Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza (YBA) SUV was showcased at the 2016 Auto Expo at Delhi, which is scheduled from February 3rd to 9th. Ahead of its premiere, the images of the Vitara Brezza have been doing rounds on the internet. Maruti is leaving no stone unturned to promote Vitara Brezza. Earlier, teaser of Vitara Brezza was released to grab the attention of the customers. The feature list has been leaked and according to it, Vitara Brezza will be available in six variants – LDi, LDi(O), VDi, VDi(O), ZDi, ZDi+. We reported earlier that, it will be only powered by a diesel engine, i.e the 1.3-litre 90 PS version, used in Ciaz. It will be sold through regular Maruti dealerships and not through the NEXA.
Maruti Vitara Brezza will be positioned below the S-Cross and is Maruti’s first SUV offering below 4 metres. It is expected to be priced in the range of Rs. 7 lakhs – Rs. 10 lakhs. It will give head on head competition to the Ford Ecosport and Mahindra TUV3OO. It is also the first model from Maruti to be fully developed by Maruti’s Indian R&D Team. CV Raman, Executive Director, Engineering, Maruti Suzuki said that all the decisions and judgements were taken by Indian R&D team and no validations were taken from Suzuki global team. The vehicle has been designed and developed within three and half years, which is exactly the same duration taken by an integrated R&D team of Maruti and Suzuki to develop a vehicle.
Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza launch date in India:
Vitara Brezza will be launched a few weeks after its global premiere on 3rd February at the Auto Expo. So we expect the launch to take place in February or March.
Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza Price in India:
Vitara Brezza will be competitively priced against the Ford Ecosport and it is expected to be priced in the range of Rs. 7 lakhs -Rs. 10 lakhs
Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza Image Gallery:
The Exterior styling is inspired from XA-Alpha and iV-4 concepts showcased at 2012 Delhi Auto Expo and 2014 Frankfurt Motor Show respectively. It has got an upright hood which gives it that SUV look at the front. Projector headlights and LED DRL’s give a modern appeal to the under 4 metre SUV from Maruti. It is speculated that it is based on Swift platform. But the Swift platform cannot accommodate 16 inch wheels. So the platform has been heavily modified to cater to the needs of an urban SUV.
It gets a bolder design with tapered roofline and an A-pillar resembling Swift, a vertical-slated grille, clashell bonnet, small quarter glass windows, integrated LED daytime running lights, honeycomb airdam, body cladding and skid plates, projector headlights with a secondary halogen unit and 16-inch multi-spoke alloy wheels amongst others.
Interiors & Features:
The interior design seems to be inspired from the Baleno premium hatchback.But the control layout and the equipment is borrowed from the Swift. The all-black interiors give it a premium feel. To cater to the tech savvy customers, the top variant is offered with Apple CarPlay System.It also comes with safety features like Dual airbags, reverse parking camera, ABS etc.
Engine & Transmission:
As said above, the Swift platform has been heavily modified to make the Vitara. So the powertrain of the Swift may not be used in the Vitara Brezza. It is expected to be powered by 1.3-litre DDis 90 PS engine, used in Ciaz. However, for the exports it will be powered by 1.5-litre M series gasoline engine.The 1.3-litre DDiS engine produces 89 PS @ 4,000 rpm and 200 Nm of torque @ 2,000 rpm. It will be mated to a 5-speed Manual Transmission and an AMT may be offered at a later stage.
Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza Mileage in India:
Considering the SUV engine characteristics, Maruti may tune the engine to achieve a mileage of around 22-25 kmpl
Maruti Suzuki Vitara Specifications and Features:
Length : 3,995 mm
Width : 1,790 mm
Height : 1,640 mm
Wheelbase : 2,500 mm
Ground clearance : 198 mm
Boot Space : 328 liters
Tyre Size : 215/60 R16
1.3-litre Diesel engine
Power : 89 PS @ 4,000 rpm
Torque : 200Nm @ 2,000 rpm
Variant Wise Features:
Maruti Vitara Brezza LDi Variant:
“SUV body kit”, twin pod headlamps, bumper gets turn indicators, manual AC, power windows, tilt steering feature, Bluetooth connectivity, speed sensitive door locks, manual day night IRVM, Airbags for safety purpose and other standard feature with 15 inch steel alloy wheels.
Maruti Vitara Brezza LDi (O) Variant:
Front seatbelt pre tensioner and for safety purpose airbag, ABS (Antilock Braking System) with EBD (Electronic Brake-force distribution).
Maruti Vitara Brezza VDi Variant:
Roof Rails and Bold Fabric Roof Lining, ABS with EBD, Front Seat Pretensioner & Force Limiter, Seat Back Hook (Driver Side), Full Wheel Cover, Front and Rear Power Windows, Keyless Entry System, Security alarm, Body Colored outside Door Handle, Rear Parking Sensors, Seat Back Pockets, Electromagnetic Tailgate, Passenger Vanity mirror, IP Upper Box and Fabric insert Door Trim etc.
Maruti Vitara Brezza VDi (O) Variant
VDi (O) variant comes with dual airbags for safety purpose
Maruti Vitara Brezza ZDi Variant
Bigger 215/60/R16 alloy wheels, mood light in speedometer, piano black center & Side Louvre rings, steering wheel with audio controls, 60:40 split rear seats, Rear window wiper and washer, driver seat height adjuster, chrome inside door handles, sun glass holder, high-quality fabric seats, vanity mirror lamp, gunmetal grey roof rails, silver finished skid plates, boot accessory socket among other bits, for safety purpose dual airbags, Antilock Braking System with EBD.
Maruti Vitara Brezza ZDi+ Variant
Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza ZDi+ variants will be available with electric folding ORVMs, push button start, Auto headlamps, rain sensing auto wipers, In cabin SmartPlay infotainment with CarPlay, , cruise control with a switch on the steering wheel and sliding front armrest with storage and for safety purpose, airbags, ABS with EBD etc.