BS6 Maruti Brezza petrol has been launched. It is only offered in petrol 1.5 liter engine. No diesel is on offer.
The primary contenders in the all-important sub-4m compact crossover segment, the Maruti Vitara Brezza, Tata Nexon and Hyundai Venue have all been updated to BS6 emission standards. So a brief comparison of the prices and variant-wise features are in order.
The Venue being the latest kid on the block, launched only last year, the switch to BS6 didn’t involve styling changes whereas both Tata Nexon and Maruti Vitara Brezza have gone under the knife in addition to receiving engine upgrades.
Coming to the base prices, surprisingly, its the Hyundai which emerges as the most affordable product with a starting price of INR 6.7 lakh for the 1.2-liter E MT petrol variant. The Tata Nexon BS6 starts at INR 6.95 lakh for XE variant. The petrol-only Maruti Brezza starts at a heady INR 7.34 lakh for the base LXi variant. The entry-level diesel variants of the Venue and Nexon start at INR 8.09 lakh and INR 8.45 lakh respectively. All prices are ex-showroom.
|Lxi 5MT||Rs 7.34 L||E 1.2 5MT||Rs 6.7 L||XE 6MT||Rs 6.95 L|
|Vxi 5MT||Rs 8.35 L||S 1.2 5MT||Rs 7.4 L||XM 6MT||Rs 7.7 L|
|Zxi 5MT||Rs 9.1 L||S 1.0 6MT||Rs 8.46 L||XZ 6MT||Rs 8.7 L|
|Zxi+ 5MT||Rs 9.75 L||SX 1.0 6MT||Rs 9.79 L||XZ+ 6MT||Rs 9.7 L|
|Zxi+ DT 5MT||Rs 9.98 L||SX 1.0 DT 6 MT||Rs 9.94 L||XZ+ (O) 6MT||Rs 10.6 L|
|SX 1.0 (O) 6MT||Rs 10.85 L|
|SX 1.0 (O) DT 6MT||Rs 10.95 L|
|Auto 4AT||Ex-sh||Auto 7DCT||Ex-sh||Auto 6AMT||Ex-sh|
|Vxi AT SHVS||Rs 9.75 L||S 1.0 DCT||Rs 9.6 L||XMA 6AMT||Rs 8.3 L|
|Zxi AT SHVS||Rs 10.5 L||SX+ 1.0 DCT||Rs 11.35 L||XZA+ 6AMT||Rs 10.3 L|
|Zxi+ AT SHVS||Rs 11.15 L||SX+ 1.0 DCT DT||Rs 11.5 L||XZA+ (O) 6AMT||Rs 11.2 L|
|Zxi+ AT DT||Rs 11.4 L|
The Venue is the only model to offer two petrol engines. The base 1.2-liter naturally aspirated unit makes a modest 83 hp while the range-topping turbocharged 1.0-liter unit puts out a segment leading 125 hp. The Nexon retain its 110 PS 1.2-liter turbo petrol motor while the Vitara Brezza which wasn’t available with a petrol motor now gains a 1.5-liter naturally aspirated unit with 103 hp on tap. The unit is supported by Maruti’s SHVS mild-hybrid system.
As far as diesel powertrains are concerned, the both Venue and Nexon employ 1.5-liter turbocharged units dishing out 100 hp and 110 hp respectively. The Nexon is the only SUV in this comparo to be also available with a pure-electric powertrain.
All these crossovers are loaded with decent level of equipment right from the base variants. Thanks to government regulations, all these vehicles come equipped with standard dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, reverse parking sensors, front seat-belt reminders and pretensioners and speed alert system. None of the cars offer touchscreen infotainment system on base models but all the mid- and high-end variants pack comprehensive infotainment system. With 35 connected car features, Nexon’s updated infotainment system is up there with that of Venue.
The Venue is the only model in this comparison to offer the option of side curtain airbags while Nexon facelift adds sun-roof to the mix. The Vitara Brezza BS6 brings to table dual-tone exterior colour themes.
To summarize, Maruti Brezza petrol BS6 is priced in the range of Rs 7.34 lakhs to Rs 9.98 lakhs, while the Venue manual price ranges from Rs 6.7 lakhs to Rs 10.95 lakhs, Nexon manual price range is Rs 6.95 lakhs to Rs 10.6 lakhs. Automatic Brezza price ranges from Rs 9.75 lakhs to Rs 11.4 lakhs, Venue DCT auto price ranges from Rs 9.6 lakhs to Rs 11.5 lakhs, Nexon AMT price ranges from Rs 8.3 lakhs to Rs 11.2 lakhs. All prices are ex-sh.