Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza
Maruti Suzuki Vitara BrezzaMaruti Suzuki

Exceeding expectations of the industry experts and the auto lovers in the country, Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza has raked in over 5,600 bookings within two days of entering the market. Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, the country's largest car-maker's first attempt at the sub-four meter compact SUV segment, was launched in India March 8.

The compact SUV, the first model to be fully developed in India by its R&D team led by CV Raman, was opened for bookings in the country starting March 8. The Vitara Brezza received over 2,600 bookings in less than 24 hours of its launch. Priced at Rs 6.99 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi), the deliveries of the Vitara Brezza is expected to begin by March-end.

A report of Auto Car Professional indicates that the new offering of Maruti is likely to command a waiting period of up to eight weeks in the country. Maruti had halted production at its Manesar and Gurgaon plants during the agitation in Haryana in February, and it is believed that this could have affected the production of the Vitara Brezza, which is being produced at the Gurgaon facility.

It was earlier reported that Maruti Suzuki had decided to increase the production of the Vitara Brezza to 1 lakh from the previous 80,000 after seeing the response at the Auto Expo 2016. The Vitara Brezza was first showcased at the Auto Expo.

Available in LDi, LDi (O), VDi, VDi (O), ZDi, ZDi+ and ZDi+ dual-tone trims with six colour options, 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. The engine comes mated to a five-speed manual gearbox. The Vitara Brezza also boasts a fuel efficiency of 24.3 kmpl.

It houses features like electrically-foldable ORVMs with integrated turn-indicators, a reverse parking camera, Smartplay infotainment system, cooled glove box, cruise control, projector headlamps and in-built navigation.