In the month of September 2020, Maruti Suzuki managed to sell 9,513 units of the Vitara Brezza in India, which is close to the sales of diesel-powered Brezza in same period last year
Maruti Suzuki launched the new Vitara Brezza Petrol facelift in India earlier this year, marking the company’s quit on the diesel-sipping SUV as part of its production strategy in line with the BSVI emission norms rollout. The updated Vitara Brezza has come to ditch the older Fiat-sourced diesel motor and replaced it by the K-Series petrol unit.
During the course of the Maruti Vitara Brezza petrol launch, many people kept sceptical about the company’s decision as given the fact that diesel cars are more preferred by people when it comes to the SUVs and crossover. However, it turns out that demands for the Maruti Vitara Brezza petrol are on the steeper side. In September 2020, the Maruti Vitara Brezza petrol registered 9,513 units. During the same period last year, the carmaker was able to sell 10,362 units of the Vitara Brezza (diesel), which translates into year-on-year degrowth of 11.67 per cent only. Compared to 6,903 units sold in August 2020, the Maruti Vitara Brezza has registered month-on-month sales growth of 132.59 per cent.
It’s worth a note that the current Maruti Vitara Brezza is facing a rising competition with the new launches of Kia Sone, Toyota Urban Cruiser, not to mention a lot of newcomers in the pipeline. The all-new Kia’s little SUV, albeit being a new player, has managed to enter the list of best-selling SUVs in September. We’re waiting to see the interesting race between the Kia Sonet and not just the Maruti Vitara Brezza but other competitors in the segment as well.
In its latest avatar, the Maruti Vitara Brezza comes with a BS6-compliant 1.5-litre K-series petrol engine that churns out 105 HP of max power and 138 Nm of peak torque. Transmission choices comprise of a 5-speed MT as standard and an optional 4-speed torque converter automatic transmission. As for Maruti Suzuki, the country’s largest-selling carmaker has been focusing on the CNG cars, in an effort to fill the blank caused by the discontinuation of diesel-powered models. The company is also contemplating the plans for electrified vehicles including hybrid and mild-hybrid cars in the future.