We have been talking about the Maruti Vitara Brezza a lot now-a-days, because there is a lot to talk about it. The Vitara Brezza is not leaving the headlines anytime soon. Within a day of its launch, the diesel powered compact SUV garnered over 2,500 bookings, subsequently there was news about its AMT and petrol variant. The officials remained tight lipped about the details but nodded with approval when asked. Now the latest reports suggest that the compact SUV will soon be made available in a petrol version.
The new petrol power will be induced in the Vitara Brezza by a 1.0L Boosterjet gasoline engine. Currently the aforementioned engine powers the export version of the Suzuki Baleno RS that was showcased at the 2016 Auto Expo as well as 2016 Geneva Motor Show. Coming back to the Brezza, the compact SUV will get the same powerplant under its hood because, according to the car maker, their 1.2L K-series petrol engine will not suffice its power requirements. And also, the much powerful 1.4L engine will cart off the Brezza of the sub-4 metre vehicle tax benefits.
The newly developed 1.0L direct-injection turbo engine is claimed to provide better fuel efficiency without compromising on power. With the direct injection and turbo charger, its power output is avowed to be comparable to 1.6L naturally-aspirated engine even with its small displacement of just 1.0L. The Boosterjet engine is capable of kicking out 110 Bhp of power at 5,500 rpm and a twist of 170Nm between 2,000 and 3,500 rpm.
The petrol variant of the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza is rumoured to be scheduled for a festive season launch this year and is expected to be priced higher than the current variants. Also, there are rumours about the AMT kit for the Brezza and it would not be completely incorrect to expect that to happen since Maruti Suzuki is extending its AMT gearbox across all vehicles in it product portfolio.