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Compact Review – Maruti Vitara Brezza

I decided to make a quick review of Maruti’s latest baby Vitara Brezza, since we’re kinda late. But hey! the more good things you hear about your favourite car, the better if you’re planning to buy one. Right? Then read on. First the looks. It’s a sub-4 metre SUV and the good thing about it is, it doesn’t look ugly or disproportionate. But not perfect either. It’s a design that won’t win any design awards but it’s fresh enough to win a good number of customers.

On the inside, things have been kept very simple, nothing special. The dials have back lighting where you can choose between 5 different colors which is a cool feature to an otherwise boring dashboard design.

In-car storage is nice. Legroom, headroom is decent, doesn’t feel cramped in any way. In terms of equipment, top of the line trim comes with the same touchscreen infotainment system you saw in the Baleno which has Apple CarPlay, navigation and so on. The 328-litre boot is practical as well. There is a 60:40 split if you need more.

In terms of safety, the Brezza is the first vehicle in India to receive an iCat certificate for offset and side-impact compliance. A driver’s airbag is standard across the model range and passenger airbag, ABS + EBD are optional on the lower trims.

The Brezza is powered by 1.3-litre DDiS 200 diesel engine producing 89 bhp at 4,000 rpm and 200 Nm of torque at 1,750 rpm. This is the same one that does duty on Ciaz. This engine feels very smooth and refined, has a strong mid-range, there is a little bit of turbo lag below 2,000 rpm and when you get past it, things get better. This engine revs up to 5,000 rpm which is remarkable for a diesel engine.

Gearshift feels nice with short throws, the clutch is light, and steering is too light for my liking. And, people at Maruti are masters when it comes to suspension tuning. They just get that formula right, if not perfect.

So.. I think that’s about it. Watch the video embedded above and let me know what do you think about the car in the comments down below and also don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel.

First look video if you haven’t watched yet –

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