Maruti-Suzuki Vitara Brezza Overview
At the launch event of Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Mr. Randhir Singh Kalsi (Executive Director-Sales and Marketing- MSIL) said, "Unchi is the new lambi.” That actually describes the obsession of Indian customers for the SUV and compact SUV segment, which now enjoys the same status & desirability as long sedans did at one time. In India, the compact SUV segment is fairly new which up until now had the monopoly from Ford EcoSport, Renault Duster & Hyundai Creta. But now, this segment is challenged by India's leading carmaker and the impact is already visible as Ford has slashed the prices of EcoSport by Rs. 53,000 to 1,12,300 (depending on the variant). As of now, Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza is offered only in the diesel fuel trim but we can expect the Japanese carmaker to soon bring the petrol variants. The mini SUV is launched in 6 variants LDI, LDI (O), VDI, VDI (O), ZDI and ZDI+ in 9 expressive colours, namely, Blazing Red, Blazing Red with Midnight Black Roof (Dual Tone), Cerulean Blue, Cerulean Blue with Pearl Arctic White Roof (Dual Tone), Fiery Yellow, Fiery Yellow with Pearl Arctic White Roof (Dual Tone), Granite Grey, Pearl Arctic White and Premium Silver. Mynewcar’s recommended model is ZDI as other variants lack most of the safety and comfort features. This car won the Indian Car Of The Year Award (ICOTY) 2017.
Maruti Suzuki has promised a new breeze with new styling and features in the Vitara Brezza. And it has delivered it well. Here are the features of the Vitara Brezza that makes you play glamorous-
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Maruti-Suzuki Vitara Brezza Exterior
The Vitara Brezza is a compact SUV. So, one expects a big amount of dimensions. And sure, it gets fulfilled. A length of 3995mm, width of 1790mm and a tall, imposing height of 1640mm, it is one big car. The wheelbase of 2500mm ensures that there is ample space in this car. What is more impressing is its height. The car is tall enough to accommodate a 6 feet tall Sikh wearing turban. Wow! So impressive, isn’t it?
Seeing its exterior front, Maruti Suzuki did a lot of research and innovation in car styling. And the Vitara Brezza bears the fruit of the efforts. The front grille looks so manly and imposing with chrome finish running across it. The projector headlamps are called ‘bull horn’ by the company and it is so thanks to its bold design. On the sides the ORVMs come with turn indicators. The roof rails look awesome and add a sporty touch to the car. 205/60 R16 steel wheels in LDI and VDI variants and 215/60 R16 alloy wheels in ZDI and ZDI+ variant completes this car bold sides. The rear is also a bang in style. The ‘bull horn’ design is followed in the rear lights, completing its sporty style. The rear garnish with ‘Vitara Brezza’ is indeed stylish. A unique feature seen in VDI and ZDI variants is the floating roof design with a contrasting colour adds dynamism to its style. All this makes the Vitara Brezza incredibly stylish and glamorous from the outside.
Maruti-Suzuki Vitara Brezza Interior
The game of glamour doesn’t end here. Open the doors of the Vitara Brezza and see the game heating up with its superbly stylish interior. The piano finished accents make it look stylish. Step in the driver’s seat, the first thing you will see is the illuminated instrument panel. And the best part- it has 5 colour options- light red, red, blue, yellow and white which can be changed with the click of a switch. This is what Maruti calls ‘mood-lighting’. The multi information display in the centre is also well-designed. The steering wheel looks sporty with cruise control and Bluetooth handsfree controls. It is tilt adjustable too. The SMARTPLAY Infotainment system connects your phone with the car- a feature commonly seen in NEXA cars. The rear seats 60:40 which offers flexible options for storage. But even with seats in place, the 328litre boot space is enough for a big family trip. Other features include a cool storage box (keep cool box), front sliding centre armrest, coat hangers in assist grips, floor console with cup holders, seat back pockets with hooks for shopping bags, door bottle holder, concealed seat undertray, rear armrest with cup holders, driver side pocket and ticket holder, illuminated glove box, front map lamp and luggage room illumination. All this just that you play the game of glamour well.
Maruti-Suzuki Vitara Brezza Driving
The game of glamour is a game to be played with minimum distractions. The pendulum engine mount system and a state of the art noise insulation and absorption materials in the Vitara Brezza ensures the same. The Vitara Brezza is a quick player, acceleration from 0-100km/hr in under 13seconds, and in the mid-range from 40-100km/hr in 15.2 seconds. However, below 2000rpm, it becomes a slow player. Its true performance can be seen in the mid-range i.e. 2000rpm to 5000rpm, until the maximum at 5300rpm, where the engine hits a six. The underdog performer here is the steering wheel, which has a dead zone around the straight-ahead position. When it comes to potholes and bumps, the ground clearance of 198mm, smooth suspension and big tyres ensure that it gets a ‘NOT OUT’ every time. And to finish off the game in style, the accurate gearshift and a fairly light clutch ensures that you speed up the game well in time.
Maruti-Suzuki Vitara Brezza Engine
To ensure that the sport of glamour doesn’t get a break, the DDIS 200 engine is what powers the Vitara Brezza. It is a 1248cc, 4 cylinder and 16 valve engine. Mated with a 5-speed manual transmission, this engine delivers a power of 88.51bhp at 4000rpm and a torque of 200Nm at 1750rpm. With a fuel efficiency of 24.3km/litre, the Vitara Brezza is such a stadium where the game of glamour is played with few drink breaks.
Maruti-Suzuki Vitara Brezza Safety
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.
Maruti-Suzuki Vitara Brezza Value
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.
Maruti-Suzuki Vitara Brezza Maintainence
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.
Maruti-Suzuki Vitara Brezza Maintainence
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.