Remember in 2017, the Vitara Brezza was awarded the Indian Car of the Year.

With only a year in the market and being the first Suzuki-branded car that was fully designed in India, there was a lot of anticipation for the upcoming models.

For the record…

The Vitara Brezza is a subcompact crossover SUV manufactured by Suzuki.

After unveiling at the 13th Auto Expo in 2016, it made history as the company’s first subcompact crossover and their fourth attempt in the SUV market after the Gypsy, Grand Vitara and SX4 S-Cross.

Before Toyota started marketing it as the Toyota Urban Cruiser, we did see it back in 2012 as a concept car based on the Maruti XA Alpha.

But in 2020, we received a statement that got folks asking – Is the Suzuki Vitara Brezza getting discontinued?

is Brezza discountinued?

It turns out that the Japanese manufacturer isn’t saying goodbye yet; the Vitara Brezza isn’t getting discontinued (at least not now),

For the models between 2016 and 2020, the Vitara Brezza is powered by a 1.3 L D13A four-cylinder turbodiesel engine which produces 66 kW (89 hp; 90 PS) and 200 N⋅m (150 lb⋅ft) of torque.

However, the new 2020 model saw Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza offering a new petrol engine.

Is Brezza diesel still available?

With the launch of the 1.5-litre K-Series petrol engine which produces 103bhp and 138Nm of torque, Maruti Suzuki has officially discontinued the diesel models and will only be offering a petrol engine for the Brezza.

Is new Brezza coming?

In the first half of 2021, Maruti Suzuki’s Vitara Brezza emerged as the bestselling compact SUV in the country, selling about 60,183-units. Looking at the future, Suzuki still has something in their lineup.

Brezza petrol or diesel which is better?

Generally, petrol cars are better than diesel cars for the following reasons

  • Lower price
  • Better for short trips
  • Less local air pollution
  • Petrol cars are usually quieter

According to Maruti, it would take a person nearly 260,000 km to recover the extra cost a customer would pay to buy a diesel car over a petrol one. 

The petrol engine of the Brezza is mated to a 5-speed manual or 4-speed automatic transmission. Both are equipped with SHVS mild hybrid system.

The fuel economy is stated at 17.03 km/L (48.1 mpg‑imp; 40.1 mpg‑US) for manual transmission option and 18.76 km/L (53.0 mpg‑imp; 44.1 mpg‑US) for automatic transmission option.

Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza Specification

Aside from the new petrol engine, the Brezza compact SUV comes with additional equipment, a totally new styling.

There are three new dual-tone color options available

  • Sizzling Red with midnight Black roof
  • Torque Blue with midnight Black roof
  • Granite Grey with Autumn Orange roof.

Dimensions

Length: 3,995 mm
Width: 1,640 mm
Height: 1,790 mm
Wheelbase: 2,500 mm
Ground clearance: 200 mm

Engine Specification

Engine: 1.5-litre petrol
Transmission: 5-MT, Automatic
Power: 103 bhp
Torque: 138 Nm
Fuel-efficiency: 17.03 km/l (MT); 18.76 (AT)

Although the updates to the Vitara Brezza are mild, it gets an improved chrome front grille, new LED projector headlamps with DRLs, a revised front bumper with redesigned fog lamp housing.

The rear bumper didn’t miss out on the update, It got a new styling and the tail-lamps are also redesigned with new LEDs.

There’s not much to debate about the interior, changes are minimal as well. The Brezza retains the all-black cabin with a contrast glowing driver instruments panel.

What’s new for the most part, is the Maruti Suzuki’s updated SmartPlay touchscreen infotainment system and new fabric upholstery.

In terms of safety kit, the Brezza has dual airbag set up at the front. This is in compliance with the standard list of features that are mandatory, although have become a norm

Suzuki Vitara Brezza Models

  • 2016 (Brezza launch year)
  • 2017
  • 2018
  • 2019
  • 2020

2020 Brezza Manual Variant Pricing

  • Lxi => ₹7.34 lakh
  • Vxi => ₹8.35 lakh
  • Zxi => ₹9.1 lakh
  • Zxi+ => ₹9.75 lakh
  • Zxi+ => Dual Tone ₹9.98 lakh

Automatic Variant

  • Vxi (AT with Smart Hybrid) => ₹9.75 lakh
  • Zxi (AT with Smart Hybrid) => ₹10.5 lakh
  • Zxi+ (AT with Smart Hybrid) => ₹11.15 lakh
  • Zxi+ (AT with Smart Hybrid) => Dual Tone ₹11.4 lakh

Note: All prices are ex-showroom, Delhi

Over the years, Maruti Suzuki has been known for its reliable product line-up and also its vast service network, ensures that customers get peace of mind.

The new Vitara Brezza is a well-rounded package that is feature-loaded and offers good drivability, space for passengers, and easy-to-maintain qualities.

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