Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza is the second highest-selling sub-4-metre SUV in India.
The Vitara Brezza has sold 5,00,000 units in total.
Has taken 47 months to reach this milestone.
Has been available only with a diesel engine and manual gearbox so far.
Will switch to petrol with both a manual and automatic gearbox by April.
Maruti Suzuki has announced that its sub-4m compact SUV, the Vitara Brezza, has crossed the 5,00,000 units sales mark. This feat was achieved by the Brezza in 47 months, one month shy of the four-year mark.
The Vitara Brezza was the first sub 4 m SUV in India to packaging its interior in such a way that the rear tyre wasn’t mounted on the tailgate, while at the same time its exterior proportions were spot on. It also was the first to introduce the concept of ‘factory customisation’ to the masses. It offered dual colour themes with roofs that were coloured differently, a choice of graphics, and a feature-rich ‘Smartplay’ infotainment system to its segment. However, where it didn’t offer a choice was in its drivetrain.
Customers could have their Brezza only with the 90 bhp 1.3-litre four-cylinder turbocharged diesel motor, mated to a five-speed manual gearbox. That is about to change, with the Brezza switching to pure petrol power for the upcoming BS Vl emission norms. It will be offered with both a five-speed manual gearbox and a four-speed automatic.
As far as the compact SUV segment is concerned, the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza is the all-time leader but the Hyundai Venue looks likely to challenge it, with sales of over 70,000 units since it went on sale in May 2019.