Delhi To Mumbai In A Single Fuel Tank With Maruti Grand Vitara Strong Hybrid: Live Updates

Maruti Grand Vitara Strong Hybrid claims to be the most fuel-efficient mid-size SUV in India. It can deliver up to 27.97 kmpl. We test this figure in our exclusive run from Delhi to Mumbai in a single fuel tank.

  • Delhi to Mumbai route includes scenic Rajasthan, Gujarat, & Maharashtra
  • The exclusive mileage run is being documented by the India Book of Records
  • The main aim of this mileage run is to test the new Grand Vitara to its maximum technical potential

Maruti Grand Vitara Strong Hybrid has become the most fuel-efficient mid-size SUV in India since its launch. The company claims that it can deliver up to 27.97 kmpl. However, team 91Wheels has decided to test this Japanese SUV for its worth or even more. Hence, we are doing a mileage run that has never been attempted in India. It is a hyper mileage run that includes Delhi to Mumbai route. However, the catch is that we will be doing it in a single-fuel tank. Read all the live updates below.

VIDEO UPDATE : The run was successful and we got the IBR (India Book of Records) certification as well. Here is the video!

Delhi to Mumbai Final Update: 15

Time - 7:17 pm
Distance Covered - 1436.1 km
Displayed Economy - 35.7 kmpl
Location - Mumbai Airport

Maruti Grand Vitara
The Grand Vitara has finally reached Mumbai airport in a single fuel tank.
Maruti Grand Vitara
The displayed economy at the end of this epic drive stands at 35.7 kmpl. Simply astonishing.
Maruti Grand Vitara
The total distance covered throughout this epic drive stands at 1436.1 km. However, we believe it could do more with the remaining amount of fuel in its tank.

Ladies & gentlemen, we've made it. The India Book Of Records fuel economy run with the Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara has been completed successfully. Team 91Wheels has completed 1436.1 km from Delhi to Mumbai in a time of 25h 57m. Meanwhile, the fuel economy on the display stands at 35.7 kmpl. Additionally, the estimated fuel economy range has disappeared on the MID as the SUV has gone into reserve fuel limit. However, we believe it can do 100 km plus even on low fuel. Meanwhile, accomplishing the impossible; we're highly surprised and astonished with the Japanese technology. The Grand Vitara is not just fuel economical but also trustworthy. The SUV made it hassle-free to Mumbai without breaking a sweat. All thanks to the great suspension, silent cabin, & amazing ergonomics; Bunny was able to drive the car effortlessly throughout. A detailed video review of this epic hyper mileage run shall come soon on our YouTube channel. So, stay tuned and keep an eye out for more such epic and unique drives only on 91Wheels.com.

Delhi to Mumbai Live Update: 14

Time - 4:15 pm
Distance Covered - 1300 km
Displayed Economy - 35.4 kmpl
Location - Crossed Maharashtra border

Maruti Grand Vitara
The front right tyre is now replaced by a spare tyre. Thanks to a small mishap that led to the alloy wheel-equipped tyre bursting.
Maruti Grand Vitara
Maruti Grand Vitara
The displayed economy has now bumped up to 35.4 kmpl mark once again.

Inching towards the destination i.e. Mumbai Airport; the Grand Vitara & team 91Wheels have completed 1300 km. Traffic is consistently notorious on the Vadodara-Mumbai highway. All thanks to the strong hybrid system, the displayed economy has reached 35.4 kmpl once again. Meanwhile, the fuel tank range stands at 139 km for now. Seems like we will make it to the destination but with a nail-biting competition with the fuel tank range. The car is showing 2 bars of fuel left. However, the strong hybrid might make up for the remaining distance easily. As seen in the photo above, the right front tyre has been replaced by the spare wheel. All thanks to a small mishap yesterday that led to the tyre bursting. However, Maruti Suzuki's service support is impeccable hence we got a spare tyre ready on the go in Vadodara today. The next update pours in at the 1400 km mark. Stay tuned.

