Someone’s already crashed the Maruti Vitara Brezza compact SUV, and we have images to show for. This makes it the first documented Brezza crash in the country. As the images reveal, the Brezza was driven into a ditch beside a road. A distracted driver is said to be the reason behind the crash.
Meanwhile, the compact SUV seems to have taken the impact quite well. Reportedly, all passengers in the vehicle emerged unscathed. Notably, the Brezza comes with a driver airbag as standard fitment. A passenger airbag and ABS+EBD are optional on the low (LDi) and mid (VDi) variants, while they’re standard on the top end ZDi trim.
Notably, the Vitara Brezza is the first Indian car that has been homologated for side-impact and offset crash tests. This makes it the first Indian car to be Bharat New Vehicle Safety Assessment Program (BNVSAP) ready. The BNVSAP will kick in for new cars from October 2017, while existing cars have to comply with these safety standard from 2020.
In India, the sub-4 meter Vitara Brezza competes with the Ford Ecosport, Mahindra TUV300 and Nuvosport. The compact SUV is diesel powered and uses the 1.3 liter Fiat Multijet motor, mated to a 5 speed manual gearbox. Later this year, Maruti has plans of introducing a 1 liter-3 cylinder BoosterJet turbo petrol engine in this vehicle.
Images courtesy Team-BHP