Review: 2017 Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza ZDi+

15 December 2017, Neil Parkhi


The Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza is a compact SUV unveiled in 2016 at the 13th Auto Expo 2016 in New Delhi. Assembled in Manesar, Haryana, in India, it was the company's first attempt in sub-compact SUV space and fourth attempt in the SUV market after Gypsy, Grand Vitara and S-Cross.The Brezza is the first car which was conceptualized and designed in India by Maruti Suzuki. The Brezza was designed by C.V Raman, Maruti's head of design and all parts of its production were developed in India. A consortium of 15 auto journalists declared Vitara Brezza the "Indian Car of the Year 2017" among all the cars launched in 2016. It battled it out against the Hyundai Tucson and Toyota Innova Crysta. The Vitara Brezza will be launched in Indonesia by the end of 2017. It replaces the third generation Grand Vitara. The Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza gets the state of the art Smartplay Infotainment System with Apple Carplay, navigation system with maps from Nokia, radio, USB port and aux in . The car also comes with automatic rain sensing wipers, automatic headlamps, request sensors ( smart access card entry ) for both the front doors with Suzuki's smart key, automatic climate control with air quality control, motor driven power steering, front and rear power windows, vanity mirror for the front passenger with lamp, central locking for all 5 doors ( including the boot ), electromagnetic boot release, and a request sensor for the boot as well. Space is really good for a car which is under four metres. The all new Vitara Brezza is loaded with safety features like Suzuki's all new Total Effective Control Technology body structure and Suzuki's C platform chassis which is also used in Maruti Suzuki S-Cross. The car also has reverse parking assist with camera, dual front airbags for the safety of driver and co-driver, Anti-Lock Braking System with Electronic Brake-Force Distribution and front seat belt pretensioners which ensure the safety of all its occupants . Maruti Suzuki has specified that the Vitara Brezza has been tested to meet frontal offset and side impact collision tests, something that the Automotive Research Association of India will make mandatory by 2017.


Steering and Transmission
Steering Type Electric Assist, Rack and Pinion Power Steering
Transmission Type 5 Speed Manual
Wheels and Tires
Front Wheel Type 16 inch 5 twin spoke alloys
Rear Wheel Type 16 inch 5 twin spoke alloys
Front Tire Type 215/60R16
Rear Tire Type 215/60R16
Front Brake Type Ventilated Disc
Rear Brake Type Drum
Front Suspension Type MacPherson Strut
Rear Suspension Type Torsion Beam
Suspension Features Stabilizer Bars, Coil Springs, Gas Pressurized Shock Absorbers
Length (in, mm) 157.3in, 3995mm
Width (in, mm) 70.5in, 1790mm
Height (in, mm) 64.6in, 1640mm
Wheelbase (in, mm) 98.4in, 2500mm
Weight (lb, kg) 2635lb, 1195kg
Engine Specifications
Engine Type 1.3 litre 16 valve DDiS diesel inline 4 cylinder
Power (bhp, PS, kW) 89bhp, 90PS, 66kW @ 4000RPM
Torque (lb-ft, Nm) 148lb-ft, 200Nm @ 1750RPM
0-60 mph (0-97 kmph) 12 seconds
Top Speed (mph, kmph) 107 mph, 172 kmph
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
Fuel Tank Size (gal, L) 12.7 gallons, 48L
Fuel Type B20 Diesel
City Fuel Economy (mpg, kmpL) 52mpg, 22kmpL
City Fuel Economy (mpg, kmpL) 56mpg, 24kmpL
Cargo Specifications
Cargo Space (ft3, L) 11.6ft3, 328L
Max. Cargo Space (ft3, L) 11.6ft3, 328L