– Maruti Vitara Brezza petrol will take on Tata Nexon petrol and Ford EcoSport petrol.
– The new model is reported to use Suzuki’s new 1.5L petrol engine with an AMT gearbox.
Launched in March 2016, the Maruti Vitara Brezza has turned out to be a huge success for the Indo-Japanese carmaker in the Indian market. The company has been constantly selling over 10,000 units of the subcompact SUV, and sold over 2.75 lakh units so far. Currently, the Vitara Brezza is the top-selling SUV in the country. Aiming to further boost its sales, the company recently introduced the AMT version of the compact SUV at a starting price of Rs 8.54 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).
In recent years, buyers’ interest has shifted towards the 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 model is reported to hit showrooms towards the end of this year (possibly around Diwali). Check Out – Maruti Suzuki Future S Concept Pictures & Details
Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) hasn’t yet made any official launch announcement about the Vitara Brezza petrol’s model. However, the reports in media suggest that it might see a release in late 2018. In order to cash in this year’s festive season, the Indo-Japanese carmaker might introduce the SUV’s new model around Diwali. We will update you as soon as Maruti reveals anything on the same. Read – Upcoming Maruti Suzuki Cars in India
|Base Model||Rs 7 lakh|
|Top Model||Rs 10 lakh|
According to new reports, Maruti Suzuki might use the new 1.5-litre K15B naturally aspirated petrol engine for the Brezza petrol. The same powertrain will also be used in the new-generation Ertiga MPV and the Ciaz facelift. With the new, more powerful motor, the Vitara Brezza petrol is likely to be priced equivalent to its diesel counterparts. Prices of the SUV’s petrol iteration are estimated to start Rs 7 lakh and go up to Rs 10 lakh. If launched at this price point, the Brezza petrol will directly compete with the Tata Nexon petrol and the Ford EcoSport petrol.
|Engine||1.0-litre Boosterjet Petrol|
Earlier the Brezza petrol was rumored to come with the 1.0-litre Boosterjet engine that also does duty in the Baleno RS. This engine delivers a maximum power output of 100.5bhp at 5,500rpm and a peak torque of 150Nm between 1,700rpm to 4,500rpm. However, the new report claims that SUV might get Suzuki’s new 1.5-litre petrol engine that will debut on the Ciaz facelift in August, 2018. Interestingly, this time around Maruti Suzuki might introduce the SHVS mild hybrid technology with the gasoline unit. If this happens, the petrol model of the SUV will become as fuel economical as the diesel variant. Transmission on offer will be an AGS (Auto Gear Shift) unit. The diesel iteration of the subcompact SUV makes use of the 1.3-litre MJD unit pushing out a peak power of 89bhp against 200Nm of torque. Read – Maruti Suzuki Zen To Make A Comeback As Compact SUV
As mentioned above, the Indo-Japanese carmaker might offer the Brezza petrol with its new 1.5-litre engine with SHVS technology. If this happens, the SUV’s new model will surely be more frugal than its arch rivals. Read: New Maruti Suzuki Alto – What To Expect?
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. No changes will be made inside the cabin. Features such as the cockpit style instrument cluster, all-black dashboard with a piano-black highlight on the centre console, airbags, ABS, reverse parking camera, etc will be carried over from the regular diesel model. Read – Toyota’s Compact SUV and Hatchback, Based on Vitara & Baleno, Coming Soon
|Kerb Weight||1170kgs – 1195kgs|
|Seating Capacity||5 Passengers|
The Maruti Brezza petrol will come fitted with the same ventilated disc brakes up front and drum type rear brakes. Its suspension setup will include McPherson strut with coil spring and Torsion beam with coil spring at the front and rear, respectively. The petrol engine is likely to be offered on the range-topping variant that comes with the 16-inch alloy wheels and 215/60 R16 tyres.
Maruti Suzuki will soon introduce its highly-popular subcompact SUV - Vitara Brezza - with the petrol powertrain. The SUV's petrol model is reported to use the brand's new 1.5L engine with AGS gearbox.