In an interview with Autocar India, C.V.Raman, Executive Director, MSIL, confirmed that the Maruti Vitara Brezza petrol variant is under consideration. The sub-4 metre crossover will go on sale in the coming weeks with a lone diesel engine and bookings have reported to have commenced.
Maruti would be introducing a petrol engine which will be eligible for the sub-4 metre excise duty benefits. As of now, the automaker has the 1.2-litre K-Series petrol engine at its disposal. The 1.0-litre three-cylinder turbocharged BoostJet petrol motor is also a viable candidate but it remains to be seen which of these motors will be selected to power the Vitara Brezza. The diesel engine is the familiar 1.3-litre DDiS 200 motor.
The disparity between petrol and diesel prices are not as high as it used to be and hence petrol powered cars enjoy a better appeal than before. A choice of petrol engine would considerably widen the Vitara Brezza’s audience base.
The Maruti crossover will be pitted against the Ford EcoSport and Mahindra TUV300. It is equipped with dual airbags and ABS with EBD as standard features. Top end variant sports projector headlamps, alloy wheels, fog lights, contrast roof, automatic climate control, multifunction steering wheel, etc.
Maruti Vitara Brezza – Photos
Via – AutocarIndia.com