Delhi to Mumbai Live Update: 12

Time - 12:26 pm
Distance Covered - 1100.4 km
Displayed Economy - 35.1 kmpl
Location - Crossed Narmada Bridge

Maruti Grand Vitara
The Grand Vitara posing at the famous Narmada bridge over the Narmada river in Gujarat.
Maruti Grand Vitara
The estimated fuel tank range is now around 300 km.
Maruti Grand Vitara
The total distance covered until now is 1100 km & counting.

As we're nearing Mumbai, nail-biting has started to increase. Team 91Wheels has just crossed the famous Narmada bridge. All thanks to the government for widening it hence saving our time from its famous traffic jams. Additionally, the displayed economy has also increased slightly up to 35.1 kmpl. With a total of 1100 km done, Mumbai is hardly 300 km left. However, the estimated fuel tank range is also 327 km. The next update comes at 1200 km.

Delhi to Mumbai Live Update: 11

Time - 10:45 am
Distance Covered - 1000 km
Displayed Economy - 35 kmpl
Location - Vadodara (Gujarat)

Bajaj-Triumph Scrambler
Due to increasing traffic and steep inclines, the displayed economy is now at 35 km/l.

The nail-biting race has now begun. Team 91Wheels has reached Vadodara completing the 1,000 km mark on our journey. However, with the consistent traffic & steep inclines mid-way; the displayed economy now stands at 35 kmpl. The average cruising speed is revolving around 70 kmph. Additionally, the estimated fuel tank range is 433 km as per the display. However, yesterday one of the tyres got busted due to our team's negligence. Hence, to rectify the mistake we will be taking a short detour to Vadodara city for a new wheel. Meanwhile, the remaining distance and the fuel tank capacity are now equal. For now, the AC remains off and the journey continues toward Mumbai. The next update comes at 1,100 km.

Delhi to Mumbai Live Update: 10

Time - 8:53 am
Distance Covered - 902.3 km
Displayed Economy - 34.7 kmpl
Location - Ahead of Lunawada (Gujarat)

Maruti Grand Vitara
Due to morning commute traffic hours, the economy has dropped to 34.7 kmpl.

Continuing our journey towards Mumbai, team 91Wheels has crossed Lunawada in Gujarat. However, the road has a few small towns and suburbs which has led to a minor drop in the fuel economy of Grand Vitara. The SUV is now showing 34.7 kmpl on the display. Additionally, the team has also picked up breakfast thus leading to a small stoppage as well. Meanwhile, the traffic conditions are now looking good. As per the MID, the SUV can do 504 km in terms of fuel tank range. The total distance covered till now is 902.3 km & counting.

Delhi to Mumbai Live Update: 9

Time - 7:11 am
Distance Covered - 800.1 km
Displayed Economy - 35.1 kmpl
Location - Entered Gujarat (Heading towards Modasa)

Maruti Grand Vitara
With toll-free roads in Gujarat; the Grand Vitara now heads down south.
Maruti Grand Vitara
Due to the long queue at the Gujarat border check-post, the displayed economy has dropped to 35.1 kmpl.

Day 2 of our epic hyper-milling test begins at 6:50 am at the Gujarat border. The stay for the night halt was at the Gujarat border; hence it was an easy task to cut through the check-post traffic. However, due to the oncoming elections in the state, the check post had a long queue of vehicles. Due to this, the displayed economy has now dropped to 35.1 kmpl. Meanwhile, the route we'll be taking shall lead us from Modasa. Team 91Wheels has not taken the Ahmedabad route due to its notorious traffic. Currently, the Grand Vitara is heading towards Modasa through the curvy beautiful hills of Gujarat. The temperature is also sub 15 degrees celsius hence the AC is also off. The next update is incoming at 900 km. Additionally, the Gujarat highways are toll-free for passenger cars. This is going to be a boon for our team today as the economy shall remain upwards of 35 kmpl.

Delhi to Mumbai Live Update: 8

Time - 8:48 pm
Distance Covered - 785.3 km
Displayed Economy - 35.3 kmpl
Location - Ratanpur (Rajsthan-Gujarat border)

Maruti Grand Vitara
The displayed economy stands at 35.3 kmpl on the end of day 1 at Rajasthan-Gujarat border.

