Maruti Vitara Brezza to be available only from March 21, launch on March 8 - Report

04/03/2016 - 10:19 | ,   | Anjan Ravi

Bookings underway for Maruti's first compact SUV.

Despite its price announcement on March 8, the Maruti Vitara Brezza will be available for sale only from March 21, a report from Economic Times states. However, bookings for the compact SUV started last month for a deposit of INR 21,000.

Maruti Vitara Brezza front three quarters left at the 2016 Auto Expo
The Vitara Brezza will be offered with the 1.3L diesel engine in the 90 PS tune.

The Vitara Brezza to recap, is powered by the 1.3-liter four-cylinder DDiS diesel engine capable of 90 PS and 200 Nm of torque. It will be offered solely with a 5-speed manual gearbox and front-wheel drive arrangement, though an AMT is under consideration for a later period.

The Vitara Brezza will reportedly come in six variants with a driver airbag offered as standard even on the base LDi and VDi variants. However, buyers can also choose an option pack which adds ABS and a passenger airbag on these variants. Higher variants such as the ZDi and ZDi+ get these features as standard in addition to climate control, cruise control, alloy wheels, projector headlights with LED daytime running lights, dual-tone exterior color and a SmartPlay entertainment-cum-navigation system.

Maruti Vitara Brezza interior at the 2016 Auto Expo
The Maruti Vitara Brezza was fully-developed in India.

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The Vitara Brezza is the first Maruti product to have been wholly developed in India under the leadership of Mr. C.V. Raman, executive director, engineering, Maruti-Suzuki. It will be retailed through regular Maruti outlets and not the premium NEXA showrooms.

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

[Source - Economic Times]

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