Maruti Brezza petrol BS6 bookings hit 10,000 units in just 20 days from its debut at Auto Expo 2020
Maruti Suzuki unveiled the facelifted Vitara Brezza compact-SUV earlier in the month at Auto Expo 2020; the 15th instalment of the country’s biggest biennial automotive show. For the very first time, the Maruti Brezza debuted in a BS6 petrol avatar while the proven BS4 1.3 diesel unit was discontinued since the brand has chosen the ‘petrol way’. Prices of the 2020 Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza start at Rs 7.34 lakh and top out at Rs 11.40 lakh. The figures are ex-showroom.
Now, the BS6 Maruti Brezza has hit a new milestone by attaining 10,000 units in bookings within a period of 20 days from the day of its official debut. The Maruti Brezza has been the best-selling sub-four-metre compact-SUV (more like a raised hatchback or a compact-crossover), as well as one of the best-selling cars on the Indian market. For the same reason, the demand for the facelifted version is nothing short of impressive.
Being a facelift, the BS6 Vitara Brezza looks similar to the older BS4 model except for a few tweaks to the exteriors and interiors, alongside some additional features. This includes LED lighting systems, redesigned bumpers, leather-wrapped steering wheel, upgraded infotainment system and new colour choices. The wheels are different as well.
As mentioned before, the new BS6 Maruti Vitara Brezza comes only in a petrol avatar. The 1.5-litre K-Series four-cylinder engine is good for 104bhp and 138Nm of torque. Just like almost all the new Maruti Suzuki products, the engine features a mild-hybrid unit dubbed as SHVS (Smart Hybrid Vehicles by Suzuki). The power plant is mated to either a 5-speed manual or a 4-speed automatic transmission.
On the other hand, the BS4 Maruti Brezza was available only with a 1.3-litre four-cylinder DDiS diesel unit derived from FCA’s 1.3 MJD engine. It was good for 89bhp and 200Nm of torque, and came mated to either a 5-speed manual or its respective AMT unit. Maruti Suzuki might introduce a BS6 diesel variant of the Brezza at a later stage, but it won’t be based on the 1.3 DDiS.
The sub-four-metre compact-SUV segment on the Indian market has good potential and there are quite a few desirable choices from other brands. The wider majority consider Maruti Suzuki over every other OEM operating in the country. If the Vitara Brezza does not impress you, the Mahindra XUV300, Tata Nexon and Hyundai Venue are excellent packages in both petrol and diesel formats.