Maruti Suzuki has just launched a Limited Edition variant of India’s best selling SUV – the Vitara Brezza. Called the Vitara Brezza Sport, the limited edition version fo the compact SUV is offered in an add-on kit form, and is priced at Rs. 29,990. Notably, this kit can be added at the dealership level, to any variant of the Maruti Brezza. The idea is to give customers more choice in terms of customizing this SUV. Maruti already offers a range of accessories for the Brezza, and also many customization options under the iCreate program. The latest accessory kit for the SUV consists of leather cladding for the steering wheel, garnish for the front grille, dual tone door sill guard, new seat covers and side skid plates.
There are no mechanical changes involved. The Maruti Brezza continues to retain the 1.3 liter Fiat Multijet turbocharged diesel engine with 89 Bhp-200 Nm. 5 speed manual and AMT options are on offer. The compact SUV is front wheel driven and seats five. Competitors include the recently launched Hyundai Venue and Mahindra XUV300, apart from the likes of the Ford EcoSport and the Tata Nexon. Launched in 2016, the Maruti Brezza has sold over 4 lakh units in India, and is easily he largest selling SUV here. The Brezza has been clocking about 12,000-15,000 unit sales each month despite being offered only with a diesel engine while competitors offer both petrol and diesel engines.
Considering the fact that the 1.3 liter Fiat Multijet diesel not be Bharat Stage 6 (BS6) emission norms compliant come April 2020, the Maruti Brezza will dump the diesel motor for a petrol-mild hybrid unit. The 1.5 liter K-Series petrol engine with 104 Bhp-138 Nm, which is already seen on the likes of the Maruti Ciaz and Ertiga, will be offered on the Brezza from next year. This motor will also get the Suzuki Hybrid Vehicle System, giving it a mild hybrid status. A 5 speed manual gearbox will be standard, and Maruti is also likely to offer a 4 speed torque converter automatic gearbox as an option. If demand for diesel powered cars persists after April 2020, Maruti could potentially get the 1.5 liter in-house diesel engine BS6 certified and offer it on the Brezza.
For now though, it’s likely that the Maruti Brezza will dump the diesel engine and go petrol. For now, the SUV is available with about Rs. 35,000 discounts. Poor car sales have hit automakers across India, and this is the reason why Maruti dealers are offering discounts on a hot seller like the Brezza.