Team-BHP > The Indian Car Scene


Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 16th April 2019, 11:11   #16
Senior - BHPian
 
TusharK's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2017
Location: Pune
Posts: 3,083
Thanked: 26,760 Times
Default Rumour: Maruti Vitara Brezza to get 1.5L petrol engine option

According to a media report, Maruti Suzuki is likely to offer the Vitara Brezza with a new petrol engine. This is the same 1.5-litre, 4-cylinder unit that powers the Ciaz and Ertiga and is expected to feature Suzuki's Smart Hybrid tech.

Maruti Vitara Brezza 1.5L petrol. Edit: Launched at Rs 7.34 lakh-brezza-1.jpg

The 1.5-litre, 4-cylinder was introduced in the Ciaz last year as a replacement for the 1.4-litre unit. The engine produces 103 BHP @ 6,000 rpm and 138 Nm @ 4,400 rpm. In the Brezza, it could be paired with 5-speed manual and 4-speed automatic transmissions.

Maruti was reportedly considering the 1.0-litre BoosterJet petrol engine from the Baleno RS for the Brezza. However, it was found to be more expensive and less fuel efficient. The Brezza 1.5 petrol will not qualify for the excise duty sops extended to sub-4 metre cars with engine capacities under 1,200cc. This means it could cost more than some of its rivals.

Maruti is also likely to swap the old Fiat-sourced 1.3-litre diesel engine for an in-house developed 1.5-litre unit that produces 94 BHP @ 4,000 rpm and 225 Nm of torque @ 1,500-2,500 rpm. The new engine could be introduced in the Brezza later this year.

Source: Autocar India

Link to Team-BHP News
TusharK is offline   (6) Thanks
Old 16th April 2019, 11:15   #17
Oxy
BHPian
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 204
Thanked: 255 Times
Default re: Maruti Vitara Brezza 1.5L petrol. Edit: Launched at Rs 7.34 lakh

A welcome move if true, though it might not set the sales charts on fire due to the higher cost compared to it's rivals.
Oxy is offline  
Old 16th April 2019, 11:40   #18
BANNED
 
DCEite's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: NCR
Posts: 3,186
Thanked: 1,328 Times
Default re: Maruti Vitara Brezza 1.5L petrol. Edit: Launched at Rs 7.34 lakh

A welcome move IMO.

But what i desire from the new Brezza is an overhaul in the styling, specially the interiors. The competition (read Nexon/XUV300/Ecosport et al) are offering more modern and better quality interiors.

What is also hoped from the new Brezza is the introduction of an Automatic transmission with the petrol engine.

Last edited by GTO : 17th April 2019 at 12:49. Reason: typo
DCEite is offline   (3) Thanks
Old 16th April 2019, 11:42   #19
Senior - BHPian
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Pune
Posts: 1,706
Thanked: 2,801 Times
Default Re: Rumour: Maruti Ciaz & Ertiga 1.5L Diesel ready for launch. Edit: Ciaz launched at 9.97L

1.5L petrol engine will not have the tax advantage of 1.2L, so the price may come around the current diesel engine. If 1.5L diesel too makes entry in Brezza, then perhaps Maruti can maintain the price gap between petrol and diesel engine.

In my opinion S-cross should have been prioritized for 1.5L petrol, as there is no question of tax saving in S-cross.
ani_meher is online now   (1) Thanks
Old 16th April 2019, 11:45   #20
Senior - BHPian
 
SJM1214's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2017
Location: Anand(GJ23)
Posts: 1,467
Thanked: 5,491 Times
Default re: Maruti Vitara Brezza 1.5L petrol. Edit: Launched at Rs 7.34 lakh

Carwale.com 's upcoming car section already have an Image of 2019 Brezza with air intake scoop on the hood.

Maruti Vitara Brezza 1.5L petrol. Edit: Launched at Rs 7.34 lakh-marutisuzukinewvitarabrezzaexterior152362.jpg
Image Source: Carwale.com

Some Extracts of Carwale.com Preview.

Quote:
The new 2019 Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza facelift will be launched in India over the next few months. The compact SUV will feature substantial changes to the front and rear fascia. The new Vitara Brezza will come with the redesigned front bumper, new grille, and re-profiled rear bumper. The SUV will feature an air intake scoop on the hood, while the internals of the tail lamps will be revised as well.

