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The Grand Vitara’s strong-hybrid powertrain uses an electric motor paired with a 1.5-litre Atkinson cycle petrol engine, a generator motor and a small battery pack.
The electric motor is used while driving at lower RPMs, which makes it a lot more fuel-efficient while driving in city.
As it moves to the highway, the speed increases and the petrol engine starts doing its duty, which drops the fuel efficiency a little.
On an average, the Grand Vitara delivers around 23.5kmpl when you cover equal amounts of city and highway kilometres, which is around 4kmpl more than the Alto K10 can offer.
The Alto inches close to the SUV reducing their difference to under 2kmpl. But when it comes to driving mostly in city traffic, the Grand Vitara pulls ahead once again with a margin of an extra 4kmpl.
Emission regulations are getting strict day by day, and due to high petrol prices, we need to switch to an alternate fuel. Hybrid engines being the most fuel-efficient, is the most logical solution.