Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara vs Toyota Hyryder: How to tell them apart

Unlike the rebadging work we saw in the previous platform sharing between Baleno and Glanza and Urban Cruiser and Vitara Brezza, Maruti Suzuki and Toyota has shaken things up with the Grand Vitara and the Hyryder.

By Anirudh Sunil Kumar | on July 21, 2022 Follow us on Autox Google News

Toyota will reveal the price of the Hyryder in August, and Maruti Suzuki will follow suit.

Maruti Suzuki has finally unveiled the Grand Vitara. Earlier this month we saw the Toyota Hyryder SUV, which is essentially the Grand Vitara's twin under the skin. While the previous product sharing between the two companies was nothing more than mere rebadging of products, the story is different this time. 

New Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara Side View Static

Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara vs Toyota Hyryder: Variant Line-up

The Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara comes in six variants – Sigma, Delta, Zeta, Alpha, Zeta Plus, and Alpha Plus. In the first four trims, you get a mild hybrid powertrain, but the rest of them come with strong hybrid systems. 

Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder

Meanwhile, the Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder is available in E, S, G, and V trims with the mild hybrid powertrain, and the strong system is reserved for the S, G and V trims. Toyota is expected to reveal the prices for the car in August, and Maruti Suzuki is likely to follow suit. Deliveries are set to commence this festive season. 

Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara vs Toyota Hyryder: Design

Starting at the front, the Grand Vitara and the Hyryder get different grilles and headlights. While the Hyryder gets the new Toyota grille, with a thin opening and a big Toyota badge in the centre, similar to the one we saw on the Camry, the Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara gets a wider grille with glossy black accents. The Grand Vitara also gets different LED DRLs, which is a new 3-pod setup like the one we saw in the Baleno. The Hyryder, on the other hand, gets sports twin LED strips separated by a chrome stripe connected to the grille.

New Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara Rear Quarter Studio Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara

From the sides, both the SUVs have the same silhouette. However, there are a few differentiating aspects, like the alloy wheels design and the scarce use of chrome on the D pillar of the Grand Vitara. Maruti’s SUV comes in six colour options, out of which three are dual-tone. While the Urban Cruiser Hyryder gets seven options, with four dual-tone options.

At the back, both the cars get slim taillights. While the Grand Vitara’s lights are separated by a light bar, the Hyryder gets a chrome strip in between. Toyota’s offering gets sports twin C-shaped LED lights, while the Maruti Suzuki has given the car a 3-block design, similar to the ones at the front.

New Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara Cabin

Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara Interior

Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara vs Toyota Hyryder: Interior

There are not a lot of differences in this department. As one can see, Both cars come with the same steering wheel design that was seen on other newer Maruti Suzuki models. Even the AC controls, vents, power windows, and switches are the same.

While the core elements of both the cars remain the same, we are still excited to see how the duo stirs up the competition in the hotly-contested segment. In India, the car will take on the likes of Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, and Volkswagen Taigun, among others.

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