Maruti Suzuki made a stirring decision by launching its first compact SUV Vitara Brezza that continued racking up the sales for the company. The company sold over 10,051 units of the compact SUV in October, and this is the fourth consecutive month Vitara Brezza retains the best selling position in its segment, while the 8,670 units of the Hyundai Creta were sold in October.
With Vitara Brezza, the company sold 18,008 units of its UVs last month, compared to 9,435 units in October 2015, registering a growth of 90.9 percent. After the month July, this is the second time Vitara Brezza hitting a 10,000 unit monthly sales. In September 2016, Maruti Suzuki sold 9,375 units of the Vitara Brezza, while its chief rival Hyundai Creta’s sales were 8,835 units.
Maruti has sold over 50,000 units of the Vitara Brezza since its launch in the Indian car market and around same figures are yet to be delivered. Currently, the model has a waiting period of around seven months. Though, the company has raised the production of the compact SUV to 10,000 units from July, but it is still struggling to keep up with the demands.
Under the hood, the Vitara Brezza compact SUV is powered by a 1.2-litre 200 DDis diesel unit that produces 88.5 bhp at 4,000rpm with 200 Nm of top torque at 1,750rpm. the power train comes coupled to a five-speed manual gearbox with best-in-class fuel efficiency of 24.3 kmpl.
Maruti Suzuki is working over a petrol and AMT version of the Vitara Brezza, but before that, the comapny will introduce its compact crossover Ignis that might come with hybrid tech.