Knives are out even before the launch of Grand Vitara as Mahindra is sparing no efforts to bolster the positioning of its recently launched KUV100. It’s not difficult to sense the palpable tension and it’s just a matter of time before all-out war will begin. We at Ecardlr are very keen to pitch these two raging furies against each other. Here is the comparison we have brought to you to give you a sense of proportion what fight is ranging knocking the doors of fledgling category of compact SUV of Indian automobile industry.
Design & Style & Interiors
A look at the both the cars side by side and we feel Maruti has slight edge in terms of turnout. Mahindra has although gone all out in designing KUV, they have overplayed their hand. Maruti, on the other hand, very judiciously used their design senses. Designers have used SUV cues very subtly and that will sure to be find Favour with prospective buyers.
We are not suggesting that Mahindra is not done a good job. In isolation, it may seems good but then Maruti has played their card very astutely.
Inside the cabin too Maruti wins hands down. What we have sense from auto expo unveiling of Vitara, this compact SUV will going to be set new benchmark for the interiors and space. True sense of the space and comfort can only be ascertained when the Vitara walks into the market. Since that time jury is still out.
Under the hood, KUV100 comes with both petrol and diesel engines featuring 1.2-litre three - cylinder petrol and diesel engines. The company has advantage on this front as Maruti is understood to equip the Vitara with diesel engine only at the time of inception. The car maker could plonk the petrol motor later point in time however at time of launch, no diesel will be available.
It will going to be all guns blazing fight between India's largest carmaker Maruti and India’s largest SUV maker Mahindra. Presently it seems that Maruti has got an edge though result will be out only at the actual launch of Vitara. Stay tuned for more details.