Maruti Suzuki’s new BS-VI compliant Vitara Brezza is powered by the same 1.5-litre petrol engine that is seen on the Ertiga and Ciaz.
Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza Petrol. (Image: Arjit Garg/News18.com)
Ahead of the stringent BS-VI emission norms that will come into effect this April, Maruti Suzuki has decided to axe a majority of its diesel powertrains in India. Subsequently, the company’s popular compact SUV Vitara Brezza which was solely powered by diesel engines had to be revamped. At this year’s Auto Expo, the Indian auto giant has unveiled the facelifted version of the Vitara Brezza, powered by petrol engines.
The powerhouse of the new Vitara Brezza is the same 1.5-litre petrol engine seen on the Ertiga and Ciaz. It delivers 105bhp and 138Nm of torque. This engine is mated to a standard 5-speed manual transmission with a 4-speed torque converter automatic unit as an option on higher variants. In addition to this, the car also features SHVS (Smart-Hybrid) fuel-saving tech that is available only in the top-variants with automatic transmission.