A new Maruti Suzuki product demanding a lengthy waiting period is a familiar affair, but the same cannot be said for the brand’s crossover range. Following the disappointing sales of the old Vitara and the relatively new S-Cross, Maruti now seems to be striking back with the recently launched Vitara Brezza.
Launched earlier this month, the Vitara Brezza has well over 25,000 bookings to its name. What’s more, the rising demand has inherently stretched the waiting period to up to five months for select variants. While the lower-spec variants have a waiting period ranging between three to four months, deliveries for the top-spec ZDi+ with the dual-tone roof would take about five months.
The Vitara Brezza is Maruti Suzuki’s much-awaited entry into the small crossover space. It’s powered by the Fiat-derived 1.3-litre, four-cylinder diesel engine with around 90bhp of power and 200Nm of torque. Paired to a 5-speed manual gearbox, this engine has a claimed fuel efficiency of 24.3kmpl.