Maruti Suzuki launched its sole compact SUV in the form of Vitara Brezza in India. The compact SUV was offered only with a diesel engine. Now, the Japanese-based manufacturer is contemplating on offering a petrol option sometime during 2017.
Vitara Brezza is amongst the top-sellers within the compact SUV segment. Maruti Suzuki has priced the Vitara Brezza aggressively at Rs. 7.19 lakh ex-showroom (Delhi) for the base variant. Currently, the Vitara Brezza by Maruti Suzuki has a waiting period of over six months.
Under the hood of Vitara Brezza will be a 1.0-litre, three-cylinder, BoosterJet turbocharged petrol engine. This engine produces 110bhp, along with 170Nm of torque, and is mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox. So far, it is unknown whether an AMT option will be on offer or not.
All-new Vitara Brezza with a petrol engine will compete with the likes of Ford EcoSport in India. Expect the petrol powered Vitara Brezza to bear a base price tag of Rs. 6.5 lakh ex-showroom. Do not expect any visual updates by Maruti Suzuki on their Vitara Brezza petrol model.