Maruti has finally unveiled the 2022 Grand Vitara and oh boy, it looks good. It gets all the bells and whistles that one needs from a mid-size SUV and gets the first in the segment, AWD configuration as an option. Once launched, it will be offered with two petrol engines and surprisingly, Grand Vitara is the most fuel-efficient SUV in its segment. In this article, we pitch the 2022 Maruti Grand Vitara vs Hyundai Creta vs Kia Seltos vs VW Taigun vs Skoda Kushaq and compare the mileage of these SUVs.
2022 Maruti Grand Vitara vs Rivals - Petrol Mileage Comparo
|Transmission Option||2022 Maruti Grand Vitara||Hyundai Creta||Kia Seltos||VW Taigun||Skoda Kushaq|
|Manual Mileage||21.11 kmpl - MT ; 19.38 AllGrip MT||16.76 kmpl - 1.5L||16.5 kmpl - 1.5L ; 16.1 kmpl - 1.4L||19.2 kmpl - 1.0L TSI ; 18.4 kmpl - 1.5L TSI||19.2 kmpl - 1.0L TSI ; 17.95 kmpl - 1.5L TSI|
|Automatic Mileage||27.97 kmpl - 1.5L Electric Hybrid ; 20.58 kmpl - 1.5L Petrol Mild-Hybrid||16.76 kmpl - 1.5L IVT ; 16.76 kmpl - 7-speed DCT||16.5 kmpl - 1.5L iMT ; 16.8 kmpl - 1.5L IVT ; 16.5 kmpl - 1.4L DCT||17.2 kmpl - 1.0L AT ; 17.8 kmpl - 1.5L DSG||17.2 kmpl - 1.0L AT ; 17.7 kmpl - 1.5L DSG|
As can be seen, the upcoming Maruti Grand Vitara delivers a mileage of 27.97 kmpl with the 1.5L Electric hybrid motor. It is the highest mileage of any mass market SUV present in the Indian market. This engine is mated to an e-CVT gearbox only.
The 1.5L Petrol motor delivers 20.58 kmpl with the 6-speed AT and 21.11 kmpl with the 5-speed MT. There's also an AWD motor that is available with 5-speed MT and it delivers 19.38 kmpl. This is the same engine as found in the Maruti Brezza, XL6 and Ertiga.
2022 Maruti Grand Vitara vs Rivals - Petrol Spec Comparison
|Specs||2022 Maruti Grand Vitara||Hyundai Creta||Kia Seltos||VW Taigun||Skoda Kushaq|
|Engine||1.5L Electric Hybrid ; 1.5L DualJet Petrol||1.5L ; 1.4L Turbo petrol||1.5L ; 1.4L Turbo petrol||1.0L TSI ; 1.5L TSI||1.0L TSI ; 1.5L TSI|
|Power||114 bhp ; 102 bhp||113 bhp ; 138 bhp||113 bhp ; 138 bhp||114 bhp ; 148 bhp||114 bhp ; 148 bhp|
|Torque||122 Nm ; 136.8 Nm||144 Nm ; 242 Nm||144 Nm ; 242 Nm||178 Nm ; 250 Nm||178 Nm ; 250 Nm|
|Manual Transmission||5-speed MT - Petrol||6-speed MT||6-speed MT - Both||6-speed MT - Both||6-speed MT - Both|
|Automatic Transmission||e-CVT ; 6-speed AT||iMT ; IVT ; 7-speed DCT||iMT ; IVT ; 7-speed DCT||6-speed AT||7-speed DSG|
As can be seen, the 1.5L electric hybrid of the Grand Vitara produces 114 bhp of power on tap with a peak torque of 122 Nm while the 1.5L petrol belts out a peak power and torque of 102 bhp and 136.8 Nm. The strong hybrid motor gets mated to an e-CVT unit while the petrol gets 5-speed MT as standard and 6-speed AT as an option.
The new Grand Vitara might not be the most powerful in the segment but surely attracts the mass market with tons of new features and yes, the ARAI certified mileage. It is also rich in safety equipment.