What To Look For When Buying A New SUV

By Drivespark Bureau

If you know what you need, buying the right SUV can be a breeze.

The COVID-19 pandemic and the lockdown that followed have been a learning phase for us. One lesson that we all have learned is to start living the life we have always wanted, today! Be it spending more time with your family, reading a book, learning to play an instrument, building new skills, or buying that SUV you've yearned for. Speaking of which, if upgrading to an SUV has been on your bucket list, now is the time to do it.

SUVs have been gaining popularity over hatchbacks and sedans in the past few years. If you are considering an SUV, chances are power and comfort is on top of your mind, along with roomy interiors, of course. However, picking the right SUV that suits your needs and pocket can be a tricky affair. Here are six things you should look out for:-

1. Go for a Compact SUV

Compact SUVs are perfect for urban driving, making them easy to drive in the city. Being a sub-4 meter compact SUV, Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza's dimensions allow for smooth manoeuvring and parking on busy roads. The key features include elevated ride height thanks to higher ground clearance, ample space, upright seating, and more. The all-new Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza impresses with its striking exterior design, complete with a chrome-finished grille, LED projector lens units along with LED fog lamps. The facelift also includes a dual-tone stylish 16-inch precision-cut alloy wheels which add to the vehicle's sporty and powerful look.

2. A Robust Engine

A good compact SUV should offer the right balance of power and practicality. Armed with a powerful 1.5-litre four-cylinder, naturally-aspirated petrol engine, the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza is great to drive and offers supreme refinement and linear power delivery. The engine comes mated with a 5-speed manual transmission and puts out a power of 103 bhp and 138 Nm of peak torque. When on the move, this compact SUV can maintain triple-digit speeds with no signs of tiring out. There's also a 4-speed automatic option available on the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza which comes with a mild-hybrid system that helps in fuel economy and delivers 18.76 km/l*. For a 1.5-litre unit, this K-Series engine is also quite frugal in its fuel consumption.

On the performance front, the Vitara Brezza petrol lets you dash from 0 to 100 on the speedometer in approximately 11.8 seconds. Adding to the overall package are its well-tuned suspension and ride quality which absorbs bumps and potholes quite effectively as you manoeuvre through rough roads.

3. Spacious On The Inside

When you buy a 5-seater, the last thing you want is all the passengers crammed in. The Vitara Brezza does well on this front with its generous space for occupants as well as the driver. There is enough legroom to fit even the taller travellers, with no compromise on the headroom either. The accommodating front seats are designed in such a manner that both the front and rear passengers have sufficient knee room, a remarkable feat for a sub-4metre compact SUV. There is a good amount of padding for the driver to rest their arm during long drives. Likewise, the rear seats come with a foldable armrest with cup-holders. While focussing on the comfort of the passengers, the compact SUV doesn't compromise on the boot space either. Since a big family that doesn't exactly travel light, you have to consider boot space and the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza takes care of that with inimitable ease.

4. Chase The Miles

No one prefers frequent stopovers for refuelling. That is why fuel economy is an important part of your decision-making process. The Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza's Smart Hybrid technology works like a charm in this regard - its Idle Stop-Start and Torque Assist functions help improve the fuel efficiency. As a result, Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza is the most fuel-efficient SUV in its segment with 18.75 km/l* in AT and a frugal 17.03 km/l* in MT. With an economical price tag and saving on the fuel, this compact SUV makes for a great choice.

5. Keeps You Connected & Entertained

If there's something that adds to the sense of the journey on the road, it is the entertainment options in the cabin. The infotainment choices can be a real bonus if your family loves road trips. The Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza comes incorporated with Maruti Suzuki's latest SmartPlay Studio, a high-tech touchscreen system which is upscale for a compact SUV. It is loaded with a new 7-inch Smartplay Studio infotainment system that supports Android Auto and Apple CarPlay along with smartphone-based navigation.

6. Safety

The Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza comes with safety features like high-speed alerts, parking sensors, auto-sense door lock, auto-dimming IRVM, ISOFIX anchors for child seats, dual airbags, ABS with EBD, seatbelt pretensioners, auto headlamps, and a lot more. Apart from the TECT body structure, a driver's airbag is standard across all variants. If you need any reassurance, the SUV has received four stars in the Global NCAP crash tests.

Delivering great value for your money

With great looks, strong performance and fuel efficiency, connected infotainment, and enhanced comfort, your time behind the wheel will be an enjoyable affair. Comfort, space, safety, and practicality are Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza's forte and if these are what you desire in your brand-new SUV, your search ends here! The design tweaks in the all-new Vitara Brezza enhance its appeal and the new petrol heart makes it indomitable, cementing its position as the benchmark in the SUV segment.

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Article Published On: Monday, November 2, 2020, 12:37 [IST]
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