BS6 Maruti Vitara Brezza to be petrol only.
It will get a choice of 5-speed manual and 4-speed automatic gearboxes.
1.5-litre petrol is the same as for Ertiga and Ciaz.
It will not get ESP but will have hill hold assist.
The BS Vl version of the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza will receive a petrol engine only at launch. This petrol engine is a familiar motor and one that we have seen before in other Maruti Suzuki models.
The Brezza’s petrol engine will be a 1.5-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine with 4 cylinders. This engine already powers the Ertiga and the Ciaz and generates 105 bhp and 138 Nm. The Brezza will not get a diesel engine initially when it launches as a BS 6 model, following Maruti Suzuki’s commitment towards making its entire portfolio petrol in the near future.
The petrol engine in the Brezza will be offered with either a 5-speed manual gearbox or a four-speed torque converter automatic. It will also get Suzuki’s ‘Smart Hybrid’ technology but only on the automatic variants. It will also not get ESP but will have Hill Hold assist.
The BS6 Vitara Brezza styling will also be updated. First, it will get two colours: shades of red and blue. It also gets three dual-tone exterior options; grey and orange roof, blue with a black roof, and red with a black roof. The wheels will be all black for the middle spec variants and the top-spec ones will get diamond cut dual-tone alloys. The lighting will change as well, with LED fog lamps, and all LED tail lamps. The turn indicators might become all LED as well and the indicators in the front will now be in the main headlamp.
Other features to be made available on the upcoming Vitara Brezza are electrically folding mirrors, a shark-fin roof antenna, and it will also get the Smartplay Studio infotainment system whose screen will also offer a video feed from the reverse camera. Wireless charging is a possibility and the top-spec variants will get a leather-wrapped steering wheel and electrically dimming interior mirror.
The BS6 Vitara Brezza will be available only in petrol with manual and automatic gearbox options but it will not cost much less than the current diesel engine because of two reasons: the upgrade to BS Vl costs quite a lot, and since it is a 1.5-litre engine it does not qualify for an excise cut like a 1.2-litre petrol or 1.3-litre diesel engine does.
The Vitara Brezza will compete with the likes of the Ford Ecosport, the Mahindra XUV 300, the Tata Nexon Facelift, and the Hyundai Venue 1.0 GDI. Renault HBC, a compact SUV will also be a competitor in the segment later in 2020.