We were the first ones to reveal that the upcoming compact SUV from Maruti Suzuki will be called Vitara Brezza. Maruti has now officially announced this name and the global unveil of Vitara Brezza will take place at Delhi Auto Expo in early February. Brezza stands for ‘fresh breeze’ in Italian.

The Vitara Brezza is stylish and compact SUV that will appeal to the urban consumer. The exteriorhas the essence of an SUV and the dynamism of an urban vehicle. Several elements in the exterior design impart a distinct character to the Brezza. As per the designer of the Vitara Brezza, “Balanced proportion supported by square wheel arches, short overhangs, high ground clearance and upright hood gives the vehicle a confident stance. The raising belt and rocker lines, and the roofline that slopes down gently towards the rear give the vehicle a dynamic posture.” He further adds, “The body surfaces are natural and sculpted tastefully to create the right interplay of highlight and shadow. Instantly recognizable floating roof over the wraparound greenhouse adds to the visual drama, and makes the Brezza standout in the crowd.”

Suzuki-Vitara Brezza 1

The Vitara Brezza is based on the Swift platform and is inspired form XA Alpha concept showcased at the Auto Expo 2012 by Maruti Suzuki. The design language of the Vitara Brezza follows that of the new Suzuki Vitara. The Vitara Brezza will come with a 1.3-litre diesel engine, same at the Ciaz and Ertiga. The 1.3-litre engine, sourced from Fiat, will produce 90bhp and will also likely get the SHVS (hybrid) technology as its other siblings like Ciaz and Ertiga. The Vitara Brezza is expected to be launched sometime in early 2016.

The Vitara Brezza will compete with the Ford EcoSport and the Mahindra TUV300. Stay tuned for more updates on this SUV.

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