- Maruti Vitara Brezza will likely get two petrol engines – 1.2L and 1.5L SHVS.
- The 1.5L motor will be available with both, manual and automatic transmissions.
Maruti Suzuki is readying a petrol variant for its high-selling compact SUV, the Vitara Brezza. The company recently announced its plan to stop selling diesel cars from 1 April 2020. Word on the street is that Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza petrol is scheduled for a market launch in September.
With the upcoming Hyundai Venue set to come with two petrol engines and the competition also offering at least one petrol option, Maruti Suzuki seems to have accelerated its plan of introducing a petrol variant. The source report claims that Maruti Suzuki will plonk two petrol engines – 1.2L and 1.5L – in the Vitara Brezza.
The 1.5L K15B motor will be sourced from the Maruti Ertiga and will feature the SHVS smart-hybrid system with a dual-battery setup. This engine will be offered with a 5-speed manual and a 4-speed automatic transmission. That said, we aren’t sure whether Maruti Suzuki will introduce the new 1.2L Dualjet Dual VVT with SHVS motor on the Vitara Brezza, which was recently launched on the Baleno.
Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza averages monthly sales of over 13,000 units, while it accounts for nearly 50 per cent market share in the compact SUV segment. While Maruti Suzuki has announced the phase-out of diesel powertrains, it could introduce a new BS-VI compliant 1.5L diesel motor post 1 April 2020, if there’s enough customer demand for the oil burner.