Maruti Vitara Brezza Petrol
Dhruv Saxena, Mechanical engineer trying to find his place in the world of automobile journalism.
Maruti Suzuki is planning to add a petrol variant of the Vitara Brezza to its lineup. The launch of the Maruti Vitara Brezza petrol could unfold by the end of 2017 or at the 2018 Auto Expo on February 9. Scroll down for info on the upcoming Maruti Vitara Brezza Petrol launch, price and specifications.
Maruti Vitara Brezza – Overview
Launched in March 2016, the compact SUV became a runaway success for MSIL selling 50,000 units in just seven months. In May 2017, it registered its highest ever monthly sales figure of 12,375 units and the cumulative sales of the compact SUV stood at 1.45 lakhs as of July 2017. Maruti Suzuki has managed to achieve these stellar numbers without the presence of petrol or automatic variants. However, we are given to understand, Maruti evaluating a petrol engine variant of the Brezza in a bid to appeal to a wider audience.
Maruti Vitara Brezza Petrol Launch Date
|Model Name||Launch Date (expected)|
|Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza Petrol||End 2017 or Auto Expo 2018|
Despite having been on sale for more than a year, MSIL continues to struggle to cope with the demand for the Vitara Brezza. Even now, some dealerships are reporting a waiting period of anywhere between 5 and 6 months. Our guess is that Maruti will launch the petrol variant once they are able to ramp up production and clear the existing backlog. Right now, an Auto Expo 2018 launch seems likely.
Maruti Vitara Brezza Petrol Price
|Variant||Ex-Showroom Price (Estimated)|
|Maruti Vitara Brezza Petrol LXi||Rs. 6.80 lakh|
|Maruti Vitara Brezza Petrol VXi||Rs. 7.20 lakh|
|Maruti Vitara Brezza Petrol ZXi||Rs. 8.20 lakh|
|Maruti Vitara Brezza Petrol ZXi+||Rs. 9.00 lakh|
The upcoming petrol variants of the Vitara Brezza will be cheaper than the corresponding diesel trims. However, the price difference could be only INR 20,000-40,000. There are three possibilities when it comes to the engine that will power the Brezza – 1.0 L Boosterjet, 1.5 L M15A or 1.4 L K14B. The former will have to be imported thereby pushing costs up. While the other two will attract a significantly higher tax of 43%, as opposed to 23% if the capacity is less than 1200 cc, under the current GST structure.
Rivals of the Maruti Vitara Brezza Petrol include –
- Ford EcoSport
- Tata Nexon
- Honda WR-V
Maruti Vitara Brezza Petrol Specifications
|Vitara Brezza Petrol Specifications (expected)|
|Engine||1.0 L Boosterjet Petrol|
|Estimated Mileage||20-21 KMPL|
There are several candidates that could find their way into the engine bay of the Brezza. The most probable is the 1.0 L Boosterjet that powers the Baleno RS. According to reports, the manufacturer feels this particular engine has kind of torque that will suit an SUV. It will also make the Vitara Brezza Petrol a direct rival to the Ford EcoSport EcoBoost, which comes with a 1.0 L Turbocharged engine as well. However, currently, this engine is imported to India, which will push costs up.
The other options include a 1.4 L K14B Petrol that powers the Ciaz and Ertiga or a 1.5 L M15A Petrol that is rumoured to power the upcoming Ciaz facelift and S-Cross facelift. This engine may be manufactured locally, but their use will mean the Vitara Brezza Petrol attracts 43% tax under the current GST structure, as opposed to 23% it will attract if the 1.0 L engine is used. Transmission duties are expected to be handled by a 5-speed manual gearbox.
Maruti S Cross 2017 Facelift Mileage
|Variant||Claimed Overall Fuel Efficiency (current model)|
|Maruti Vitara Brezza Petrol 1.0||20-21 KMPL|
The use of the 998cc turbo petrol Boosterjet motor will ensure a decent fuel efficiency while still offering a good performance package.
Maruti Vitara Brezza Petrol Features
The petrol Vitara Brezza will look identical to the diesel variant save for different variant badging on the bootlid. The features of the upcoming SUV will also remain the same –
- Projector headlamp with ‘Bullhorn’ LED pilot lamps
- Single slat chrome grille
- Multi spoke 16 inch alloy wheels
- LED stop lamps
- Floating roof effect
- Dual tone colours
- ORVM mounted turn indicators
- Faux skid plates on front and rear bumper
- Black body cladding
- All-black cabin
- 7-inch SmartPlay touchscreen system
- Apple CarPlay and Android Auto Support
- Navigation Support
- Automatic climate control
- Piano black centre console finish
- Chrome door handles
- Luggage room illumination
- Glovebox illumination
- MID with trip meter and fuel level indicator
- 7 step illumination control for the instrument cluster
- Reverse parking sensors
- Reverse parking camera
- Rear wiper and washer
- Dual front airbags (Driver side airbag standard across all trims)
- ABS with EBD
- Driver side seat belt reminder
Maruti Vitara Brezza Petrol Dimensions
|Length x Width x Height||3,995 x 1,750 x 1,640 mm|
|Kerb Weight||1,070-1,175 KG|
|Wheel Type and Size||205/60 R16 Steel wheel (LDi and VDi)|
215/60 R16 Alloy Wheel (ZDi and ZDi+)
|Boot Space||328 L|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||48 litres|
Maruti Vitara Brezza Petrol Colour Options
- Blazing Red with Midnight Black
- Fiery Yellow with Pearl Arctic White
- Cerulean Blue with Pearl Arctic White
- Fiery Yellow
- Pearl Arctic White
- Blazing Red
- Premium Silver
- Cerulean Blue
- Granite Grey
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Maruti Vitara Brezza Petrol Overview
Product Name: Maruti Vitara Brezza Petrol
Product Description: Petrol variant of the Vitara Brezza to pack 1.0 L Boosterjet engine.
Maruti Suzuki to launch a petrol powered variant of the Maruti Vitara Brezza in the coming months with a 1.0 L Boosterjet engine.