Maruti Suzuki has just unveiled the facelifted Vitara Brezza sub-4 meter compact SUV at the 2020 Indian Auto Expo. The 2020 Brezza Facelift gets a bunch of visual changes, making it look fresher than before.
The price announcement will happen in a few days, and when that happens, Maruti is also expected to release information about booking and delivery details of the new compact SUV.
The biggest changes however, are under the bonnet. The Vitara Brezza finally goes petrol, but in the process also says goodbye to the 1.3 liter Fiat Multijet diesel engine. What this means is: The Maruti Brezza is a petrol-only offering. It is powered by the 1.5 liter K-Series naturally aspirated petrol motor, also seen on cars such as the Ciaz, Ertiga and XL6.
Tried and tested, this petrol engine outputs 104 Bhp-138 Nm, which while being nothing spectacular, is adequate for a compact SUV like the Brezza. This motor will get two gearbox options: a 5 speed manual and a 4 speed torque converter automatic. It remains to be seen if Maruti also offers a CNG-Petrol dual fuel variant of the SUV. Claimed mileage for the petrol-manual trim is 17.03 Kmpl while the petrol-automatic hybrid manages an impressive 18.,6 Kmpl, both figures ARAI certified.
For now though, what will accompany this engine is a mild hybrid powertrain, which is called SHVS, or Suzuki Hybrid Vehicle System. The SHVS will get a dedicated on-board battery and brake energy regeneration. The SHVS mild hybrid is meant to take pressure off the alternator, conserving fuel. It’ll also assist the engine during hard acceleration, reducing fuel consumption and tail pipe emissions.
Exterior changes on the 2020 Maruti Brezza Facelift include a dollop of chrome on the new front grille, revised headlamps that gets LED DRLs, a refreshed design for the alloy wheels, reprofiled front and rear bumpers and a dual tone paint scheme. The facelifted compact SUV will go on sale shortly, and bookings will soon open at all Maruti Suzuki ARENA dealerships across India.
The SmartPlay touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, gets a revamp and is offered on the top-end trims. Other key features on the Brezza Facelift include automatic headlamps, cruise control, twin airbags, ABS, reverse parking sensors, reverse camera, electrically foldable wing mirrors, new dual tone paint schemes and AHA radio. The 2020 Maruti Brezza Facelift continues to operate in the sub-4 meter compact SUV segment, competing with the likes of the Hyundai Venue, Mahindra XUV300, Ford Ecosport and Tata Nexon.