A small crossover Suzuki Vitara Brezza got an automatic transmission and became more expensive

A small crossover Suzuki Vitara Brezza got an automatic transmission and became more expensive

May 10, 2018 0 By autotimesnews

The company Maruti Suzuki (the Indian “daughter” of Suzuki) officially introduced the renewed SUV Vitara Brezza.

The first data on the freshened cross-country appeared several days ago. It was assumed that the premiere of the renewed compact SUV Vitara Brezza (length – 3,995 mm, wheelbase – 2,500 mm) will be held in India in the summer, but the model was introduced earlier. Moreover, Brezza is already available for ordering in this country. The design of the crossover exterior has not changed. The color palette of the body was replenished with orange enamel, plus new black 17-inch wheels are offered for the model, and the chrome grille is now in the “base”, whereas previously such a grille was only for expensive versions. The plastic in the salon is now black instead of dark gray.

The main innovation for Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza is the appearance of a robotic transmission: previously the cross was offered only with a five-speed manual gearbox. The engine is the same – turbodiesel 1.3 DDiS 90 hp (200 Nm). The cross is only available with a front-wheel drive. According to unofficial information, the crossover will later receive a gasoline engine 1.5, but there is no detailed information about this engine yet.

As expected, Vitara Brezza was deprived of the cheapest empty configuration, in which the SUV was equipped only with a driver’s airbag. Now in all versions there are two airbags, ABS and EBD, rear parking sensors and Isofix mounts in the back seat. In top-end complete sets, there is a multimedia system, a rear-view camera and climate control.

The rejection of the former “base” led to the fact that Vitara Brezza became more expensive: if the pre-reform cross cost from 728,000 rupees, then the refreshed model with manual transmission will cost at least Rs. 752,000. The price of the SUV with the automatic transmission starts from the mark of 854 000 rupees.

Recall, the crossover Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza debuted in 2016. The production of the model is established in India, only while they are selling the model. In the near future, a compact all-terrain vehicle will begin to ship to Indonesia.

By the way, Vitara Brezza is the best-selling crossover on the Indian market: in 2017, 140 945 such cars were sold (seventh place in the overall rating of India’s most popular car). In second place – Hyundai Creta, and the Korean is considerably behind: 105 484 units (the ninth line in the overall rating).

Earlier it became known that Vitara Brezza in India will also sell under the Toyota brand: Suzuki and Toyota agreed on a mutual “exchange” of models.