Check out Maruti Brezza detailed review, variant wise price list, mileage, specifications, exterior, interior, features and other details.
Compact SUVs have gained a lot of popularity over the years. Innovative offerings from new contenders have made the segment a lot hotter than ever. It was expected that Maruti Suzuki would take this chance to add more features and oomph to the easy-on-eye design of the Vitara Brezza. However, the Japanese automaker preferred to do otherwise with its 2020 Vitara Brezza update. The sub-4-metre SUV was first introduced at the 2016 Indian Auto Expo and has been the segment ruler, just like the case with every Maruti car in its segment.
Let’s take a look at what the latest SUV has to offer to its consumers in this quick 2020 Maruti Vitara Brezza review.
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Aesthetics of a car have been one of the key buying criteria for Indian consumers. Keeping that in mind it is safe to say that Vitara Brezza with Maruti’s most aggressive design yet certainly fairs well in this aspect. The car features a large air dam at the front which incorporates a matte silver skid plate and housings for turn indicators. With the 2020 facelift, the Maruti sub-4m SUV has become a better product. Meanwhile, it also went from an all-diesel to all-petrol vehicle.
The thick chrome slat is prominently noticeable along with other design elements chief amongst which is the floating roofline. The changes in the 2020 version are minimalistic. It gets dual-barrel full-LED headlamps with LED DRLs giving the SUV a premium appeal.
Other noticeable attributes include the squared-off wheel arches wrapped in black cladding and the rear hatch which doesn’t feature a spare wheel mounted on top of it. Instead one gets a regular hatch that opens upwards similar to other contenders in the segment, which makes it easier to access and navigate through the boot in parking lots and shopping centers.
|Boot space||328 litres|
|Fuel tank capacity||48 litres|
The Vitara Brezza is available in 8 different shades which include the 3 dual-tone options – Sizzling Red With Midnight Black Roof, Granite Grey With Autumn Orange Roof and Torque Blue With Midnight Black Roof.
The other monotone colours of the SUV include Autumn Orange, Torque Blue, Sizzling Red, Premium Silver and Granite Grey.
Interior and Features
Familiarity and function, this is the best way to describe the interiors of 2020 Maruti Vitara Brezza. The car doesn’t reinvent the wheel in term of interior design and we believe it is because Maruti doesn’t feel it needs to and the cost-cutting advantages are incentivizing as well.
As you step inside Brezza, you’re at home because everything that you touch, and work has been made familiar to you by Maruti over the years. Except for the new fabric upholstery, all the other details of its predecessor have been kept intact in the latest update.
The steering wheel and switches like the ones for the power windows have been left untouched. The seats continue to offer excellent cushioning and support. For a perfect driving position, you get tilt-adjustable steering along with adjustable driver’s seat. The rear seats offer the same level of practical space and comfort as its older version. The Maruti SUV gets the right amount of knee room, shoulder room and headroom, which makes seating three at rear possible.
2020 Maruti Vitara Brezza continues to offer the same boot space of 328-litres which isn’t the segment best. However, the 60:40 split seat option gives you the liberty to add more luggage when there aren’t enough occupants.
The centre console features the latest iteration of Suzuki’s SmartPlay infotainment system. The size continues to be of 7-inch. The infotainment system is offered with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility and is coupled with a set of four speakers and a couple of tweeters which seem to do more than a good enough job of catering to one’s daily playback needs.
The instrument cluster happens to be one of the quirkiest elements inside the cabin as it features mood lighting. There is a selection of five colours (yellow, blue, orange, red and white) for the speedo and tachometer dials and one can also control the brightness of the same. Encased between the two dials is a MID that reads out information like time, temperature, fuel, trip and distance.
Other than the fact that most of Brezza’s interior comes out of Maruti’s common parts bin what we don’t like is that the compact SUV doesn’t feature rear A/C vents. There have been arguments made which claim that the standard unit in the SUV is powerful enough to deliver the cooling requirements demanded out of it, but we still feel that the convenience of the rear A/C vents would have made Brezza a more comfortable place to be in. The omission of rear AC vents, sunroof and tyre pressure monitoring system is a glaring miss in the 2020 update.
Lastly, if we have to nitpick, one can also argue that even though the floating roofline is aesthetically pleasing, in the practical world it results in compromised rear-headroom. There is, however, an upside to all of this.
Engine and Performance
Due to the stringent BS6 emission norms, Maruti Suzuki has decided not to upgrade its diesel lineup for now. Thus, the Vitara Brezza drops its diesel motor with a petrol one. Powering this SUV is Maruti’s 1.5-litre petrol mill that predictably churns out 105PS of peak horsepower at 6000 rpm and 138Nm of peak torque at 4400 rpm. The same engine is deployed in the Ertiga and Ciaz. It is linked to a 5-speed manual transmission or a 4-speed torque converter.
The noise levels have dropped to significant levels to almost zero in the Brezza petrol. The motor pulls the car well even at low speeds. The shifts are clean and help you cruise in triple digits within no time.
|Engine||1.5-litre K-series petrol|
|Power||105PS @ 6000 RPM|
|Torque||138 Nm @ 4400 RPM|
|Transmission||5-speed manual/4-speed AT|
|Variant||Price (Ex-showroom Delhi)|
|Brezza LXI||Rs. 7.34 lakh|
|Brezza VXI||Rs. 8.35 lakh|
|Brezza ZXI||Rs. 9.10 lakh|
|Brezza ZXI +||Rs. 9.75 lakh|
|Brezza VXI AT||Rs. 9.75 lakh|
|Brezza ZXI AT||Rs 10.94 lakh|
|Brezza ZXI+ AT||Rs. 11.15 lakh|
|Brezza ZXI+ AT (Dual Tone)||Rs 11.40 lakh|
Falling in the price bracket of Rs. 7.34 lakh to Rs. 11.40 lakh (Ex-showroom Delhi), Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza turns out to be one of the most affordable compact SUVs in India.
When launched a few years back, it was one of the most affordable options. However, the entry of Hyundai Venue and Kia Sonet has created a stir in the segment with their aggressive pricing strategy. The catch here is their steeply-priced higher variants which put them in the category of bigger SUVs.
Maruti Vitara Brezza Price Vs Rivals
|Subcompact SUV||Prices (ex-showroom)|
|Tata Nexon||Rs 6.99 – 12.70 lakh|
|Hyundai Venue||Rs 6.75 – 11.63 lakh|
|Kia Sonet||Rs 6.71 -12.99 lakh|
|Mahindra XUV 300||Rs 7.94 – 12.29 lakh|
|Ford EcoSport||Rs 8.19 – 11.73 lakh|
|Toyota Urban Cruiser||Rs 8.40 – 11.30 lakh|
Maruti cars have always been high on mileage and the Brezza too, even in its new avatar, is extremely economic. It offers a commendable fuel economy of 18.76 kmpl (claimed).
|Maruti Vitara Brezza||Fuel Figures|
|Fuel Economy||18.76 kmpl|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||48-litres|
- Refined petrol engine, fun to drive
- Competitive pricing in its segment
- Comfortable ride quality
- Spacious cabin
- Missing in trend features such as the Sunroof
- Continues to miss rear AC vents
- Petrol-only SUV
- The 4-speed torque converter is dated
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