Finally, day 1 ends at Ratanpur (Rajasthan). The Grand Vitara has been an impeccable workhorse throughout the journey. Despite the 1 hour-plus traffic jam; the SUV has managed to get back to the 35.3 kmpl mark of the economy. Meanwhile, the total covered distance stay put at 785.3 km. Team 91Wheels will be staying overnight at Ratanpur. The total distance left for Mumbai from the night stay is only 640 km. Additionally, the estimated fuel tank range is hovering around 884 km. A simple mathematical calculation suggests to us that it'll be a piece of cake for Grand Vitara to reach Mumbai tomorrow on a single fuel tank. However, things will clear only once we are near the outskirts of Mumbai. The team will begin day 2 tomorrow from Ratanpur at 6:00 am. Keep an eye out for the updates of day 2.

Delhi to Mumbai Live Update: 7

Time - 7:15 pm
Distance Covered - 700.5 km
Displayed Economy - 35.1 kmpl
Location - Ahead of Udaipur

Maruti Grand Vitara
Fighting with traffic, Grand Vitara is still showing an economy upwards of 35 kmpl.

Everything was going smooth & crispy but then team 91Wheels encountered something that is a usual time waste on the highway. Yes, a hefty traffic jam on the outskirts welcomed us. All thanks to it, we ended up wasting more than an hour stuck in stop-go traffic. Because of it, the displayed economy has dropped to 35.1 kmpl. However, we've covered 700.5 km successfully during our 12h 30m drive from Delhi. The team is now aiming for a much-required night halt at Rattanpur (Rajasthan). The team is now crossed the traffic jam steadily. The roads now seem clear of traffic while aiming for the night halt. The next update comes at the night halt stay parking lot.

Delhi to Mumbai Live Update: 6

Time - 4:21 pm
Distance Covered - 600 km
Displayed Economy - 35.2 kmpl
Location - Badarda

Maruti Grand Vitara
The Grand Vitara resting en route while we take drone shots of it. Stay tuned for the official video only on the 91Wheels YouTube channel.
Maruti Grand Vitara
600 km covered while the displayed range is still above 900 km.

Team 91Wheels and the Maruti Grand Vitara are now crossing Badarda. This famous Rajasthan destination is known for its prime-quality marble. Meanwhile, Suzuki's marble i.e. the Grand Vitara has covered more than 600 km. Not just that but it is still displaying a staggering economy of 35.2 kmpl. Additionally, the estimated fuel tank range is also showing 900 km on MID. A simple maths calculation means it will easily reach Mumbai. But, it's not done until it gets done. Hence, the travel is on with a consistent speed of 65 kmph now. Soon, the night will fall and the LED headlights of Grand Vitara shall help lightning the roads impeccably. The next update pours in at 700 km.

Delhi to Mumbai Live Update: 5

Time - 2:32 pm
Distance Covered - 500.4 km
Displayed Economy - 35.3 kmpl
Location - Ahead of Bhilwara

Maruti Grand Vitara
The Grand Vitara headed towards south Rajasthan effortlessly.
Maruti Grand Vitara
The displayed economy is now revolving around 35.3 kmpl. Estimated tank range - 983 km.

The Grand Vitara & team 91Wheels has successfully covered more than 500 km. The SUV has been running continuously since morning; hence a small break was needed. We've stopped for a quick snack break ahead of Bhilwara. Currently, the MID is showing a fuel economy of 35.3 kmpl. It has been consistent for the past 100 km. Additionally, the cruising speed is also maintained at a good 70 kmph mark. The displayed remaining fuel tank range is now 983 km. The weather is nice, the traffic is less, & the AC is off. The next update comes at the 600 km mark.

Delhi to Mumbai Live Update: 4

Time - 12:58 pm
Distance Covered - 400.2 km
Displayed Economy - 35.3 kmpl
Location - Before Bhilwara

Maruti Grand Vitara
The Grand Vitara has been continuously running for 6hrs 44m now.
Maruti Grand Vitara
The average speed is around 70 kmph with AC still off. Displayed economy - 35.3 kmpl.

