Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza Overview
The Maruti Vitara Brezza is a leading compact SUV stacking under 4-metres of length, with a huge lead over its rivals. The Brezza has got all the right ingredients on styling and this Maruti looks every bit an SUV. The interiors of the Brezza are also sensibly designed and all the controls are placed well within reach. The rear bench offers plenty of space and the boot is quite spacious too. Maruti still offers the Brezza only with the single option of a 1.3-litre DDiS diesel engine that puts out 90PS and 200Nm, mated to a 5-speed manual transmission with an AMT option from the VDi variant onwards. The Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza offers incredibly high fuel efficiency figure of 24.3kmpl and the widest dealership network of Maruti Suzuki adds to the overall brand value of this compact SUV.Check for Price & Specifications of Maruti cars at CarzPrice
Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza Exterior
The speciality of this exquisite vehicle is that it has the qualities of a SUV as well as that of a hatchback. Hence, this car has a smooth run in the Indian city roads. I can traverse the highways with an equal amount of ease. The Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza exterior presents an aggressive look in many ways. The new engine grille does play a great part in this aspect of the vehicle’s personality. The chrome designs ensure that you get a fantastic combination of beauty and sturdiness in equal measure. The front bumper has the same colour as that of the body and thus looks like the extension of the body in many ways. A big air dam and two high intensity fog lights are the highlights of this front burner. The smoked look of the headlight cluster that has projector lamps and daytime running lights is a fantastic experience.
The 16-alloy wheel arches enable a high quality Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza performance. This is one of the few cars that have black window pillars to suit the colour of the tinted glass. You can recognize this magnificent vehicle from afar because of the chromium plate with its name engraved. A faux silver garnished aluminium plate guards the rear bumper. In short, one can say that the actual looks of the car matches perfectly with the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza images.
Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza Interior
First thing you would notice about the cabin is the comfortable ingress and egress. You just walk inside the cabin, which is also a boon for people having knee problems. The three spoke steering wheel looks familiar but the dashboard is entirely new. There is a neat looking centre console which is enclosed with a gloss black outline. The dashboard is all black but gets silver elements in the middle. The air vents are sizeable and the auto climate control works really well to cool the cabin quickly. The lower half of the centre console has well laid out uncluttered buttons which feel nice and premium to use. Overall quality of the cabin is good but in some places you might find hard plastics and components (window controls, steering stalks) that are shared with older Maruti cars.
You get a neat looking instrument cluster which has some fancy tricks up its sleeve. You can change its colour to white, orange, blue, red and yellow. The infotainment system is well kitted up having a nice big touch screen with good touch quality. It offers Apple CarPlay connectivity along with MirrorLink so you can seamlessly stay connected with your phone through the car. The audio quality is above average and many won’t feel the need of changing the speakers. It also offers navigation system which isn’t intuitive to use if you have a habit of using Google Maps. The big screen also doubles up as a reverse parking camera display that is very convenient in congested situations.
The best part about the cabin of the Vitara Brezza is the driving and upright seating position that adds to the confidence while driving. The steering and seat is height adjustable and has a good range so both tall and short people will find a comfortable position to drive. The large glass area ensures that the cabin feels airy despite having a dark interior theme. Maruti has offered clever storage spaces across the cabin including two gloveboxes, the upper one is a cool box while the lower glovebox is the conventional storage to keep documents and essentials. There is a front sliding arm rest with storage, front passenger side under seat storage, 1-litre bottle holder on all the doors, coat hanger, seatback pockets and hook, front cup holders, sunglass holder, rear arm rest with cupholders and more.
The seats are quite supportive and well padded for long trips. There is a good sense of space at the rear too and you have ample amount of legroom for average height adults but tall passengers might find the legroom limited to some extent. Shoulder room is decent too for three passengers at the rear. Head room is excellent, even for tall people. Maruti could have added air vents for the rear passengers but the AC works quite well and you won’t feel the need of it. The engineers have carved out excellent boot space of 328-litres in the Vitara Brezza which can accommodate your luggage for weekend getaways. The best part about luggage space is that the rear seat folds flat down and it is flexible too with 60:40 split. Some of the key features of the Vitara Brezza include cruise control, auto headlamps, auto wipers, keyless entry with push button start, reverse camera and sensors, power foldable ORVMs and more.
Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza Specifications
Maruti’s compact SUV is available with a single engine option. It gets the tried-and-tested 1.3-litre diesel engine that develops 90PS of power and 200Nm of torque, paired with a 5-speed manual transmission or a 5-speed AMT transmission (available from the VDi variant onwards). The diesel motor’s punch makes it a fun drive when you’re pushing it, but it wears you out inside the city in the manual. 0-100kmph is dealt with in 12.36 seconds, whereas 30-80kmph in third gear takes 8.58 seconds. The AMT, on the other hand, has changed the driving experience in the city. It’s now much smoother and the slightly peakey power delivery has been softened as well. Naturally, it takes longer to get to 100kmph at 14.97 seconds, and in-gear acceleration is a tad slower to — 20-80kmph takes 10.28 seconds. With the manual, the fuel efficiency (21.7kmpl in the city, and 25.3kmpl on the highway) will definitely keep a smile plastered on your face. While it does drop down a little in the AMT (17.68kmpl in the city, and 20.91kmpl on the highway), it still stays ridiculously efficient.
Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza Driving Dynamics
The Maruti Vitara Brezza is a compact SUV and you don’t expect it to be as fun to drive as its closest rival Ford EcoSport. However, the Vitara Brezza is surprisingly quite engaging to drive on the ghats and confidence inspiring on the straights with its balanced suspension setup. The handling is very predictable as the car follows your steering inputs quickly but not as sharply as the EcoSport. The electric steering is a bit numb in the centre and offers neutral feedback. It is light at slow speeds and weighs up enough for highway cruising. The ride quality is a big USP of the Brezza as it glides over potholes and bumps without getting juddery. Both low speed and high speed undulations are taken care of very well by the suspension setup. Braking is very effective too, we stood on the brakes and it came to a halt without any fuss.
Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza Braking and Safety
A mere glance at the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza specifications would be enough to make you realize that there is no compromise on the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza Braking and Safety aspect. Each variant of this Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza model has ventilated brakes from the front wheels. At the same time, you have drum brakes for the rear wheels. The driver airbag is a common feature in all the variants with the higher variants having passenger airbags as well. The anti-lock braking system coupled with the electronic brake-force distribution in some of the higher variants makes this vehicle a very safe one. This makes Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza handling quite easy. The parking sensors are an additional attraction in the higher variants.
Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza Ex-Showroom Price in Hyderabad ranges from 7,41,386/- (Vitara Brezza LDI Optional) to 9,92,281/- (Vitara Brezza ZDI Plus Dual Tone). Get best offers for Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza from Maruti Suzuki Dealers in Hyderabad
Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza Conclussion
The Maruti Vitara Brezza is a game changer for the automaker as it has all the traits of becoming yet another volume spinner for the company. The price positioning is very aggressive in the segment, the amount of features on offer will woo buyers, the SUV stance is quite appealing, it has a fuel efficient motor and the Maruti badge further attracts a lot of trust on this product. The only drawbacks we could find out were turbo lag under 2000 RPM and cabin noise at high speeds. Otherwise the Brezza is a good all rounder and ticks the right boxes for different types of buyers in varying age groups. After a good while there is a serious threat to the compact SUV segment and an uphill battle for other players to keep up the volumes.