 2x front side thorax and 2x curtain airbags
  • Auto-dimming inside mirror
  • Auto folding outside mirrors
  • Auto headlamps
  • 17-inch alloy wheels
  • Soft-touch dashboard
  • Rear washer wiper

You may miss the following features in the Zeta variant:

  • 360-degree camera
  • Sunroof
  • Head-up display
  • Tyre pressure sensors

The Zeta variant offers mostly good-to-have features. Given Maruti Suzuki’s pricing strategy, we’re expecting the Zeta to carry a value-for-money price tag for the additional features over the base variant. So, if you are interested in some of its good-to-have features, then you can consider this variant.

2022 MARUTI SUZUKI GRAND VITARA ZETA

FEATURES OVER DELTA

Safety

Entertainment

Functional

Style

LED projector headlamps

9-inch touchscreen

Auto folding outside mirrors

Chrome exterior detailing

2x front side thorax airbags

Arkamys sound tuning

Follow-me-home headlamps

Soft-touch dashboard

2x curtain airbags

2x Tweeters

Auto headlamps

17-inch alloy wheels

Auto dimming inside mirror

Wireless Android Auto

Front vanity lamps

Door ambient lighting

Rear wiper & washer

Wireless Apple Carplay

   

2022 Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara Petrol Zeta vs Alpha Variant - Feature Comparison

The Alpha variant is the top-spec option for buyers interested in the 1.5L mild-hybrid engine. It offers the following notable features over the lower Zeta variant:

  • 360-degree camera
  • Leather steering
  • Panoramic sunroof
  • Black roof rails
  • Drive models (4WD only)
  • Hill descent control (4WD only)

Even in this variant, you may miss features like::

  • Tyre pressure sensors
  • Head-up display
  • Leather upholstery
  • Ventilated front seats
  • Premium sound system

If you want nothing short of a fully-loaded variant, then you should book the Alpha variant. Alternatively, you can also consider spending some more and going with the Alpha Plus hybrid, which offers even more features and significantly better features.

For buyers interested in the 4WD, the Alpha variant is the only option. So, there’s not much choice for 4WD Grand Vitara buyers.

2022 MARUTI SUZUKI GRAND VITARA ALPHA

FEATURES OVER ZETA

Safety & Functional

Style

360-degree parking camera

Leather-wrapped steering wheel

Hill descent control (4WD)

Panoramic sunroof

Drive modes (4WD)

Leather upholstery

 

Black roof rails

Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara Petrol Zeta vs Zeta Plus Variant - Feature Comparison

The Nexa Grand Vitara also has the option of a strong hybrid engine with a petrol-automatic powertrain. The Zeta Plus and Alpha Plus variants only get this hybrid engine and some additional features over the regular Zeta and Alpha variant. The notable additional features of the Grand Vitara Zeta Plus over the Zeta variant are:

  • Head-up display
  • 7-inch full-colour LCD instrument cluster
  • Panoramic sunroof
  • Ambient lighting on dashboard
  • Wireless phone charger

We’re expecting the Zeta Plus variant to carry a reasonable price tag and it may offer a decent value. So, if you’re interested in the Vitara hybrid, then you should book this variant and upgrade your booking to Alpha Plus if it offers better value.

2022 MARUTI SUZUKI GRAND VITARA ZETA PLUS

FEATURES OVER ZETA

Functional

Style

Head-up display

7-inch full-colour LCD instrument cluster

Wireless phone charger

Panoramic sunroof

(-) Paddle shifters

Silver roof rails

 

Ambient lights in dashboard

Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara Petrol Zeta Plus vs Alpha Plus Variant - Feature Comparison

The Alpha Plus is the absolute top-of-the-line variant of the 2022 Grand Vitara from Nexa. compared to the Zeta Plus hybrid, it offers the following additional features:

  • 360-degree camera
  • Leather steering
  • Leather upholstery
  • Puddle lamps
  • Ventilated front seats
  • Tyre pressure sensors

If you’re interested in high-end features, then the Alpha Plus is your option. For most Vitara hybrid buyers, the Zeta Plus variant is the best option to book. You can upgrade your booking to Alpha Plus if it ends up offering better value.

