Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza petrol variant launch around September 2019?

first_img Varun Singh New DelhiMay 31, 2019UPDATED: May 31, 2019 13:48 IST Maruti Suzuki India had recently launched the Vitara Brezza Sports Limited Edition.HIGHLIGHTSNearly 1.58 lakh units of Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza were sold in 2018-19.Vitara Brezza currently gets a 4-cylinder, 1.3-litre, DDiS 200 diesel engine.Hyundai Venue has been launched at an introductory price of Rs 6.50 lakh (ex-showroom).Ever since Maruti Suzuki India announced that it will stop producing vehicles with the Fiat-sourced 1.3-litre diesel engine from April 1, 2020, people have been wondering about the fate of the country’s largest selling compact SUV Vitara Brezza. A favourite among masses, Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza has been one of the flag bearers of the carmaker and has helped the company strengthen its position in the domestic market.Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza was launched in India in March 2016 and it has been doing handsome business ever since then. In February 2019, the carmaker had announced that it had sold 4 lakh units of the compact SUV since its debut. Earlier this month, Maruti Suzuki India had said that the sales figures had crossed 4.35 lakh unit mark. In 2018-19 alone, nearly 1.58 lakh units of Vitara Brezza were sold.The news that there would not be Maruti Suzuki vehicles with present 1.3-litre diesel motor from next year when BS6 emission norms come into effect, had created quite a lot of stir. More so with regard to Vitara Brezza as the compact SUV is currently available only with a 4-cylinder, 1.3-litre, DDiS 200 engine that makes 89 bhp and 200 Nm of torque. It is offered with a 5-speed manual gearbox and a 5-speed AGS (Automatic Gear Shift).It has already been reported that Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza might get the K15 Smart Hybrid petrol engine. The motor has a dual battery set-up that provides idle start-stop, brake energy regeneration and torque assist functionality and it presently powers Maruti Suzuki Ciaz and Maruti Suzuki Ertiga. This hybrid motor produces 103 bhp and 138 Nm of torque and comes mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox. There is an option for a 4-speed automatic transmission as well.advertisementA report by Moneycontrol has claimed that Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza 1.5-litre hybrid petrol may be launched in India around September 2019. The introduction seems imminent keeping in mind the Hyundai Venue launch in India on May 21. Boasting of several impressive features and powerful technical specifications, Venue has been introduced at an introductory price of Rs 6.50 lakh (ex-showroom).Not only Hyundai Venue has been aggressively priced keeping in mind the cost of Vitara Brezza and other compact segment players like Tata Nexon, Ford EcoSport and Mahindra XUV300, but it has also been garnering positive reviews. Hyundai has claimed that over 20,000 units of Venue have already been booked.Considering the current compact SUV segment scenario, Maruti Suzuki India will have to take immediate steps to keep intact the market share of Vitara Brezza. The Vitara Brezza price starts at Rs 7.68 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi). The company had recently launched the Sports Limited Edition of Vitara Brezza and it can be bought by paying only Rs 29,990 more over the standard variant.ALSO READ | Hyundai Venue: First drive reviewALSO READ | MG Hector bookings to start on June 4ALSO READ | Toyota Glanza pre-bookings start, launch on June 6Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byVarun Singh Tags :Follow Vitara BrezzaFollow Vitara Brezza petrolFollow Maruti Suzuki Vitara BrezzaFollow Vitara Brezza priceFollow Hyundai VenueFollow Hyundai Venue launch Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza petrol variant launch around September 2019?Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza was launched in India in March 2016 and it has been doing handsome business ever since then. Earlier this month, the carmaker had said that Vitara Brezza sales figures had crossed 4.35 lakh unit mark.advertisement Nextlast_img

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