Continuing the beautiful journey, team 91Wheels has now crossed Ajmer. The Grand Vitara is now heading down south Rajasthan. Just ahead of Bhilwara city, the displayed distance stands at 400.2 km & counting. Additionally, the fuel economy has taken a slight dump. All thanks to the consistent elevations, the displayed economy is now 35.3 kmpl. However, it is the estimated fuel tank range that still surprises us. Even after covering 400+ km, the range stands well above 1000+ km. A simple maths sum tells us that the Grand Vitara shall easily make up to Mumbai on this single fuel tank if everything remains as planned. Meanwhile, Bunny is happily playing with the three different screens inside the cabin. The HUD is displaying the battery regen activity, the speedometer is set for the trip meter, and the infotainment screen is set for ECO-assist thus helping to generate more fuel economy. The SUV has now been running continuously for 6h 44m but a required break is planned soon. For tonight, the aim is set for resting up near Rajsthan & Gujarat border; just ahead of Udaipur. The next update comes at 500+ km. Stay tuned.

Delhi to Mumbai Live Update: 3

Time - 11:23 am
Distance Covered - 300 km
Displayed Economy - 35.8 kmpl
Location - Between Jaipur & Ajmer

Maruti Grand Vitara
At 300 km the displayed economy has increased along with the range of the fuel tank.

Slow & steady wins the race. The philosophy is currently helping the team to plunge towards the goal. Currently, the Grand Vitara is between Jaipur & Ajmer. The odometer now stands at 300.1 km with a surprising fuel economy at the display. During the last 100 km, the displayed fuel economy has gone up from 34.7 to 35.8 kmpl. Meanwhile, the estimated fuel tank range has also gone up to 1089 km. Additionally, Bunny has also increased the average speed from 65 kmph to 70-75 kmph. Traffic seems smooth now as the truck density has now reduced and so does the commute traffic density. However, the Grand Vitara is running continuously for 5 hours now. All thanks to the pliant and silent ride quality, amazing ventilated seats, & the superb smooth engine; we're still not thinking to stop any time soon. The air conditioning is still off. The next update comes at the 400 km mark.

Delhi to Mumbai Live Update: 2

Time - 9:46 am
Distance Covered - 201.2 km
Displayed Economy - 34.7 kmpl
Location - Before Jaipur

Maruti Grand Vitara
The Grand Vitara is displaying a figure of 34.7 kmpl on the MID.

Gliding effortlessly on the old Delhi-Jaipur highway, the Grand Vitara has now crossed the last toll gate before Jaipur. Ahead of this, our journey will be taking us over the outskirts of Pink City. Meanwhile, the truck and trailer traffic is getting notorious continuously on the highway. All thanks to the seamless e-CVT of the Grand Vitara, the SUV is still delivering a displayed economy of 34.7 kmpl. The weather conditions stand cold with 10 degrees displayed temperature on MID. As per the MID, we will be able to complete 1096 km. However, the estimated fuel tank range keeps on increasing at a slow pace. For now, the AC is off and the speed maintained is between 65-70 kmph.

Maruti Grand Vitara Live Update: 1

Time- 6:14 am
Delhi - Jaipur

Maruti Grand Vitara
Starting the journey with a full tank of fuel from Dhaula Kuan, Delhi.

Starting the first leg of the journey; the flag-off for this epic drive has been done at Dhaula Kuan, Delhi. The Grand Vitara has been filled up to its brim. As the weather is cool, the 1.5-lt, three-cylinder motor mixed with the strong hybrid system shall deliver us good economy. Additionally, the traffic density is helpful as we'll easily cross the densely populated areas before the peak traffic hours. The road route is via Rajasthan as it includes fewer elevations and hence generates more fuel economy from the SUV. Meanwhile, to record this epic drive, we've collaborated with the India Book of Records. The IBR will be documenting this epic mileage run throughout the journey. For now, Bunny is driving the car alone with the correct tyre pressure and slim to no additional weight inside the car. The average speed is oscillating between 65-70 kmph & the AC is off. The Grand Vitara is now heading towards the beautiful city of Jaipur to further bypass it and head towards Ajmer.

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