Maruti Suzuki India Ltd recently launched the new Maruti Vitara Brezza AMT. The launch of the AMT variant of Brezza takes place just days after the launch of the Nexon AMT. What this means is that Maruti Suzuki has left little room for the Nexon to eat into the sales of Brezza due to the availability of an AMT. In this post, we have decided to compare the Nexon AMT with the Brezza AMT to find out if the clear winner among these two SUVs. So read on for a detailed Maruti Vitara Brezza AMT vs Tata Nexon AMT comparison.
In terms of pricing, the Brezza AMT has a straight advantage over the Nexon AMT. The base AMT variant of the Brezza costs just Rs 8.54 lakh, which is more than 2 lakh rupees cheaper than the only variant of the Nexon AMT. Much of this is due to the Nexon AMT being available in the top-end trim only. Even if you factor in the price of the top-end Brezza AMT, the Maruti SUV still enjoys an advantage of Rs 10,000.
It’s said that Tata will soon launch the AMT variants of the Nexon in the entry-level trims. Hence, the price of the Nexon AMT is bound to go down. However, until then, the Vitara Brezza remains the winner of our Maruti Vitara Brezza AMT vs Tata Nexon AMT comparison in terms of pricing alone.
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|Model||Maruti Vitara Brezza AMT||Tata Nexon AMT|
|Engine||1.3-liter, turbocharged diesel||1.5-liter, turbocharged diesel|
|Max. Power||90 PS||110 PS|
|Peak Torque||200 Nm||260 Nm|
In terms of specifications, the Vitara Brezza AMT is not as strong as the Nexon AMT. Both the SUVs are as good as their Manual Transmission counterparts in this aspect. Hence, the Brezza AMT gets its power from a 1.3-litre, turbo diesel engine that produces a maximum power of 90 PS with a peak torque of 200 Nm. In comparison, the Nexon AMT enjoys a great power advantage as its 1.5-litre engine offers 110 PS of maximum power along with a peak torque of 260 Nm. Plus, the Tata compact SUV also offers three driving modes – Eco, City, Sport. This allows the users of the Nexon AMT to optimize the engine power delivery as per their usage conditions. With this, the Nexon AMT ends up winning this section of our Maruti Vitara Brezza AMT vs Tata Nexon AMT comparison hands down.
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|ARAI Mileage||Maruti Vitara Brezza AMT||Tata Nexon AMT|
|In kmpl||24.3 kmpl||21.5 kmpl|
So the Nexon AMT is easily more powerful than the Brezza AMT. However, it lags in terms of mileage. The Vitara Brezza AMT offers a peak mileage of 24.3 kmpl. In comparison, the Nexon AMT manages to deliver only 21.5 kmpl. Hence, this is one area where the Brezza holds an advantage over the Nexon AMT. With this, the Maruti Suzuki compact SUV ends up being the winner of this aspect of the Maruti Vitara Brezza AMT vs Tata Nexon AMT comparison.
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The new AMT variants of the Brezza have been launched with the 2018 facelift for the Maruti compact SUV. So, now, all the variants of the Vitara Brezza offer standard safety features that comprise of ABS with EBD, front dual airbags, reverse parking sensors, speed sensing door locks, and ISOFIX child restraint system. The Tata Nexon XZA+ variant, which is the sole AMT variant, also offers all these features. In addition, it goes on to offer driving modes and a wearable smart key. Hence, the Nexon becomes the winner of this part of our Maruti Vitara Brezza AMT vs Tata Nexon AMT comparison.
Like you must have understood by now, both the cars here excel in some department or other. So, one must need to choose between the two SUVs as per his exact requirements. We have given a description of the strengths of both the car in the next part of our Maruti Brezza AMT vs Tata Nexon comparison –
Fresh looks – Buy the Nexon if you want your car to look completely different from the monotonous SUVs. The Nexon looks very stylish with is coupe-crossover look and looks like a futuristic compact SUV. Hence, in terms of design, the Nexon wins.
More Power – The Nexon also offers much more power than the Brezza. In comparison to 90 PS-200 Nm from the Maruti Compact SUV’s engine, the Nexon offers 110 PS and 260 Nm. This is a huge difference. So, those who want higher power should buy the Nexon.
Features- The Nexon AMT offers more features than the Brezza. Even the Vitara Brezza offers the essentials but Nexon takes it a step forward by offering a wearable smart key and driving modes.
Tried and tested- You just can’t go wrong with the Brezza. This SUV has been enjoying segment-best sales ever since it was launched and offers a high reliability and great resale.
More SUVish looks – Compared to rather soft looks of Nexon, the Vitara Brezza gets the traditional SUV design.
Mileage- While both the SUVs give a good mileage, the Brezza is more fuel efficient of the two. The Nexon offers 21 kmpl while the Brezza can give you 24.3 kmpl.
Affordability- Between these two, the Vitara Brezza is more affordable. The Nexon offers AMT only on the top trim. The fully-loaded Brezza AMT is slightly cheaper at Rs 10,000. But the rear pricing advantage comes from the cheaper AMT variants, which can be bought by all those who have a lower budget but want to enjoy the luxury of an automatic.
As you can see, both the SUVs excel in certain departments. Still, the Maruti Vitara Brezza AMT turns out to be a better deal among the two. So, it’s the winner of our Maruti Vitara Brezza AMT vs Tata Nexon AMT comparison.