Maruti Suzuki has introduced its new flagship model, the Invicto MPV, in India. Priced at Rs 24.79 lakh for the base Zeta+ variant (ex-showroom, India), the Invicto will be available in two trims, namely Zeta+ and Alpha+, and offers two seating configurations.
The Invicto MPV is based on the Innova Hycross and will be manufactured at Toyota’s Bidadi plant alongside the Hycross. The Invicto is Maruti Suzuki’s eighth product available at Nexa dealerships.
In terms of design, the Invicto shares many similarities with the Innova Hycross. However, it features a distinct grille with a different mesh pattern and two thick, horizontal chrome slats that extend into the headlights. The front bumper and faux skid plates also have a unique design. The only noticeable difference in the side profile is the design of the 17-inch alloy wheels. At the rear, the Invicto’s tail-lights showcase Nexa’s signature three-block design.
The dimensions of the Invicto are identical to the Innova Hycross, measuring 4,755mm in length, 1,850mm in width, and 1,795mm in height, with a wheelbase of 2,850mm.
Inside the cabin, the Invicto resembles the Innova Hycross, featuring similar black and brown interiors with silver accents. However, the Invicto gets an all-black interior with Champagne Gold accents. It offers both 7- and 8-seat configurations, with a boot space of 239 litres that can be expanded up to 690 litres by folding down the third row.
The Invicto comes equipped with various features, including a 10.1-inch touchscreen with wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity, a 360-degree camera, a panoramic sunroof with roof ambient lighting, a powered driver’s seat, powered tailgate, dual-zone climate control, ventilated front seats with cupholders, a 7-inch digital instrument cluster, and over 50 Suzuki Connect features. Safety features include six airbags, ABS, electronic parking brake, stability control, and hill start assist.
Under the hood, the Invicto is powered by a strong-hybrid powertrain consisting of a 2.0-litre, four-cylinder engine combined with an electric motor. Together, they produce 184hp and are mated to an e-CVT, making it Maruti Suzuki’s first hybrid-only and automatic-only model. The Invicto also offers an electric-only mode. It can accelerate from 0 to 100kph in 9.5 seconds (claimed) and has a claimed fuel efficiency of 23.24kpl.
Built on Toyota’s TNGA-C ‘High’ platform, the Invicto features a monocoque chassis with a transversely mounted engine powering the front wheels.
The primary rival for the Maruti Suzuki Invicto is the Toyota Innova Hycross. It would have also competed with the Kia Carnival, but it was recently discontinued due to non-compliance with the BS6 Phase 2 norms. The Invicto can be compared to similarly priced three-row SUVs such as the Mahindra XUV700 and Scorpio N, Hyundai Alcazar, MG Hector Plus, and Tata Safari.
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