– Maruti Vitara Brezza petrol will have a 100.5bhp, 1.0-litre Boosterjet engine, which is already used in Baleno RS.
– It will rival the Tata Nexon petrol and Ford EcoSport petrol.
– Maruti could also launch the automatic version of this SUV; equipped with an AMT gearbox.
Prices of the Maruti Brezza petrol are likely to start at Rs 7 lakh for the base variant, and go up to Rs 10 lakh for the top model.
Maruti Vitara Brezza has turned out to be a huge success for the Indo-Japanese carmaker in India. The company has been constantly selling over 10,000 units of this sub-4 meter SUV. In fact, the vehicle still commands a waiting period of over 6 months, despite production unit runs at full pace. What’s interesting is that Maruti offers the Brezza in the diesel version only. In recent years, buyers interest has shifted towards petrol cars. The reason behind this shift is the narrowing gap between petrol and diesel prices as well as low maintenance and long life of petrol-driven cars. Seeing the growing demand for petrol vehicles, the Indo-Japanese maker is now planning to launch the petrol iteration of the Brezza in the country. The Maruti Vitara Brezza Petrol is expected to be launched by the end of this year, possibly around Diwali.
If media reports are to be believed, the petrol iteration of the Brezza could feature a 1.0-litre Boosterjet engine that also powers the Baleno RS. The company could also fit the 1.2-litre engine that is good for 83bhp and 110Nm of torque. Power will be transmitted to the front wheels via a five-speed manual gearbox. As a reminder, the diesel version is propelled by a 1.3-litre MJD unit producing 89bhp and 200Nm. The Brezza is expected to be highly fuel efficient, as the Baleno RS is claimed to return an ARAI certified fuel efficiency of 21.1kmpl. The Brezza petrol will directly rival the Tata Nexon petrol and Ford EcoSport petrol. Read More – Honda WRV Vs Maruti Vitara Brezza
It was speculated that Maruti will showcase the Vitara Brezza petrol at the 2018 Delhi Auto Expo; that didn’t happen. The company is yet to make an official announcement on the launch of the Vitara Brezza petrol, but media reports suggest that the vehicle could go on sale towards the end of this year – possibly around Diwali. We will update you as soon as Maruti reveals anything on the same. Read – Tata Nexon Vs Maruti Vitara Brezza
|Base Model||Rs 7 lakh|
|Top Model||Rs 10 lakh|
Usually, the petrol models of the vehicles are cheaper than their diesel counterparts. But, the Vitara Brezza’s Boosterjet petrol engine will be an imported model that will surely increase its pricing. This model could be priced in the range of Rs 7 lakh – Rs 10 lakh. If Maruti uses the locally developed 1.2-litre K-Series engine, the Vitara Brezza petrol could cost Rs 60,000 to Rs 1 lakh less than the diesel variant. Read – Maruti Suzuki to Launch 12 New Cars in India Within Next 2 Years
|Engine||1.0-litre Boosterjet Petrol|
Power for the Brezza petrol will come from a 1.0-litre Boosterjet engine that also powers the Baleno RS. This engine churns out a maximum power output of 100.5bhp at 5,500rpm and a peak torque of 150Nm between 1,700rpm to 4,500rpm. Power will be transmitted to the front wheels via a 5-speed manual gearbox. Reports suggest that Maruti might introduce an AMT (Automated manual transmission) either on the petrol or diesel version of the compact SUV. On the other hand, Maruti could also use the 1.2-litre K-Series engine that powers the regular Baleno. This engine churns out 89bhp of power and 110Nm of torque.
This smaller capacity engine is expected to be highly fuel efficient. The Baleno RS is claimed to return an ARAI certified fuel efficiency of 21.1kmpl. The Brezza petrol is expected to deliver close to 20kmpl.
In terms of design and dimensions, the Brezza petrol will remain unchanged. The car will continue to feature the high shoulder line, square wheel arches, upright hood, high shoulder line, short overhangs and high ground clearance. The interior, too, will be same as the diesel model. Features on-board will include the cockpit style instrument cluster, all-black dashboard with a piano-black highlight on the centre console, airbags, ABS, reverse parking camera, etc.
|Kerb Weight||1170kgs – 1195kgs|
|Seating Capacity||5 Passengers|
The Maruti Brezza petrol will comes equipped with ventilated disc brakes up front and drum type rear brakes. The suspension setup will include Mcpherson strut with coil spring and Torsion beam with coil spring at the front and rear, respectively. It is likely to be offered on the top-end variant, which rides on 16-inch alloy wheels with 215/60 R16 tyres.