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    Maruti Vitara Brezza petrol version preparing to launch in India by May 2017

    by V3Cars Team on Monday, Oct 03 2016

    India’s leading car manufacturer, Maruti Suzuki is known to be working on the petrol version of company’s very successful compact SUV – the Vitara Brezza. The massively popular Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza’s petrol avatar is a highly awaited launch in India. The Brezza is currently available for sale as a diesel only model, and its petrol version has been anticipated ever since its market launch that took place earlier this year at the 2016 Indian Auto Expo. Now, as per the reports, the much anticipated petrol version of the Vitara Brezza is braced up to launch by the month of May next year.

    India’s leading car manufacturer, Maruti Suzuki is known to be working on the petrol version of company’s very successful compact SUV – the Vitara Brezza. The massively popular Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza’s petrol avatar is a highly awaited launch in India. The Brezza is currently available for sale as a diesel only model, and its petrol version has been anticipated ever since its market launch that took place earlier this year at the 2016 Indian Auto Expo. Now, as per the reports, the much anticipated petrol version of the Vitara Brezza is braced up to launch by the month of May next year.

    According to the latest reports, Maruti Suzuki India will launch the petrol version of its incredibly successful Vitara Brezza sub-compact SUV in the domestic market in April-May period of the year 2017. This means, although the petrol Vitara Brezza was expected to come within months of the car’s market launch is actually arriving around a year after its diesel counterpart’s arrival in the Indian car market.

    The Maruti Vitara Brezza petrol will be packing in a 1.5 liter 4 pot engine, as per the sources. This same petrol engine is also speculated to be introduced under the hoods of the more premium S-Cross crossover and the Ciaz premium sedan in 2017.

    However, if the 1.5-liter petrol mill is indeed used in the Vitara Brezza, then the sub-4-meter compact SUV might lose the small car excise duty benefits that its diesel version has been enjoying. The small car tax benefits criteria in India mandates vehicles to have sub-4-meter length along with engine capacity of up to 1.2 liter. If the Brezza petrol doesn’t get the tax benefits for small cars, then its price will not have significant difference with its diesel counterpart.

    However, there is another petrol engine option for the upcoming Vitara Brezza petrol variant, which will ensure that it gets the small car tax benefits while also boasting a powerful motor. This second option is the localized 1.0 liter BoosterJet 3-pot mill which will soon be introduced in India with the launch of the sporty Maruti Baleno RS model.

    Suzuki’s new, potent new Suzuki 1L petrol mill is a direct opponent to Ford’s much acclaimed EcoBoost engine that drives the Ford EcoSport compact SUV in India.

    As per the sources, Maruti Suzuki is not considering utilizing the widely used 1.2-liter K-Series petrol motor in the Vitara Brezza.

    Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza Petrol- 2017

    Irrespective of the petrol mill finally chosen, the Vitara Brezza petrol version will be equipped with a 5 speed manual transmission while there will also be an automatic choice that Suzuki had showcased at the 2016 Indonesian Auto Show.

    As the fuel price gap between diesel and petrol dwindles and the consumers are leaning back on petrol powered cars, Maruti Suzuki is taking a wise decision by planning the launch of the Vitara Brezza’s petrol version. The introduction of the Brezza petrol will certainly increase the popularity of the company’s bestselling compact SUV model.


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