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Delhi Auto Expo 2016 Begins With Launch of Maruti Suzuki Brezza

CEO Maruti Suzuki India unveiled the all new Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza marking the start of Delhi Auto Expo 2016.

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Delhi Auto Expo 2016 Begins With Launch of Maruti Suzuki Brezza

The Expo that every automobile enthusiast has been waiting for, after the last one held two years ago, is finally here.

It began with the launch of the much anticipated Maruti Suzuki’s compact SUV Vitara Brezza.

Snapshot

Vitara Brezza Specifications:

  • Length: 3995 mm
  • Width: 1790 mm
  • Height: 1640 mm
  • Boot Space: 328 Lt
  • Tyre SIze: 215/60R16
  • Power: 66kW/4000 rpm
  • Torque: 200Nm/1750 rpm
  • Wheel Base: 2500 mm
  • Minimum Ground Clearance: 198 mm

Although the company did not reveal much about the pricing of their latest offering, it is expected to compete with already established vehicles in the segment such as the Hyundai’s Creta and Ford’s Ecosport.

The Brezza sports ‘bull horn’ lights and the front grille gets a chrome treatment.

(Photo: Manav Sinha)

The square wheel arches, short overhangs and a roofline that slopes towards the rear end have imparted the Brezza with a SUV-feel, although the car is not exactly huge in flesh.

Powered by a 200 DDiS engine that is mated to a 5-speed transmission, the Brezza comes fitted with dual airbags in the front as standard. ABS and EBD are offered as optional upgrades, starting from the base variant.

(Photo: Manav Sinha)

It will be interesting to see what the company prices the Brezza at in the coming months, as that will either make it or break it for Maruti’s foray into the Compact SUV segment.

The model will compete with the likes of Ford EcoSport, Mahindra TUV300, besides being pitched against Renault Duster and Hyundai Creta which are priced in the range of Rs 6.79 lakh to Rs 13.77 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).

Vitara Brezza is the second of the 15 new models that MSI will launch in the next five years as it aims to sell two million units annually by 2020.

Kenichi Ayukawa, managing director of Maruti Suzuki India Ltd. (Photo: Manav Sinha)
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Commenting on the significance of the model, MSI Managing Director and CEO Kenichi Ayukawa said, “If Baleno is our poster for Make in India, the Vitara Brezza is our statement for Create in India.”

(With inputs from Mannan Gupta)

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