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Auto Expo: Maruti's Vitara Brezza is here!

By Rajesh Karkera
Last updated on: February 03, 2016 10:04 IST
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The Brezza is Maruti's answer to the Ford EcoSport and Mahindra TUV300 and was developed in India at a cost of Rs 860 crore.
Photographs: Rajesh Karkera/Rediff.com at the Auto Expo.

Auto Expo 2016 kicked off on Wednesday, February 3, with the unveiling of the Vitara Brezza, a compact sports utility vehicle from Maruti Suzuki, India's largest carmaker.

The Vitara Brezza is the carmaker's answer to the Ford EcoSport and Mahindra TUV300. It is the first Maruti product to have been completely developed by Maruti in India led by C V Raman, executive director, R&D, Maruti Suzuki.

The Brezza has been developed at a cost of Rs 860 crore (Rs 8.6 billion).

On the outside, the Maruti Vitara Brezza is equipped with a dual-tone paint scheme (contrast roof), 16-inch alloy wheels, LED daytime running lights, projector headlights and integrated turn signals on the wing mirrors.

According to a report, the Brezza will be available in six variants, with ABS, EBD and dual front airbags being standard on the Z variants and optional on the L and V variants. The top-end ZDi+ will also get a SmartPlay touchscreen entertainment system.

The Brezza is powered by the familiar 1.3-liter DDiS diesel four-cylinder engine capable of 90 PS at 4,000 rpm and 200 Nm of torque at 1,750 rpm, mated to a 5-speed manual transmission.

It measures 3,995 mm in length, 1,790 mm in width, 1,640 mm in height and 2,500 mm in wheelbase. The compact SUV has a boot space of 328 liters, tyre size of 215/60 R16 and ground clearance of 198 mm.

Maruti refused to divulge the price, but the SUV will be in the market in March.

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