Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza Review & Performance

Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza Overview

The Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza was a runaway success and even close to two years later there is a waiting period on multiple variants of the compact SUV. It isn’t hard to understand why the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza was an instant hit. After all, it looked like a proper SUV, it had a great set of features, it offered good space and a decent powertrain and most of all it was a Maruti. However, the fact that the Vitara Brezza has been able to sustain the momentum makes it clear that the vehicle is more than just a hype. Ever since it got on to the top of the compact SUV segment, no other vehicle in India has come close to challenging it. This made us wonder that while the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza is undoubtedly the best-selling vehicle in its segment, is it really the best compact SUV out there? View offers on Maruti Cars from Maruti dealers in Hyderabad at Autozhop

Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza Style

The speciality of this exquisite vehicle is that it has the qualities of a SUV as well as that of a hatchback. Hence, this car has a smooth run in the Indian city roads. I can traverse the highways with an equal amount of ease. The Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza exterior presents an aggressive look in many ways. The new engine grille does play a great part in this aspect of the vehicle’s personality. The chrome designs ensure that you get a fantastic combination of beauty and sturdiness in equal measure.

The front bumper has the same colour as that of the body and thus looks like the extension of the body in many ways. A big air dam and two high intensity fog lights are the highlights of this front burner. The smoked look of the headlight cluster that has projector lamps and daytime running lights is a fantastic experience.The 16-alloy wheel arches enable a high quality Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza performance. This is one of the few cars that have black window pillars to suit the colour of the tinted glass. You can recognize this magnificent vehicle from afar because of the chromium plate with its name engraved. A faux silver garnished aluminium plate guards the rear bumper. In short, one can say that the actual looks of the car matches perfectly with the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza images.

Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza Space

Step inside and you notice similarity with other Maruti Suzuki vehicles. Seating posture is nice, visibility is excellent and the all-black color theme adds a touch of sportiness. Though space is more than ample up front, the quality of materials used is not the best in segment. The top end version comes loaded with lot of creature comforts but yet, at the back, you do not get air-con vents. Space at the rear is good for two but just about ok for three. Brezza is available in India with 6 variants. The base variant is the LDi variant that gets driver side airbag, dual horn, music system with USB, aux-in and Bluetooth connectivity, front power windows, electrically adjustable ORVMs and tilt steering. LDi(O) variant is the one that gets more safety features compared to the base variant.

In addition to the features on the base variant, the LDI(O) variant gets dual front airbags, ABS, EBD and front seat belt pretensioner with force limiter. Next in line is the VDi variant that gets body coloured door handles and ORVMs, roof rail, full wheel caps, keyless entry and rear power windows. This variant however doesn’t get dual front airbags and other safety features that LDi(O) gets but LDi doesn’t. VDi(O) is the safety feature equipped VDi variant and gets all the safety features that the LDi(O) gets. Above the VDi(O) variant lies the ZDi variant that gets the following features over and above the features of the lower spec trims – alloy wheels, projector headlamps, front fog lamps, rear wiper, rear defogger, steering mounted audio controls, auto climate control, height adjustable driver seat and rear armrest. Top variant in the Brezza range is the ZDi+ variant. It gets the following features in addition to all the features of lower trims – dual tone exterior colours, ORVMs with turn indicators, reverse parking camera, SmartPlay system with voice command and navigation, front armrest, engine start/stop button, cruise control, auto headlamp and rain sensing wipers.

Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza Engine

The Brezza comes with Maruti’s tried and tested 1.3 L DDiS 200 engine, which develops 89 hp and 200 Nm of torque. Now some people might complain that a new engine should have been used but this unit delivers on almost all parameters that most buyers are presently looking for. Reminds me of the old adage “Why fix it when it ain’t broken”. Thumb the start/stop button and the engine comes to life with a typical diesel clatter and quickly settles down to a still audible sound. Yes, the engine isn’t the quietest or the most refined in its segment but once you’re driving in a smooth manner it does get better. For more details on Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza visit

There is noticeable turbo lag and the engine comes to life only once past about 1,500 rpm. As a result of this lag, one might be forced to downshift gears at times. Once the turbo kicks in though, power comes in a strong and linear manner. The best point to shift is at just under 4,000 rpm as power starts to taper thereon. The five-speed manual transmission itself compliments the engine well and offers easy shifts. Couple this to a light clutch along with good overall visibility and you have a vehicle that is easy to drive for people of varying skills.

Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza’s fuel efficiency is another strong point for its powertrain. In over 2,000 km we have driven the Brezza in varying conditions such as city, traffic, highways and have been stuck in the Delhi-Noida jams for hours. Average fuel-efficiency since the beginning turned out to be 17.4 kmpl for us and best figures in the city went up to 19.2 kmpl and on the highway, the best figure stood at 22.3 kmpl. With almost 80% of our driving done in city traffic, these figures are impressive.

Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza Driving

The Brezza is an all-new product based on an all-new platform and shares a lot in common with some of the other Maruti models but that\’s only on the inside. On the outside, this is a new SUV that looks smart and very urban. Overall length is 3995mm that makes it a sub-4m vehicle. Brezza is also a very wide vehicle with the overall width measuring 1790mm. Vitara Brezza’s wheelbase measures 2500mm. Suspension setup includes McPherson struts with coil spring at the front and torsion beam with coil spring at the rear. The Brezza comes with a suspension set up that is on the firmer side to aid high speed stability. But this does take a toll on everyday driving where sharp undulations are easily felt, especially at the rear. As speeds rise, the comfort factor does increase though. Brezza rides on large 16” wheels.

Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza Safety

A mere glance at the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza specifications would be enough to make you realize that there is no compromise on the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza Braking and Safety aspect. Each variant of this Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza model has ventilated brakes from the front wheels. At the same time, you have drum brakes for the rear wheels. The driver airbag is a common feature in all the variants with the higher variants having passenger airbags as well. The anti-lock braking system coupled with the electronic brake-force distribution in some of the higher variants makes this vehicle a very safe one. This makes Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza handling quite easy. The parking sensors are an additional attraction in the higher variants.

Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza Cost in Hyderabad

Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza Ex-Showroom Price in Hyderabad ranges from 7,47,419/- (Vitara Brezza LDI Optional) to 9,94,711/- (Vitara Brezza ZDI Plus Dual Tone). Get best offers for Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza from Maruti Suzuki Dealers in Hyderabad. Check for Vitara Brezza price in Hyderabad at Carzprice

Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza Conclusion

The Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza has many competitors in Ford EcoSport, Mahindra KUV 100 and Renault Duster. Other than Ford EcoSport, a car with a higher price, no other competitor has a better engine than the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza diesel engine.The price too is competitive between Rs 7.3 lakh to Rs 9.9 lakh, ex-showroom. Put all these together and the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza turns out to be the best value-for-money compact SUV on sale right now. Enthusiasts at this moment might complain but one needs to understand that most buyers look at areas we’ve discussed in this story. Yes, if you’re someone who loves to drive then the Brezza might not be the best bet but for everything else, it offers the best balance available right now.

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