It is no secret that Maruti Suzuki is readying the petrol powered Vitara Brezza for the Indian market. First launched in 2016, the Brezza is currently available in a single diesel engine and two transmission options – a 5-speed manual and an AMT. AutoCarIndia reports that the Maruti Vitara Brezza petrol model will go on sale in the country in February next year. A possible launch or debut at the 2020 Auto Expo can’t be ignored.
The Brezza has been on sale since 2016, and has been the best-selling SUV in the country. However, the market slowdown and rising demand for petrol cars badly impacted the sales of the Vitara Brezza in the last few months. Adding to it, the new entrants like Hyundai Venue and the Mahindra XUV300 are available in petrol and diesel fuel options. Also See – Hyundai Venue Vs Maruti Vitara Brezza
The Maruti Vitara Brezza is most likely to receive a BSVI compliant K15B 1.5-litre petrol engine that also powers the Ciaz and the Ertiga MPV, and will soon power the Maruti XL6. This engine is capable of producing 104bhp of power and 138Nm of torque. The 4-cylinder BSVI compliant petrol engine also comes with Suzuki’s Smart Hybrid System, which has an integrated starter generator and dual-battery setup. The Brezza 1.5L petrol model won’t qualify to avail the excise duty benefits on cars under 4 meters in length and engine capacity below 1,200cc. Also See – Maruti Vitara Brezza comes with free 5 years warranty
A 5-speed manual gearbox driving the power to the front wheels will come as standard. The company could also introduce a 4-speed torque convertor automatic option at a later stage. It is expected that the new engine and gearbox combinations will be offered on the Brezza facelift. The new model is likely to receive cosmetic design changes, upgraded interior and new comfort and convenience features. It was reported that the Brezza facelift could receive sunroof.