Maruti Vitara Brezza delivers class-leading 24.3 km/l mileage – Report

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Price announcement on March 8.

Based on a leaked brochure courtesy of CarSizzler, Indian Autos Blog can inform readers that the Maruti Vitara Brezza delivers an ARAI-certified fuel efficiency of 24.3 km/l. This figure is not only best-in-class in the sub-4 meter segment, but also puts the Vitara Brezza as the most fuel efficient compact SUV (non sub-4 meter segment included).

Maruti Vitara Brezza mileage
The Maruti Vitara Brezza is the first Maruti product to be wholly-developed in India.

Direct rivals such as the Ford EcoSport and Mahindra TUV300 deliver 22.27 km/l and 18.49 km/l respectively, whereas larger compact SUVs deliver 23.65 km/l (Maruti S-Cross 1.3), 21.38 km/l (Hyundai Creta 1.4) and 20.45 km/l (Renault Duster 85 PS).

The Maruti Vitara Brezza is powered by the familiar 1.3-liter four-cylinder DDiS diesel engine capable of 90 PS at 4,000 rpm and 200 Nm of torque from 1,750 rpm paired to a 5-speed manual gearbox. Later in its lifecycle Maruti is expected to introduce a petrol variant and an automated manual transmission.

Maruti Vitara Brezza Custom front at Auto Expo 2016
Maruti plans to have a range of customization options on the compact SUV.

A driver airbag will be standard on all variants, whereas a passenger airbag and ABS will be optional on the base and mid-level variant.

Also read: Maruti S-Cross – Review

The Maruti Vitara Brezza will have its market launch on March 8, though it will be available in showrooms only from March 21, reportedly. Bookings for the compact SUV have started at Maruti dealerships however.

Rivals: Ford EcoSport, Mahindra TUV300
Expected Price: INR 6-9 lakhs, ex-Showroom
Release Date: March 8, 2016

Maruti Vitara Brezza – Image Gallery

[Source – CarSizzler]

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