The Vitara Brezza has been a runaway success. Ever since it was introduced, the company has been managing to sell close to 10,000 units every month, making it the most successful compact SUV on sale in the country. Since the car is so popular, people are trying to make their rides one-of-a-kind. They are doing so by modifying their rides to suit their respective personalities. But since this is a SUV, how about adding some macho-ness?
Enter the Brezza Offroad:
Here is a render by IAB on what an off-road Vitara Brezza would look like. The SUV has been lifted, which means that ground clearance is higher than the 198 mm which it currently has. The front fenders have been modified so as to incorporate the off-road bumper.
The bumper has the provision for the winch and also houses auxiliary lights, a much needed accessory when out in the wilderness. The off-road bumper helps to improve the capabilities of the vehicle by improving the approach angle, something that is necessary off-road.
Other changes include new off-road tyres fitted onto larger rims. The Brezza comes with 16″ alloys as standard, if you opt for the top spec trim. On top of the Brezza is a roof rack as well as a roof box, to help improve the practicality and the storage space, in case of an expedition. Now that you have seen this render, you maybe wondering if it can actually be done on a Brezza?
Can it be done?
The answer, in one word is ‘YES’. We spoke to Arush Vohra, CEO and Founder of Autopsyche, who told us how these changes can be incorporated into a regular Brezza. Let us run you through them.
There is a lift kit that is available for the Vitara in the international market. Since this Brezza is based on Suzuki’s global C-platform, it shares it underpinnings with the full-size Vitara. This means that the same lift kit could also be fitting the Brezza, as per Arush. The lift kit is made by Eibach (35 mm lift), a company that produces springs and dampers, as well as other suspension related components.
This system would cost around Rs 1 lakh. There rims and tyres part of it is easier though, since there are a lot of options on offer. Lenso offers similar concave rims. You can opt for different sizes, which is what will vary the price. A set of rims and tyres for this off-road spec will set you back by another Rs 1 lakh – 1.50 lakhs, depending upon size and type chosen.
The bumper will have to be fabricated and will be a customized one, since the vehicle is not on sale anywhere else in the world. Cost of that will be roughly Rs 25,000. For the roof box and roof rack, you have a lot of options. Depending on how deep your pockets are, you can spend anywhere between Rs 30,000 to Rs 1 lakh, based on the brand you opt for.
While the transformation can be done, it has to be remembered that the Brezza is still a front wheel drive vehicle, which means that it still will not be able to go off-road. Yes, with the lift kit it can go over more things with ease, but that will still not give it off-road powers. Time to add an all-wheel drive system, Maruti!
All in all, if you have a Brezza and have roughly Rs 3 lakhs to blow up on it, this is certainly one way to go.