Maruti Suzuki officially released a teaser sketch of the Vitara Brezza recently. Thanks to our reader Zawad Ahmad, who sent us this picture of the test mule, we have a few more details on the upcoming compact SUV.
Up front, the sub-four metre car sports projector headlamps, DRLs, side indicators integrated in the bumper and a large honeycomb air-dam. Apart from the tall bonnet, the square wheel-arches and high shoulder-line that runs parallel to the glasshouse adds to the aggressive look of the vehicle. From the earlier spyshots, we have an idea that the rear section will feature horizontally mounted wraparound tail-lamp clusters. The Vitara Brezza is based on the Suzuki iV-4 concept and the interior will be in line with the cabin of the latest premium vehicles from Maruti Suzuki.
Codenamed as the YBA, the Brezza is expected to be powered by the same powertrain from the Baleno. This means the petrol will get the 1.2-litre K-Series mill and the oil-burner will be powered by the 1.3-litre DDiS engine. A five-speed manual gearbox might be standard, while Maruti Suzuki might add an option of a CVT gearbox for the petrol to compete with the automatic Ford EcoSport.
Unlike the Sigma, Delta, Zeta and Alpha variants for the Baleno, the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza might follow the conventional nomenclature. So for the petrol, the Lxi, Vxi and Zxi badging; and Ldi, Vdi and Zdi for the diesel model will continue. Maruti Suzuki will debut the Brezza at the Auto Expo followed by its impending launch. The Vitara Brezza will then mark its entry into the compact SUV segment rivaling the Ford EcoSport. It will also compete with the Hyundai Creta and Renault Duster if priced between Rs 8 lakh to Rs 11 lakh.