The Maruti Vitara Brezza was unveiled at the 2016 Auto Expo and it will be offered in six variants with the 1.3-litre diesel engine that also does duty on the Ciaz.

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The Vitara Brezza is the first Maruti vehicle to be engineered by the Indian R&D team

The Maruti Vitara Brezza marked the manufacturer’s entry into the rapidly growing compact SUV market when it was unveiled at the 2016 Auto Expo. The automaker is reported to have started accepting bookings for the new compact SUV at dealerships for a booking amount of Rs. 21,000/- while the deliveries will commence next month.

No information about the prices are out yet but the Maruti Vitara Brezza will be offered in six variants with driver side airbag as standard while dual front airbags and ABS will be offered as an additional safety package on the base and mid trims as the top-end variants will get these safety features as standard.

The Maruti Vitara Brezza is currently offered only with the 1.3-litre, MultiJet, four-cylinder diesel engine that produces 90 PS at 4000 RPM and 200 Nm of torque at 1750 RPM while mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox and a petrol engine is expected to come soon.

The Maruti Vitara Brezza is 3995 mm long, 1790 mm wide and 1640 mm tall with a ground clearance of 198 mm and the boot capacity is 328 litres. The compact SUV rides on 215/60/R16 tyres with a wheelbase of 2500 mm. These dimensions indicate that the Vitara Brezza will be as big as its prime competitor, the Ford EcoSport.

Developed under the leadership of CV Raman, the Vitara Brezza is the first Maruti vehicle to be developed in India by the Indian R&D team without any inputs from the global team. It took 3.5 years for the compact SUV to be developed after it was assigned to the Indian team in mid-2011. The concept version was showcased as the XA Alpha at the 2012 Auto Expo.

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The Maruti Vitara Brezza sports all black interiors
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The Maruti Vitara Brezza is as big as the Ford EcoSport