- The Vitara Brezza facelift will receive updates to its exteriors and features list.
- The petrol engine will be BS-VI compliant.
Maruti Suzuki is working on a facelift for the Vitara Brezza for quite some time now. And now, we can confirm that the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza facelift will be launched in India in early 2020. Our source reveals that the launch is likely to take place in January. Further, the facelift version will also debut a petrol engine, which was long overdue.
The facelift model will feature updates to the fascia with an updated front grille and LED lighting. Interiors are expected to receive minor changes in terms of materials and trims. However, the new SmartStudio infotainment system will make its way into the new Vitara Brezza.
That said, details regarding the petrol engine are sparse. Given the sub-four-meter dimensions of the Vitara Brezza and the subsidy associated with it, Maruti Suzuki is likely to offer a BS-VI compliant 1.2-litre petrol on the compact SUV. However, with the competition moving on to turbo-charged petrol engines, chances of a Baleno RS derived 1.0-litre turbo-petrol making its way into the Vitara Brezza cannot be ruled out either.
Further, Maruti Suzuki has confirmed that it will discontinue the 1.3-litre diesel engine towards the end of this year. That said, the Vitara Brezza facelift is likely to get the 1.5-litre DDiS225 diesel engine from the Ertiga and Ciaz. Diesel engines constitute around 25 per cent of Maruti Suzuki overall sales, and the current Vitara Brezza being a diesel-only model, it would be imprudent on the company’s part to not offer a diesel powertrain in the compact SUV.
There’s also talk that the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza facelift may get an electric sunroof and side airbags to fend off competition. The feature updates and BS-VI compliance will eventually add to the price of the SUV, and we expect the facelift to cost in the range of Rs 7-12 lakhs (ex-showroom).