Maruti has decided to increase the production of Vitara Brezza, owing to immense demand and huge waiting period. Initially, the country's largest automaker had planned an annual production of 80,000 units, but soon it was revised to 100,000 units. And, now it has been further increased to 120,000 units. Just so you know, Maruti Vitara Brezza has registered 70,000 bookings since its launch in March 2016. The company has delivered more than 20,000 units of the micro-SUV till date, while around 52,000 buyers are still awaiting delivery.
Measuring 3995mm in length, 1790mm in width, and 1640mm in height, the Vitara Brezza has a wheelbase of 2500mm and ground clearance of 198mm. Maruti is producing 8500 units per month of the sub 4-meter SUV currently, but it isn't adequate to curb the 5-6 month long waiting period. Hence, it has decided to ramp-up the production to 10,000 units per month. The deliveries for the Vitara Brezza started on March 25, 2016. "We are making all possible efforts to de-bottleneck the lines and enhance production. Our production teams are doing internal adjustments to meet the demand of models in high demand," a company spokesperson told ET Auto. For those asking, the flagship variant of Vitara Brezza gets the SmartPlay touchscreen infotainment system.
The Vitara Brezza is only offered in diesel guise with the 1.3L, 4-cylinder DDiS engine. It belts out 90bhp of top power and 200Nm of peak torque, paired with a 5-speed manual transmission. It returns a class-leading fuel economy of 24.3kmpl (ARAI Specified). Maruti is planning to introduce petrol variants of the mini SUV by the festive season. It is expected to come loaded with 1.0L turbocharged Boosterjet petrol engine with a maximum power output of 110bhp. The possibilities of introducing the 1.2L K-Series and 1.4L K-Series were ruled out by the company as it would feel underpowered in the segment, which comprises of Ford EcoSport and Mahindra TUV300.