Maruti Suzuki launched the Vitara Brezza in the Indian market back in 2016. The Vitara Brezza quickly rose to become the best-selling SUV in the country for a while. However, the car till now has been offered with only the diesel engine option only.
Now, according to Autocar India Maruti Suzuki have confirmed that they will introduce the petrol version of the Maruti Vitara Brezza in February 2020. The Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza petrol is expected to launch in India during the 2020 Auto Expo.
The Maruti Vitara Brezza petrol is expected to come with the BS-VI compliant 1.5-litre K15 series engine. This engine recently debuted on the Ertiga MPV in the Indian market and produces the same power output of 104bhp and 138Nm of torque. The Vitara Brezza petrol with the 1.5-litre BS-VI engine will be mated to either a five-speed manual or a four-speed torque-converter automatic transmission.
Maruti Suzuki will also introduce the Vitara Brezza petrol with their Smart Hybrid technology feature, which will further help improve the overall efficiency of the engine. However, with the 1.5-litre engine, the Maruti Vitara Brezza will no longer receive an exemption of excise duties — something offered to only sub-4 metre cars with engine capacities lower than 1200cc.
Another important aspect which is yet to be confirmed is whether Maruti Suzuki will bring in any sort of cosmetic updates on the petrol version of the Vitara Brezza. Currently, there is no information regarding any updates or facelifts offered with the petrol variant. However, considering the car will be four years old at the upcoming expo, the company could bring in a few updates.
Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza has been the top-selling SUV in the country consistently for years together. However, over the last couple of months the sales of the Vitara Brezza have drastically reduced mainly due to the introduction of a number of competitors in the segment including the Mahindra XUV300 and the Hyundai Venue.