The Vitara Brezza facelift could come with an all-new in-house developed 1.5-litre E15A DDiS 225 diesel motor that will be mated to a six-speed manual gearbox. The oil burner will reportedly produce 94 bhp of power and 225 Nm of peak torque. The new motor will be BS-VI ready and will comply with the upcoming emission norms by early 2020.
Carwale.com Preview.
SJM1214 is offline   (1) Thanks
Old 16th April 2019, 11:47   #21
BHPian
 
anthusiast's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2017
Location: Bengaluru
Posts: 101
Thanked: 192 Times
Default re: Maruti Vitara Brezza 1.5L petrol. Edit: Launched at Rs 7.34 lakh

With the impending launch of Hyundai Venue, MSIL had to put out this news to hold on to Brezza's sales numbers.
Brezza is the only model not to offer a petrol engine among Nexon/XUV300/Ecosport/WRV/Venue.
anthusiast is offline   (2) Thanks
Old 16th April 2019, 11:48   #22
Team-BHP Support
 
CrAzY dRiVeR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Bengaluru
Posts: 14,526
Thanked: 49,529 Times
Default re: Maruti Vitara Brezza 1.5L petrol. Edit: Launched at Rs 7.34 lakh

Quote:
Originally Posted by Oxy View Post
A welcome move if true, though it might not set the sales charts on fire due to the higher cost compared to it's rivals.
Brezza is now a cheaper option in the segment - with the Ecosport, XUV3OO and the upcoming Hyundai Venue carving a premium niche among the sub-4m SUV space.

And this positioning is unlikely to change with the new petrol Brezza as well - as the others also have big (1.5 dragon / 1.4 VTVT) or complicated (1.0 Ecoboost, Mahindra 1.2 turbo petrol, 1.0 Hyundai GDi) petrol engines adding to the cost factor.
CrAzY dRiVeR is offline   (7) Thanks
Old 16th April 2019, 12:16   #23
BANNED
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: mumbai
Posts: 1,823
Thanked: 372 Times
Default Re: Rumour: Maruti Ciaz & Ertiga 1.5L Diesel ready for launch. Edit: Ciaz launched at 9.97L

Even the EcoSport 1.5 petrol does not get any tax advantage and yes, the 1.5 diesel Brezza pricing will be higher that means price gap will be mantained.

Hoping to see some facelift or cosmetic update on that one. Looks a bit outdated to me now.
fx45 is offline  
Old 16th April 2019, 13:59   #24
BHPian
 
aniyo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 490
Thanked: 1,199 Times
Default re: Maruti Vitara Brezza 1.5L petrol. Edit: Launched at Rs 7.34 lakh

The fight we see in the CSUV space today is what we saw few years back in the C2 sedan space,
Honda City, Hyundai Verna, Ford Fiesta, Fiat Linea, Skoda rapid and VW vento, Tata Manza, Suzuki SX4, Mahindra Verito (not sure which segment), Nissan Sunny, Renault scala.
Today only handful of these cars get attention and facelifts (not a new platform). All attention has shifted to the CSUV space.
aniyo is offline   (3) Thanks
Old 16th April 2019, 14:28   #25
BHPian
 
car_crazy1400's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: DL/UP16/PB10
Posts: 613
Thanked: 278 Times
Default

I currently own a 2016 Brezza Zdi.
I bought the car as soon as it was launched. As it was a tried and tested engine.
However, I would have preferred a petrol engine to this diesel.

Its almost dead under the 2000 rpm.

If Maruti launches this in Petrol, with the ciaz petrol engine, I am a buyer again.
car_crazy1400 is offline   (4) Thanks
Old 16th April 2019, 15:01   #26
BHPian
 
Sherlocked's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Jaipur
Posts: 573
Thanked: 1,330 Times
Default re: Maruti Vitara Brezza 1.5L petrol. Edit: Launched at Rs 7.34 lakh

Brezza petrol will actually be a great option for those who are opting for the top end Baleno/Dzire but are apprehensive of the build quality of these two cars. Brezza, which scored 4 stars safety rating no doubt feels better built.

Also among the compact SUV segment, Brezza petrol will definitely come out as a no nonsense fuel efficient petrol motor.

