Suzuki Vitara Brezza: restyling and a new engineSeptember 24, 2019
Published the first photos of the updated Suzuki SUV. It is expected that the refreshed model will be presented before the end of this year.
The crossover Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza debuted in 2016, it was created specifically for India (Maruti Suzuki is the local division of Suzuki). The SUV turned out to be successful: in its first year in the market, it took second place in the SUV segment (85,168 units were sold, Hyundai Creta was ahead), and in 2017-2018. the model was at the top of the rating of the most popular crossovers (140 945 and 155 466 units, respectively).
This year for Vitara Brezza also started well, almost every month the SUV showed a positive trend. However, in May, a small Hyundai Venue cross started in India – since then the Maruti Suzuki model has been in the red. Moreover, since July Vitara Brezza has lost the status of the best-selling SUV of the Indian market, this title, as you might guess, passed to Venue. Maruti Suzuki will try to regain interest in its model with the help of restyling, images from the tests of the updated cross-country were at the disposal of the publication GaadiWaadi.
By the way, Vitara Brezza was refreshed just a year ago, then the crossover received a robotic gearbox. But the upcoming modernization is bigger. The car in the photo is pasted over with camouflage film. Apparently, the front bumper and radiator grill have been replaced at the SUV, round foglights are now located a little higher. Separate strips of daytime running lights can not be seen – DRL integrated into the headlights. The taillights are the same. Dimensions will not change: the length of the current SUV is 3995 mm, so Vitara Brezza is included in the tax-profitable category (in India, privileges are granted for cars up to four meters long).
There are no photos of the interior yet. Most likely, a fresh multimedia system will appear inside, plus new finishing materials.
Well, the main new thing for the Vitara Brezza should be a gasoline engine. The current cross is only available with a 1.3 DDiS turbo diesel with 90 hp. (200 Nm), in addition to the robotic box of the model, a five-speed manual transmission is also laid. A restyled cross, as expected, will acquire a gasoline “four” K15B 1.5 with a return of 105 hp. (138 Nm) – such a motor is in the range of other Maruti Suzuki cars, for example, a Ciaz sedan and an Ertiga compact van are equipped with it. In the last two models, the engine is paired with a starter-generator, which stores energy during braking (the manufacturer calls the Smart Hybrid system) – it is possible that the crossover will have this “add-on”. Also, the Indian media predicted a gasoline turbo 1.0 engine to the SUV, its impact was not disclosed. The drive of the Vitara Brezza, in any case, is only front-wheel.
The official presentation of the refreshed crossover can take place in late November – early December. After Vitara Brezza finds a gasoline engine, the model should become cheaper. Pre-reform SUV with a diesel engine today costs from 768,000 rupees.
Recall that Maruti Suzuki is preparing a couple of premieres for the Indian market – this is the “premium” version of the Wagon R compact and a SUV-style hatchback called the S-Presso.
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