A Brief Overview Into the New Maruti Vitara Brezza

Maruti Vitara Brezza comes in a total of six variants and all of them have been equipped with a Fiat-sourced diesel motor under the hood. Currently, this car is available with the diesel engine option only. While the petrol engine option will be available by the end of this year. As of now, this compact SUV comes only with a five speed manual gearbox option. It is disappointing to see that there is no AMT gearbox option. It looks styling from both inside and out. In terms of the features front, it has all basic essentials right from the entry-level variant itself. There is no doubt that the car offers value for money better than other compact SUVs in its class. However, Vitara Brezza has its own shortcomings. It would be wise to know what you are truly looking for before buying the car.

Engine and Performance:

Like mentioned above, the manufacturer has launched this SUV with a 1.3-litre DDiS diesel unit under the hood. This motor also performs for the likes of Ciaz Ertiga and Baleno. This power plant churns out a power of 66 kW at 4000 rpm and generates a hammering 200 Nm of torque at 1750 rpm. This is a 4-cylinder engine based on a DOHC valve configuration and comes integrated with a common rail fuel injection technology.

This engine helps Maruti Vitara Brezza to reach a top speed of 150 kmph. Its acceleration rate clocks between 13 to 15 seconds to reach 100 kmph speed barrier.

Mileage:

As per the company’s claims, Vitara Brezza offers a healthy mileage of 24.3 kmpl, which is at par with other compact SUVs.

Exteriors:

Maruti Suzuki had unveiled the Vitara Brezza SUV at the Delhi Auto Expo 2016, where it grabbed the attention of automobile enthusiasts. As we dig through images of the vehicle, we’ve got to hand it to Maruti for fleshing out a unique new design for this vehicle, one that you’d find in very scarce SUVs of the day. It has a dual-tone paint scheme on the outside and comes fitted with contemporary cosmetics like 16-inch alloy wheels, LED DRLs and projector headlamps. There is a very strong modern element that glares out of the design, and it’s clear to us that the company has imbibed principles of modern design.

Its front face redeems an aggressive flavor, with the sharp headlamps that draw into the sides, and a bold grille that comes with the company’s marquee at the center.

The Vitara’s overall profile is delicately tailored, moving in a streamlined fashion from the bonnet to the rear side.

The overall proportions of the body make an image of harmony, with a low, sharp front end and a bulkier rear. At the rear, it has a spoiler integrated at the top, making for a more distinct image altogether. The tail-lamps sit by the corners of the boot-lid, while emblem of the company is perched right by the center. We thought that the rear-side resembled many other contemporary SUVs of the day, and this let its overall appeal slacken somewhat.

Interiors:

Interiors of the car looks much more dated rather than modern. At the time when every other car manufacturer is focusing on making stylish cars with modern interiors, MSIL introduced Vitara Brezza with not-so good-looking cabin design. Its cabin has enough space for five passengers and comes equipped with important features that are needed for an average passenger. The new Maruti Vitara Brezza is a decent family car with all the comforts on-board.

Stand-Out Features:

This sub 4-meter SUV comes packed with an advanced SmartPlay infotainment system on-board that comes integrated with Apple CarPlay and Mirror link. This system also supports, navigation and voice control.

Another interesting feature in the car is that instrument cluster comes with 5 preset mood lights in the speedometer.

Safety:

Going by the details, Brezza’s base variant LDi gets driver airbag as standard, while passenger airbag comes as optional. Anti-lock Braking system and Electronic Brake-force distribution comes as standard in ZDI and ZDI +. While parking sensors are given to the VDI variant. Top-end ZDI+ trim gets reverse parking camera. Overall, this SUV does seem to have a good safety package that is sure to offer high level of protection to the occupants.

Verdict:

In our opinion folks, this first ever compact SUV from Maruti is a value for money product. It is ideal for families and day-to-day usage. However, if you are expecting SUV-like performance out of it, then you might go into disappointment. Maruti Vitara Brezza is a car that looks like an SUV and performs like a hatchback. If you are not really bothered about staggering performance, then buying Brezza won’t disappoint you.