Come mid-2022, and Maruti Suzuki will finally break the silence on its new SUV launch spree with the first of the projected launches for the near future, the all-new Brezza. Some spy shots of the all-new second-generation model have already appeared in the web world and here is a computer-generated image based on the spy shots by ACI. The changes are supposed to re-affirm its position in the sub-compact SUV segment even stronger.
To start with, the new Maruti Suzuki Brezza will not carry the ‘Vitara’ prefix in its name, just like how Maruti Suzuki dropped the ‘Zen’ acronym from the Zen Estilo when the tallboy hatchback received a minor facelift in its life span. And like the currently available model on sale, it will continue to have a box design. However, the design will be heavily revised in its appearance to make it look completely different from the model it is set to replace.
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The spy shots have already confirmed that the new Maruti Suzuki Brezza will have major tweaks to the front. The new front fascia of the SUV has a new sleeker looking grille and new headlamps, which are supposed to house LED projectors with daytime running LEDs. The SUV will feature a clamshell bonnet and a revised design for the boot lid, with the license plate housing, that is now placed a bit lower on the boot lid only. There are new LED tail lamps with a new chrome housing, which mentions the ‘Brezza’ nameplate embossed on it.
2022 Maruti Suzuki Brezza to get a new cabin
The new Maruti Suzuki Brezza will be ditching the current interior layout, which is turning out to be too long in the tooth. The new layout will have bits like a free-standing touchscreen infotainment system, which is larger than the current Smartplay Studio system and will run on an all-new operating system with new display modes. The instrument console will not be a full-TFT unit but will come with a small TFT screen for the MID. Other features which are confirmed are single-zone automatic climate control, push start-stop button, e-SIM based connected car features, wireless charger, paddle shifters for the automatic transmission variants and a single-pane sunroof, which is a first for a Maruti Suzuki vehicle.
Under the skin, the new Maruti Suzuki Brezza is expected to retain the platform and the 1.5-litre four-cylinder naturally aspirated petrol engine. With the current mild-hybrid setup, the engine makes 105 bhp of maximum power and 138 Nm of maximum torque. However, Maruti Suzuki is expected to tweak this engine with higher power and torque outputs and efficiency figures to hold a candle in front of the more powerful turbo-petrol engine options available in its direct rivals.
With the new features and a more premium visual appeal, the new Maruti Suzuki Brezza will see a substantial price hike, at least in the higher-spec variants. With an expected price range of Rs 8-12.5 lakh (ex-showroom, India), the new Brezza will be priced as a direct rival to the more premium offerings in the segment, such as Kia Sonet, Mahindra XUV300, Tata Nexon and Hyundai Venue.
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