Maruti Vitara Brezza is barely a week away from its global debut at the 2016 Auto Expo on February 3 in Greater Noida. And, it is being learnt that Maruti's first compact SUV would be launched in diesel guise only. However, the country's largest automaker might introduce a petrol variant later on. Maruti Vitara Brezza compact SUV wouldn't be retailed through Maruti's NEXA dealerships, instead it would be sold via regular company showrooms.
Maruti is highly confident regarding the success of Vitara Brezza as it intends to sell around 10,000 units of the compact SUV on a monthly basis. Despite being available only in diesel fuel trim and rising popularity of petrol SUVs, the company is quite optimistic about the domestic sales of Vitara Brezza. Although, the company would manufacture petrol variant but it would only be used in exports to other countries. Just so you know, the exported petrol variant would derive its power from a 1.5L M series engine. The Vitara Brezza is the first vehicle to be conceived, designed, developed and validated in India by Maruti.
Without any surprises, the Vitara Brezza would come loaded with the Fiat-sourced 1.3L Multi-jet diesel engine. This tried-and-tested engine is at helm of Maruti's several best-selling cars such as Swift, Swift DZire and Ciaz. Maruti Vitara Brezza is expected to go on sale from March 2016, while it would be priced in a domain of Rs. 5-8 Lakhs (Ex.Showroom). It would be competing in the sub 4-meter SUV segment against the likes of Ford EcoSport, Mahindra TUV300 and yet-to-be-launched Tata Nexon. The Vitara Brezza would mark Maruti's entry in the highly lucrative sub 4-meter SUV segment. JD Power - a global research firm - has revealed that SUV sales, expectedly, would witness a growth of more twofold to 9.08 lakh units annually by 2020 from about 3.8 lakh at present.
Source - ET Auto