Auto Expo 2020: Maruti Suzuki unveils the Vitara Brezza facelift
Comes with the tried and tested 1.5-litre K15 petrol motor
Minor updates on the outside including a rehashed bumper and grille
Gets a larger 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system
Launching in the second-third week of February
Maruti Suzuki showcased the Vitara Brezza at the Auto Expo today. The prices haven’t been announced as of yet but considering that the bestselling compact SUV now comes with a petrol-engine, we expect it to be priced similarly to the outgoing diesel model. The launch is slated to happen in the second or third week of February but the bookings have already opened. Let’s dive straight into the updates.
The Vitara Brezza has been the bestselling compact SUV since its launch way back in 2016 and was one of the first SUVs to be seen our roads with a dual tone roof. Maruti Suzuki has followed the ‘why fix it, if it ain’t broke’ approach and the facelift has received subtle updates to retain the silhouette. The Brezza now gets a new, double horizontal slat grille which extends into the new DRL-infused LED headlamps. The bumper has been completely overhauled as well with a large skid plate finished in silver surrounded by fog lamp bezels on each side. At the rear, the Brezza now gets LED tail lights and that’s about it.
The chassis hasn’t been altered at all but the Brezza has now been offered only with a 1.-5litre K15 Smart Hybrid engine. The 1.3-litre diesel sourced from Fiat has been discontinued and owing to lower demands for diesel and high emissions, Maruti Suzuki has ben forced to go with its in-house petrol motor. The 1462, 4-cylinder petrol motor makes 103bhp and 138Nm. There’s also a small battery that works in tandem with the ICE for quick outbursts at low speeds, to aid acceleration. There’s also an 4-speed automatic option which will probably be offered in the top-end variant.
On the inside, the Brezza no gets an all-new Smartplay infotainment system which is larger at 7in and comes with built-in Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The interior remains all-black and no other changes have been made at all.
We can also tell you that Maruti Suzuki will be offering two new colour options to choose from at launch.