The Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza is India’s best selling SUV. The sub-4 meter compact SUV is available only with a diesel engine and in a single body style. Yet, it remains ultra popular. Now, imagine what’ll happen if Maruti builds a convertible version of this vehicle. Well, while Maruti is unlikely to ever build something like this, we now have a render of a Vitara Brezza convertible. Nothing wrong in imagining, right?
The render shows a top-less Brezza that looks very good. It gets a new front grille that adds some aggression with vertical slats that we first saw on the Maruti S-Cross Facelift. The five door layout has been ditched for three door layout. The vehicle seems to ride on taller alloy wheels with lower profile tyres. It also looks as though it has a four (2+2) seat layout rather than a rear bench that is standard on the hardtop production version.
The Vitara Brezza sold in India is powered by a 1.3 liter Fiat Multijet turbocharged diesel engine. This engine outputs 89 Bhp and 200 Nm. A 5 speed manual gearbox turns the front wheels of the compact SUV. Maruti is expected to add a new petrol engine to the vehicle next year. The 1 liter, 3 cylinder turbocharged petrol BoosterJet engine that is found in the Baleno RS is the one likely to power the Brezza Petrol.
This engine produces a peak power of 100 Bhp while peak torque is 170 Nm. It should be enough for the petrol engined Brezza. Maruti may also launch an AMT gearbox for the diesel powered Brezza as the demand for automatic SUVs in India is increasing. However, the company has not officially announced anything about the Brezza AMT yet. Prices of the diesel Brezza start from Rs. 7.4 lakhs. The petrol version is expected to be nearly a lakh cheaper.