Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza bookings cross 55,000
Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza bookings cross 55,000. Pictured: Maruti Suzuki Vitara BrezzaVitara Brezza/facebook

The Vitara Brezza, the first compact SUV of Maruti Suzuki, has been a hot-seller since its entry into the Indian market in March. The compact SUV has garnered over 55,000 bookings so far, reports ET Auto.

Maruti Vitara Brezza has become an instant hit in the market, with the growing demand resulting in an extended waiting period of up to six months. Maruti sold 7,832 units of the Vitara Brezza in April, outselling its main rival Ford EcoSport.

With the sales of the Vitara Brezza and its recent launch of the Baleno, the country's largest car-maker is hopeful of reaching a market share of 50 percent in India soon. The company clocked 48 percent in April. Maruti Suzuki's four models — Vitara Brezza, Baleno, Ciaz and S-Cross — contributed to over 25 percent of the market share of the company in April.

The Vitara Brezza is the first model of Maruti Suzuki to be conceptualised, designed, developed and validated in India. It is offered in LDi, LDi (O), VDi, VDi (O), ZDi, ZDi+ and ZDi+ variants. Available only with diesel engine, the compact SUV is powered by a 200 DDis 1248cc diesel engine that develops 88.5bhp at 4,000rpm and 200Nm of torque at 1,750rpm mated to a five-speed manual gearbox.

The compact SUV also boasts of a best-in-class fuel efficiency of 24.3 kmpl. Buoyed by the success of the Vitara Brezza, Maruti is also planning to launch a petrol engine-powered Vitara Brezza during the festive season this year.

The surging demand has forced Maruti Suzuki to increase the annual production target of Vitara Brezza to 1.2 lakh from the previous target of one lakh. 

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