The Maruti Vitara Brezza is India’s best selling SUV by far but competition is rapidly increasing. Mahindra recently launched the XUV300 – an SUV that guns straight for the Brezza – and Hyundai is all set to launch the Venue compact SUV in a couple of months. Maruti Suzuki is doing its bit to keep the Vitara Brezza in the buyer’s eye, and the automaker has just released two new TVCs featuring the SUV. Both TVCs are centered around a theme called ‘wickedly smooth’ and are clearly aimed at younger buyers. Here, check them out.
The Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza is offered with a single, diesel engine option in the form of a 1.3 liter Fiat Multijet turbocharged unit that makes 89 Bhp of peak power and 200 Nm of peak torque. There are two gearbox options on offer – a 5 speed manual and a 5 speed AMT.
There is no petrol engine on offer although there’s talk that Maruti is developing a petrol engine for the Brezza. The Brezza Petrol is said to be lined up for a launch by 2020 March, just ahead of the Bharat Stage 6 emission norms kicking into effect.
The other big development around the Maruti Brezza’s mechanicals is that the SUV could get a brand new, in-house developed 1.5 liter turbocharged diesel engine. The 4 cylinder motor – which is already offered on the Ciaz sedan – makes more power and torque than the 1.3 liter unit, with 94 Bhp-225 Nm outputs. It gets a 6 speed manual gearbox as standard. What remains to be seen is when Maruti will offer this engine with the Vitara Brezza considering the fact that the 1.3 liter Fiat Multijet diesel won’t be made BS6 emission norms compliant.
Also, it remains to be seen if the new 6 speed manual gearbox that’s offered with the new diesel engine is converted to AMT. There’s a big possibility of this happening as Maruti does need an automatic option on the Vitara Brezza, whose rivals also offer similar options. A mild hybrid system is also expected to be on offer with the petrol engine of the Vitara Brezza.
Coming back to the current iteration of the SUV, prices start from Rs. 7.85 lakhs ex-showroom Delhi for the base LDi trim. Maruti offers twin airbags, reverse parking sensors, speed alert and seat belt reminder and ABS+EBD as standard safety features on the Brezza across variants. The SUV is expected to get a facelift next year, which is expected to add a bunch of new features and some mechanical changes.