Maruti Suzuki has launched a mid-life update to their popular compact SUV – the Vitara Brezza. This new update brings a few cosmetic and feature-related tweaks. But the biggest change on the new Maruti Vitara Brezza facelift is the 1.5-litre petrol engine that replaces the 1.3-litre diesel block. This is the first time that the Vitara Brezza will be offered with a petrol engine.
The facelift has been priced from Rs. 7.34 lakh to Rs. 11.40 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). Following are the variant-wise prices of the 2020 Vitara Brezza:
|ZXI+ Dual Tone||9.98 lakh|
|VXI AT||9.75 lakh|
|ZXI AT||10.50 lakh|
|ZXI+ AT||11.15 lakh|
|ZXI+ AT Dual Tone||11.40 lakh|
Powering the new Vitara Brezza is Suzuki’s 1.5-litre, four-cylinder K15B engine that develops
105 PS and 138 Nm of peak torque. This same block is already seen in cars like the Ciaz, Ertiga and XL6. Transmission options on offer include a 5-speed manual and a 4-speed automatic. Interestingly, only the automatic variants get Suzuki’s SHVS mild-hybrid technology. As a result, the Vitara Brezza petrol manual gets a company-claimed fuel economy of 17.03 km/l, whilw the petrol automatic manages a figure of 18.76 km/l.
It is worth noting that the 1,462 cc petrol engine in the Vitara Brezza facelift doesn’t qualify for the lower excise duty that is applicable for small cars in India. As a result, despite being sub-4m, the Vitara Brezza attracts a higher excise duty than its competitors. This is why the ex-showroom price of the new Maruti compact SUV is higher than most of its rivals.