The Maruti Suzuki Invicto: Maruti’s Most Expensive Offering, To Enter Again Into The Premium Category!

Maruti Suzuki Steps their foot into the premium segment again with the Invicto, which is basically a rebadged version of the Toyota Innova Hycross, and shares the same 2.0L petrol strong hybrid, which has a claimed mileage of 23.24kmpl. But Maruti has priced the Invicto ₹24,000 to ₹1.47 Lakh lesser than the Innova Hycross.

As you guys know, back in 2009, Maruti Suzuki came up with their 1st premium offering to Indian buyers in the form of the Grand Vitra, powered with a big 2.4L petrol, with premium interiors and features, had proper 4X4 and SUV credentials, and at that time it was priced around 18-25 Lakhs and was performing fairly well, so in 2011 Maruti Suzuki came up with another premium offering in the form of a sedan, called Kizashi, which packed some premium features ahead of its time, and had the same 2.4L engine from the Grand Vitra, but was priced at 16.50 – 17.50 Lakhs, and from their onwards Indian buyers started criticizing Maruti Suzuki, for selling premium products which their potential buyers couldn’t afford at that time. And today, after 12 years since the Kizashi was launched, Maruti Suzuki entered again into the premium segment with an MPV, which they call the Invicto, priced at ₹24.79 Lakh to ₹28.42 Lakh (ex-showroom), as the 8th offering in the Nexa line-up.

The Maruti Suzuki Invicto is a rebadged version of the Toyota Innova Hycross, so they share the same platform and powertrain options, so the Invicto is also powered by a 2.0L naturally aspirated petrol engine combined with Toyota’s strong hybrid tech, which puts out 181hp and 188Nm of torque along with 206Nm electric motor with a claimed mileage of 23.24kmpl, paired with an eCVT gearbox. The Invicto also became the 2nd offering in the Maruti Suzuki and the Nexa Line-up to be powered with the strong hybrid powertrain after the new-gen Grand Vitara.

The exterior look of the Invicto is almost similar to the Toyota Innova Hycross but has a front grill with the Suzuki logo, the headlamps get the Nexa signature tri-led effect, a revised front bumper with a silver skid plate treatment, thicker LED DRLs than the Hycross, but has no fog lamps as the Hycross, from the side both, has similar lines and overall style, but unlike the Hycross has 18″ wheels on the top-end trim, the Invicto has 17″ diamond-cut alloy wheels, moving to the rear, both cars look similar, the only difference is the Suzuki badge which says Invicto instead of the Innova Hycross.

From the interior, it is hard to find any difference between the Innova Hycross and the Invicto other than them because the Invicto has the Interior theme of black and champagne gold accents instead of the tan interior theme that we saw in the Innova Hycross, and the interior features are also pretty much the same like, it has a vertical stance of the centre console, which houses a 10.1″ magnum smart-play touch screen infotainment system features 360-degree view camera and 50+ connected car features, electronic parking brake as standard in all variants, wireless charging, 7″ digital instrument cluster with drive mode based colour themes, 8-way electric adjustable seats with memory function and ventilation, 2nd-row auto adjust captain seats (in the 7-seat configuration), huge panoramic sunroof, a powered tailgate and has a boot carrying capacity of 239L will all seats up, and with the 3rd-row down, it will provide 690L of space.

Maruti Suzuki will offer 7-seat and 8-seat options with the Invicto, which are divided into 3 variants, Zeta, Zeta+ and Alpha+. Being the most expensive product in the Maruti Suzuki’s line-up as a rebadged version of the Toyota Innova Hycross, the Invicto costs ₹24,000 to ₹1.47 Lakh lesser than the Innova Hycross, so this could be an advantage for the Maruti Suzuki to keep up with the competitors like the Mahindra XUV 700, the MG Hector Plus and the Toyota Innova Hycross.

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