Maruti Suzuki’s Grand Vitara has been a successful mid-size SUV in the Indian market, known for its stylish design and strong hybrid technology.

The excitement is building around the potential release of a 7-seater version of the Grand Vitara, which would compete directly with popular models such as the Hyundai Alcazar, Mahindra XUV700, and Tata Safari.

Why a 7-Seater Grand Vitara?

  • Market Demand: The 7-seater SUV segment is experiencing immense popularity in India, offering greater space and practicality for larger families or groups.
  • Brand Expansion: Expanding the Grand Vitara lineup with a 7-seater variant could significantly boost Maruti Suzuki’s presence in the market.
  • Competition: Maruti Suzuki needs a strong contender to rival the well-established 7-seaters from other brands.

Expected Features and Specifications

While there’s no official release date for the 7-seater Grand Vitara, based on Maruti’s patterns and information from the automotive world, here’s what we anticipate:

  • Dimensions: Expect a longer wheelbase and overall length compared to the 5-seater Grand Vitara to accommodate the third row.
  • Design: The Grand Vitara 7-seater will likely retain the core design language of its 5-seater sibling, with perhaps some minor modifications to the rear for a more spacious look.
  • Interior: Look for comfortable seating for seven passengers, a panoramic sunroof, ventilated front seats, a 360-degree camera, wireless charging, and a large touchscreen infotainment system.


  • Engine Options:
    • Mild Hybrid: Similar to the existing Grand Vitara, likely offering the 1.5L mild-hybrid petrol engine.
    • Strong Hybrid: We could potentially see the 1.5L strong-hybrid powertrain with the possibility of all-wheel drive (AWD).
  • Safety Features: Maruti is known for prioritizing safety. Expect standard 6 airbags, ABS with EBD, electronic stability control, and more.


Potential Pricing and Launch Timeline

  • Pricing: The Maruti Grand Vitara 7-seater is expected to be priced slightly higher than the top variants of the 5-seater model, likely within the Rs. 20-25 lakh range (ex-showroom).
  • Launch Timeline: Rumors suggest a possible launch in late 2024 or early 2025.


What We Hope For

While the 7-seater Grand Vitara is still in the works, here are some things we’d like to see:

  • Comfortable Third Row: It should have decent legroom and headroom, not just be cramped seating for emergencies.
  • Boot Space: Even with the third row in use, there should be enough luggage space for a family trip.


  • Diesel Option: A diesel engine option could be a huge draw for customers seeking more torque and long-distance fuel efficiency, although this is unlikely due to emission norms.
  • Competitive Features: Maruti must equip the Grand Vitara 7-seater with features seen in its rivals to make it a compelling choice.

Disclaimer: Please note that information about the 7-seater Maruti Grand Vitara is speculative until its official release.

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