The Grand Vitara will compete against Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, MG Astor, Nissan Kicks, VW Taigun and Skoda Kushaq upon its market launch next month and its bookings are open already at authorised dealerships and online

Measuring around 4.3 metres in length, the Grand Vitara has a lot in common with the recently revealed Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder.They share the powertrains, body panels, underpinnings and majority of the features as well

The equipment list comprises a nine-inch touchscreen SmartPlay Pro+ infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, an all-digital instrument console, cruise control, rear AC vents, USB charging ports, drive mode switch in AWD trim

Other highlights are a large panoramic sunroof, heads-up display, wireless charging facility, a 360-degree camera system, automatic climate control, Ok Google and Hey Siri voice assistant,  ventilated front seats, six airbags etc.

newly designed 17-inch alloy wheels, raked front windshield, a roofline that slopes towards the end, pronounced character lines, squared-off wheel arches, chromed window line, roof rails, grey trim on the D-pillar, front and rear faux scuff plates, etc.

The rear gains wraparound sleek LED tail lamps with the Suzuki logo sitting in the middle, an integrated spoiler with a high-mounted stop lamp, shark fin antenna and so on

Under the bonnet, the midsize SUV uses the familiar 1.5-litre four-cylinder K15C mild-hybrid petrol engine developing a maximum power output of 103 PS at 6,000 rpm and 136.8 Nm of peak torque at 4,400 rpm

The Grand Vitara will also be available with a 1.5-litre four-cylinder strong hybrid petrol engine sourced from Toyota. a 1.5-litre TNGA Atkinson Cycle engine, which is good enough for 93 PS and 122 Nm of torque with a 14:1 compression ratio