Maruti Suzuki Invicto: The Futuristic Flagship MPV
Maruti Suzuki, a leading car manufacturer in India, has recently launched its new flagship vehicle, the Invicto MPV, at an introductory price of Rs 24.79 lakh (ex-showroom). This MPV comes in two different trims: Zeta+ and Alpha+, and customers can choose from two seating configurations.
What makes the Maruti Invicto special is that it is the first Maruti Suzuki model to exclusively feature an automatic transmission. Although it shares many design elements with the Toyota Innova Hycross, the Invicto has its own distinctive front grille with a unique mesh pattern and two thick chrome slats that extend into the headlights. The headlights also boast Nexa’s signature three-block daytime running lamps. Furthermore, the Invicto’s front bumper design and faux skid plates differentiate it from the Toyota Innova.
In terms of size, the Invicto is exactly the same as 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 vehicle, the similarities between the two MPVs continue. The Invicto features an all-black interior with Champagne Gold accents, while the Innova Hycross offers black and brown interiors with silver accents. The Invicto is versatile and can accommodate either 7 or 8 passengers, depending on the seating configuration. The boot space is 239 litres, but it can be expanded up to 690 litres by folding down the third row of seats.
The interior of the Invicto is packed with impressive features, including a 10.1-inch touchscreen with wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity. It also comes with a 360-degree camera, a panoramic sunroof with roof ambient lighting, a powered driver’s seat, a powered tailgate, dual-zone climate control, ventilated front seats with cupholders, a 7-inch digital instrument cluster, and more than 50 Suzuki Connect features for added convenience. Safety is a top priority, as the Invicto comes with standard 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 coupled with an electric motor. Together, they generate an impressive 186hp and are mated to an e-CVT, making the Invicto the first hybrid-only and automatic-only model in Maruti Suzuki’s lineup. The strong-hybrid setup allows the vehicle to operate in electric-only mode as well. It boasts a claimed acceleration time from 0 to 100kph in just 9.5 seconds and offers a fuel efficiency of 23.24kpl.
The Invicto is built on Toyota’s TNGA-C ‘High’ platform with a monocoque chassis, featuring a transversely mounted engine that powers the front wheels.
With a price tag of Rs 24.79 lakh, the Maruti Suzuki Invicto is available for purchase through Maruti’s Nexa chain and represents the pinnacle of the Japanese automaker’s lineup. Interested buyers can find comprehensive reviews and detailed specifications of the Invicto, helping them make an informed decision before making their purchase.