The Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza is the company's competitor in the hot compact-SUV segment in India. Based on a new platform, it gets an all-new design inside-out with parts shared with other Maruti products to keep it exciting but affordable. The Vitara Brezza brings many first-in-segment features and is the most economical in its segment.
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Quick Summary of the Vitara Brezza: This has been one of the most awaited cars of 2016 and is a result of the XA Alpha concept shown to us at the 2014 Auto Expo. The Vitara Brezza made its global premier at the 2016 Auto Expo in Greater Noida and went on sale on 8th March 2016. We finally drove the car recently around Pune and here's a quick summary of what we think about it. You can also read our detailed review here (click to read).
The Vitara Brezza competes in the sub 4 meter compact SUV market which is currently dominated by the Mahindra TUV3OO and also has the Ford EcoSport for company. The Brezza is an all-new product based on an all-new platform and shares a lot in common with some of the other Maruti models but that's only on the inside. On the outside, this is a new SUV that looks smart and very urban. It is not really a true SUV but more like a grown up muscular hatchback. On the road, it has enough presence to make you take notice but Maruti should seriously consider offering the dual tone theme across the trim.
Step inside and you notice the similarity with the S-Cross. Seating posture is nice, visibility is excellent and the all-black color theme adds a touch of sportiness. Though space is more than ample up front, the same cannot be said about the quality of materials used. The top end version comes loaded with lot of creature comforts but yet, at the back, you do not get air-con vents. Speaking of which, space is good for two but just about ok for three at the back. What however will impress buyers is the versatility of the rear bench - it can folded in various ways to liberate lot of space for luggage.
The Brezza comes powered by a 1.3-litre diesel engine, the same found in other Maruti cars. In this case, it puts out 90PS of power and 200Nm of torque (and hence the name DDiS200). It is mated to a 5-speed manual transmission. Maruti is not offering a petrol option as of now (which the EcoSport offers) or an automatic (the EcoSport has a petrol A/T, the TUV3OO has a diesel A/T). The engine is good for highway usage but suffers from turbo lag for city usage. It is very efficient though, something that Maruti cars have been known for.
While we like the Brezza for its high speed manners and ability to chew up off-road sections, slow speed ride in city is something that leaves a lot to be desired. Suspension is on the firmer side which means sharp undulations can be felt very easily.
At a starting price of Rs 6.99 lakh (ex-Delhi), it is more affordable than the EcoSport and the TUV3OO
Maruti Brezza vs Ford EcoSport comparison
The Brezza is a sub 4 meter vehicle and yet Maruti has been able to liberate a lot of space on the inside. Up front, there is ample room for tall adults and the cabin design is quite similar to that of the S-Cross. The Brezza gets a cool looking speedometer console that is loaded with an informative display that shows outside temperature, average and instatantenous fuel economies, gear shift indiactor etc. The steering gets all the controls you need at hand - cruise function on the right, Bluetooth telephony and audio system on the left. On the right side of the steering is where you get controls for the start-stop button, outside mirrors and headlight beam adjustment. The central console gets the touch screen infotainment system which offers a lot more than you think - Apple CarPlay, MirrorLink, SmartLink and even a remote control app for Smartphone - this will be a hit with the young at heart. Below the infotainment system sits the climate control and the display for the same – works very well and the buttons feel nice while operating. You also get USB, Aux-in and charging point sockets under the climate control. There is space behind the gear lever for your cups or small bottles. The seats are not leather wrapped even on the top end version.
Space at the back is best termed as good but not excellent. The Brezza offers more space than the EcoSport but less than its own sibling, the Baleno. That said, you get a central arm-rest with cup holders and the high seating ensures good visibility of the world outside. The backrest of the driver seat has a small hook for soft bags and will be useful.
The Brezza has a boot space of 328 litres which is less than that of the EcoSport and the TUV but the second row can be folded flat to liberate more space – the base of the seats also flips forward and you can unmount the head rest to make way for more space. Very clever!
Feature loaded, versatile second row, good visibility
Cost cutting at places is evident, plastic quality not the best
The Vitara Brezza has a 328-litre boot which is less than the EcoSport (346 litres)
The Vitara Brezza gets a sporty looking instrument cluster - this also has a driver information display
The Vitara Brezza has a sporty gear-lever : gear shift quality is also nice.
The Vitara Brezza gets 2 cup holders as standard - these are placed on the right side of the hand brake lever.
The Vitara Brezza gets dual glovebox : this is very rare in the price segment. Upper one has cooling feature to top end version.
The Vitara Brezza is offered with a 2-DIN multimedia system as standard. Higher trim levels get a touch screen infotainment system.
