Maruti Suzuki has confirmed it’ll be launching the all-new Premium MPV in the Indian Market that is based on the Toyota Innova HyCross and will be on sale in July 2023.
Maruti Premium MPV vs Toyota Innova HyCross – Exterior and Interior
The upcoming Maruti’s Premium MPV will be the first rebadged vehicle from Toyota and from the outside, we can expect the Maruti’s Premium MPV front face to be somewhat similar to the Ertiga except it might have a little bigger grille than usual with chrome finish on top of it. Moving to the side, it could have the same profile as the HyCross no difference as it’ll ride on the 18-inch alloy wheels.
Moving to the rear, it could have the Ertiga taillamps or from the Grand Vitara and tweaked it a little bit to make it look different. Other than that, no exterior changes will be seen. From the inside, the interiors of the Maruti Premium MPV will look same since it’s just going to be software change and possibly they could change the layout of it to the one in Grand Vitara. Rest everything will remain the same, no change. However, Maruti could offer various color themes for the interiors.
Maruti Premium MPV vs Toyota Innova HyCross – Engine and Variant Options
|Engine||2.0-litre TNGA in-Line Petrol||2.0-litre TNGA 5th Generation in-line Petrol-Hybrid|
|Power||172.99 bhp||183.72 bhp|
|Torque||209 Nm||188 Nm|
|Transmission Type||CVT with Sequential Shift||eCVT|
The Maruti’s Premium MPV will have the same engine options as the Innova HyCross. It’ll be powered by the 2.0-litre TNGA in-line Petrol engine which puts out 172.99 bhp and 209 Nm mated to a CVT with Sequential Shift Transmission. This Engine option will most likely available to variants such as the Sigma, Delta, Delta+, Zeta, and Alpha, and it will be Smart Hybrid as well. The other engine is the 2.0-litre TNGA 5th Gen In-line Petrol Hybrid engine which will pump out 183.72 bhp and 188 Nm of torque via an eCVT Transmission. This Petrol Hybrid engine will be available for Zeta+ and Alpha+ variants, these two variants will be the top-variants on offer.
Maruti Premium MPV vs Toyota Innova HyCross – Price, Warranty, and Launch
The Toyota Innova HyCross has a warranty of 3 years/1,00,000 km which ever comes first. However, with Maruti Suzuki, they offer 2 years/40,000 km warranty which can be extended to 5 years/1,00,000 kms, so expect the same warranty period for the Maruti Premium MPV as well. As for the pricing, the Innova HyCross price starts from Rs. 18.55 lakh (ex-showroom), and Maruti is expected to introduce at more or less the same range.
The Maruti Premium MPV will be sold exclusively through the NEXA dealerships when it launches in July 2023.