Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza
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Maruti Suzuki India, the country's largest car-maker has launched its first compact urban SUV, Vitara Brezza with a price tag starting at Rs 6.99 lakh (Ex-showroom Delhi). The Vitara Brezza, which delivers a fuel efficiency of 24.3 kmpl packs the DDiS 200 engine under the hood.

Highlights of the Vitara Brezza launch event.

17.03 p.m. IST: The Vitara Brezza launch event concludes.

Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza price list (ex-Delhi)

Variants Price (Rs)
LDi- 6.99lakh
LDi(O)- 7.12 lakh
VDi- 7.62 lakh
VDi(O)- 7.75 lakh
ZDi- 8.55 lakh
ZDi+- 9.54 lakh
ZDi+ dual tone 9.68 lakh

16.59 p.m. IST: With the new Vitara Brezza, Maruti hopes to become no.1 in the compact SUV segment.

16.56 p.m. IST: The deliveries of the Vitara Brezza will start immediately.

16.55 p.m. IST: Maruti says the company has no export plans for the Vitara Brezza as of now.

16.53 p.m. IST: The bookings for the Vitara Brezza are open starting March 8.

16.48 p.m. IST: The Vitara Brezza has been priced starting Rs 6.99 lakh (ex-showroom).

16.38 p.m. IST: Kenichi Ayukawa, RS Kalsi and CV Raman return to the stage for photo opportunity.

16.35 p.m. IST: The Vitara Brezza video is being played on the screen.

16.31 p.m. IST: Under the bonnet of the Vitara Brezza is a diesel 200 DDis engine, which can churn out 88.5bhp of power at 4,000 rpm and 200Nm of peak torque at 1750 rpm, with a five-speed manual gearbox. It claims a mileage of 24.3kmpl.

16.26 p.m. IST: Speaking of the interior of the Vitara Brezza, the compact SUV features folded rear seats, Smartplay infotainment system, mood lighting and convenient features like seat-under tray.

16.20 p.m. IST: CV Raman, the man behind Maruti Vitara Brezza, talks about the model.

16.19 p.m. IST: The star of the show -- the all-new Vitara Brezza -- takes centre stage.

16.15 p.m IST: RS Kalsi and CV Raman take over the stage from Ayukawa.

16.14 p.m. IST: Kenichi Ayukawa, managing director and CEO, on stage to talk about the brand Maruti.

16.10 p.m. IST: Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza launch event begins.

16.06 p.m. IST: The Vitara Brezza event is all set to begin.

15.51 p.m IST: Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza is expected to become the most fuel-efficient compact SUV in the Indian market.

15.51 p.m. IST: Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza launch event will begin in a few minutes from now.

15.12 p.m. IST: Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza will be launched at an event in Mumbai later in the day.

15.14 p.m. IST: Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza launch event will kick-start at 4.00 p.m. Tuesday.

Stay tuned as we bring you the updates from the launch floor of the Vitara Brezza.

Original Story

Maruti Suzuki, the country's largest car-maker, will pull the wraps off its much-awaited Vitara Brezza compact SUV in India, Tuesday, March 8. The Vitara Brezza, fully developed by the R&D team of Maruti, will be sold through regular dealers of the company.

The Vitara Brezza, one of the most-awaited and desired models from the house of Maruti, is rumoured to be a modest fuel efficient compact SUV in the domestic market. Powering the Maruti's new compact SUV is a diesel 200 DDis engine, which can churn out 88.5bhp of power at 4,000 rpm and 200Nm of peak torque at 1750 rpm, with a five-speed manual gearbox. The engine is tuned to return a mileage of 24.3kpml. Maruti is expected to roll out petrol mill for the Vitara Brezza later in its life cycle. The Vitara Brezza is the company's first offering in the sub-four metre SUV segment.

Expected to be offered in six variants — LDi, LDi (O), VDi, VDi (O), ZDi, and ZDi+ — Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza will be offered in nine exterior body shades that include monotones and dual tones. While the dual tone colours blazing red with midnight black, fiery yellow with pearl arctic white, cerulean blue with pearl arctic white will be available on the top spec ZDi+ trim, the monotone colours — pearl arctic white, premium silver, granite grey, blazing red, cerulean blue and fiery yellow — will be available with the rest of the trims.

The compact SUV is expected accommodate features like ABS with EBD, dual front airbags, reverse parking sensor, keyless entry, projector headlamps, front fog lamps, rear wash wiper, steering mounted audio and calling controls, Smartplay infotainment system, voice command and navigation system.

Expected to be priced in the range of Rs 6 lakh to Rs 9 lakh, Maruti Vitara Brezza will rival Mahindra TUV 300 and Ford EcoSport in India. The dealers of the company have already started accepting the bookings for the new compact SUV; however the deliveries are expected to begin after March 21.

[1 lakh = 100,000 | 1 crore = 10 million | 100 crore = 1 billion]

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