According to a new report, 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. This diesel engine is available in two states to tune – 75 PS and 90 PS. While smaller cars like the Swift and Dzire employ the former, slightly upmarket cars like the S-Cross and Ciaz are powered by the latter. However, it remains to be seen which state of tune the engine will be offered in the compact SUV.
As for gasoline power, the report adds that versions of the Vitara Bezza lined up for exports will be propelled by a new, 1.5-litre M Series petrol engine. The Brezza is most likely to be exported to Indoensia, amongst other countries. In spite of not having a petrol engine, Maruti Suzuki is quite bullish about the Vitara Brezza, as it looks to shift 10,000 units of the compact SUV every month, the report further claims. A petrol engine might be available in India at a later stage.
The Vitara Brezza is the first Maruti to be fully dedisgned and developed in India. It will be unveiled at the Auto Expo next week, followed by a launch in March. It’s prime competitors will include the Ford EcoSport and the Mahindra TUV300. Earlier this month, Maruti had teased the Vitara Brezza through a video. [Video: Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza fascia and details revealed before Auto Expo 2016 debut ]
Source: The Economic Times