Long wait for the Maruti Vitara Brezza, that made its debut at the Auto Expo 2016, will be launched today during an event in Mumbai. What makes it a really special product for Maruti Suzuki is the fact that it's the first ever model developed completely in India by its in-house R&D team. The Indo-Japanese carmaker will sell its first-ever sub-4 meter compact SUV via regular Maruti Suzuki dealerships and not Nexa. The Maruti Vitara Brezza will be positioned below the S-Cross to take on Mahindra TUV300, Ford EcoSport and soon-to-be-launched Tata Nexon.
Maruti Vitara Brezza - Expected Price
Since the Vitara Brezza has achieved 98% of localization level, we expect it to be priced quite competitively against its rivals. Price for the base variant could be around Rs. 6.75 lakh, and could go up to Rs. 10 lakh for the top-end variant.
Maruti Vitara Brezza - Mileage
The Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza is expected to be as fuel efficient as the Ciaz mid-sized sedan, since both the vehicles share the engine. We expect the sub-compact SUV to return an impressive mileage of over 24kmpl.
Maruti Vitara Brezza - Specifications
Maruti Suzuki will, initially, bring in only diesel model of the vehicle featured by a 1.3-litre DDiS 200 engine. This powertrain is borrowed from the Ciaz sedan and develops 89bhp of power and 200Nm of torque. Transmitting power to the front wheels of the Brezza is a 5-speed manual gearbox. The company plans to bring-in a 1.5-litre M-series petrol engined model as well in India at a later stage.
Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza - Key Features
To be offered in three trim levels - LDi, VDi and ZDi, there will be a total of 6 variants of the Brezza. Standard features on offer will be audio system with Bluetooth, 15-inch steel wheels, manual air-conditioner, tilt-adjustable steering wheel, parcel tray, driver airbag, speed sensitive door locks, twin pod headlamps with turn indicators, etc.
The top-end variant of the Maruti Vitara Brezza, ZDi+, will be offered with with automatic headlamps, rain-sensing wipers, SmartPlay Infotainment system with CarPlay, cooled glovebox, engine start-stop button, reverse parking camera, cruise control, keyless entry, navigation with MapCare app, dual-tone dashboard and few others.
- Projector headlamps with LED daytime running lights
- Wing mirrors with integrated turn indicators
- Blackened A & B pillars
- Radiator grille with vertical slats
- Plastic cladding around the body,
- 198mm of ground clearance
- Square wheel arches with 16-inch alloys
- Dual airbags
- Anti-lock braking system (ABD)
- Electronic brakeforce distribution (EBD)
- Apple CarPlay infotainment system
- Audio and telephony control buttons on steering wheel
Maruti Vitara Brezza - First Look Video