Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza; many of you might have heard of this name and might have seen on the Indian roads. It is a compact SUV from Maruti Suzuki. It was launched maybe 1-2 years back (I don’t remember exactly) and since then it has topped the sales chart of Maruti Suzuki.
It was just launched with only one engine and transmission option i.e. Fiat Sourced 1.3 L DDiS diesel engine producing 90 ps power mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox. This engine has been in India for over 10 years and there is no change in it.
It’s 2018 and due to increase in traffic, people have started preferring automatic transmissions in vehicles. And finally, Maruti Suzuki has introduced the 2018 Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza with an automated manual transmission (AMT) in India! So what’s changed in this 2018 Vitara Brezza? Read on to know more!
The Fiat Sourced 1.3 L DDiS diesel engine producing 90 ps power is retained and the only mechanical change is the introduction of an 5-Speed AMT gearbox with an option to shift gears manually. This gearbox will not be offered on the base variant but the rest of the variants will get this option of an AMT gearbox.
The small change you will notice on the top end variants are the glossy black alloy wheels instead of the silver ones which were offered. The interior is an all black interior and now there is a new paint which is offered which is the Orange colour paint, replacing the light blue paint offered in the earlier models.
Maruti Suzuki has taken safety into consideration very seriously and has provided the Vitara Brezza with Dual SRS airbags, Anti-locking braking system (ABS) and Electronic Brake Assist (EBD) as standard across all variants! Really a good step by Maruti Suzuki towards safety. Also ISO-FIX child seat mounts as standard is offered too in all variants. Reverse parking sensors are offered as standard which is a good thing now for those who find it difficult to park this kind of a big car.
I kid you not; but this car has been priced lower than the Tata Nexon AMT! That’s right! Nexon AMT is no more an affordable diesel AMT compact SUV in India, but now it’s the Brezza! This pricing also beats the pricing of the well known compact SUV i.e. the Ford Ecosport which is offered in a petrol engine trim. The pricing listed below are as follows:
Maruti Suzuki Brezza VDi – Rs. 8.54 lakh
Maruti Suzuki Brezza ZDi – Rs. 9.31 lakh
Maruti Suzuki Brezza ZDi+ – Rs. 10.27 lakh
Maruti Suzuki Brezza ZDi+ DUAL TONE – Rs. 10.49 lakh
(All prices are ex-showroom Delhi prices. These prices can differ from city to city)
Vitara Brezza is a really good compact SUV and now with the introduction of AMT, it is a big boon to today’s traffic condition. The car is really good even in terms of features. You should go and get a test drive yourself!
Image and news source: Autocar India