Maruti Vitara Brezza: What makes it best selling SUV in 2017?
The Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza is one of India’s most acclaimed cars since its launch back in 2016. The car had received a lot of awards and recognition in its first year itself, including the Indian Car of the Year. Besides, it boasts a humongous sales figure and had crossed the one lakh sales mark even before the lapse of one year since its launch.
The Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza goes up against some other quality opponent like the Ford EcoSport and the new Honda WR-V. In fact, the Brezza is considered to be the first major threat to the popularity of the EcoSport and eventually went on to take up the name of the best-selling subcompact SUV in India.
But what is it in the Maruti Vitara Brezza that makes it so much popular and among its peers? Is it the champion in every parameter? Let’s get the answers to them.
2017 Maruti Vitara Brezza Specifications
2017 Maruti Vitara Brezza Styling
Vitara Brezza looks like an SUV despite its weak dimensions. Inspired by his bigger brother, Suzuki Vitara, he got a high bonnet with a wide rectangular front grille and wiped out the headlights. The front bumper gets a black beehive grille and deadly fog light bullets. The top spec car gets an integrated daylight path along with projector headlights. Move sideways, there are quadratic wheel arches, contrasting colored floating roofs, and a tail lamp wrap. The back is relatively simple, it has a silver bash plate, a spoiler and a lightweight guide and gets a boot opening cover. Vitara Brezza is a crossover SUV, a gentle roader, yet offers ground clearance of 198mm.
The cabin shares a lot with other Maruti cars but nothing special. Top-spec models get start-stop functionality, electrically folding ORVMs, leather seats and climate control systems from Dzire and Swift brothers. The top screen music system comes from Baleno, the steering wheel is common in many of their cars, calling the air conditioner look familiar and even ventilation on the front is not new. ABS-EBD and dual front airbags are offered as a choice of basic variants.
A majority of the automobile followers would be agreeing to the fact that the Vitara Brezza is, indeed, a very well crafted car. Not that the attractiveness is drawn from an edgy exterior or pumped up body, but there is a sense of a classic approach in the way the car has been presented. The EcoSport from Ford was so much in demand mainly because of two reasons – number one, it was the first of its kind and number two, it was extremely muscular, almost like it was on steroid.
But the Brezza is different. It is more of a conventional car with a mainstream SUV design. The bumper is muscular but is more proportionate to the body than the EcoSport. It has bigger wheels and thicker tyres which provides superior road grip.
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2017 Maruti Vitara Brezza Powertrain
Vitara Brezza is offered only with a 1.3-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine from Swift but with a 89bhp setting as seen at Maruti Ciaz. The engine drives the front wheels through a five-speed manual transmission. No automatic machines or gasoline is offered.
The Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza is offered with just one engine trim, much like the 2017 Maruti S-Cross. The company uses the tried-and-tested 1.3-litre DDiS diesel engine to do the duties under the hood. And just like S-Cross, the engine in the Brezza too isn’t outright powerful. In fact, you will feel that the accelerator is less responsive once you cross the speed of 120 kmph. However, every bit of the 89 bhp power (at 4,000 revs per minute) and 200 Nm torque (at 1,750 revs per minute) is extremely and you feel a lot relaxed and would be cruising even at a high speed. The diesel engine is not annoyingly noisy at any point of the drive.
Moreover, people might have considered the absence of an automatic transmission or petrol engine to be a drawback when it was first launched, but the results are quite phenomenal. The standard 5-speed manual gearbox is a great news for all the people who consider automatic to be laggy in heavy traffic.
Plus, there is one more thing that is a delight for every owner and prospect buyer. Despite being an SUV by nature, the DDiS diesel motor offers a wonderful mileage of over 24 kmpl (ARAI-certified) and is presently one of the most economical cars in the domestic circuit. More of the specifications can be found on Autoportal.com, which is a popular automobile website.
2017 Maruti Vitara Brezza Specifications
2017 Maruti Vitara Brezza Release Date
Since its introduction last year, Vitara Brezza has been a market leader in the sub-four-meter segment. It competes with the likes of Ford EcoSport and TUV300 Mahindra in addition to newcomers like Honda WR-V and Tata Nexon.
The Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza is presently the best-selling sub-compact SUV in India and has crossed the landmark of two lakh units in just 20 months of its tenure. Such has been the popularity of the car.
All throughout 2017, the auto industry saw the advent of two new majors cars in the segment in the form of Honda WR-V and Tata Nexon, along with the facelift of the Ford EcoSport, but none could dethrone the Brezza from the top position.