2022 MARUTI SUZUKI GRAND VITARA ALPHA PLUS

FEATURES OVER ZETA PLUS

Safety & Functional

Style & Entertainment

360-degree parking camera

Leather-wrapped steering wheel

Tyre pressure sensors

Black leather upholstery

Ventilated front seats

Puddle lamp

 

Better speakers

Which Variant Of The Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara Petrol Should You Book?

Let’s start with the base mild hybrid petrol engine and manual transmission combination. The base Sigma variant seems like a reasonably-loaded option and has most of the must-have features for a budget-conscious buyer. You can book the Sigma variant and upgrade your booking to Delta after the price reveal if it ends up offering better value than the Sigma. That’s because the Delta is the one that offers a nicer balance of features out of the box for a balanced ownership experience.

The Zeta variant seems like it has a decent number of features. So, if you want a more upmarket ownership experience, then you can book the Zeta variant and upgrade your booking to Alpha if it offers better value.

For Grand Vitara 4WD buyers, there’s only one choice – the Alpha variant with mild hybrid petrol engine and manual transmission. This isn’t just the only choice for Grand Vitara 4WD buyers, it’s the only choice for C-segment SUV buyers who want 4WD.

2022 MARUTI SUZUKI NEXA GRAND VITARA

MILD HYBRID PETROL-MANUAL BOOKING RECOMMENDATION

Variant

Recommendation

Sigma

Gets most of the must-have features. Looks like a suitable choice for budget buyers.

Delta

Not recommended before price reveal.

Zeta

Recommended for buyers who want modern-day features.

Alpha

Suitable only for those who want panoramic sunroof. You can downgrade to Zeta after price reveal if Alpha offers very poor value.

Alpha 4WD

For those who want the Grand Vitara with 4WD.

If you’re interested in the Nexa Grand Vitara petrol-automatic with the mild-hybrid engine, then the Delta variant seems suitable if it carries an aggressive price tag. Otherwise, we’ll suggest stretching your budget for the Zeta variant. The top-end Alpha variant is a good choice for buyers who want the best ownership experience. For most buyers, we believe the Zeta will suit the best. After the price reveal, if the Zeta variant offers poorer value, then you can upgrade to Alpha or downgrade to Delta depending on your budget and features preferences.

MARUTI SUZUKI NEXA GRAND VITARA

MILD HYBRID PETROL-AUTOMATIC BOOKING RECOMMENDATION

Variant

Recommendation

Delta

Not recommended before price reveal.

Zeta

Recommended for buyers who want modern-day features.

Alpha

Suitable only for those who want panoramic sunroof. You can downgrade to Zeta after price reveal if Alpha offers very poor value.

For the Maruti Grand Vitara hybrid petrol-automatic powertrain buyers, the Zeta Plus variant seems like a suitable choice. We’re expecting the Zeta Plus hybrid variant to carry a value for money price tag. You can upgrade the booking to Alpha if it ends up offering better value than the Zeta. If you’re interested in the Alpha’s features, then you can book the Alpha upfront.

MARUTI SUZUKI NEXA GRAND VITARA

HYBRID PETROL-AUTOMATIC BOOKING RECOMMENDATION

Variant

Recommendation

Zeta Plus

Best variant to book for most hybrid-AT buyers.

Alpha Plus

Book for high-end features. Value buyers can downgrade to Zeta Plus if Alpha Plus is overpriced.

What Are The Expected Prices Of 2022 Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara Petrol?

Our price estimates for the Maruti Suzuki Nexa Grand Vitara are based on our feature-specific perceived value, historical pricing strategy of Maruti Suzuki and the current market conditions.

Using the starting price we found in the Maruti Suzuki’s website code as our baseline, we expect the mild hybrid petrol-manual powertrain to cost Rs. 9.50 lakh and the prices could stretch up to Rs. 13.50 lakh for the Alpha variant.

