- Updated Vitara Brezza gets AMT across three variants - VDi, ZDi and ZDi+.
- Cosmetic updates include glossy black alloy wheels, all-black interiors and a new colour option.
- ABS and EBD now come as a standard fitment.
Maruti Suzuki was ruling the roost in the compact crossover segment in India since the introduction of the Vitara Brezza back in 2016. Now after almost two years and a cumulative sales of around 2.75 lakh units, the carmaker has updated the crossover with an AMT transmission as an option and ABS and EBD as standard.
The cosmetic updates to the 2017 ICOTY winner include new gloss black finished alloy wheels and a new Autumn orange body paint. The new body paint can also be had in the dual tone scheme combined with a Pearl Arctic white roof. On the inside, the cabin gets an all-black treatment and there are some new black accents as well. The chrome grille up front and chrome garnish on the rear doors are now standard across all variants.
With its first major update since its introduction, the Vitara Brezza now gets dual front airbags, ABS with EBD as standard a standard fitment. Also standard on the refreshed Vitara Brezza are other safety features such as ISOFIX, high-speed warning alert, reverse parking sensors and front seatbelt pre-tensioners and force limiters.
However, the big news comes in the form of optional AMT transmission (or AGS as Maruti likes to call it). The two pedal set-up for the crossover is offered in the VDi, ZDi and ZDi+ variants. Mechanically, it is powered by the same 1.3-litre, four-cylinder diesel motor which generates 89bhp/200Nm. The Brezza AMT becomes the third diesel AMT crossover in the segment after the TUV300 and Nexon.
Since its introduction in the Indian car market, the Vitara Brezza has sold around 2.75 lakh units in the country. In the past year alone, the figure stood at 148,462 units averaging at 12,300 units each month. The carmaker says that the top-spec (Z/Z+) variants account for 56 per cent of the total sales.
The prices for the AMT variants of the Vitara Brezza is Rs 45,000 more than the equivalent VDi and ZDi trims. Whereas the ZDi+ AMT is an additional Rs 30,640. Compared to it, the Mahindra TUV300 T10 AMT retails at Rs 10.64 lakhs which is slightly more than the Vitara Brezza. Meanwhile, the recently launched Nexon AMT diesel is priced at Rs 10.3 lakhs.