Suzuki all-new Vitara Brezza was unveiled at the Auto Expo 2020 and it took us
a while before we got our hands on it. We finally did so in the sun kissed
beach land of Goa. Unlike the Ignis that had undergone just a beefy
transformation, the new Vitara Brezza got a new heart. Out went the 1.3 litre
multijet diesel engine and in came the 1.5 litre K-series BS VI petrol engine.
K15B (MT) / K15B ISG (AT) / BS VI
Engine capacity(cc) / No. of cylinders
1462 / 4
Max Power (hp)
103.26 @6000 rpm
Max Toque (Nm)
5-speed Manual / 4-speed AT
17.03kmpl (MT)/ 18.76kmpl (AT)
Overall length x width x height (mm)
3995 x 1790 x 1640
Kerb weight (kg)
1110-1130 (MT) / 1125-1140 (AT)
Fuel Tank capacity
Brakes: Front & Rear
Ventilated disc / Drum
McPherson strut with coil spring
Torsion beam with coil spring
Tyre size (ZXI+)
Suzuki has already made its intention with diesel engine. It is a big NO for
them now. They want to go the petrol and hybrid way.
for the new Vitara Brezza start at Rs 7.34 lakh for the base variant and goes
up to Rs 11.40 lakh for the top model.
Trim levels begin from LXI and goes up to VXI, ZXI and ZXI+. As always, we got the top model for a drive
and we got to experience this new engine with both a 5 speed manual
transmission as well as a 4-speed Automatic transmission.
Price (in Rs.)
Zxi+ Dual Tone
Zxi (AT) with
Zxi+ (AT) with
Zxi+ (AT) Dual
Vxi (AT) with Smart Hybrid
a vehicle that has sold more than 500,000 units since its launch, all of them
in diesel, shifting to an only petrol engine is something of a strategy for the
company, or so it seems.
The all-new Vitara Brezza will now be
available in three new dual tone color options - Sizzling Red with midnight
Black roof, Torque Blue with midnight Black roof and Granite Grey with Autumn
exterior shape and size are untouched in the new Vitara Brezza. But it is got
some tweaks here and there to make it look a bit more sporty and muscular. The
skid plate garnish is in silver colour, while the bumpers are body coloured. The
overall length of the vehicle is 3995 mm, width is 1790 mm, its height is 1640
mm and the wheelbase is 2500 mm. It has a turning radius of 5.2 m and a kerb
weight of 1110-1130 kg.
vehicle gets LED projector headlamps with integrated Dual function LED DRLs and
LED fog lamps. It comes with a bold Front Grille that gives it a very sporty
look. There are distinct LED tail lights too. The vehicle stands tall on precision
cut 16 inches alloy wheels. The tyre size is 215/60 R16.
top end variants get roof rail in gun metal grey, while VXI gets it in black
and LXI does not get one. Continuing with its floating roof design, the vehicle
also has a roof end spoiler, LED high mounted stop lamp, body coloured ORVMs,
electric fold or auto fold ORVMs for ZXI+
and others except for LXI which gets manual fold. These ORVMs can be
electrically adjusted from inside. The car also has auto rain sensing wipers.
you step into the car, you get to see a premium dashboard with leather wrapped
steering wheel, sliding front arm rest, relatively wide cabin space and a new age
smart play studio. The 7 inches touch screen smart play studio system is
available only for ZXI and ZXI+. One can also have access to a few remote
control functions through a smart play app.
there are steering mounted controls for Bluetooth calling and cruise control on
one side while the other has voice command and steering mounted audio controls.
You get electronic power steering in the Brezza and it comes with a tilt
feature but is not telescopic. For the MT version, there are gear shoft
indicators on the screen in front of the driver.
front centre armrest is only for ZXI+ and this model is the only gets inside
rear view mirror with auto day night. The rest get a manual one.
ZXI+ gets shoulder height adjustable front seat belts, rain sensing auto
wipers, height adjustable driver seat (this is for ZXI also). As for the rear
passengers, there is ample shoulder and headroom with 60:40 split rear seats
with flip foldable functionality. The boot space is impressive. All door trims
come with 1000ml bottle holders. There is an accessory socket in luggage room
I mentioned earlier, the 1.5 litre petrol engine comes with either a 5 speed
manual transmission of a four-speed automatic transmission. As I took turns
driving the MT and the automatic transmission ones, I noticed that the engine
had adequate power and torque, but there was a big difference between the MT
and the automatic in terms or performance.
the manual gear was smartly sorted out in terms of power delivery and one could
downshift for the extra burst of power, the automatic I felt was a bit
sluggish. Moreover, a four-speed is too short a range for a compact SUV like
the Brezza. The automatic was not just punchy as I wanted it to be. While in
city driving is good with the AT, on highways I felt it was bit sluggish when
it came to overtaking and any other situation which required sudden burst of
power. Maruti calls the automatic an advanced automatic transmission.
convenient features include idle start stop, brake energy regeneration and torque assist. It incorporates what is
known as a Smart hybrid technology. The base variant of the Brezza comes with
only a 5 speed MT while the AT comes with VXI, ZXI and ZXI+. The Hill Hold feature
is only there for AT version. The Vitara Brezza continues with its dual airbags
and ABS with EBD or electronic brakeforce distribution. The new 2020 Maruti
Suzuki Vitara Brezza is definitely a ‘Heart’y relief for a lot of customers.
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