The Maruti Vitara Brezza is the highest selling compact SUV in India. It was the company’s strategy to introduce the Vitara Brezza in diesel only and the gamble has been paying off as the car is a segment killer ever since it came. But having more feathers in your hat is not a bad thing and today many buyers are opting for the petrol offerings from its competitors that come in both Petrol Automatic and Diesel Automatic versions. With cars like the Hyundai Venue slowly picking up the pace and bring competition neck and neck, Maruti will have to get the 1.5-litre petrol engine with an automatic gearbox soon for the Brezza.
The petrol automatic variant will be a good option for those who mainly drive in the city and Maruti petrol engines have always been strong sellers. The Maruti Brezza petrol will make the SUV more affordable and when coupled with options like a sunroof, cruise control and an SHVS system it will be very good.
What kind of power will this engine offer, and what shall be its mileage? Read further to find out about more Maruti Vitara Brezza Petrol.
Maruti Vitara Brezza Petrol Launch Date
The Maruti Vitara Brezza petrol is expected to be launched by mid-2019 or early 2019. There is still no confirmed date for this launch. Buyers will have more options after this is introduced. This new petrol engine powered SUV will be manufactured in Gujarat. Maruti will also export this SUV to other countries in South-East Asia. The Gujarat plant is owned by Suzuki and not Maruti Suzuki. It will be interesting to see how the company copes with the demand and production of Brezza petrol. There is already a shortage of regular car as more and more bookings are being made. The closer we get to launch, the car’s bookings are expected to go up. Expect a long waiting for the petrol Brezza.
|Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza Petrol||Mid-2019|
Maruti Vitara Brezza Petrol Price in India
The Brezza sells high numbers and the introduction of a petrol version will be beneficial. The petrol variant will lower the price of the Brezza. It will bring down the ex-showroom price under ₹7 lakhs. This is going to be a win-win situation for Maruti. A petrol Maruti Vitara Brezza Petrol would most likely become the cheapest SUV after the Tata Nexon or at least eat into its sales. So here is some indicative pricing that will give you an idea of how much the Vitara Brezza will cost with a petrol mill.
Maruti Vitara Brezza Petrol Price in India
|Model||Price (on-road, New Delhi)|
|LXi||INR 7.8 lakhs|
|LXi (O)||INR 8.0 lakhs|
|VXi||INR 8.6 lakhs|
|VXi (O)||INR 8.75 lakhs|
|ZXi||INR 9.6 lakhs|
|ZXi+||INR 10.6 lakhs|
|ZXi+ Dual Tone||INR 10.9 lakhs|
Vitara Brezza Petrol Mileage
The petrol engines from Maruti are always fuel efficient. The Maruti Vitara Brezza petrol mileage is expected to be about 12-13km/l in the city and it will be about 17km/l on the highway. This is great mileage for a petrol powered SUV. At the same time, the Maruti Brezza petrol AMT should return 11km/l in the city and close to 17km/l on the highway.
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Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza Petrol Specifications
The 1.5-litre petrol engine will churn about 104bhp of power and close to 138Nm of maximum torque. This is the new K15 engine we saw in the Ciaz and Ertiga. This should be more than sufficient to drive. It will be quieter. The petrol engine should come mated to a six-speed manual transmission. The petrol engine should have more power than the diesel engine. The Brezza petrol will have not only have better outright performance but will even be great for daily city driving. It will also be more economical in its return. The automatic that might be offered will be the CVT one or the newly launched Ciaz gearbox. An AMT unit which is used throughout the Maruti lineup will be an easy application too.
There were rumours that the Brezza will be getting a 1.0-litre BoosterJet engine, but this won’t happen for the Indian car market. Maruti will stick to the regular 1.5-litre petrol and maybe turbo it like the XUV300 to keep the costs low. The Brezza petrol will not get the 1.0-litre BoosterJet engine. We do think that SHVS could make it to this car. The engine start-stop function in traffic to save fuel is a good idea.
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Maruti Vitara Brezza Petrol Colours
The new Maruti Vitara Brezza petrol will come in six colour options. These are –
- Blazing red
- Premium Silver
- Pearl Arctic White
- Granite Grey
- Fiery Yellow
- Cerulean Blue
The top model ZXi+ will come with dual tone colour option as well. It will also get wider tyres.
Maruti Vitara Brezza Petrol Exterior
We reckon now the petrol engine on the Brezza will come in after the facelift. The Ciaz facelift will be getting this new petrol engine and so will the Brezza. This new engine will mean minor cosmetic changes to the Vitara Brezza. Of course, the facelift changes will be made on the diesel engine as well. Maruti will be changing the front grille of this compact SUV and there shall be a minor tweak in its headlamps too. There will be daytime running LEDs, new stylish front grille and it will be redesigned front bumper.
When viewed from the side, it will get the new design for the 16-inch alloy wheels. This will make the Vitara Brezza appealing. The rear also looks stylish and appealing. This makes the Brezza an attractive offering with the new petrol engine on offer.
- The floating roofline adds glam to the styling
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Maruti Vitara Brezza Petrol Images
Brezza Petrol Automatic
The Maruti Vitara Brezza will get automatic petrol too. There will be a four-speed automatic on offer. This will make it an exciting package for the Indian audience. The Brezza petrol will get the same set-up like the Ertiga and the Ciaz. Both of them will make it into a great package. this will be coming with a smart hybrid technology. This product will help Maruti to reduce the price of the Brezza. This should increase the sales of this compact SUV.
Maruti Vitara Brezza Petrol Features
- 16-inch alloy wheels
- Projector headlamps
- Bull-horn LEDs (head lamp and tail lamp)
- Dual-tone roof
- Keyless Entry
- Push Start and Stop
- Touchscreen system
- Reverse camera
- Android Auto/Apple CarPlay
- Climate Control
- Steering controls
- Auto headlamps
- Rain sensing wipers
We could also see SHVS, cruise control and a sunroof introduced on the Brezza.
Maruti Vitara Brezza Petrol Safety
- Dual Airbags
- ABS with EBD
Maruti Vitara Brezza Petrol Video
Maruti Vitara Brezza Petrol Competition
Tata Nexon, Honda WR-V and the Ford Ecosport were the three biggest threats for the Maruti Brezza petrol. The Honda WR-V has been gaining a good amount of market share. But the biggest problem will be the Hyundai Venue. The Hyundai is the new entrant and it has been getting a good push for its petrol engine and features on offer. From the Tiago, Tata has gotten a good number of petrol engine buyers and the same continues on the Tigor too. The Nexon might be the third product that should have good sales of petrol engine too.