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 companies like Renault and Ford paved the way for new contenders and everyone was eagerly awaiting what India’s largest automaker’s offering in the segment would be like. Lo and behold the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza! The sub 4-metre SUV was first introduced at the 2016 Indian Auto Expo and was predictably showered with a lot of praise. Let’s take an unbiased look at what the SUV has to offer to its consumers.
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 airdam at the front which incorporates a matte silver skid plate and housings for turn indicators.
The grille is a clear throwback to Suzuki’s XA Alpha concept is prominently noticeable along with other design elements chief amongst which is the floating roofline. The headlamp clusters feature LED DRLs and bestow the SUV with 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 and not sideways like other contenders in the segment, which would make it easier to access and navigate through the boot in parking lots and shopping centres.
|Dimensions||LDi, LDi(O), VDi, VDi(O), ZDi, ZDi Plus and ZDi Plus Dual Tone|
|Boot space||328 litres|
|Fuel tank capacity||48 litres|
Vitara Brezza is available in dual tone colour schemes that include a red-black, blue-white and a yellow-white paint job, which make the car seem substantially sportier than its rivals in the segment. The SUV will also be offered in Cerulean Blue, Fiery Yellow, Blazing Red, Pearl Arctic White, Premium Silver and Granite Grey.
Interior and Features
Familiarity and function, this is the best way to describe the interiors of 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. The steering wheel is shared with S-Cross, whereas several switches like the ones for the power windows have been picked right out of the old Swift models.
The centre console features a 7-inch infotainment system which is also shared with the likes of Ciaz and Baleno. 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 tweekers 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 trip, 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.
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. The boot of Brezza offers 328 litres of storage space and the rear seats get a 60:40 split which means they can be adjusted as per one’s special requirements.
Engine and Performance
Speaking of good old familiarity, let’s look under the hood at the powerplant that is powering the SUV and we find our good old DDiS cracking away. Powering this SUV is Maruti’s Fiat-sourced DDIS 200 mill that predictably churns out 90PS of peak horsepower @4000 rpm and 200Nm of peak torque at 1750 rpm. Maruti claims that the unit is ideal for the SUV as weighing at about 1200 kgs, Brezza will still be quick off the line and nippy around the city streets.
The turbo lag is noticeable if the RPMs drop anywhere below the range of 1500 but at 100km/h the car cruises smoothly with little cabin noise.
|Type||1248cc, 4-cylinder DOHC|
|Power||90PS@ 4000 RPM|
|Torque||200 Nm @ 1750 RPM|
|Variant||Price (Ex-showroom Delhi)|
|Brezza LDi||Rs. 7.24 lakhs|
|Brezza LDi (O)||Rs. 7.37 lakhs|
|Brezza VDi||Rs. 7.77 lakhs|
|Brezza VDi (O)||Rs. 7.90 lakhs|
|Brezza ZDi||Rs. 8.70 lakhs|
|Brezza ZDi Plus||Rs. 9.69 lakhs|
|Brezza ZDi Plus Dual Tone||Rs. 9.91 lakhs|
Falling in the price bracket of Rs. 7.24 lakhs to Rs. 9.91 lakhs (Ex-showroom Delhi), Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza turns out to be one of the most affordable compact SUVs in India. The base diesel variant of its key rival, Ford EcoSport comes at the price tag of Rs. 7.31 lakhs (Ex-showroom Delhi), which is marginally expensive.
The DDiS 200 mill manages to deliver a commendable fuel economy of 24.3 km/l (claimed).
|Variants||LDi, LDi(O), VDi, VDi(O), ZDi, ZDi Plus, ZDi Plus Dual Tone|
|Fuel economy||24.29 kmpl|
- Sporty look of the new SUV
- Maruti’s impressive service network is a bonus
- Plethora of coming of age features
- Competitive pricing in its segment
- Noticeable turbo lag if the RPMs drop anywhere below the range of 1500
- Argument can be made that the interiors seem dated