Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, which was first launched in 2016 and went on to become India’s best-selling Utility Vehicle by replacing the Mahindra Bolero from the top slot. After 3 years, Maruti Suzuki is going to launch a facelifted version of the Vitara Brezza and as per CarWale, the production of the new SUV has already begun.
The beginning of the production indicates that the new version of the Brezza will be launched in the market soon. Major changes are not expected in the upcoming Brezza visually. It may come with a redesigned grille and slightly updated bumpers. The updated front-end will also receive LED headlamps but the shape will largely remain the same. On the inside, we can see the new SmartStudio infotainment update with new seat fabric.
Apart from that, we may also see a new alloy wheel design on the Vitara Brezza. As per the report, Maruti Suzuki has already produced around 5,000 units of the new model, which is expected to arrive in the showrooms from next month. It is quite possible that Maruti is building a stock before the launch to ensure that there is no waiting period on the vehicle.
Maruti Suzuki may also introduce the all-new 1.5-litre E15A diesel engine that was developed in-house by the brand. We may also get to see a petrol engine in the upcoming Maruti Suzuki Brezza, which currently only offers the 1.3-litre diesel engine unit. It should be noted that the 1.3-litre diesel engine cannot be upgraded to BS-VI norms and it will have to be retired when the new norms come in. The current version of the Brezza also offers AMT transmission but the new model could come with a conventional automatic transmission that will add a more premium feel to the car. It should be noted that the 1.5-litre diesel engine is more powerful than the current engine, which will vastly improve the performance of the car.
The Vitara Brezza sells more than 12,000 units per month on an average and takes on the likes of Mahindra TUV 300, Ford EcoSport, Tata Nexon and newly launched Mahindra XUV 300. Soon, Hyundai will launch the QXI-based compact SUV that is expected to be known as Styx in the same segment.
It should be noted that Maruti Suzuki will start supplying Vitara Brezza from 2022. It is also the time when the all-new version of the sub-4m compact SUV is expected to be launched in the markets. Before that, Maruti Suzuki will start supplying the Ciaz and the Ertiga vehicles to Toyota. Suzuki will also start to receive technology transfer for the Hybrid Electric Cars in the Indian market.