It’s been a long wait since the Vitara concept model was launched back in the 2012 Auto Expo. Nevertheless, with Maruti Suzuki going all ablaze in 2016, the long awaited Vitara Brezza will finally be launched exclusively for the Indian automobiles market. MSIL will make sure that this car is launched in the upcoming 2016 Auto Expo.
Featuring robust and sturdy looks which is has never been seen in any of the previous SUVs launched by Maruti Suzuki, this sub compact SUV will definitely be the talk of the nation with its launch. This tough roader has to be been placed as a premium product and will lock horns with other biggies such as the Hyundai Creta, TUV 300 and Renault Duster.
The R&D team of MSIL started to build further on the concept model back in 2012 under the leadership of C.V Raman. They have done a great job given the fact that the Vitara production model is ready for launch in just 3 years. Apart from making its global debut in 2016, it will also be exclusively manufactured in India for the international markets under the Suzuki brand.
As far as the Indian story of Maruti’s strong desire to launch a game changer SUV is concerned, it did try to challenge Hyundai Creta with the S-cross in 2015 only to find itself fail against the mighty Creta. The Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza is now another such sub compact SUV from MSIL’s stable that would take the likes of Hyundai Creta which has won the ICOTY awards 2015. It would definitely not be a walk in the park for Maruti as the Creta has done brilliantly in the Indian market since its launch in July 2015. Being a leader of the segment in just six months is a great achievement for Creta and taking this into consideration the Vitara Brezza has a lot to cover up in the coming time.
The spy shots have confirmed the fact that the Vitara which is to be launched early next month will share its interiors and exteriors with the European Vitara which has already been launched there under the Suzuki badge.
The Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza will feature the same fluidic design that has also been featured in the Baleno. This model will be offered in five body styles which further speaks of the classy look that it would exhibit. A lot of hints has been given away with Suzuki unveiling the iV-4 concept back in 2014. But from what is visible in the spyshots which has been circulated rigorously in the past days is that the Vitara will have an upright hood and a sleek set of LED projector lamps and daytime running lights to add on to its mighty front structure.
The Vitara Brezza will also feature a performance centric 1.2-litre petrol engine and a 1.3 -litre diesel engine. Both of them would be a 4 cylinder engine with the petrol variant offering a power output of 85 PS and 115 Nm. Whereas, the diesel engine will churn an impressive 75 PS and 190 Nm torque. Needless to say, these powerful engine will be controlled by an eccentric 5-speed transmission gearbox.
It is quite an excitement felt among the SUV enthusiasts in India who are waiting eagerly for this launch. But as discussed in this article above, it is yet to be seen whether the Vitara Brezza has all the qualities to be a segment leader in India.