The Vitara Brezza gets automatic climate control on the top end variant. There are no rear a/c vents though.
Most variants of the Vitara Brezza get a rear centre armrest, only the top end variant gets a front centre armrest with storage space.
The Vitara Brezza has air vents on the dashboard. There are no rear ac vents.
The Vitara Brezza has comfortable seats with fabric covers. Leather is not offered.
The Vitara Brezza has great leg room for both front and rear passengers. Space is slightly more than the EcoSport.
The Vitara Brezza has ample knee-room for all passengers
The Vitara Brezza has ample shoulder space for 3 people to sit side-by-side
The Vitara Brezza has ample head room for all passengers
The Vitara Brezza is offered with steering-mounted controls on some variants
Front power windows are standard on all versions. Rear are offered from VDi onwards.
The Vitara Brezza gets Keyless entry as standard from VDi version onwards.
The Vitara Brezza gets a driver information display as standard : shows outside temp, fuel economy and DTE
The Brezza has a length of 3995mm, stands 1640mm tall and is 1790mm wide. It is wider than cars like the EcoSport and the Creta but is only 20mm taller than Maruti's own Ritz hatchback. At 198mm, it has more clerance than the TUV and the Creta but less than that of the Duster and EcoSport. On paper it’s called a SUV but in real, it looks more like a grown up hatchback. What makes the Brezza quite a stunner is the dual tone theme with the roof being finished in a contrasting colour but sadly this is only offered on the top end ZDi+ model.
We like the front end design which is dominated by a new chrome heavy grille. The headlamps get L shaped DRLs and look quite neat. The indicators are uniquley placed above the fog lamps and the Brezza also gets silver finish skid plates at either ends. Side profile is pretty good and the flat roof makes it seem a bit like the Evoque - especially in the duel tone options. The Brezza rides on 16-inch alloy wheels for the top end version and they fill up the wheel arhces nicely. That said, to complement the SUV look, we would have like more black cladding on the side. Rear profile of the Brezza is not as exciting as the front but it is smart nevertheless. The heavily chromed lip above the number plate looks nice and the split tail lamps do their job well of adding flair to the rear. We would have loved to see a tail gate mounted boot which would have also liberated more space for luggage.
Smart urbang vehicle, dual tone theme
Dual tone should have been offered in lower trims too, not as 'big' as a SUV should be
The Brezza is quite a stunning looking compact SUV front the front angle
The rear design looks clean but a boot mounted spare wheel would have looked great
Side profile is quite sporty - alloys look good and roof is quite flat, making it look like the Evoque
The Vitara Brezza has 198mm of ground clearance
The Brezza gets neatly sculpted bumpers at either ends
The Vitara Brezza gets projector headlamps with LED DRLs on some variants
The Vitara Brezza gets two-piece tail-lamps with LED guides
The Vitara Brezza gets front fog lamps on some variants
The Vitara Brezza is fitted with either 205/60 R16 or 215/60 R16 tyres depending on the variant
The Vitara Brezza is fitted with 16-inch alloy wheels on the top-of-the-line variants only
The Vitara Brezza gets indicator integrated, power adjustable and power folding ORVMs
The Vitara Brezza is offered with 6 paint options and 3 dual-tone paint options
The Vitara Brezza is fitted with a rear windshield wiper and washer on some variants
The Vitara Brezza gets roof-rails on almost all variants
The Vitara Brezza is not offered with a sun roof on any version
The Vitara Brezza gets a roof-mounted rear-spoiler
The Vitara Brezza is not fitted with side-steps as standard
The Vitara Brezza gets a full-sized spare wheel in the boot. It is not boot door mounted
The 1.3-litre DDiS200 unit is the same that powers the Ciaz and the Ertiga. The engine has turbo lag under 2000rpm and this can be an issue for city usage or when you want to overtake slow moving traffic. You have to wait for the engine revs to go above 2000rpm before the real punch comes in but once on the boil, the Brezza is an enjoyable car. NVH (noise / vibration / harshness) levels are good but you can easily hear the engine running and diesel noise does filter into the cabin.
The engine is mated to a 5-speed gearbox which works pretty well. Maruti will offer a petrol option later in the year and this might come in the form of a 1.0-litre Booster jet motor.
Very strong performance over 2000rpm. Reliability.
Engine suffers from turbo lag - can be an issue for city usage. No petrol engine on offer.
