The Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara’s upcoming three-row variant, internally referred to as Y17, is anticipated to be launched in 2025. The availability of both six- and seven-seater configurations remains uncertain, but there are expectations for at least the introduction of the seven-seater. The vehicle is likely to be equipped with the well-known 1.5L four-cylinder K15C mild hybrid petrol engine and the 1.5L three-cylinder strong hybrid petrol engine. The K15C Dual Jet Dual VVT smart hybrid petrol engine may find its place in lower and mid-spec variants, while the more fuel-efficient strong hybrid mill sourced from Toyota could feature in the top-end trims.
As the flagship IC-engined SUV for Maruti Suzuki, the Y17 is expected to be priced above Rs. 15 lakh (ex-showroom) and will face competition from rivals like the Tata Safari, MG Hector Plus, Citroen C3 Aircross seven-seater, Mahindra XUV700, Hyundai Alcazar, and upcoming seven-seater SUVs from Renault and Nissan.
The rendered image of the Maruti Suzuki Y17 reveals significant design enhancements, including a thick chrome bar with the Suzuki badge on the front fascia, a black-finished hexagonal grille, sharper triple-beam LED headlamps, vertical LED fog lamps, a wider lower air intake, and a muscular bonnet. The side profile showcases larger wheels with a new design, aggressive wheel arches, tall pillars, longer rear doors, and a redesigned rear to accommodate the third-row seating. Updates to the LED tail lamps, tailgate, and rear bumper are also suggested. While the wheelbase length is expected to remain the same as the existing Grand Vitara at 2,600 mm, the interior theme is likely to be new, featuring additional features and technologies to set it apart from its five-seater counterpart.