Maruti Suzuki will launch the Brezza facelift in the mid of 2022. The mid-size SUV will lose the prefix ‘Vitara’ and will be known as Breeza entirely. Vitara could be the name of another upcoming SUV from Maruti planned to come in 2023.
What to expect from the Brezza facelift?
The Brezza facelift was recently spotted testing without any disguise. From the spy shots, we could make out the major design changes the Vitara is to receive. The mid-size SUV will receive an updated new front grille and headlight design along with the redesigned clamshell bonnet.
On the rear, the Brezza gets a newly redesigned taillight, reprofiled bumper and the ‘BREZZA’ lettering to sit between the tail lamp.
The carmaker is also updating the interiors with a few new additions. It will feature a larger touchscreen infotainment system, wireless charging, sunroof, paddle shifters for automatic trims. To up its game, the Brezza will use better quality plastics for the dash and improve the overall cabin layout.
Maruti is also focusing on improving the safety of the Brezza. They’re introducing sim based connectivity suite for features such as geo-fencing, find your car, real-time tracking and intrusion detection.
Brezza facelift: Powertrain and pricing
The current K15B 4-cylinder petrol motor will power the Brezza facelift. With the assistance of mild-hybrid technology, the Brezza will push 105hp and 138Nm of peak torque. Transmission options will remain the same: a 5-speed manual and a 5-speed automatic transmission.
Maruti is improving the Brezza to keep with the rivals resulting in a price hike. The Brezza facelift comes with a slightly higher price tag than its predecessor. We expect a price range of ₹8 lakh to ₹12.5 lakh ex-showroom. The mid-size SUV will rival the Hyundai Venue, Tata Nexon and Kia Sonet.
Maruti Vitara SUV
Maruti is likely to give the ‘Vitara’ nametag to the new SUV developed with Toyota. Based on Toyota’s Daihatsu New Generation Architecture (DNGA) platform, the Vitara will be produced in Toyota’s Bidadi plant, Karnataka. The Vitara will compete against the Hyundai Creta, Skoda Kushaq, Kia Seltos, MG Astor and the VW Taigun.
Along with the Vitara SUV, Maruti-Toyota JV will also introduce a few other SUVs based on the same platform.