Out right acceleration of the Brezza is very good. The 90PS engine performs well in this regard
The Vitara Brezza has a top speed of over 170 km/h
In-gear acceleration of the Brezza is not the best, especially when the engine is spinning under 2000rpm - this is due to the turbo lag
The Vitara Brezza gets a 5-speed manual transmission
The Vitara Brezza has a maximum power output of 90PS
The Vitara Brezza has a maximum torque output of 200Nm
NVH or noise, vibration, harshness levels of the Brezza are good but the Ecosport fares better in this regard
The Brezza comes with a rated economy of 24.3 kmpl as per ARAI. But this is under standard test conditions. Expect to get 18-19 kmpl in a mix of city and open road usage. On highways at under 100km/h, the Brezza will easily return 22-23kmpl. With a 48 litre fuel tank, the Brezza can be driven for over 1000km with a light right foot.
Excellent fuel economy - the most efficient SUV in India
|LDi Option||24.3 kmpl|
|VDi Option||24.3 kmpl|
|ZDi Plus||24.3 kmpl|
|ZDi Plus Dual Tone||24.3 kmpl|
The 1.3-litre, 4-cylinder, turbocharged diesel motor powering the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza has a ARAI-certified mileage of 24.3 kmpl
The 1.3-litre, 4-cylinder, turbocharged diesel motor powering the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza has a ARAI-certified mileage of 24.3 kmpl. Expect real world fuel economy of 20-22kmpl on highways (90-100km/h) and 18-19 kmpl in city driving conditons
Expect the Brezza to return 17-19 kmpl in city usage. If you drive in less traffic and use the 5th gear, the same will climb to 20kmpl
The Brezza will deliver atleast 22-24kmpl when driven at speeds of 90-95km/h on the highway
The Vitara Brezza has an ARAI-rated efficiency of 24.3 kmpl
With a 48-litre tank, the Vitara Brezza will do 800 + km in city and over 1000km on the highway
Handling - the Brezza is a good handler for a SUV, the compact dimensions do come handy for city usage and out on the highway, it feels very stable.
Braking - the Brezza brakes very well from high speeds and the wide tyres aid overall braking too.
Inspires confidence inspite of tall height. Brakes work well.
Nothing worthwhile of a mention
Handling of the Brezza is really nice for a tall vehicle. The firm suspension helps a lot in this regard
The Vitara Brezza is fitted with ventilated discs up front and drums at the rear
The Vitara Brezza comes fitted with ABS as optional from base version onwards. Driver side Airbag is standard on the base version.
ABS is available from base version onwards (optional)
The Brezza does not come with traction control
The Brezza comes with a suspension set up that is on the firmer side to aid high speed stability. But this does take a toll on everyday driving where sharp undulations are easily felt, especially at the rear. As speeds rise, the comfort factor does increase though. The seats offer reasonable comfort but we are yet to drive the car over long distances to put our verdict on it.
Very good for high speeds / broken roads but not for slow speed driving.
Suspension on the firmer side for city usage
Ride quality of the Brezza is on the firmer side and this can be an issue for rear passengers at low speeds
The Vitara Brezza is fitted with McPherson Srut with Coil Spring suspension at the front
The Vitara Brezza is fitted with Torsion Beam with Coil Spring suspension at the rear
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Pros Great Looks,Good Performance,Great Interiors,Fuel Efficiency,Comfort,
its a big confusion,YBA some time Maruthi Cross now Vitra , i dont know its same model or different models,i am agree with some other buyer,its being a long time to start booking ..........maruthi is loosing his own sale,,,,,,
14 of 21 users found this review helpful.
Cons Average Looks,
maruti is like nokia not upgrate fast its too long time waiting waiting.
23 of 34 users found this review helpful.
Pros Great Looks,Great Interiors,Fuel Efficiency,Comfort,
Cons ,Performance could have been a tad better, also the suspension is slightly stiff
Maruti Suzuki has finally entered the compact SUV segment and how! The Vitara Brezza ticks each and every box when it comes to styling and comfort. The fit and finish levels are excellent and the cabin itself is a very lovely place to be in. But as they say, perfection is a myth. The engine performance could have been a wee bit better. At times it feels sluggish when overtaking at lower speeds. The suspension is little stiff. Makes for a good handling car but over big potholes, it can be a pain. Normal potholes and ditches are tackled with aplomb.
19 of 27 users found this review helpful.
Pros Fuel Efficiency,
Cons Average Performance,
We expect a spearhead 4 wheeler in SUV segment to check other models from foreign car makers. If this particular model succeeds our rupee value will increase. Two words as model name looks odd. Vitara alone may be sufficient. Pick up is very important for a SUV. The BHP, Torque and rpm should have been much more optimised to improve pick up and to contend with other cars. For Diesel cars Pickup is more important. The best of Good Luck to YOU VITARA. The success behind any thing is striking performance, like a master blaster. Master blasters never look for a out. now a days in transportation pick up is more important than anything. Never look for mileage alone.
15 of 20 users found this review helpful.