Launched in March 2016, the new Maruti Vitara Brezza has been a runaway success for the Indian car maker. With over 1 lakh bookings in the kitty till date, and an order backlog of over 50,000 units, Maruti Suzuki has already sold over 50,000 units of Vitara Brezza.
The higher than expected demand has prompted Maruti to increase the crossover’s production target from 1 lakh units to 1.2 lakh units in the first year. The automaker is taking several measures including borrowing production capacity from other popular models to produce more units of the sub-4 SUV.
The Vitara Brezza with its boxy styling, well-equipped interior and attractive pricing managed to establish itself as the leader in the sub-4 crossover segment without wasting any time. The Ford EcoSport rival has been churning out consistent monthly sales, restricted only by Maruti’s production constraint.
Available only in diesel version, the Vitara Brezza is based on the global Suzuki Vitara’s platform but the dimensions are smaller. The design too has some similarities with the larger and more upmarket European cousin.
Power comes from the familiar 1.3-litre DDiS diesel engine which is paired with a 5-speed manual transmission. Available only in FWD configuration, the crossover has 90 PS and 200 Nm of torque on offer.
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Maruti is currently developing a petrol version of the Vitara Brezza to address the recent shift in trend.