When all of its competitors were trying their hands on the popular sub-4m SUVs to attract the Indian crowd, Maruti focused on strengthening its hatchback and sedan lineup. The company’s SUV portfolio was weak until its recent and much-awaited launch, the Vitara Brezza. Although the newest of sub-compact SUV by the country’s largest manufacturer has come to the market after four years, but it has flared up the rivalry in the segment and has pressurised the competition to slash the price considerably. Be it the looks, comfort or the performance, the Brezza has got some significant elements that has made its rivals - Mahindra TUV300 and Ford EcoSport to take it seriously. Let us have a look what Maruti’s latest SUV has to offer and the 5 reasons that make it worth buying.
The Fresh Design, Maruti has successfully managed to give its new SUV a handsome look and has worked on its design which is distinguishable from the others in its segment. Simple design, high-stance and right proportions of an urban SUV, the Indo-Japanese automaker has really bestowed it with a younger appeal. Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza comes in a range of dual tone color schemes with a differently painted roof that offers a certain level of personalization. The bull horn DRLs and boot split tail light cluster, everything goes perfectly with the design language. The familiar interior of Brezza is another selling point of the car which includes touchscreen infotainment system, instrument cluster with mood lights, rear split folding seats and lot more.
Kitna Deti Hai, The answer to the obvious question “Kitna deti hai” is quite surprising as the Vitara Brezza offers a best in class mileage of 24.3 kmpl. The sub-compact SUV has an impressive performance which is the resultant of a decent ground clearance and lesser weight. Even the closest contender - the EcoSport diesel gives an average of 22.3 kmpl.
Competitive Price, Another concern of an Indian buyer and yet another area where the carmaker has been able to hit the nerves of the competitors is the price. And the impact were so strong that the price of the Brezza’s toughest opponent EcoSport diesel variant slashed down to Rs. 7.28 lakh to contend against its Rs. 6.99 lac ex-showroom, Delhi price tag. This is economical in every sense!
Safety Features For the first move in the segment, Maruti’s new SUV comes equipped with dual airbags, electronic brake-force distribution EBD, anti-lock braking system ABS and the Suzuki TECT right from the base variant which is worth applauds. Brezza is claimed to be the first vehicle to acquire the iCat certificate for offset and side impact compliance in the country.
Trusted Mill, The only available 1.3-litre DDiS200 diesel engine is the Maruti’s most reliable mill. Linked to a 5-Speed manual transmission, the engine produces 90 PS of power at 4000 rpm and 200 Nm of torque at 1750 rpm. Maruti’s conventional engine which can be seen in the Ciaz, the S Cross and the Ertiga helps the Brezza to sprint from a 0 to 100 kmph in just 13.3 seconds.