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Maruti Brezza facelift production starts – More powerful 1.5 liter diesel engine

First launched in March 2016, Maruti Brezza is the best selling SUV in the country today. The sub 4 meter compact SUV clocks monthly sales of about 15,000 units on average. Its sales numbers are higher than the combines sales of all rivals – Tata Nexon, Mahindra XUV300 and Ford EcoSport.

With more and more new cars being launched in the segment, sales of Brezza have started to decline. In Feb 2019, Brezza sales declined to 11,613 units. To boost sales back, Maruti is reportedly going to launch a facelift variant in the coming days.

Image of existing Maruti Brezza for reference.

As per a report by Carwale, production of Maruti Brezza facelift has already started at company plant. About 5,000 units of 2019 Brezza update has already been produced by the company. These are on its way to company dealerships across India. Launch is expected to take place before 1st April 2019.

The new Brezza facelift will see several feature updates over its current counterpart. In terms of exterior design, it is expected to receive new LED projector headlamps, updated front and rear bumper designs, new front grille and revised tail lamps along with a new air intake scoop on its hood.

Current Brezza.

It will also see some interior changes in the form of new fabric upholstery and an updated SmartPlay Studio infotainment system along with several safety features so as to comply with upcoming safety norms. These could include dual airbags, ABS with EBD, high speed warning alert, ISOFIX child restraint system, and reverse parking sensors and front seat belt pre tensioners and force limiter.

The 2019 Vitara Brezza facelift should see no change in dimensions and continue to measure 3,995 mm long and 1,790 mm wide and 1,640 mm in height. It will get the same wheelbase that measures 2500 mm along with 328 liters of boot space. Engine details have not been revealed as on date, but could include a new in-house developed 1.5 liter E15A DDiS 225 diesel engine mated to a 6 speed manual transmission. This will replace the existing 1.3 litre, DDiS 200 motor offering 89 bhp of power and 200 Nm of torque. The new engine is DDiS 225, and is rated at 95 PS and 225 Nm. It will deliver mileage in access of 22 kmpl.

Maruti Suzuki has sold over four lakh Vitara Brezza models since launch. It commands a market share of 44.1 percent in the compact SUV segment while the Auto Gear Shift variant accounts for 20 percent of sales ever since launch in May 2018.

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