Maruti Suzuki has started working on the second generation of the Vitara Brezza for the Indian market, and the new Brezza could be launched by the end of 2021. The new compact-SUV will be based on Heartect platform which should translate to a stronger platform. It might also get a stronger hybrid technology and the 1.5-litre DDiS 225 engine in its BS6 avatar. The design language will not be changed much. So, the new generation will also get a boxy design, upright stance and rugged look. It will also be generously wide just like the current generation, it helps in giving a wider stance and more road presence to the vehicle. The new SUV has also been given a new codename for testing internally, it is being called YXA.
At the front, we will get a bold grille which will be flanked by LED headlamps with LED Daytime Running Lamps. There will be LED foglamps also. It will get a flat bonnet and plastic cladding all over the vehicle to give a SUV look. The upright stance of the compact-SUV will also help in opening up space in the cabin also. This will help the manufacturer to retain the spacious seats and a generous boot capacity. Maruti Suzuki will also be using their own Heartect platform which will help in keeping the weight down and will also increase the safety factor.
Maruti Suzuki might also be working on increasing the battery and electric motor size which should result in much better fuel economy. Also, on the table will be the 1.5-litre diesel engine which was discontinued last year due to BS6 emission norms. It used to produce 93 bhp of max power and 225 Nm of peak torque. It was only offered with a 6-speed manual gearbox. The engine is expected to make its return by the end of 2021 or in the first half of 2022. You can read more about it by clicking here. Some reports also say that Maruti Suzuki is also working on a 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol engine to power its future vehicles. If this is true, then the engine should be offered with the new-gen Vitara Brezza because all of its competitors now come with a turbocharged petrol engine.
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The current Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza is powered by a 1.5-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine. The engine produces 103 bhp of max power and a peak torque output of 138 Nm. It is offered with a 5-speed manual gearbox or a 4-speed torque converter automatic gearbox. The compact-SUV is front-wheel drive only and it is also not offered with a diesel engine. Maruti Suzuki has equipped the Vitara Brezza quite decently. It gets automatic headlamps, automatic wipers, dual projector LED headlamps, LED tail lamps, LED foglamps, cooled-glovebox, rear parking sensors, reverse parking camera, SmartPlay touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, hill hold assist, cruise control, auto-dimming interior rearview mirror, push-button to start/stop and much more. Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza competes with Tata Nexon, Ford Ecosport, Nissan Magnite, Kia Sonet, Hyundai Venue, Mahindra XUV300, Toyota Urban Cruiser and the upcoming Renault Kiger.
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