Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza Review & First Drive

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Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza Overview

The Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza is a sub-4 meter compact SUV from the car manufacturer. It is powered by the much-acclaimed 1.3 L DDIS diesel engine that is mated to a 5-speed manual transmission and Automatic gear shft technology. Currently,the compact SUV does not come with a petrol engine. The engine under the Brezza’s bonnet generates 88.5 hp of power at 4,000 rpm and 200 Nm of torque at 1,750 rpm, which has a certified mileage of 24.3 km/l. At 3,995 mm in length, the Vitara Brezza avails on the excise benefits for sub-4 meter category. A unique feature in the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza includes a cockpit-style instrument cluster with mood lighting that can change the backlight of the speedometer and other relevant controls in the cluster unit. Check for Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza price in Hyderabad at Autozhop

Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza Exteriors

The Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza has a simple and elegant design with some modern touches such as LED lighting. At 3,995 mm in length, 1,790 of width and 1,640 mm height, the Brezza looks sizable enough for the SUV tag. The ground clearance of 198 mm makes traversing rough roads easy. A wheelbase of 2,500 mm frees up more cabin space within the sub-4 meter segment SUV, creating more legroom for the passengers in the car. Huge wheel arches accommodate 215/60 section 16-inch alloy wheels on the top-end trims ZDi and ZDI+ trims. A noteworthy mention is the availability of a dual-tone paint scheme, which is available only on the ZDi+ trim.

Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza Interiors

Interiors of the Maruti Vitara Brezza 2019 will remain all black but will get new highlights. A lot of chrome and piano-black finish is expected to see here. The steering wheel and instrument cluster will be the same. There will be little change to the interiors. The seat fabrics will be brand new and will make the vehicle fresh from the inside. There is a possibility of leather trim being offered in the Brezza 2019. This will add some freshness inside. There will be an updated touchscreen system on offer.

Both seat rows have very good space. The front seats provide sufficient back and side support. The second-row bench could have had better thigh support. There are no AC vents for the rear passengers in the Maruti Vitara Brezza. Thus, the boot size is 328 liters which is not too big. The rear seat doesn’t fold flat.

Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza Engine

Vitara Brezza sources its power from the 1.3L 4-cylinder turbocharged diesel engine which is capable of producing 90PS and 200Nm of max torque. This is the same engine working in variety of other siblings including S-Cross and Ciaz. The powertrain comes mated to 5-speed manual transmission which is especially tweaked for this car. Sit on the driver’s seat you will feel a strange sense of familiarity. The car drives quite identical as other siblings such as Baleno and Swift. The power delivery is linear and though you will feel noticeable lag in turbo at low speeds with high gears, if you drop it down a step or two, the vehicle really started to show promising performance.

The 5-speed transmission gives usual smooth and crisp experience but at the same time not as firm as in Swift. Maruti must have tuned the linkage or bushing mechanism to make the gearbox suppler. The clutch on the other hand, comes handy and light, while the point of bite and the free-play of the clutch are also very much accessible which results in less fatigue during start-stop traffic. When it comes to NVH, the Brezza is a bit coarse while moving with the noise filtering into the cabin when the motor is revved beyond 3000rpm mark. That said, the tyre and engine noise is slightly on a higher side that means if you are going for long journeys, the continuous noise can annoy you.

Overall, when it comes to performance, the diesel engine with the manual transmission neither disappoints nor gives absolute performance. As far as AMT is concerned, these are meant for mostly to meet some end rather than giving comfortable driving experience. They have their own set of problems. But it is absolutely a surprise to drive the AMT loaded Brezza. The shifts in the urban areas are enjoyable and typical. Though the gear changes are not completely comprehensible but practically you wouldn’t find any head nod and the computer working behind is capable of holding gears a bit longer. That means the gears refrain from shifting up and down in the traffic frequently. For more details on Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza  visit Iiit-bh

In the automated manual, the carmaker seems to have muffled the throttle response which means you have to push the accelerator if you really need more power. On the contrary, the take-off is pretty smooth and while driving within the urban premises, sometime you would feel you are driving Brezza with manual transmission. The automated manual transmission is quite dexterous in hiding the sudden squirt of acceleration the moment turbo kicks in, it further enhances the driving experience.

But on the other hand, when you want to move on, you would notice the gear shifts are not expectedly quick. However, switching on to the manual mode and easing the throttle while shifting can take care of this problem.Fuel efficiency is the most talked about thing of this car. As per ARAI test cycles, the Vitara Brezza SUV can deliver an impressive mileage of 24.3kmpl with both the manual and automatic variants. However, the rear world figures would be certainly different and you can expect this car to churn the mileage output of around 17-18kmpl.

Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza Driving

The ride and handling of Maruti Vitara Brezza is what a tall SUV should offer. There is quite a bit of body roll on the move but the suspension system which is on a firmer side is capable of tackling it. If there are two occupants in the vehicle, they will experience a fair amount of bouncing as well as skipping that comes along especially when the car is driven on bumpy and uneven roads that we are used to. However, when the car has full load of people, this problem disappears.

The rear seat ride quality is nice and the plus point is that the car does not bounce like some other SUVs. As far as experience at corners is concerned, as the car is similar in setup like that of Duster, both these vehicle love to be thrown into the corners without breaking a sweat. Maruti Suzuki is always known for making cars with neutral handling dynamics and this one based on the Suzuki’s new C-platform is no different. In fact, Brezza is the first in India to get this new platform. While taking a corner, there is a bit of understeer but if you slightly lift your foot off the throttle pedal, the car gets back in line in no time.

Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza Safety

The brake feel of the Brezza is on the positive side and though the vehicle does take a little dip from the front during heavy braking, there isn’t any fuss behind this maneuver as a whole which leads to good stopping. And here Maruti has done another needed addition in the form of ABS with EBD as standard. This give you more control over your car.

In terms of safety, other standard features include dual front airbags, rear parking sensors, front seatbelt pretensioners with force limiters, ISOFIX child seat anchorage and high-speed warning system. The top variants get, reverse parking camera, rear parking sensors with infographic display, anti-theft security system, rear wash & wipe and front fog lamps.

Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza Cost in Hyderabad

Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza On Road Price is 9,23,059/- and Ex-showroom Price is 7,88,799/- in Hyderabad. Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza comes in 9 colours, namely Fiery Yellow With Pearl Arctic White,Pearl Arctic White,Premium Silver,Cerulean Blue,Blazing Red,Cerulean Blue With Pearl Arctic White,Blazing Red with Midnight Black,Fiery Yellow,Granite Grey. Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza comes with 2WD with 1248 CC Displacement and 4 Cylinders with Maximum Power 89 bhp@4000 rpm and Peak Torque 200 Nm@1750 rpm DRIVE TRAIN 2WD and reaches 100 KMPH at N/A . Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza comes with Manual Transmission with 2WD .Apply car loan for Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza at Fincarz.

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.Maruti Suzuki has cleverly priced this car, invading numerous under-4 meter segments. The Maruti Vitara Brezza price for the manual variants starts at Rs. 7.69 lakh and goes up to Rs.10 lakhs while the diesel automatic variants come in the price range of Rs. 8.85 lakh and Rs. 10.62 lakhs. Maruti Vitara Brezza competes against the like of Ford EcoSport, Tata Nexon and Mahindra XUV300 in the segment.

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