Looking forward to it. I'm sure the petrol motor will sell in great numbers.

Although, I don't think Maruti will be able to keep the price significantly lower than its diesel variants, since the petrol motor is a 1.5L unit, which won't carry excise benefits. But even a 60k to 70k difference would work out to be great considering that the diesel engine indeed feels old now.

Last edited by Sherlocked : 16th April 2019 at 15:03.
Sherlocked is offline   (5) Thanks
Old 17th April 2019, 12:53   #27
GTO
Team-BHP Support
 
GTO's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Bombay
Posts: 60,082
Thanked: 192,112 Times
Default re: Maruti Vitara Brezza 1.5L petrol. Edit: Launched at Rs 7.34 lakh

Having driven the 1.5L petrol extensively, I will say this is good news. The motor has a very good bottom-end and the driveability is simply fantastic. While it is quick, its not as redline-happy as Honda's i-Vtec though.

This will only expand the Vitara Brezza's appeal in a market that has moved big-time to petrols. I know lots of folk who would have preferred a petrol, but still bought the diesel variant as there was no choice.
GTO is offline   (8) Thanks
Old 17th April 2019, 13:11   #28
BHPian
 
nikipedia87's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Bengaluru
Posts: 212
Thanked: 370 Times
Default re: Maruti Vitara Brezza 1.5L petrol. Edit: Launched at Rs 7.34 lakh

Quote:
Originally Posted by GTO View Post
Having driven the 1.5L petrol extensively, I will say this is good news. The motor has a very good bottom-end and the driveability is simply fantastic. While it is quick, its not as redline-happy as Honda's i-Vtec though.

This will only expand the Vitara Brezza's appeal in a market that has moved big-time to petrols. I know lots of folk who would have preferred a petrol, but still bought the diesel variant as there was no choice.
I think for most average Joes like us, low end grunt is more important than hitting the redline every time, especially for city drives. I have hardly pushed my City beyond 3500 RPM even while overtaking on single lane highways. Also, a Brezza with this tractable 1.5L engine will surely find a lot of traction as you rightly pointed out.

But I wonder why Maruti didn't consider the 1.4L engine earlier, considering there isn't a world of difference in power and torque numbers between the two engines. It was surely better than the 1.2L iVTEC on the WR-V. Maybe the demand for the diesel variant itself was so high that Maruti never really considered the petrol in the first place.
nikipedia87 is offline   (4) Thanks
Old 17th April 2019, 14:13   #29
Distinguished - BHPian
 
BoneCollector's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: BIHAR
Posts: 2,329
Thanked: 5,744 Times
Default re: Maruti Vitara Brezza 1.5L petrol. Edit: Launched at Rs 7.34 lakh

This is indeed a great news. I guess Maruti is feeling the heat because they're launching a new variant, with an all new engine at the time when BS6 norms would be kicking in in less than 1 year. Moreover, there is news that a facelift is also in works. Either they'll launch it with a BS6 engine or maybe with a facelift directly.

Quote:
Originally Posted by GTO View Post

I know lots of folk who would have preferred a petrol, but still bought the diesel variant as there was no choice.
Count me in. Had this been launched in 2016 with a petrol motor, I would have gladly picked it up.
BoneCollector is offline   (2) Thanks
Old 17th April 2019, 14:29   #30
BHPian
 
krish3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Cochin/Bangalore
Posts: 747
Thanked: 167 Times
Default re: Maruti Vitara Brezza 1.5L petrol. Edit: Launched at Rs 7.34 lakh

This is brilliant news. Just wish it came a few months back and I could have had a Petrol Brezza instead of the diesel one. I had to remap the Brezza to get rid of the turbo lag and get some low-end grunt. It still wont match the 1.5L Petrol motor in in-city driveability.

I have driven the Ciaz and felt it was a great engine for those who dont want to rev the nuts off the engine. Once can easily cruise at triple digit speeds on highways, and have a strong motor for in-city drives.

30-40k cheaper than the diesel, and it'll have buyers by the drove. Good to see Maruti reacting to market and covering bases. I guess they'll leave the premium CSUV segment for the Toyota version of the Brezza.
krish3 is offline   (1) Thanks
Closed Thread

Most Viewed
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Copyright 2000 - 2021, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks