This modified Maruti Vitara Brezza has a simple change to Land Rover Discovery grille in order to give a touch of elegance
The Vitara Brezza has posted threat to its rivals ever since it entered the market in March 2016 and quickly elevated to being the best-selling SUV in the country. Designed and developed in India, the arrival of the subcompact SUV was a new beginning for Maruti Suzuki as it had been years since a volume-based model of such body type rolled out as a brand new product.
While some were cynical, Maruti Suzuki’s confidence in addressing the growing SUV trend had been widely successful to say the least. It got the better of segment benchmark Ford EcoSport and set on about catching Hyundai Creta. After finishing close to the Korean SUV in terms of sales for several months, the Vitara Brezza shot up to the limelight and never bowed down.
It expanded the potential of the segment and made way for new crop of vehicles to follow including Tata Nexon. Just as Creta’s dominance prompting other manufacturers to pursue developing a competitor, Vitara Brezza has done just that in its price sensitive volume space.
The SUV is also responsible for kick starting factory-based customisation as individual elements can be chosen from options list. The ‘i Create’ personalised platform in the Vitara Brezza has been successful and it was expanded to include other cars like the latest generation Swift.
The Indo-Japanese brand brought a sense of new identity to the Vitara Brezza with a host of personalised solutions and in the independent custom shops, the SUV has steadily become popular due to its authentic square profile and no nonsense styling.
We have featured a whole host of modified Vitara Brezza as a result – like the one with famous Jeep Compass vertical grille slats – and all that’s needed to customise the front look is a simple change of its grille design. An owner might have thought how would a Land Rover Discovery grille fit on the Vitara Brezza and went on to the modifiers to do just that?
Anyways, the fitment was just perfect that you would not complain – even the oval badge with Brezza written on it. The only change made apparently was the replacement of regular horizontal chrome grille and the exterior is finished in dual-tone red and black paint scheme that goes hand-in-hand with the plush Land Rover Discovery.
No mechanical changes are made as the Vitara Brezza continues to get powered by the 1.3-litre DDiS diesel engine making 90 PS and 200 Nm peak torque. The standard model is mated to a five-speed manual or an AMT.