According to our estimates, the 3 mild hybrid petrol-automatic variants will carry a Rs. 1.50 lakh premium over petrol-manual and cost between Rs. 12.50 lakh and Rs. 15.0 lakh.

With the hybrid petrol-automatic powertrain, Maruti Suzuki may charge Rs. 17.0 and Rs. 18.0 lakh for the Zeta Plus and Alpha Plus variants, respectively.

The only 4WD option with mild hybrid petrol-manual could carry a premium of Rs. 2.0 lakh over the 2WD manual. It also offers exclusivity for being a rare 4WD option in the C-SUV segment and has some bragging rights.

You can see the variant-wise expected prices in the following table:

2022 MARUTI SUZUKI NEXA GRAND VITARA

EXPECTED PRICES

Variant

Mild Hybrid Petrol Manual

Mild Hybrid Petrol Automatic

Hybrid Petrol Automatic

Mild Hybrid Petrol 4WD Manual

Sigma

Rs. 9.50 lakh

-

-

-

Delta

Rs. 11.00 lakh

Rs. 12.50 lakh

-

-

Zeta

Rs. 12.00 lakh

Rs. 13.50 lakh

-

-

Alpha

Rs. 13.50 lakh

Rs. 15.00 lakh

-

Rs. 15.50 lakh

Zeta Plus

-

-

Rs. 17.00 lakh

-

Alpha Plus

-

-

Rs. 18.00 lakh

-

What Are The Engine Specifications Of The Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara Petrol?

If we compare the Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara with other C-segment petrol SUVs, then we can notice that it’s one of the few cars with a 5-speed manual transmission. Creta, Seltos, Kushaq and Taigun offer a 6-speed manual transmission.

The Creta and Seltos also have the option of auto-clutch manual transmission in specific variants. These transmissions manage the clutch and make driving in stop-and-go traffic almost as convenient as an automatic transmission. Meanwhile, the Kushaq and Taigun’s 1.0L turbo petrol engines offer better bottom and mid-range torque to improve the city driving experience.

The other disadvantage of this Grand Vitara’s petrol engine is its low power and torque output figures. Although, its mild hybrid tech will add some bottom-end torque, which the peak torque figures don't convey.

The mileage details of the Grand Vitara aren’t available right now but we expect it to offer slightly better mileage figures than the S-Cross, which also has the same petrol engine.

The star of the show, though, is the strong hybrid engine, which promises a mileage of almost 28kmpl, which is unheard of from a petrol engine. It doesn’t shine with outright power figures but we’re sure that it’ll offer good performance and drivability in the city and on the highway. Moreover, given that this engine comes from Toyota, we can expect solid long-term reliability as well. Toyota have more than 2 decades of experience making reliable and fuel efficient hybrid petrol engines

MARUTI SUZUKI GRAND VITARA VS RIVALS

BASE PETROL ENGINE SPEC COMPARISON

 

Grand Vitara MH

Grand Vitara Hybrid

Hyryder MH

Hyryder Hybrid

Seltos

Creta

Kushaq 1.0L Turbo

Taigun 1.0L Turbo

Astor

S-Cross MH

Engine

1.5L

1.5L

1.5L

1.5L

1.5L

1.5L

1.0L

1.0L

1.5L

1.5L

Cylinder

4

3

4

3

4

4

3

3

4

4

Displacement

1462cc

1490cc

1462cc

1490cc

1497 cc

1497 cc

999cc

999cc

1498cc

1462cc

Power

103PS @ 6000rpm

115.5PS

102PS @ 6000rpm

115.5PS

115PS @ 6300rpm

115PS @ 6300rpm

115PS @ 5000rpm

115PS @ 5000rpm

110PS @ 6000rpm

105PS @ 6000rpm

Torque

136.8Nm @ 4400rpm

141Nm

135Nm @ 4400rpm

141Nm

144Nm @ 4500rpm

144Nm @ 4500rpm

178Nm @ 1750 - 4500rpm

178Nm @ 1750 - 4500rpm

144Nm @ 4400rpm

138Nm @ 4400rpm

Manual

5MT

NA

5MT

NA

6MT & 6ACMT

6MT & 6ACMT

6MT

6MT

5MT

5MT

Manual FE

21.11kmpl (19.38kmpl AWD)

