Launched in March 2016, the Maruti Vitara Brezza compact SUV has been receiving an excellent response from car buyers in the country. The company has been constantly selling over 10,000 units of the car on monthly basis. Despite increase in production, the Brezza currently commands a waiting period close to 3 months. Since the model is over 2 years old, the Vitara Brezza is now ready to receive some changes in features and variant rejig. The company is currently facing stiff competition from the likes of Ford EcoSport and Tata Nexon. The 2018 Maruti Vitara Brezza will get new alloy wheels in the top-spec ZDi trim.
The current entry-level variants are not offering ABS and dual front airbags as optional. However, the 2018 model will get these safety features as standard. The SUV is available in three trim levels – LDi, VDi and ZDi – with diesel engine only. It is priced in the range of Rs 7.42 lakh – Rs 9.85 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). As the demand for Maruti Vitara Brezza remains high, the Indo-Japanese carmaker is planning to bring in the petrol iteration of the vehicle. The petrol model is likely to be powered by a 1.0-litre Boosterjet engine that also powers the Baleno RS. This turbocharged petrol engine is capable of producing 100.5bhp of power and 150Nm of torque. Also Read: Maruti Vitara Brezza Review – Should You Buy it?
Besides, Maruti Suzuki is also looking to introduce an automatic diesel variant of the Brezza. As a reminder, Suzuki had showcased the India-made Vitara Brezza diesel automatic at the 2016 Indonesian Motor Show. The showcased model had the company’s auto-gear shift, and the same unit could be introduced in the model coming to India as well.
The current car is available with diesel engine only. It is powered by a 1.3-litre DDiS 200 Multijet unit that is capable of producing 89bhp of power and 200Nm of torque. Power is transmitted to the front wheels via a 5-speed manual gearbox. Talking about features, the Breeza is equipped with SmartPlay infotainment system with Apple CarPlay, inbuilt navigation with Mapcare, push button start, reverse parking camera, keyless entry and cruise control wiht steering mounted controls. (Details about the Brezza diesel automatic here)
Product Information in 10 Quick Points –
1. 2018 Maruti Vitara Brezza Price
|Variants||Prices (Ex-showroom, Delhi)|
|LDi||Rs 7.42 lakh|
|LDi Optional||Rs 7.55 lakh|
|VDi||Rs 8.09 lakh|
|VDi Optional||Rs 8.22 lakh|
|ZDi||Rs 8.86 lakh|
|ZDi +||Rs 9.85 lakh|
|ZDi + Dual Tone||Rs 9.91 lakh|
Priced in the range of Rs 7.42 lakh – Rs 9.85 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi), the Vitara Brezza rivals the Ford EcoSport and Tata Nexon. Also Read: Upcoming Maruti Suzuki Cars in India in 2016, 2017
2. 2018 Maruti Vitara Brezza Specifications
|Engine||1.3-litre Multijet Diesel|
|Max Power||89bhp at 4,000rpm|
|Max Torque||200Nm at 2,000rpm|
As of now, Maruti Suzuki’s compact SUV is being made available only with a 1.3-litre DDiS 200 Multijet diesel engine. This oil burner is capable of putting out 89bhp of power at 4,000rpm and 200Nm of torque at 2,000rpm. The same powertrain does duty in the mid-sized sedan Ciaz as well. This power mill comes mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox that transmits its power to the front wheels of the car. The AMT-equipped version of the Brezza is expected to come early next year. Also Read: Upcoming Maruti Suzuki Cars in India in 2016 – 2017
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3. 2018 Maruti Vitara Brezza Mileage
The Brezza is available in a total of nine colour options, out of which three are dual tone (Blazing Red with Midnight Black, Cerulean Blue with Pearl Arctic White and Fiery Yellow with Pearl Arctic White) – available only on the top-end trim. Other six single shades are – Premium Silver, Granite Grey, Pearl Arctic White, Cerulean Blue, Blazing Red, and Fiery Yellow.
5. Variant-wise Features
LDi – Twin pod headlamps with turn indicators, 15-inch steel wheels, audio system with Bluetooth connectivity, speed sensitive door locks, driver foot rest, front power windows, tilt-adjustable steering, driver airbag, manual AC, parcel tray, manual day/night IRVM.
LDi (O) (In addition to features offered with LDi ) – Passenger-side airbag, ABS (Anti-lock braking system) with EBD (electronic brakeforce distribution) and front seat belt pretensioner.
VDi (In addition to features offered with LDi optional) – Front-rear black skid plates, body coloured door handles, driver side seat back hook, seat back pockets, passenger vanity mirror, keyless entry, full wheel cover, blacked out floating A-B-C pillars, black roof rails, gear shift indicator, rear power windows, rear seat head rests, fabric insert on door and fabric roof lining, security alarm and electromagnetic tail gate.
VDi (O) (In addition to features offered with VDi) – Passenger airbag, anti-lock braking system (ABS) with electronic brakeforce distribution (EBD) and front seat belt pretensioner.
ZDi (+ Features offered with VDi (O) – Projector headlamps with LED DRLs, gunmetal grey roof rails, steering wheel with audio controls, automatic AC unit, 16-inch alloy wheels, chrome front grille, front fog lamps, front and rear silver skid plates, piano black centre console with side louvre rings, chrome inside door handle, driver-side seat height adjuster, higher grade fabric seats, sun glass holder in over head console, vanity mirror lamp, 60:40 split rear seats, mood light in speedometer, rear window washer and wiper, and boot accessory socket and lamp.
