Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza is the best selling sub-4 meter compact SUV in the country. The SUV competes with cars like Hyundai Venue, Kia Sonet, Ford EcoSport and many other SUVs in the segment. The SUV segment has been booming across all the countries and more manufacturers are entering this segment. Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza is a SUV that is also available in the international market under Suzuki badge. Here we have a video on what an international automobile journalist thinks about the Suzuki Vitara Brezza.
The video has been uploaded by Juliet McGuire on her YouTube channel. Juliet is a leading automobile journalist from South Africa. In this video she talks about all the things that she liked about the Suzuki Vitara Brezza and also mentions all the things that she thought could have been improved. Just like India, Brezza competes with Hyundai Venue and Ford EcoSport in the South African market as well.
She does mention that, Brezza is the best selling SUV in our market and the main reason behind it is the price. Even in African market, Suzuki has priced the Vitara Brezza quite competitively. She always felt like, the sub-4 meter compact SUVs do not offer much of a space on the inside but, in comparison to a regular hatchback, they are always better. The Vitara Brezza felt like a good city car and she had been driving it for quite some time and felt like a good car.
She went shopping with her family and that is when she discovered one of the main drawbacks of such compact SUVs. When she was driving with her family, she had placed child seats behind the co-passenger seat and there was no legroom left for the passenger afterwards. She can be heard saying that, it was so tight that, her husband had to get out and come to drive the car as he couldn’t fit. She did not point it out as a problem for only Brezza but, also for other SUVs in the segment.
She had nothing much to say about the exterior of the car. She mentioned that the SUV is offering her a decent driving experience and is also returning a maximum of 16 kilometers to a litre of fuel. Suzuki is also offering decent list of features like touchscreen infotainment system, multi-function steering wheel and so on. Overall, she was happy with Vitara Brezza and mentions that it is a value for money product in the segment.
Just like Indian version, Suzuki offer Vitara Brezza with a petrol engine only. The petrol engine version of the Brezza was launched in the market last year as part of the BS6 transition. It is powered by a 1.5 litre naturally aspirated petrol engine that has been developed by Suzuki inhouse. This engine generates a maximum of 105 Ps and 138 Nm of peak torque. The version sold in South Africa is also powered by same engine and gearbox. It is available with both 5-speed manual and 4-speed automatic transmission. Juliet was driving the 5-speed manual version in the video.