NA

NA

NA

16.5kmpl

16.8kmpl

17.88kmpl

18.10kmpl

NA

18.55kmpl

Automatic 

6TC

CVT

6TC

CVT

CVT

CVT

6TC

6TC

CVT

4TC

Auto FE

20.58kmpl

27.97kmpl

NA

NA

16.8kmpl

16.9kmpl

15.78kmpl

16.44kmpl

NA

18.43kmpl

You can use our Fuel Cost Calculator to see how much any petrol, diesel or CNG car will cost to run based on the latest fuel price in your city.

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What Are The Dimensions Of The 2022 Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara?

In terms of dimensions, the 2022 Grand Vitara is on par with its rivals for the most part. We don’t yet know its exact boot space but it has a class-leading ground clearance of 210mm. The other notable standout aspect of the Grand Vitara is its tyre size. While other SUVs also offer 17-inch wheels with 215-section tyres, the Grand Vitara and Hyryder are the only 2 C-segment SUVs, which offer 17-inch wheels right from the base variant.

MARUTI SUZUKI GRAND VITARA vs COMPETITION

DIMENSION COMPARISON

 
 

Gr. Vitara

Hyryder

Seltos

Creta

Astor

Kushaq

Taigun

S-Cross

Length

4345mm

4365mm

4315mm

4300mm

4323mm

4225mm

4221mm

4300mm

Width

1795mm

1795mm

1800mm

1790mm

1809mm

1760mm

1760mm

1785mm

Height

1645mm

1635mm

1645mm

1635mm

1650mm

1612mm

1612mm

1595mm

Wheelbase

2600mm

2600mm

2610mm

2610mm

2585mm*

2651mm

2651mm

2600mm

Ground Clearance

210mm

210mm

190mm*

190mm*

180mm*

188mm

188mm

180mm*

Boot Space

>300L

>300L

433L

433L

448L*

385L

385L

353L

Fuel Tank

45L

45L

50L

50L

48L/45L (Turbo)

50L

50L

48L

Tyre (base)

215/60 R17

215/60 R17

205/65 R16

205/65 R16

215/60 R16

205/60 R16

205/60 R16

215/60R16

Tyre (top)

215/60 R17

215/60 R17

215/55 R18

215/60 R17

215/55 R17

205/55 R17

205/55 R17

215/60R16

*Estimated

Find out how you can get the best mileage or fuel efficiency from your car:

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What Are The Colour Options Of The Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara?

The 2022 Grand Vitara is available in the following 6 monotone colour options:

  • White
  • Blue
  • Silver
  • Grey
  • Red
  • Brown

It also has the following 2 dual-tone colour options:

  • Red with black roof
  • Silver with black roof

Note: Here is a quick look at our length-based segmentation of cars to give you an idea of how we are classifying cars based on their size.

CLASSIFICATION OF CARS

SEGMENT

SUB-SEGMENT

LENGTH

EXAMPLE

A Segment

A

< 3699mm

Alto, Kwid (Exception), Santro, Celerio

       

B Segment

B1

3700 - 3850mm

Ignis, GO, Nios, Swift, Tiago

       

B Segment

B2

3850 - 3999mm

Altroz, Brezza, Baleno, Amaze, Nexon, Dzire

       

C Segment

C

4000 - 4499mm

Exception - New City, Slavia, Virtus

Grand Vitara, Ciaz, Creta, Seltos, Compass, Ertiga

       

D Segment

D1

4500 - 4750mm

XUV700, Elantra, Civic, Harrier, Hector, Innova, Kodiaq, CR-V, Carens

       

D Segment

D2

> 4750mm

Gloster, Fortuner, Superb, Camry, Carnival

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Mahesh Yadav

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

1 Comments

  1. K Kamlesh says:
    August 19 2022 12:40:23

    Very good comparison - very informative- thanks a lot!!

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