It was no surprise;and it was just a matter of time when Maruti Suzuki would also bring its version of MPV based on the Innova Hycross. MS Invicto is based on Toyota's TNGA-C platform. It is the most expensive model from the car maker in India, whose prices start at Rs 24.79 lakhs and goes all the way up to 28.42 lakhs for the top-end Alpha+ trim. All the prices are introductory and are subject to change in the coming times. Here are all the key highlights of the Maruti Suzuki Invicto.
The overall proportions resemble that of Innova Hycross. However, the front design language features a large grille based on Grand Vitara. It also features Nexa's three-block signature daytime running lamps, redesigned front bumper, and faux skid plates. It measures 4,755mm in length, 1,850mm in width and 1,795mm in height and has a wheelbase of 2,850mm. The side profile looks almost identical, apart from the design of the alloy wheels. The rear section gets a large chrome strip running across the car's width. It also features Nexa's three-block signature tail lamp.
Invicto gets an all-black interior with Champagne Gold accents, whereas Innova Hycross gets a black and brown interior with silver accents. All other parts and dashboard layout are almost identical to Innova Hycross. It gets a 10-inch infotainment touchscreen with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay and a 7-inch digital instrument cluster. In terms of features, it gets a large panoramic sunroof, a 360-degree camera, ventilated seats, ambient mood lighting and a six-speed sound system. However, the inclusion of ADAS features would have enhanced the value quotient of the car, as the car below the segment now gets ADAS features.
Maruti Suzuki Invicto would only be available in the hybrid-engine petrol option, which is a 2.0-litre, four-cylinder unit mated to an electric motor. The setup produces 184 hp of peak power and comes mated with the e-CVT transmission. Being a hybrid version, the fuel efficiency would be respectable enough to give a good driving range. The company claims a fuel economy of 23.24 kmpl, and if driven sedately, one can even extract more than the claimed numbers.