Maruti Suzuki has announced the opening of bookings for its new Invicto MPV, marking the company’s entry into the premium segment. Priced at Rs 25,000, customers can book the Invicto either through Maruti Suzuki’s website or the Nexa chain of dealerships. The Invicto, which is a badge-engineered sibling of the Toyota Innova Hycross, is expected to be the first Maruti model priced above Rs 20 lakh in India.
Exterior and Interior Design of Maruti Suzuki Invicto
To distinguish the Invicto from the Innova Hycross, Maruti Suzuki has made several design modifications. The front grille features two chrome slats, one of which extends into the headlights. The bumper has been slightly reworked, and new headlight and tail-light inserts have been added. Additionally, the Invicto sports a unique alloy wheel design. Inside the cabin, minor tweaks have been made to the upholstery, and changes have been implemented in the features list to control costs.
Powertrains and Variants of Maruti Suzuki Invicto
Currently, the Invicto is available for booking on the website exclusively in the top-spec, 7-seat Alpha+ variant. This variant will be powered by a 2.0-litre strong-hybrid powertrain paired with an e-CVT, making it the first Maruti Suzuki model offered solely with an automatic transmission. The Invicto will not offer the 2.0-litre petrol engine available in the entry-level Hycross variants.
Production and Pricing of Maruti Suzuki Invicto
The Invicto will be manufactured at Toyota’s Bidadi plant alongside the Innova Hycross. As Maruti Suzuki will be paying a royalty to Toyota for using their TNGA-C platform and the strong-hybrid powertrain, the pricing of the Invicto is expected to be more premium compared to equivalent Hycross variants. The official price announcement is scheduled for July 5.
Rivals of Maruti Suzuki Invicto
Positioned in the premium MPV segment, the Maruti Suzuki Invicto will primarily compete with its Toyota sibling, the Innova Hycross. Additionally, it will rival the Kia Carnival, although it is priced slightly higher than the Carnival’s range of Rs 30.99 lakh to Rs 35.49 lakh (ex-showroom, Mumbai).
Please note that the above information is based on the provided text and the knowledge cutoff of September 2021. For the most accurate and up-to-date details, it is recommended to refer to official sources or contact Maruti Suzuki directly.