National Super League Championship marked Vitara Brezza’s first motorsports participation
Launched a few days ago, Maruti Vitara Brezza wins the Maruti-Suzuki Super League Rally Championship in Dehradun. With driver Karthick Maruthi and his co driver S. Shankar Anand in the cabin Maruti Vitara Brezza secured first position, while another Vitara Brezza won the second position in the championship with driver Jagmeet Gilla and his co driver Chandan sen. This rally also marked the first motorsports participation by the newly launched Maruti Vitara Brezza.
The rally took place in Uttarakhand and around 54 contestants took part in the rally. They had to cover a total distance of 900 kilometers in three days. It was held in TSD (Time, Speed and Distance) format with last leg being held from Corbett to Dehradun via Auli. The third place was held by the Maruti-Suzuki S-Cross driven by Sachin Singh and his co driver M Prakash. The prize money for the first three position holders was Rs. 5 lakh, Rs. 3 lakh and Rs. 2 lakh respectively. Apart from that, the best performing women’s team was awarded with Rs. 1 lakh.
Maruti Vitara Brezza was first unveiled at the Auto Expo 2016 in early February. The car comes with an aggressive yet stylish appearance. It sports features like projector headlamps, bull horn pattern LED daytime running lights, slated front grille, clamshell bonnet, skid plates, black side body cladding, 16 inch all black alloy wheels, optional dual tone body colour.
Inside the cabin it gets multifunction steering wheel, cockpit style instrument cluster with mood lighting consisting dual round dials and a digital display, piano black finished centre console housing touchscreen infotainment screen with Apple CarPlay and SmartPlay, cruise control, rain sensing wipers, reverse parking camera with guidelines.
Power source for this car is a 1.3 litre DDiS 200 Multijet diesel engine mated to a five speed manual transmission churning out 90 PS peak power and 200 Nm peak torque, and the fuel economy stands at 24.3 kmpl, making the car most fuel efficient compact SUV of India. A 1.0 litre Boosterjet petrol variant is in pipeline, which will launch during the festive season this year. Price for this car ranges between Rs. 6.99 – 9.68 lakh.