The Maruti Vitara Brezza Facelift will be tasked with stopping the new models like Mahindra XUV300 and upcoming Hyundai QXI (Styx) from snatching its market share
The Maruti Vitara Brezza was launched in 2016 and has been ever since reigning over the compact SUV market. However, with the launch of the Mahindra XUV300 and the upcoming introduction of the Hyundai QXI, the Maruti Vitara Brezza is suddenly looking a bit too ordinary.
In order to prevent the new entrants from having a negative effect on the popularity of its only SUV, Maruti Suzuki will soon launch a facelifted model. Unlike the Baleno facelift, the 2019 Maruti Vitara Brezza will offer a more comprehensive set of updates. Here’s what you can expect from the upcoming Brezza facelift –
The 2019 Maruti Vitara Brezza facelift will have an updated front and rear end. This will give it a new look as the bumpers, the grille, the headlights, and the tail lamps will be completely new. The new headlights will be projector units and the tail lamps will have LED elements. The facelift will also have new alloy wheels.
The interior will be also new and will have a revised dashboard. The Smartplay infotainment unit of the current model will be replaced with SmartPlay Studio infotainment system that is found on the Baleno and the Wagon R. The new model could even have some additional features, like a sunroof, to match the long list of features that the Mahindra XUV300 and the Hyundai QXI will have on offer.
Another important update will be found under the hood of the 2019 Maruti Vitara Brezza facelift. The current D13A 1.3-litre DDiS200 diesel engine will be replaced with a more powerful motor. Other than the higher power and torque output, the new in-house-developed E15A 1.5-litre DDiS225 diesel engine will be even BS-VI-ready and will be upgraded to meet the new emission norms when the need arises.
The current engine offers a maximum power of 90 PS and a peak torque of 200 Nm. It comes mated to a 5-speed manual transmission. The new engine will offer a maximum power of 95 PS and a peak torque of 225 Nm. Also, it will be paired with a 6-speed manual transmission. Like the current engine, even the new motor is expected to be available with an AMT. The higher power output will help the SUV face the stronger competition.