Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza production ramped up; 1,00,000 units will be manufactured this fiscal
Maruti Suzuki released price listing for the Vitara Brezza on March 8th and the deliveries for the subcompact SUV began on March 25th. The leading car maker in the country has managed to receive over 37,000 bookings and over 5,500 units were dispatched last month. The Indo-Japanese company’s entry into the sub-4m SUV segment has indeed been a revelation as the popularity of Vitara Brezza surged big time.
In the event of receiving more bookings and to slash down the increasing months of waiting period, it is said that the brand has ramped up production of the model by 20,000 units. From initially planned 80,000 units, the Vitara Brezza sees increase to 1,00,000 units per annum to cater for the demands. The overwhelming response was evident from the fact that about 5,600 bookings were made within 48 hours of the bookings opening.
The aggressively priced SUV comes at a starting price of Rs. 6.99 lakh for the base variant and Rs. 9.68 lakh for the range-topping model (both prices, ex-showroom Delhi). It gets powered by the 1.3-litre DDiS 200 four-cylinder diesel engine producing 90 PS at 4,000 rpm and 200 Nm of peak torque at 1,750 rpm.
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The engine sends power to the front wheels through a five-speed manual gearbox transmission and it boasts a class-leading claimed fuel efficiency of 24.3 km per litre. It is available in six trims LDi, LDi(O), VDi, VDi(O), ZDi and ZDi+ and competes against Ford EcoSport and Mahindra TUV300.
Debuted at the Auto Expo 2016, the Vitara Brezza offers ground clearance of 198 mm and 328 litres of boot space capacity. It measures 3,995 mm in length, 1,790 mm in width, 1,640 mm in height and 2,500 mm in wheelbase. Driver airbag is standard across all variants as passenger airbag and ABS with EBD are optional from base trims whilst being standard in the ZDi grades.
The Vitara Brezza flaunts first-in-class dual-tone colour scheme and has features like reverse parking camera, SmartPlay infotainment system with in-built MapCare navigation and Apple CarPlay, cruise control, 60:40 split rear seat, engine start/stop button, auto headlamps, electrically foldable ORVMs with turn indicators, etc.