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No more Vitara as Suzuki reveals new Brezza

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Regardless of solely launching in South Africa final 12 months, the Suzuki Vitara Brezza formally debuted in India six years in the past, adopted by a mid-life facelift in 2020 that noticed the Fiat-sourced 1.3-litre Multijet turbodiesel engine bowing out in favour of the present 1.5-litre petrol.

One of many model’s most vital fashions because it additionally offered the muse for the Toyota City Cruiser, mother or father firm Maruti Suzuki on Thursday (30 June) revealed the second era, now merely often known as the Brezza with out the Vitara prefix.

First previewed in a teaser video in the direction of the top of final 12 months, the Brezza alerts a dramatic departure from the Vitara Brezza because it now sports activities a extra angular and chunky trying exterior, whereas nonetheless conforming to India’s sub-four metre rules.

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Beneath, Maruti Suzuki has saved the newcomer’s general size, wheelbase and width unchanged at 3 995 mm, 2 500 mm and 1 790 mm respectively, however elevated the peak by 45 millimetres to 1 645 mm.

The claimed floor clearance is unchanged at 198 mm with the identical making use of to the 328-litre boot with the rear seats up.

Together with its new exterior, Brezza’s inside has been utterly redesigned to include the brand new freestanding touchscreen infotainment system accessible on Baleno and its Toyota offshoots, the Starlet and Glanza.

Larger in general top than the Vitara Brezza, the facia of the Brezza is much less cutesy trying.

Carrying over the Vitara Brezza’s instrument cluster, the Brezza will get extra premium feeling supplies in addition to a two-tone black-and-brown possibility in its house market. A brand new gear lever and rear air-conditioning vents rounds the inside off.

In whole, the Indian Brezza line-up spans 4 trim ranges with options on the entry-level LXI comprising16-inch metal wheels, a standard LCD audio system with two-speakers, electrical mirrors and home windows, plus:

  • keyless entry;
  • Digital Stability Management;
  • rear parking sensors;
  • Hill Maintain Help;
  • twin entrance airbags;
  • projector-type halogen headlights

Stepping up, the VXI will get the entry-level seven-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, in addition to a four-speaker sound system, folding electrical mirrors, top adjustable driver’s seat and steering wheel audio controls.

Shifting up additional, the ZXI swaps the metal wheels for 16-inch alloys and the halogen lights for bi-LEDs.  Additionally included is:

  • sunroof;
  • TFT instrument cluster show;
  • keyless entry;
  • satin silver entrance and rear skidplate;
  • rear armrest;
  • cruise management;
  • telescopic steering column;
  • roof rails;
  • over-the-air-updates;
  • reverse digital camera;
  • four-speaker Arkamys sound system;
  • computerized local weather management
New Suzuki Brezza revealed
New inside a large uptake from that of the Vitara Brezza.

Heading the vary is the ZXI+ which swaps the seven-inch infotainment system for the larger nine-inch and the alloys for diamond-cut wheels, nonetheless measuring 16-inches. Additionally commonplace is:

  • 360-degree digital camera system;
  • Heads-Up Show;
  • wi-fi smartphone charger;
  • cooled glovebox;
  • leather-wrapped steering wheel and kit lever;
  • rear USB ports;
  • entrance armrest;
  • ambient lighting;
  • six airbags

Up entrance, Suzuki has saved the 1.5-litre petrol engine, now upgraded with its DualJet expertise and carrying the inner moniker K15C as an alternative of K15B.

Moreover outfitted with a mild-hybrid system, the engine produces 76kW/137Nm, down from the 77kW/138Nm made by the Vitara Brezza, with drive going to the entrance wheels as soon as once more through a five-speed handbook gearbox.

Non-compulsory on all however the LXI is a brand new six-speed computerized with paddle shifters that replaces the Vitara Brezza’s dated four-speed ‘field.

In response to Suzuki, the Brezza has a claimed gasoline consumption of 5.0 L/100 km for handbook fashions and 5.1 L/100 km for computerized derivatives.

In whole, six colors are provided;

  • Pearl Arctic Whereas;
  • Magma Gray;
  • Splendid Silver;
  • Courageous Khaki;
  • Scorching Purple;
  • Exuberant Blue

As earlier than, patrons even have the choice of a two-tone end, however solely the ZXI and ZXI+ fashions whereby the Splendid Silver, Courageous Khaki and Scorching Purple hues are contrasted by a black roof.

Reportedly already the recipient of some 45 000 orders, the Brezza carries a beginning sticker of INR 799 000 (R166 316) for the LXI, with the two-tone ZXI+ computerized retailing from INR 1 396 000 (R290 586).

Whereas nonetheless to be confirmed for South Africa, count on the Brezza to both bow earlier than the top of the 12 months or extra in all probability in early 2023.

Further info for Autocar India and www.cardekho.com

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