Maruti Suzuki started production of Vitara Brezza facelift model in India, likely gets some cosmetic changes and all new 1.5L diesel engine
Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza is the best selling subcompact SUV in India since its introduction in 2016. The compact SUV is yet to get a major update but still, the average monthly sale is about 13,000 units. According to a new report, Maruti Suzuki is planning to launch the Vitara Brezza facelift model in India very soon.
The company has already started manufacturing of the new model and the exterior styling updates include a new front bumper with a new grille and tweaked headlamps with LED projectors instead of halogen ones on the current model with integrated LED DRLs. Maruti Suzuki has given a hood scoop also to the upcoming 2019 Vitara Brezza.
The side remains to be the same and the facelift model is likely to get a new design for the alloy wheels, while the size will continue to be the same from the current version. The rear will get a new bumper and tweaked tail lamps to round off the exterior changes. We can expect the company to introduce some new colour options for the Vitara Brezza.
The interior changes are minor as it will be limited to new fabrics and an updated SmartPlay studio infotainment system, which made its debut on the new generation Ertiga earlier and it is also available on the Baleno facelift as it comes with connectivity options like Android Auto and Apple CarPlay and new features.
The compact SUV is already packed with features like climate control, steering mounted controls, rain-sensing wipers, automatic headlamps, rear camera with parking sensors, cruise control, electronically controlled exterior mirrors with fold function, keyless entry, push-button start, alloy wheels, dual airbags, ABS with EBD, speed alert and more.
The facelift model might replace the current 1.3 L diesel engine sourced from FCA with 90 PS and 200 Nm with the newly developed in-house 1.5 L diesel engine and it is expected to produce 95 PS at 4,000 rpm and 225 Nm between 1,500 – 2,500 rpm. This engine is mated to 6-speed manual. As per the report, the company has already manufactured 5000 units, which will be dispatched soon to dealerships.