-This would be the second update for the Vitara Brezza since its introduction in 2016.
-Will get a revised bumper and grille design with updated interiors.
-Likely to receive a petrol engine option as well.
Maruti Suzuki is on a roll this year. After the introduction of new-gen Wagon R, the Baleno facelift, all-new XL6 and the model year updates for the Ignis, Alto and various other models this year, Maruti is planning on the introduction of S-Presso and Wagon R Stingray. Apart from that, the carmaker was also spotted testing the facelift for Vitara Brezza.
The heavily cladded test mule of the Vitara Brezza was hiding the front fascia (except for the headlamps) and the rear bumpers. Which means we could expect a redesigned bumper upfront - as was seen in the Baleno facelift. Contrary to earlier rumours, there might be no air scoops on the front hood of the updated Vitara Brezza. Even though the headlights seen here are the same as the model already on sale, we could expect a slightly different lighting signature on the updated model.
Apart from that, the high-placed circular fog lamps and a revised grille will be part of the update. We could also expect a new design for alloy wheels and new paint scheme apart from the reworked rear bumper. On the inside, we could expect more features as well. Maruti will carry forward the Smartplay infotainment system in the Vitara Brezza from the Maruti Suzuki and Ertiga apart from other features like sunroof, cruise control, more airbags and different upholstery.
If rumours are to be believed, the new Vitara Brezza will see an introduction of a petrol engine option. This could be the BS-VI compliant 1.2-litre petrol offered elsewhere in the line-up or could be the bigger 1.5-litre unit from the Ertiga. However, with the competition moving on to turbo-charged petrol engines, chances of a Baleno RS derived 1.0-litre turbo-petrol could also make its way under the hood of the Vitara Brezza. Meanwhile, the 1.3-litre diesel the current Brezza is powered by is soon going to be obsolete. So Maruti could plonk the in-house developed 1.5-litre diesel in the new Vitara Brezza. However, there are no concrete details available regarding the powertrain at the moment.
The feature updates and BS-VI compliance might bump the price tag of Maruti’s compact SUV, and we expect the facelift to cost in the range of Rs 7-12 lakhs (ex-showroom) when it arrives either later this year or early 2020.