Days before its Auto Expo reveal next week, the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza compact SUV has been completely revealed through leaked images posted by Team-BHP member Tthatsdilip. The Vitara Brezza is Maruti’s first crack at the bustling compact SUV segment. The compact SUV is also the manufacturer’s first product to be completely designed and developed in India, apart from the drive-trains that are, which reek of Suzuki and Fiat.
The styling looks pert, and we’ll have to agree that the Vitara Brezza has turned out to be a handsome looking vehicle. Sure, it’s boxy and voluminous, but the detailing makes up for it. Front end styling features a two port grille that’s trimmed in chrome, while the front bumper is very busy indeed. The compact headlamp clusters feature projector illumination, but the indicators are separately positioned on the bumper, just above the fog lamp clusters.
The sides feature a broken shoulder line, subtle body cladding, flared arches and pleasant sculpting. Other highlights will include blacked out A- and B-pillars, a “floating roof” with contrast colour option, 5-spoke alloy wheels, front/rear scuff plates and a rear spoiler. The rear end is yet to be seen.
The conventionally styled interiors will feature an all-black theme highlighted with dull silver inserts, a Smart Play infotainment system in the higher variants, fabric seats and fabric seats. Upon launch, the Vitara Brezza will be available in six variants – LDi, LDi (O), VDi, VDi (O), ZDi and ZDi+. The top end variant will come loaded with features such as auto headlamps, rain sensing auto wipers, electric folding ORVMs with caps in contrast colour, keyless entry, push button start, reverse parking camera, the aforementioned Smart Play infotainement with CarPlay and inbuilt navigation from Mapcare, cooled upper glovebox, cruise control with steering wheel switch, dual front airbags, ABS, EBD and much more.
The Maruti Vitara Brezza, upon launch, will only be available with a diesel engine. The said engine is most likely to be the familiar 1.3-litre, turbocharged unit sourced from Fiat. However, it remains to be seen which state of tune (75 PS or 90 PS) the engine will be offered in the compact SUV. As for gasoline power, versions of the Vitara Bezza lined up for exports will be propelled by a new, 1.5-litre M Series petrol engine. A petrol engine might be available in India at a later stage.