Not many moons ago, Grand Vitaras were the diamond on Maruti’s crown and something tucked the minds of these manufacturers and decided to demote this Vitara. The bomb dropped with a ‘Brezza’ nametag and a way affordable price tag. This made Brezza a staple diet for Indian fetish of SUVs and drew in an era of desi-compact SUVs.
Unchanged for years, Brezza started humping the Indian markets with its pocket-friendly service networks and easy to maintain nature. Obviously, the Maruti nametag did play a major role in its success but looking at the sales graph this meant a huge blow to its competitors.
Now, when the slowdown was beating the shit out of automobile manufacturers, Maruti decided to go ‘Greta’ all over lineup by retiring the production of their diesel engines. With that in mind, they even decided to chuck their Brezza out of production. Believe it or not, this meant Maruti taking a huge toll on its sales. So, they wanted something that would revive the grandiosity of the name ‘Vitara’ by unveiling Brezza with a petrol engine. This move was made at India’s most celebrated automotive festival, the Auto Expo 2020.
With a little update on its overall facia, the Brezza stepped out its den with a cute roar to shake its competitors. Equipped with the 1.5Litre K-series engine, this ‘Alice in Wonderland’ (because Maruti never thought of getting Brezza in petrol) can churn up 103bhp of power and 138Nm of torque. What makes it a better proposition is the expected price tag of this baby Vitara. Expected to start somewhere around INR8.5 lakhs, Brezza Petrol will breathe down the necks of Duster, Ecosports, and Creta. As Tata is taking the game up a notch, we hope Maruti tries and steer away from making cars rated under 3-star safety ratings.