ZDi+ (+ Features offered with ZDi ) – Automatic headlamps, electric folding ORVMs with turn indicators, rain sensing auto wipers, dual tone interior paint option, Smartplay infotainment with CarPlay, inbuilt navigation with Mapcare, cooled upper glove box, sliding front armrest with storage, push button start, front seat belt height adjuster, reverse parking camera, keyless entry and cruise control with steering mounted controls.
6. 2018 Maruti Vitara Brezza Exterior Styling
The Maruti Suzuki Brezza is unquestionably one of the best-looking compact SUVs in our market today. Thanks to its upright hood, square wheel arches, short overhangs, high shoulder line, high ground clearance and overall bold stance, the vehicle looks quite sporty from all the angles. Maruti Suzuki’s compact SUV has been designed and developed entirely in India, but it has taken its inspiration from two concepts – XA Alpha and iV-4 that were put up on display at the 2012 Auto Expo Delhi and 2014 Frankfurt Motor Show respectively.
Upfront, the car looks quite aggressive with elements such as bull horn LED lights with projector headlamps and LED daytime running lights, signature ‘S’ badge, stylish body-coloured bumper and a retro-styled honeycomb airdam.
The body-coloured bumper strongly underlines its radiator grille and fuses with slightly pronounced square wheel arches on both ends. The side of the sub-4 metre SUV resembles the Suzuki iV-4 concept with the identical sloping roof line and roof rails. The lower variants of the Maruti Vitara Brezza are fitted with 5-spoke, 15-inch steel wheels and 205/60 tyres, while the higher trims get larger 16-inch alloy wheels with 215/60 R16 tyres.
7. 2018 Maruti Vitara Brezza Interior
Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza’s cabin looks quite clean and sporty with all black-theme and piano-black highlights on the centre console. Black fabric seats add more to its overall appeal.
The compact SUV has a unique cockpit style instrument cluster with five shade mood lighting – Red, Orange, Blue, White and Pink. One can set the shade as per his/her choice. This compact SUV comes with a seating capacity of five passengers, and offers decent legroom and headroom for both front and rear passengers. It offers a boot space of 328-litres, which is adequate for putting 2-3 suitcases quite easily. The 60:40 split, flip foldable rear seats and flat bed offer great flexibility, and make it more practical for regular luggage purposes.
The Maruti Brezza’s interior looks identical to the Baleno hatchback.
As far as the vehicle’s safety is concerned, Maruti Suzuki India claims to be already ahead of the existing safety regulations of the country. While the optional and higher variants are equipped with passenger airbag and ABS (anti-lock braking system) with EBD (electronic brake-force distribution), lower variants miss out on these features. Other safety features include rear wiper and washer, rear demister, reverse parking camera, total effective control technology, keyless entry & exit, push start and stop, anti-theft security system, engine immobilizer, projector headlamps, front fog lamps, head light levelling, dual horn, front seat belt reminder & force limiter and driver side seat belt reminder lamp and buzzer.
|Kerb Weight||1170kgs – 1195kgs|
|Seating Capacity||5 Passengers|
9. Braking & Suspension System
Front – Ventilated Disc
Rear – Drum
Front – McPherson Strut with coil spring
Rear – Torsion Beam with coil spring
LDi & VDi – 205/60 R16 (Steel Wheel)
ZDi & ZDi+ – 215/60 R16 (Alloy Wheel)
10. Maruti Vitara Brezza Vs Rivals
Maruti Vitara Brezza vs Ford EcoSport
The Ford EcoSport is the closest rival of the the Brezza in the sub-4 metre SUV category. The EcoSport is available in two engine options – a 1.5-litre TDCi diesel and a 1.5-litre Ti-VCT petrol – paired to a 5-speed manual transmission. While a 6-speed automatic gearbox is available only on the top-end petrol variant. While the diesel motor produces 98.59bhp and 205Nm, the petrol mill is good for 100.4bhp and 140Nm. On the other hand, the Maruti Vitara Brezza features the Ciaz’s 89bhp, 1.3-litre Multijet diesel engine, coupled to a 5-speed manual gearbox. (Read Full Comparison..)
Maruti Vitara Brezza vs Mahindra TUV300
The Mahindra TUV300 is another close competitor for Maruti’s new compact SUV. The TUV300 is available with a 1.5-litre mHawk80 diesel engine that generates 84bhp of maximum power and 230Nm of torque. The TUV300 also has a 100bhp version. While the Brezza comes only with a 5-speed manual gearbox as of now, the TUV300 has two transmission option – a 5-speed manual and a 5-speed AMT automatic.
Maruti Vitara Brezza Petrol Model
The Maruti Vitara Brezza petrol might come by the end of 2018. Power for this version will come from a new 1.0-litre Boosterjet engine that is tuned to develop a maximum power of 110bhp and a peak torque of 170Nm. This power mill will also do duty in the Baleno RS. Initially, the carmaker will import the Boosterjet motor for both the vehicles.
Maruti Vitara Brezza Rating
Overall Design - 8/10
Performance & Handling - 7/10
Comfort - 7.5/10
Safety - 8/10
Practicality - 8.5/10
One of the better-looking compact SUVs in the country, the Maruti Vitara Brezz is also feature-rich, frugal and a fairly comfortable car. Competitive pricing makes it good value for money product.