Expert Review

Maruti-Suzuki Vitara Brezza

Launched first in 2016, the Maruti Vitara Brezza has been a huge hit and has gone one to become the best selling compact SUV. It was the first Maruti SUV under 4m and has been accepted by customers. Later in 2020 Maruti has launched the new Brezza with a petrol engine plus more features. The various trims on offer with the Brezza include LXI, VXI, ZXI and ZXI Plus. MyNewCar recommends ZXI PLus. Colour options are Premium silver, Metallic Sizzling Red, Torque Blue, Granite Grey, Granite Grey with Autumn Orange Roof, Metallic Sizzling Red With Black, Autumn Orange, Torque Blue With Black.


The Brezza is a good looking SUV with broad shoulders and a pronounced SUV stance. It looks big and muscular with details like the slim headlamps plus the chrome rich grille along with silver skid plate plus cladding all around. There are muscular wheel-arches with new 16inch alloy wheels for the top-end version. Its dimensions are 3995 mm in length, 1790 mm in width, 1640 mm in height. Its wheelbase is 2500 mm.


The interior of the Vitara Brezza is rough and ready with a rugged all black look. The quality is decent while the design is square like. The colour changing dials looks cool while there are big enough storage spaces too. The big advantage of the Brezza is the space on offer as the rear seat has good amounts of legroom and headroom while the boot is big also. The touch-screen is the latest from Maruti at 7inch with the SmartPlay studio infotainment there. It has all the functions like navigation, rear camera, rear sensors etc while it also gets features like auto headlamps, climate control, auto dimming mirror, dual projector LED headlamps however there are no rear ac vents.


The Vitara Brezza gets a 1.5l petrol engine only as the 1.3 diesel has been discontinued at the moment. The engine is a BS6 unit and is quite refined plus performance is sprightly with enough power on tap. The Brezza is also easy to drive in the city with good ground clearance helping it clear potholes. The manual version is fun and the one to buy as it is light to use as well. The 4-speed automatic is good for convenience but a bit slow.


The Maruti Brezza gets a 1.5l petrol engine with 105 bhp and 138Nm which is fairly impressive while standard is a 5-speed manual as optional you get a 4-speed torque converter. In terms of mileage the Brezza automatic is more efficient at 18.7 kmpl vs the 17.03 kmpl of the manual. The reason is that the Automatic Brezza has the smart hybrid system with stop/start included.


The game of glamour is designed to be played with minimal accidents. And the safety features of Vitara Brezza tells you why. Inspired from NEXA cars, the Suzuki Total Effective Control Technology body (TECT) is seen in this car. This car comes with Driver side airbag as standard across all variants, but the driver side airbag is seen only in LDI(O), VDI(O), ZDI and ZDI+ variants. Same goes with ABS with EBD as well.

The automatic headlights which light up at night and rain sensing auto wipers is seen in ZDI+ variant. The Rally Based Suspension System (RBSS) seen in Swift is also seen here, with McPherson Strut with Coil Spring in front and Torsion Bean with Coil Spring at the rear. Ventilated disc brakes in front and drum brakes in rear adds to the braking of this car. Reverse parking sensor is standard in this car, but the ZDI+ gets reverse parking cameras as well. Central locking and engine immobilizer ensures that you have the right to play the sport of glamour.



To ensure that the sport of glamour is played well, some costs have to be incurred. If the sport is played for 1000km a month which means 12000km a year, the cost of ownership for the Vitara Brezza comes for Rs.  53,249 for one year. This includes Rs. 21,600 of insurance cost, Rs. 2845 of maintenance cost and Rs. 28,804 of fuel cost. We have not factored in the loan interest as it depends on person to person and the percentage of amount taken in loan.


In any sport, there are rivals. And in the sport of glamour, the Vitara Brezza has got some serious contenders. The players looking to topple the Vitara Brezza are Ford EcoSport, Renault Duster, Mahindra TUV300 and the base variant of Hyundai Creta. It’s the future which will decide how the sport of glamour has faced, has it overcame the ICOTY award winning Vitara Brezza, or still the car has stronghold here.


The Vitara Brezza is designed for those who wants shoot a big bang at the buck and wants to play the game of glamour seriously. Priced from Rs. 7.7 lakhs to Rs. 10.5 lakhs, it is expensive. But if you want a stylish, glamorous car, with a design of your own, there is an i-Create platform exclusively with the Vitara Brezza. In this case, costs vary as per the accessories you buy. So, if you have the money in the bank and ready to play the game of glamour, then this is the car built for you.