Maruti Grand Vitara CNG, Toyota Hyryder set to launch in India in December 2022, know price

Toyota and Maruti Suzuki have jointly developed two new SUVs for the Indian market: the Urban Cruiser Hyryder and the Grand Vitara. Both SUVs were released in September 2022 and received positive responses from buyers. The new SUV is currently available with two engine options: a 1.5-liter NA petrol engine and Toyota’s 1.5-liter three-cylinder petrol engine with powerful hybrid technology. The JV is also aiming to add one more powertrain option to its midsize lineup, and both models will receive CNG versions.

Toyota has already started taking reservations for the new Urban Cruiser Hyryder CNG with a token amount of Rs 25,000. Interested buyers can reserve the CNG Hyryder online or through our network of authorized dealers. The Hyryder CNG will be the first CNG-equipped model in the midsize SUV segment. This model will be the first model in its category to be offered with three engine options, including a 1.5L NA petrol with mild hybrid technology, a 1.5L petrol with strong hybrid technology and a CNG version.

A Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara CNG version will also be available in December 2022. The CNG kit comes with Suzuki’s 1.5-liter K15C, four-cylinder engine. This powertrain currently powers the Ertiga and XL6 CNG. The CNG version comes with a 5-speed manual transmission. The CNG version is claimed to provide a certified fuel economy of 26.10 km/kg. For reference, the XL6 CNG MPV is said to return a fuel economy of 26.32 km/kg.

The 1.5L K15C 4-cylinder engine can produce 103bhp and 136Nm of torque. In CNG mode, the powertrain produces 88 bhp and 121.5 Nm of torque. This is about a 15bhp and 15Nm drop over the regular petrol version. Previous reports said that Hyryder CNG would be offered in mid-spec S and G trims of the standard SUV. The G trim gets a 9-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay support, connected car technology, LED lighting, ambient interior lighting, six airbags, ABS with EBD, ESP and 17-inch alloy wheels.

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