Maruti Suzuki’s first compact SUV for the Indian market – the Vitara Brezza – is going great guns. The sub-4 meter vehicle’s sales have breached the 5.5 lakh figure, making it the first-ever compact SUV to cross this number in just 4.5 years of launch. Launched in 2016, the Maruti Brezza has been the best-seller in its segment right from word go, and continues to remain a very strong seller despite new competition.
In fact, the Brezza was just a few sales away from this month’s best selling SUV – the just-launched Kia Sonet. The Brezza is now sold as a BS6 petrol offering, and there’s no diesel engine option on offer. Along with the 1.5 liter K-Series petrol engine, the 2020 Maruti Vitara Brezza got a minor facelift, making it look much fresher than before. On an average, the Brezza sells about 10,000 units per month, making it India’s best selling SUV across all categories.
Meanwhile, Mr. Shashank Srivastava, Executive Director (Marketing & Sales), Maruti Suzuki India Limited, had this to say about the Brezza’s glorious success,
Since its launch, Vitara Brezza has dominated the compact SUV segment. As a trendsetter, it clicked with the passion of the SUV buyer, with its bold design language, powerful performance and sporty character. It quickly went on to become the most awarded compact SUV as well as dominated the sales charts. With the introduction of the powerful 1.5L petrol engine along with numerous design updates, Vitara Brezza has further delighted the customers and cemented its pole position in the segment. This 5.5 lakh sales milestone of Vitara Brezza has been a marquee statement of our endeavour to consistently innovate and strengthen Maruti Suzuki’s portfolio in line with the current consumer preferences and market trends.
The Maruti Vitara Brezza’s petrol engine is one of the biggest units in its class, displacing 1,493cc in a four cylinder layout. The K-Series petrol engine makes 103 Bhp-138 Nm, and is offered with two engine options: a 5 speed manual and a 4 speed torque converter automatic. The petrol engine is paired with a mild hybrid unit called Suzuki Hybrid Vehicle System (SHVS).
This makes the Brezza the only vehicle in its segment to offer a mild-hybrid petrol powertrain. Prices of the Brezza start from Rs. 7.34 lakh, ex-showroom Delhi. Recently, Toyota launched a new compact SUV called the Urban Cruiser. The Toyota Urban Cruiser is a badge engineered version of the Brezza. You can read more about it here. Deliveries of the Toyota Urban Cruiser will commence from November 2020.