We drive the much-awaited Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza with the 1.3-litre diesel engine to see if it can really live up to the hype that it has created. Will it be one of India's most popular cars in the years to come? Well, read on....
If I had a rupee for every person that has asked me about the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza in the last few years, I would probably have enough money to buy one. Not only is this the most talked about car in the last few months, Maruti’s new SUV is possibly one of the most talked about and most anticipated cars in the last few years. Afterall, India’s largest auto maker finally launching India’s favorite type of car is not something that happens every day! Unveiled at the 2016 Auto Expo and launched in Mumbai just a few days ago, we have finally managed to get our hands on the car everyone has been waiting to drive, see, talk about and of course, own. So, does it really live up to the expectations that the Indian audiences have set?
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Exterior styling: 4/5
The Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza is striking to look at when you first lay your eyes on it and this is because of the fact that Maruti’s styling studio have got it spot on when it comes to the way the Brezza is stanced. The first thing you really notice is how this sub 4-meter compact SUV appears to look much bigger than it actually is and...read more »
March 10, 2016 By Cyrus Dhabhar Photography: Eshan Shetty
Maruti Suzuki’s Vitara Brezza is the latest sub-four metre crossover SUV to enter the Indian market and has created quite a stir. But how does it stack up against the previous bestseller, the EcoSport which has since been updated? Read on to find out
Two new launches in the sub-4 metre SUV space in a matter of a month - the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza and the Mahindra NuvoSport. We put them in a head-to-head battle to find out which one stands tall
April 19, 2016 By Ravi Ved Photography: Eshan Shetty
Maruti Vitara Brezza is a leading compact SUV stacking under 4-metre of length with a huge lead over the rivals. The Vitara Brezza has got all the right ingredients on styling and this Maruti looks every bit an SUV. The interiors of Brezza are also sensibly designed and all the controls are placed well within the reach. The rear bench offers plenty of space and the boot is quite capable too. For now, Maruti offers Brezza with the single option of 1.3-liter DDiS diesel engine putting out 90 PS and 200 Nm, mated to 5-speed manual transmission. Vitara Brezza offers incredibly high fuel efficiency of 24.3 kmpl and the widest dealership network of Maruti Suzuki adds to the overall brand value of this compact SUV. Vitara Brezza retails in the price range of Rs 7.24-9.91 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) and is challenged by the likes of Tata Nexon, Ford EcoSport, and Mahindra kuv 100.
Maruti Vitara Brezza Exterior and Interior
If it ain’t tall and boxy, it’s no SUV, says a vast majority of India’s car buying junta. Maruti Suzuki has been listening quite intently, as it turns out. The Brezza carries that upright SUV stance and has just the right amount of bling in the projector headlamps, the 16-inch gunmetal wheels and the two-tone paint scheme. Yes, the design can be called safe, but looks like the 2 lakh-plus buyers aren’t complaining.
Thoroughly practical. That’s how we’d describe the cabin of the Brezza. It’s spot on in terms of ergonomics and gets the goodies you want, including a touchscreen infotainment system and automatic climate control. It’s big enough to accommodate five people, and the 328-litre boot shouldn’t have issues swallowing their luggage. What’s more, you can even play around with colours to personalise the cabin courtesy Maruti’s “iCreate”.
Maruti Vitara Brezza Specifications
Maruti’s compact SUV is available with a single engine option. It gets the tried and tested 1.3-litre diesel engine that develops 90PS of power and 200Nm of torque, paired with a 5-speed manual transmission. While we hear a petrol engine will be made available soon (might just be the 1.0-litre Boosterjet), there’s no word of an AMT-equipped Brezza. The diesel’s punch makes it a fun drive when you’re pushing it, but it wears you out inside the city. That said, the fuel efficiency will definitely keep a smile plastered on your face.
Maruti Vitara Brezza Variants
Dual airbags and anti-lock brakes are optional for the base- and mid-spec LDi/VDi variant, and is standard for the top-spec ZDI+. While the VDi (O) ticks all the essentials, the ZDi adds a bit of zing to the package by offering LED light guides and automatic climate control. That said, it’s only the top-spec ZDi+ that gets the feel-good features such as the touchscreen, reverse camera and the dual-tone paint scheme.
Maruti Vitara Brezza Competitors
Ford EcoSport: The one that kicked off the segment in style. The EcoSport combines proper mini-SUV looks with sporty handling, top-shelf safety kit and a choice of three engine and two transmission options. There’s not much wrong with it, honestly.
Honda WR-V: There’s more to the WR-V than being a Jazz on steroids. While it retains the hatchbacks basics of space and functionality, it brings in the added advantage of a high ground clearance. It also gets a sunroof. Doesn’t everyone want a sunroof in their lives?
Tata Nexon: Among the best vehicles to roll out of a Tata factory, the Nexon comes very close to acing the compact-SUV game. The funky styling, big 350-litre boot and some segment-firsts like an activity key make it a formidable force in the segment.
The Brezza ticks the basics of punch, practicality and peace of mind. If you can bear the ridiculously long waiting periods, you’ll end up with a compact-SUV that won’t let you complain. But, in all probability, so will everybody else.
Recently Asked User Questions and FAQs about Maruti Vitara Brezza
User Questions and Answers
Irshad_Muhammed asked a question on 25 March 2018
Q.Does this have Bluetooth system?Does this have Bluetooth system?
Yes, U can connect it to the system when you wantYes, U can connect it to the system when you want
answered by Rohit_soni on 1 April 2018
Amit_Thakur asked a question on 5 March 2018
Q.Is it available in petrol engine?Is it available in petrol engine?
No, Maruti Suzuki Vitara brezza is available only in the diesel option for now but the company is planning to launch the petrol version very soon in Indian market.No, Maruti Suzuki Vitara brezza is available only in the diesel option for now but the company is planning to launch the petrol version very soon in Indian market.
answered by Kumar_Shalender on 10 March 2018
Rhythem Raswant asked a question on 1 March 2018
Q.How good is the car overall?How good is the car overall?
Maruti Vitara brezza offers a decent combination of Style, spacious interiors, powerful performance, high fuel efficiency, and low maintenance cost. No wonder the car has become favourite among the maMaruti Vitara brezza offers a decent combination of Style, spacious interiors, powerful performance, high fuel efficiency, and low maintenance cost. No wonder the car has become favourite among the masses since its launch in the Indian market. If you are planning to buy it, go for it without any second thought....Read More
answered by Kumar_Shalender on 1 March 2018
Frequently Asked Questions
Q.What is the price of Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza?
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