Maruti Invicto hybrid MPV arrives before launch

Maruti Invicto hybrid MPV arrives before launch

Maruti Suzuki India Limited is all set to unveil its highly anticipated hybrid MPV, the Invicto, on July 5. However, prior to its official launch, some units of the vehicle have made their way to Maruti Suzuki dealerships, and a leaked image of an undisguised Invicto parked at a dealership has surfaced online. These images provide a clear view of the front, rear, and side profiles of the hybrid MPV, revealing that, with a few minor design modifications, it largely retains the resemblance to its Toyota counterpart, the Innova Hycross.

Maruti Invicto hybrid MPV arrives before launch

Motorbeam, a popular automotive source, shared the leaked pictures of the upcoming Maruti Suzuki Invicto on Twitter. The images confirm that the hybrid MPV bears a striking resemblance to the Toyota Innova Hycross, with only a few alterations at the front and rear. One noticeable change is the revamped front grille, which now boasts a design reminiscent of the Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara. The grille features two chrome bars in the middle, and the Toyota logo is replaced by the Suzuki moniker at the center.

In addition to the grille, the front bumper has also undergone some tweaks to further differentiate the Invicto from its Toyota counterpart. When it comes to the sides, one of the notable distinctions between the two MPVs is the alloy wheels. The Maruti Suzuki Invicto sports diamond-cut alloy wheels that bear a resemblance to those found on the Toyota Fortuner Legender. Moving to the rear, the MPV closely resembles the Innova Hycross, except for the slightly darker taillights.

While interior pictures of the forthcoming MPV are not yet available, it is expected that the Invicto will largely retain the dashboard layout of the outgoing Innova Hycross. Notable features are likely to include ventilated front seats, a wireless charger, a panoramic sunroof, a 9-inch touchscreen infotainment system, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and a full-TFT instrument console. However, there have been indications that certain advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) might be omitted or offered as optional add-ons in order to maintain competitive pricing.

On the powertrain front, the higher-end variants of the Invicto are anticipated to be equipped with a robust 183hp, 2.0-liter strong-hybrid powertrain, paired with an e-CVT transmission, similar to the Innova Hycross. On the other hand, the entry-level trims are expected to feature a 173hp, 2.0-liter petrol engine paired with a CVT, making the Invicto the first Maruti Suzuki model to be exclusively offered with an automatic transmission.

In terms of pricing, it is speculated that the petrol variants of the Invicto might be priced similarly to the outgoing Innova Hycross, which currently ranges between Rs 18.55 lakh and Rs 19.45 lakh (ex-showroom, Mumbai). The hybrid range, on the other hand, is priced between Rs 25.03 lakh and Rs 29.99 lakh (ex-showroom, Mumbai). In the premium MPV segment, the Maruti Suzuki Invicto is set to compete primarily against the Toyota Innova Hycross, while also taking on rivals such as the Kia Carnival, albeit at a slightly higher price range of Rs 30.99 lakh to Rs 35.49 lakh.

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