An extremely important model for Maruti, the Sub 4-metre SUV will be based on an all-new platform and promises better fuel efficiency
The Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza might be one of the highest-selling compact SUVs in India. However, with the arrival of newer offerings from several automakers, the Vitara Brezza now feels a little long in the tooth. The Maruti’s SUV looks outdated and lacks a host of features that are offered by the competitors.
Maruti Suzuki is already on the track of addressing this fact and is readying up the new second-generation version of the Vitara Brezza among many other cars and SUVs. Recent footage of the test mule of the SUV was spied doing its regular test runs on the road, which shows a few possible details that might make their way into the production model.
All-new Brezza, spotted for the first time
The test mule of the new Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza was heavily camouflaged, however, the new model will retain the upright and boxy stance of the current model. The new version will get a completely redesigned front profile with a new grille, new LED headlamps and bonnet lines. Even the rear profile of the SUV has been redesigned with new placement for the license plate at the bottom of the boot lid.
The tail lamps and rear bumper too will be restyled as a part of the upgrade.
An all-new cabin
The spy video didn’t reveal much about the interior of the new Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza. Although, the SUV will come with a completely redesigned cabin that features a new wider layout for the dashboard, a bigger touchscreen infotainment system, and a new driver’s cockpit. While it is not clear, the new Vitara Brezza will get a majorly revised equipment list too, because it is the least equipped SUV in the current crowd of compact SUVs.
Will the new Vitara Brezza be more fuel-efficient?
In all likelihood, the new Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza will retain its current engine option of the 1.5-litre petrol engine, which is one of the most refined and reliable four-cylinder naturally aspirated engines available. The engine might see revisions to its power and torque outputs and will retain the transmission options of 5-speed manual and 4-speed automatic. Currently, the automatic variants do come with a mild-hybrid setup for the engine, and in the new second-generation version, the system is likely to be made standard for the manual variants too.
Official unveiling sooner than you think
Maruti Suzuki is still in the early stages of testing the new Vitara Brezza. The model was scheduled to make its global debut at the 2022 Auto Expo. However, with the event postponed for an indefinite period, the SUV will now come around the festive season in 2022, towards the end of the third quarter of next year.
Source: New Maruti Suzuki SUV spied