2018 Maruti Vitara Brezza features ABS and dual airbags standard across the range along with a few notable cosmetic updates
The subcompact SUV segment is one of the hotly contested in the whole of the market as we all know with vehicles like Ford EcoSport, Tata Nexon and Honda WR-V giving Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza decent run for their money. However, with average monthly sales of over 10,000 units, the Indo-Japanese manufacturer has managed to keep a firm lead over the aforementioned, highly capable products within the segment.
As the marketplace for SUVs and crossovers are clearly evolving over the years, auto brands are constantly pushing to expand the range of their popular models. Ford has lately been adding up new variants on the EcoSport and amidst the impending arrival of SVP and S variants, Tata Nexon has launched AMT versions of its Nexon as well, following the factory-sourced accessories based on the Aero kit.
In response, Maruti Suzuki has made some alterations on its 2018MY Vitara Brezza as we can exclusively reveal and here is everything you need to know about it:
2018 Maruti Vitara Brezza Exterior
To start off, the LDi (O) and VDi (O) trims are discontinued as the leading automaker in the country is now offering ABS (Anti-lock Braking System) and dual airbags as standardised fitment across the range. Moreover, the exterior tweaks include chrome grille and chromed boot garnish as standard.
For increases sportiness, the range-topping ZDi and ZDi (O) variants are adorned with multi-spoke black alloy wheels instead of grey wheels and they go well with the overall styling of the Vitara Brezza as you can see in our exclusive images. The Vitara Brezza comes with a boxy traditional design and has well-proportioned looks.
|Variants||New Price||Old Price|
|LDi||Rs. 7.52 lakh||Rs. 7.40 lakh|
|VDi||Rs. 8.04 lakh||Rs. 7.94 lakh|
|ZDi||Rs. 8.81 lakh||Rs. 8.74 lakh|
|ZDi+||Rs. 9.77 lakh||Rs. 9.73 lakh|
|ZDi+ Dual Tone||Rs. 9.99 lakh||Rs. 9.95 lakh|
The addition of standard safety bits and exterior tweaks have resulted in price increase of Rs. 12,500, Rs. 8,500 and Rs. 5,500 on LDi, VDi and ZDi variants respectively (all prices, ex-showroom New Delhi).
2018 Maruti Vitara Brezza Engine, Specs and Mileage
|Engine||1.3-litre DDiS 200 four-cylinder diesel engine|
|Power||90 PS at 4,000 rpm|
|Torque||200 Nm at 1,750 rpm|
|Claimed Mileage||24.3 kmpl|
Mechanically, the 2018 Maruti Vitara Brezza remains just the same and uses the tried-and-tested 1.3-litre DDiS 200 four-cylinder diesel engine which is good enough to produce a maximum power output of 90 PS at 4,000 rpm and 200 Nm of peak torque delivered at 1,750 rpm. It is connected to a five-speed manual transmission as the AMT has long been awaited.
2018 Maruti Vitara Brezza Dimensions
|Fuel Tank Capacity||48 litres|
|Turning Radius||5.2 m|
|Curb Weight||1,170 to 1,195 kg|
|Ground Clearance||198 mm|
The updated Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza continues to measure 3,995 mm long, 1,790 mm wide, 1,640 mm tall and has a wheelbase of 2,500 mm. Its bootspace capacity stands at 328 litres and the ground clearance is at 198 mm.
2018 Maruti Vitara Brezza Interior and Features
As for the cabin, the dark grey theme has been replaced by all-black interior and there is a new exterior orange colour coming in place of the blue. The base LDi diesel variant gains reverse parking sensors as well for additional assistance. There are no other changes in features list as the important equipment are mentioned below:
The 2018 Maruti Suzuki Vitara brezza comes equipped with SmartPlay infotainment system with in-built MapCare navigation and Apple CarPlay, reverse parking camera, engine start/stop button, electrically-foldable ORVMs with turn indicators, cruise control, 60:40 split rear seat and auto headlamps among others.
The Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza competes against the likes of Ford EcoSport, Tata Nexon, Honda WR-V and Mahindra TUV300.