Maruti Suzuki has finally showcased the Vitara Brezza Petrol Version at the ongoing Auto Expo 2020. With the success of Vitara Brezza Diesel, the Indian community was waiting for the petrol version. Now the wait is over with the updated petrol version. Powering the Vitara Brezza Petrol is Suzuki’s K15B 1.5-litre petrol engine that replaces the original Vitara Brezza’s 1.3-litre diesel. Notably, this engine is introduced as part of Maruti’s ambition to withdraw diesel engines by April 2020. The prices for the Brezza petrol will be announced later this month.
Powered by 1.5-litre K-series petrol engine similar to Ertiga and Ciaz
The new petrol engine delivers 15PS more than but less torque by 62Nm
The automatic units are equipped with an automatic torque converter
Automatic variant with mild-hybrid tech claims best mileage compared to all petrol-version rivals
The new updated Vitara Brezza shares its 1.5-litre K15B petrol engine with other siblings like the Ciaz, Ertiga and XL6. The engine delivers 105hp of power and 138Nm of peak torque. The transmission duties are carried out by a 5-speed manual gearbox, while there’s an optional 4-speed torque converter-equipped automatic gearbox as well. The company has limited Suzuki’s SHVS Smart Hybrid technology for automatic versions only. Moving ahead, the carmaker has revealed ARAI mileage figures for the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza petrol. The variants offered with 5-speed manual are rated at 17.03kpl while the automatic versions with mild-hybrid tech, has an ARAI rated 18.76kpl.
Designwise, the carmaker has tried its best to bring some major cosmetic and feature updates to the Vitara Brezza petrol. The front fascia gets a wider chin and you’ll find a mustache-shaped design detail just below the chrome grille that further extends to the front bumper. Even the fog lamps are larger now and the turn indicators have been placed near the headlamp unit. The headlights are surrounded by chrome trim along with large DRLs below. On the sides, nothing has changed much except new alloy wheels. The rear looks more premium with a fresh bumper. The car is available in three new dual-tone colour options: Sizzling Red with midnight Black roof, Torque Blue with midnight Black roof and Granite Grey with Autumn Orange roof.
On the interior front, Maruti Vitara Brezza Petrol hasn’t changed much. Though there is fresh new interior trim in the all-black cabin. Step inside and you will find a new SmartPlay Studio 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system, cruise control and automatic wipers. Maruti has beefed up several customisations and personalisation options. However, the safety kit remains the same as the diesel version with dual airbags and ABS. With such safety features on offer, the Vitara Brezza scored four star ratings in the Global NCAP test back in 2018.
Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza
Tata Nexon FL
5-speed MT/4-speed AT
5-speed MT/6-speed AT
Now, with the Petrol Vitara Brezza in the lineup, Maruti is quite confident about the sales prospect. The company expects to take over the diesel sales and top the sales charts in the coming financial year.