Maruti Suzuki has now updated the Zeta Plus variant of the brand-new Invicto MPV with a new safety feature. Within a month after its launch on July 5, the Indian arm of the Japanese manufacturer has rolled out a rear seatbelt reminder for the Zeta Plus variant for enhanced safety of the passengers. The rear seatbelt reminder prompts the riders on the rear seats to buckle in at the start of the journey or trip. With this update, the new safety feature is now standard across both the variants - Zeta Plus and Alpha Plus. Earlier, it was offered only with the top-spec Alpha Plus. As a result, prospective buyers will have to shell out Rs 3,000 more than before.
Besides, the Zeta Plus comes loaded with an 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system, a rearview camera, all seatbelts (3-point ELR), ABS with EBD, front and rear disc brakes, ISOFIX child seat mount, front side and curtain airbags, dual front airbags (driver and front passenger), etc.
Other bits include an electronic parking brake with auto hold, vehicle stability control with hill start assist, keyless entry, central locking, Apple Carplay/Android Auto connectivity, push start/stop with a smart key, adjustable headrest for all passengers, Suzuki Connect with 50+ features, paddle shifters & cruise control, and a second-row centre armrest with cup holder (in 8-seat configuration).
Maruti Suzuki Invicto Zeta Plus: Pricing
The Maruti Suzuki Invicto MPV can be purchased via the carmaker's Nexa network of dealerships. The carmaker introduced its Invicto model for Indian customers at a sticker price of Rs 24.79 lakh for the Zeta+ 7-seater and Rs 24.84 lakh for the Zeta+ 8-seater. Whereas, the Alpha+ 7-seat model stands at Rs 28.42 lakh. All prices are ex-showroom. The Zeta+ however, is the only model that offers the 8-seat arrangement.
Maruti Suzuki Invicto: Powertrain and Performance
Underneath the skin, the MPV gets a 2.0-litre, 4-cylinder engine paired with an electric motor. It is connected to an e-CVT for handling transmission and has a combined power output of 183bhp at 6000rpm. According to the carmaker, the Invicto is a potent hybrid vehicle that also has an electric-only mode. It can reach from a standstill to 100km/h in 9.5 seconds. Additionally, it claims a fuel efficiency of 23.24 km/l.
The Invicto, which is a product of the collaboration between Maruti Suzuki and Toyota, is essentially a rebadged version of the Toyota Innova Hycross, with a few interior and exterior changes. In terms of market rivalry, the Invicto directly competes with the Toyota Innova Hycross in India and is an alternative to vehicles like the Mahindra XUV700, Scorpio N, Hyundai Alcazar, MG Hector Plus, and the Tata Safari.