Maruti Suzuki, India’s largest car manufacturer, has recently entered the premium MPV segment with its new offering, the Maruti Suzuki Invicto. Priced at Rs 24.79 lakh onwards (ex-showroom), the Invicto is the eighth product to be sold through Maruti’s Nexa dealerships. In this article, we will compare the Maruti Suzuki Invicto with its competitor, the Toyota Innova Hycross, focusing on exterior differences, interior features, engine specifications, and pricing details.
The Maruti Suzuki Invicto and Toyota Innova Hycross have distinctive exterior designs that set them apart. The Invicto features an all-new bumper with a larger grille, a new mesh design, and additional chrome garnishing. It also has a new contrasting black trim on the lower section of the bumper, a larger central air intake, and a silver garnish on the chin.
In terms of headlamps, the Invicto boasts Nexa’s signature three-dot LED Daytime Running Lamp treatment, while the Hycross sports a simpler LED strip. The side profile reveals that the Invicto comes with smaller 17-inch dual-tone wheels, whereas the Hycross is equipped with 18-inch silver-finished rims. Additionally, the Invicto lacks the ‘Hybrid’ badge on the front fender, which is present on the Hycross.
Moving to the rear, both MPVs have slightly different LED tail-lamp designs. The Invicto showcases the three-dot LED treatment, while the Hycross has a simple horizontal strip. Furthermore, the Invicto features a chrome garnish on the rear bumper, adding a touch of elegance that the Hycross misses out on. Apart from these variations, both MPVs share a similar overall design.
Inside the cabin, the Maruti Suzuki Invicto and Toyota Innova Hycross offer similar dashboard designs. However, there are notable differences in the interior color schemes and upholstery. The Hycross features a dual-tone black and brown interior with silver highlights, while the Invicto boasts an all-black interior with bronze highlights.
Both MPVs are available in 7- and 8-seater configurations. The Invicto comes loaded with several premium features, including a 10.1-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity, a panoramic sunroof, ambient lighting, and six airbags. However, it lacks the Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) that Toyota offers with the Innova Hycross.
Engine and Gearbox
The Maruti Suzuki Invicto and Toyota Innova Hycross share the same mechanicals. However, there is a difference in their powertrain options. The Innova Hycross offers a 2.0-liter naturally-aspirated petrol engine and a 2.0-liter hybrid unit. On the other hand, the Invicto is available solely with the hybrid powertrain.
The Invicto is powered by a 2.0-litre four-cylinder hybrid petrol engine coupled with an electric motor. This combination delivers a combined power output of 183 bhp. The power is transmitted to the wheels through an e-CVT (electric continuously variable transmission).
When it comes to pricing, the Maruti Suzuki Invicto and Toyota Innova Hycross differ in their offerings. The Invicto is offered in two trim levels: Zeta+ and Alpha+. The prices for the Invicto range from Rs 24.79 lakh to Rs 28.42 lakh (ex-showroom, introductory).
On the other hand, the Innova Hycross comes in multiple variants, resulting in a broader price range. The Hycross is priced between Rs 18.55 lakh and Rs 29.99 lakh (ex-showroom).
The Maruti Suzuki Invicto and Toyota Innova Hycross are two premium MPVs competing in the Indian market. While both vehicles offer impressive features and performance, they have distinct characteristics that cater to different buyer preferences. The Invicto stands out with its unique exterior design elements and exclusive features. On the other hand, the Hycross provides the added advantage of ADAS, ensuring enhanced safety and driving assistance.
Whether you choose the Invicto or the Hycross, both vehicles offer a combination of comfort, convenience, and reliability. Consider your priorities, budget, and requirements to make an informed decision. Explore the offerings from Maruti Suzuki and Toyota to find the perfect MPV that suits your lifestyle.