Maruti Suzuki has started dispatching the Brezza with the updated BS6 phase-2 compliant engines to its authorized dealerships across India. Much like most of the popular and regular-selling models of all the automakers, the new Maruti Suzuki Brezza has also received necessary changes to its powertrain, which make it compliant with BS6 phase-2 emission norms.
While the updated Brezza has started reaching dealerships, there is no word yet on its pricing. However, it is expected that the new Brezza with the BS6 phase-2 compliant engine will receive no changes to its price point, and will continue to sell at the same price as the previous version.
As expected, the new changes to the 1.5-litre K15C Dualjet petrol engine of the Brezza to make it compliant with BS6 phase-2 emission norms have made the engine more refined and economical. Sources claim that the new engine is expected to be more efficient by 2-3 kmpl. With this hike in fuel efficiency, the new Maruti Suzuki Brezza will retain its title of being the most fuel-efficient petrol-powered SUV in the compact SUV category.
Same power output as before
The 1.5-litre four-cylinder naturally-aspirated Dualjet petrol engine of the Maruti Suzuki Brezza generates 103 PS of maximum power and 136.8 Nm of maximum torque. With the changes to make it BS6 phase-2 compliant, the new engine is expected to retain the power and torque figures without any change. Like before, the new Brezza will continue to be available with both 5-speed manual and 4-speed automatic transmissions.
Considering that the deadline for BS6 phase-2 emission norms is nearing, Maruti Suzuki will make this engine available in many of its other premium offerings in which it is being offered, such as Ciaz, Ertiga, XL6 and Grand Vitara. Some of these offerings with the updated engines will also start arriving in dealerships across the country in the coming days.
In addition to the 1.5-litre petrol engine, Maruti Suzuki has two other petrol engines in its lineup – a 1.0-litre three-cylinder K10C and a 1.2-litre four-cylinder K12C engine. While the K10C is being offered in Alto K10, WagonR, S-Presso and Celerio, the K12C is available in Eeco, WagonR, Ignis, Swift, Dzire and Baleno. All these cars with engines compliant with BS6 phase-2 emission norms have also been planned for the coming days.
Apart from making its entire lineup BS6 phase-2 compliant, Maruti Suzuki is also gearing up for the launches of Fronx and Jimny in the coming weeks. Ahead of the deadline of the new emission norms, Maruti Suzuki will also discontinue the Alto 800, as the F8D engine of the compact hatchback will not be upgraded to the new emission norms.