The Vitara Brezza facelift will only get a petrol engine
India’s largest car manufacturer Maruti Suzuki is readying the facelift of India’s largest selling compact SUV, Vitara Brezza. Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza is expected to be launched in the Indian market during the Auto Expo 2020. This time the company will launch the compact SUV with only a petrol engine option. Till now, the Vitara Brezza was available only with a diesel engine but the game will be changed due to BS6 emission norms which will supposedly push the price of diesel engines to a whole new level.
Here are a couple of spy shots taken by the folks at Rushlane which clearly shows the new facelift design of the SUV. The bumper is carrying a new design, fog lamps are now larger than before. Turn indicators are given space in the main headlamp assembly. By looking at headlight dig-out, it seems to be of the same design, however, the internals is now completely different, housing LED DRLs as well as possibly LED projector lamps. To enhance the visual appeal of the SUV, there is plenty of chrome visible in the headlight as well as in the new grille.
One can also notice a new design of the alloy wheels which are painted black for this particular variant. Not much will be changed to the interiors of the Brezza other than new seat fabric as well as minor tweaks to the Smartplay infotainment system.
Under the hood, new Vitara Brezza facelift will utilise Maruti Suzuki’s own 1.5-litre petrol engine which will follow BS6 emission standard. As reported earlier by the company, there will be no diesel engines for the smaller vehicles in Maruti’s lineup as of now. Only Ciaz and S-Cross are expected to come with 1.5-litre DDiS-225 diesel engine with BS6 standards.
This K15B petrol engine will develop 105bhp and 138Nm twisting force. The engine will be paired to a 5-speed manual gearbox. For the automatic transmission, expect a 4-speed torque converter automatic gearbox or CVT transmission from the Baleno.
Like the 1.0-litre turbo petrol unit seen on the Hyundai Venue, it is highly unlikely that Maruti Suzuki will equip Vitara Brezza with its 1.0-litre booster jet turbocharged engine which is currently seen on the Baleno RS. Other compact SUVs like Ford Ecosport S, Tata Nexon, and Mahindra XUV300 also gets a turbo petrol unit which provides blistering performance to the SUVs.
With the new year, expect Maruti Suzuki to open the bookings for the new SUV. Vitara Brezza facelift will be costlier as it will not get the excise duty benefits due to a petrol engine larger than 1.2-litre. AT present, LDi variant of the Brezza starts from Rs 7.63 lakh ex-showroom.