Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza
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Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza has struck the right chord with Indian auto enthusiasts, marking a tremendous journey since its entry in early march. According to a RushLane report, the compact SUV from the country's largest car-maker has bagged 40,000 bookings so far and the unparallelled response has resulted in an extended waiting period for the model.

Maruti Suzuki's first offering in the compact SUV segment has already started putting stiff competition to its rivals like Ford EcoSport. The Vitara Brezza's bookings, which crossed 25,000 in two weeks, now reportedly stand at 40,000. The increasing demand has also put the dealers in a tough situation and the waiting period has gone up to six months. It was reported earlier that over half of the bookings of the Vitara Brezza are for the top-spec ZDi+ variant. In March, Maruti Suzuki dispatched 5,500 units of the Vitara Brezza.

The Vitara Brezza is the first model from the country's largest car-maker to be conceptualised, designed, developed and validated in India. It is offered in LDi, LDi (O), VDi, VDi (O), ZDi, ZDi+ and ZDi+ versions. Under the hood, the Vitara Brezza packs a 200 DDis 1248cc diesel engine that develops 88.5bhp at 4,000rpm and 200Nm of torque at 1,750rpm, teamed with a five-speed manual gearbox and it promises to deliver a mileage of 24.3 kmpl. The compact SUV has been priced at Rs. 6.99 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).

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

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