The Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza compact SUV has been a gross sales sensation because it hit the market, and that’s regardless of being on sale with solely a diesel engine. Issues are set to get higher for the compact SUV as Maruti is engaged on introducing a petrol engine model. The engine in query is Suzuki’s new Ok15B 1.5-litre engine that made its debut within the Ciaz final 12 months after which made its means on to the second-gen Ertiga MPV. Within the Ciaz, the 1,462cc engine makes 105hp and 138Nm of torque. Additionally a part of the bundle on the Brezza shall be Suzuki’s Sensible Hybrid system, which options an built-in starter generator and twin battery setup.
Sources inform us that Maruti was contemplating bringing the 1.Zero-litre BoosterJet petrol engine from the Baleno RS for the Vitara Brezza. Nevertheless, the turbocharged engine labored out to be costly for and real-world gas economic system too wasn’t in step with expectations. Moreover, the 1.Zero-litre BoosterJet’s weak backside finish would not have been in sync with the Brezza’s character. The naturally aspirated 1.5-litre motor will not be probably the most thrilling of engines nevertheless it does make sufficient energy and guarantees good gas effectivity as effectively. Apparently, using the 1.5-litre petrol engine would imply the Brezza will not qualify for the excise obligation sops prolonged to vehicles underneath 4m in size and with engine capacities underneath 1,200cc.
The Vitara Brezza 1.5 petrol will include a 5-speed handbook gearbox initially, and Maruti Suzuki has plans to introduce a Four-speed automated transmission later (the identical torque converter gearbox from the Ciaz 1.5 petrol). Although unconfirmed, reviews additionally recommend that Maruti will make some beauty modifications to the brand new 1.5 petrol Vitara Brezza.
The brand new Vitara Brezza 1.5 petrol will rival the likes of the Ford EcoSport 1.5 petrol (123hp/150Nm), the Tata Nexon 1.2 turbo-petrol (110hp/170Nm) and the just lately launched Mahindra XUV300 1.2 turbo-petrol (110hp/200Nm). Moreover, it can additionally see competitors from the upcoming Hyundai Venue SUV that’ll include a brand new 100hp/172Nm, 1.Zero-litre turbo-petrol engine.
Along with this, the Vitara Brezza will get a diesel engine choice this 12 months. The unit will be Maruti Suzuki’s new 1.5-litre diesel motor (DDiS 225) that simply made its debut on the Ciaz sedan. The engine shall be BS-VI-ready nevertheless it may price considerably greater than the present Brezza diesel that makes use of a Fiat-sourced 1.Three-litre diesel engine (DDiS 200).