Maruti Suzuki has launched the Brezza CNG SUV in India at Rs 9.14 lakh for the entry-level LXi trim, going up to Rs 11.90 lakh for the top spec ZXi trim. Moreover, the ZXi trim is also offered with a dual-tone colour option for an additional Rs 16,000. This is the first time the Brezza gets two fuel options since the diesel-powered Vitara Brezza was discontinued in 2020.
- Brezza CNG has claimed fuel efficiency of 25.51km/kg
- Offered in LXi, VXi, ZXi trims
- Remains cosmetically unchanged
Here's a price table comparing the Brezza CNG with its equivalent petrol-powered versions.
|Maruti Suzuki Brezza CNG prices (ex-showroom, Delhi)|
|Variant||CNG price||Petrol price||Difference|
|LXi MT||Rs 9.14 lakh||Rs 8.19 lakh||Rs 95,000|
|VXi MT||Rs 10.50 lakh||Rs 9.55 lakh||Rs 95,000|
|ZXi MT||Rs 11.90 lakh||Rs 10.95 lakh||Rs 95,000|
Maruti Suzuki Brezza CNG: powertrain
The Brezza CNG is powered by the same 1.5-litre K15C DualJet engine that's also found under the hood of the CNG versions of the Ertiga and XL6 MPVs. The engine is only offered with a 5-speed manual gearbox. It produces 101hp and 136Nm in petrol-only mode, however, the output dips to 88hp and 121.5Nm in CNG mode. Maruti claims that the Brezza CNG offers a fuel economy of 25.51km/kg.
Maruti Suzuki Brezza CNG: design, variants and features
Cosmetically, there is no change on the outside and inside the cabin. However, the boot space has been compromised compared to the petrol counterpart to accommodate the CNG tank.
On the inside, the Brezza CNG sports an all-black interior. Maruti Suzuki is offering the Brezza CNG in LXi, VXi and ZXi trims, with the ZXi getting features like a 7.0-inch touchscreen with SmartPlay Pro+ system, wireless Android Auto/Apple CarPlay, start/stop button, sunroof and cruise control.
Maruti Suzuki Brezza CNG: rivals
The Brezza is so far the only compact SUV in India to offer a CNG powertrain. However, it rivals other compact SUVs like the Hyundai Venue, Kia Sonet, Renault Kiger, Nissan Magnite, Mahindra XUV300, the upcoming Maruti Fronx and the Tata Nexon.