India’s biggest carmaker, Maruti, launching the all-new Vitara Brezza. Now, the name Vitara isn’t new to us. The Grand Vitara has been sold for many years, before being put to sleep two years back.
This time though, the Vitara badge sits on the boot of a much smaller SUV. The Vitara Brezza is exactly 3995mm long, making it look right in the eyes of the Ford EcoSport. Getting to the numbers, the Brezza will be available only with a diesel engine for now – the tried and tested 1.3-litre block.
That engine, with assistance from a variable geometry turbo, churns out 88bhp and 200Nm. It’s mated to a five-speed manual transmission. No AMT on offer, either. Maruti claims the fuel efficiency at 24.3kpl.Maruti Suzuki has used multiple technologies – intelligent battery management, gear shift indicator, low rolling-resistance tyres – that make Vitara Brezza high on fuel efficiency
A petrol variant for the Vitara Brezza should we expect launch in future.
Maruti says that the selling point of the Brezza will be its spacious cabin. We’ll tell you more about the cabin space once we take it out for a drive, but what we can tell you right now is that the Brezza’s boot can take 328 litres of luggage.
The top end ZDi+ variant gets dual tone colour scheme, auto headlamps and wipers, airbags and ABS, Apple Carplay music system with steering controls and Bluetooth, keyless entry. Unlike most other Marutis, the Brezza’s design is quite refreshing, and it does have presence. It doesn’t get a boot mounted spare to give it an SUV look, but even without that, it looks much like a compact SUV.
Now, to the important bit, the price. The Brezza starts at Rs 6.99 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) and goes up to Rs 9.68 lakh for the ZDi+ variant. The Brezza will be sold through all Maruti dealerships and not Nexa.
Variant wise prices:
LDi: Rs 6.99 lakh
LDi (O): Rs 7.12 lakh
VDi: Rs 7.62 lakh
VDi (O): Rs 7.75 lakh
ZDi: Rs 8.55 lakh
ZDi+: Rs 9.54 lakh
ZDi+: Rs 9.68 lakh (dual tone)