The Maruti Vitara Brezza mini SUV which has been teased ahead of its world premiere at the Auto Expo will not be available with a petrol engine option in the domestic market, reports ET. Development of Maruti’s first homegrown product began in 2012 when diesel powered cars dominated the Indian market and hence the automaker focused more on the diesel variant.
However, things tilted in favor of petrol powered cars of late. According to the publication, Maruti does have a petrol version of the car ready for the export markets like Indonesia but being a 1.5-litre unit, it’s not eligible for the Indian sub-4m excise benefit.
The Brezza is expected to offer a 1.2-litre petrol engine option in the domestic market at a later stage. As of now, only the 1.3-litre DDiS (Fiat MultiJet) diesel engine would be on offer. It remains to be seen whether the motor will be available in its 75 PS avatar or in its 90 PS guise.
With cars like the Ford EcoSport and Mahindra TUV300 in its crosshairs, the Maruti Brezza is aiming to clock around 10,000 units per month on an average. More technical and equipment details will be available on February 3. The crossover is expected to go on sale in the month of March.