The Maruti Vitara Brezza facelift will receive the new 1.5-litre petrol and 1.5-litre diesel engines
It is no secret that Maruti Suzuki will give a mid-life facelift to its popular compact SUV Vitara Brezza. Apart from cosmetic upgrades, the Brezza facelift will receive new and powerful petrol and diesel engines. It was speculated that the Maruti Vitara Brezza will receive the new 1.2-litre DualJet petrol engine with SHVS mild hybrid technology. However, a new media report claims that the SUV will be fitted to an all-new 1.5-litre petrol engine.
The K15B 1.5L petrol engine currently powers the Ciaz and the Ertiga MPV. This engine is coupled to a dual-battery SHVS mild hybrid system. It is capable of producing 105bhp of power and 138Nm of torque. The company was also considering the 1.0-litre Boosterjet petrol engine for the Brezza, but the plan was cancelled due to high pricing of this turbocharged powertrain. The 1.5-litre naturally aspirated engine will offer decent low and mid-range performance.
What’s interesting is that the Brezza petrol won’t qualify for the tax benefits available on sub-4 meter cars equipped with engine below 1200cc capacity. The Maruti Vitara Brezza petrol will be fitted to a 5-speed manual gearbox as standard, while a 4-speed automatic option will come on a later stage. The Brezza 1.5L will rival the likes of Ford EcoSport 1.5L, Tata Nexon 1.2L, Mahindra XUV300 1.2L and the upcoming Hyundai Venue 1.0L/1.4L. Also See – Vitara Brezza facelift launching within few months
Besides this powertrain, the Maruti Vitara Brezza will also receive the new 1.5-litre DDiS 225 diesel engine that recently debuted in the Ciaz sedan. This engine will replace the current 1.3-litre DDiS engine, which will be phased out from the market in April 2020. The 1.3L diesel powertrain won’t be upgraded to meet the upcoming BSVI emission norms. Due to BSVI emission norms, the Vitara Brezza diesel prices will go up significantly. Experts believe that the price gap between the petrol and diesel cars will go up to Rs 2.5 lakh from the current 1 lakh.
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