Maruti Suzuki unveiled its first ever sub 4-metre called the Vitara Brezza at the 2016 Auto Expo.
Maruti is late to the sub-compact SUV wars but with the Vitara Brezza, they may just have the right vehicle to go after the already established players like the Hyundai Creta and the Renault Duster.
So let's take a quick look at the new Vitara Brezza and see if it does indeed live up to the hype.
Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza Exterior And Interior Design
The Vitara Brezza from Maruti Suzuki is based on the XA Alpha concept seen at the 2014 Auto Expo.
The front grille is a single slat unit with the slat itself done up in chrome. The grille is flanked by angular headlamps which have integrated DRLs. There are also automatic rain detecting wipers which turn on whenever it rains.
The rear end features a large chrome strip with the words 'Vitara Brezza' engraved on to it. The taillamps are small angular units that follow the character lines of the SUV..
The interiors of the car are feature a cooled glovebox, a touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay along with automatic climate control AC. There is also an engine start-stop button while the three spoke steering wheel can be used to control the infotainment system.
Performance & Mileage of Vitara Brezza
The Vitara Brezza SUV is powered by the same diesel hybrid engine found in the Ciaz. The 1.3-litre engine produces 89bhp and 200Nm of torque which should be more than enough for the daily bumper to bumper grind in rush hour traffic. The engine is mated to a 5-speed gearbox.
For those who want to take the Brezza out on the highway, the new SUV has you covered as well thanks to the inclusion of automatic cruise control.
The 1.3-litre engine returns a claimed mileage of 28.09 kmpl which should keep the fuel costs down for the daily commuter and should make long journeys with family and friends quite tension free as well.
Maruti has priced the Vitara Brezza quite aggressively in order to grab the lion's share of the sales from the likes of the Hyundai Creta and Renault's newly facelifted Duster.
Prices for the Vitara Brezza sart at Rs. 6.99 lakh ex-showroom (Delhi) for the base LDi variant which seriously undercuts the Creta and the Duster and could very well lead to the Brezza dominating the compact SUV segment.
The Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza may be a little late to the game, but with its feature packed SUV, Maruti may well have that red hot poker that sends all the competition running for the hills yet again.