The all-new Maruti Suzuki Brezza, which is expected to launch at the end of next month, was caught undisguised during a promotional shoot in Gurugram. As seen in these images, Maruti has given its popular compact SUV a comprehensive design overhaul.
- New Brezza compact SUV launch in end-June
- Gets all-new interior and exterior
- 1.5-litre petrol expected; CNG option to come a little later
New Maruti Brezza: exterior design fully revealed
Maruti Suzuki has been testing the new Brezza for quite some time and a first set of leaked images back in late 2021 had given us a glimpse of what the new SUV would look like. However, these new spy photos show the SUV's exterior styling in full and confirm that this is not just a mere facelift but an all-new SUV.
Much like with the 2022 Maruti Baleno, while the platform for the 2022 Brezza will be the same as the outgoing SUV, the exterior styling is considerably overhauled. It gets new front fenders and bonnet, all with a much flatter design that is devoid of any cuts or creases. Its stylish new headlamps merge neatly into the grille, making it look like a single unit, and it comes with twin C-shaped LED daytime running lamps (DRLs).
The grille is narrow and gets two chrome elements neatly positioned above the Suzuki logo. The matte-black front bumper gets a faux bull bar and a silver faux skid plate positioned below. Matte black cladding also runs across the sides of the SUV, giving it a rugged look. At the back, the new Brezza gets slimmer wraparound tail-lamps that extend onto the tailgate, while the new rear bumper is finished in black and gets a prominent silver faux skid plate.
The other big change is that Maruti is dropping 'Vitara' from the compact SUV's name, and it will now simply be known as the Maruti Suzuki Brezza, as can be seen by the new badging on the tailgate.
New Maruti Brezza to get brand new interior
While the new set of spy photos do not reveal the production SUV's interior, we can confirm that the inside will be an even bigger revolution than the outside. The SUV will get an all-new dashboard, steering wheel, paddle shifters for automatic variants, re-styled front seats and a sunroof, among other features. The 9.0-inch touchscreen from the Baleno is expected to make its way into the new Brezza too, along with the new Smartplay Pro+ interface that includes Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and connected car tech.
New Maruti Brezza likely to get Ertiga's engine, gearbox
The new 1.5-litre K15C DualJet engine that was introduced in the Ertiga facelift and the updated XL6 is expected to feature under the hood of the new Maruti Brezza, replacing the current K15B engine. Still a 1.5-litre naturally aspirated engine, this one is 2hp and 2Nm down on its predecessor, at 103hp and 136Nm, but features two injectors per cylinder, which should make it more efficient. This engine will be mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox or a brand new 6-speed torque converter automatic, and Suzuki's mild-hybrid tech will be on offer as well. And, with no return of Maruti's diesel engine in sight, this time, Maruti is also expected to offer a CNG-powered Brezza, but this variant is expected to arrive a little later.
New Maruti Brezza: rivals, launch timeline
Maruti is expected to launch the Brezza sometime towards the end of June 2022. The price is expected to be announced around the same time as that of the heavily updated Hyundai Venue. Additionally, the new Brezza will continue to rival the Kia Sonet, Nissan Magnite, Renault Kiger and Tata Nexon in the Indian market.
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