Brezza: Maruti Suzuki Brezza CNG bookings open: Expected price, features, specifications
The company has the largest CNG portfolio in the Indian market and sells over 12 CNG models in the Indian market. Maruti Suzuki recently launched the Grand Vitara CNG starting from Rs 12.85 lakh (ex-showroom). When launched, Brezza will be the second CNG SUV from Maruti Suzuki in India.
As mentioned previously, Brezza CNG was showcased at the Auto Expo. The showcased car was wrapped up in matte blue. The SUV was also spied on in a dealer stockyard recently hinting that the launch is imminent. The Brezza CNG will be offered with four variants – LXi, VXi, ZXi and ZXi plus. It is also expected that Maruti might offer Brezza CNG with an automatic gearbox.
The Brezza CNG looks identical to the petrol counterpart, there will be no changes to its exterior and interior styling. The Brezza CNG will get LED headlamps with DRLs, 16-inch alloy wheels, a seven-inch touchscreen system, cruise control, an engine push start-stop button, ESP, hill-hold assist and a rear parking camera with sensors.
Talking about the powertrain, the Brezza CNG will be powered by the same 1.5-litre NA Petrol engine which produces 100 bhp of power and 136 Nm of torque. However, in CNG mode the power figures will drop to 87 bhp and 122 Nm of torque. Gearbox options will include only a 5-speed manual and could claim a fuel efficiency of around 30 km/kg.
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In terms of pricing, the petrol variant Brezza has been priced from Rs 7.99 lakh to Rs 13.80 lakh (ex-showroom). The CNG variants are expected to command a premium of around 70,000 to 80,000 over their petrol counterparts. When launched the Brezza will continue to compete with Hyundai Venue, Tata Nexon, Kia Sonet and Mahindra XUV 300.