Maruti Brezza variants revised with updated features list
Maruti Suzuki has quietly introduced a series of updates to some variants of the Brezza, reflecting changes in its features and powertrain. While these updates are not significant, they offer a noteworthy shift in the Brezza’s offerings.
One of the key updates is the implementation of seat-belt reminders for all passengers, ensuring safety for everyone on board. Previously, this reminder system was limited to the front seats only. This move aligns the Brezza with newer Maruti models like the Fronx and Jimny, which also feature comprehensive seat-belt reminders.
However, it’s worth noting that the Brezza CNG variants have seen a reduction in safety features. The electronic stability program (ESP) and hill-hold assist have been removed from the CNG trims, a big concern for safety conscious buyers.
Maruti Suzuki has made some changes to the Brezza’s powertrain as well. The manual gearbox equipped variants no longer feature the mild-hybrid SHVS technology, leading to a decrease in fuel efficiency. The automatic version continues to benefit from the mild-hybrid system.
The Brezza is powered by a 1.5-litre petrol engine producing 103 HP and 137 Nm of torque. The manual variant’s fuel efficiency has taken a hit, dropping from ARAI claimed 20.15 km/l to 17.38 km/l after removing the mild-hybrid technology.
Despite these changes, the rest of the features list remains unchanged. It continues to get 360-degree camera, heads-up display, 6 airbags, 9-inch touchscreen, wireless Android Auto & Apple CarPlay, Arkamys audio system, wireless charging, sunroof, etc.
Despite some feature adjustments, the pricing for the Brezza remains unchanged. The Brezza competes with the likes of Hyundai Venue, Kia Sonet, Mahindra XUV300, Tata Nexon, Renault Kiger and Nissan Magnite in the compact SUV segment. What are your thoughts on these changes and which car would you pick in this segment? Let us know in the comments section.