To compete with Mahindra TUV300 and Ford EcoSport, Maruti Vitara Brezza is the newest sub 4 meter SUV which will be launched soon in India. Developed in-house by Maruti Suzuki India, the new Brezza is the first ever Maruti car which has been designed and developed completely in India.
Easily the most anticipated car of the year, Maruti Suzuki unveiled Brezza at the 2016 Auto Expo earlier this year. At that time, they confirmed that the car will be launched soon, but did not pin-point to the exact date. Now, a Team-BHP member has confirmed that the launch if Maruti Vitara Brezza is to take place in between 20-25 March 2015, most probably on Wednesday, 23rd March 2016.
Maruti Suzuki has organized training workshops of the new Vitara Brezza for their dealers and technicians from all over India during 20-29th February at their state of the art R&D facility in Ranchi. Following this, media drives and marketing activities of the new Brezza will commence, and official launch after that, which should happen by the third week of March 2016.
To be offered with only a diesel engine, in the form of 1.3 liter DDiS diesel four cylinder engine, offering 90 PS power at 4,000 rpm and 200 Nm torque at 1,750 rpm mated to a 5-speed manual transmission. A petrol variant and AMT gearbox are under consideration as of now and are expected to be launched later this year, probably by Diwali 2016.
With safety being the special area of focus with the new Brezza, features include ABS with EBD and dual airbags across all variants while top end variant will get auto headlamps, rain sensing wipers and electric ORVMs. Safety features will also include keyless entry, push button start and reverse parking camera. Maruti has also revealed that Vitara Brezza has cleared offset and side-impact crash tests.
Interiors are designed for both convenience and comfort with plenty of head and leg room for up to 5 adults and a host of storage spaces. Where infotainment is concerned, the new Vitara Brezza boasts of Smartplay touchscreen with navigation and rear parking camera display.