Wednesday, May 08, 2019
By Manoj Kumawat
Maruti Suzuki Brezza Petrol Variant will launch in this Fiscal Year
The most discussed petrol version of Maruti Suzuki Brezza will launch in the fourth quarter of 2019-2020. It will be powered by a 1.2 litre petrol motor and will offer manual and AMT variants, and will be Bharat Stage 6 or BS6 compliant.
At the time of its Auto Expo debut that year, the management had simply stated that a petrol was in the works. On around 3 years later while the competition continues to offer both fuel types, the Vitara Brezza has been strolling in the market only as diesel variant. The clock is changing the phase and the petrol version of Vitara Brezza will debut in the last quarter of this fiscal year. Sources have confirmed, ‘the car's development has been revived and the variant will arrive in Maruti Suzuki Arena showrooms around January 2020 - just ahead of the country's transition to BS6 emission norms.’
The sources confirm that the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza petrol being launched will only be BS6 and there will be no BS4 model on offer prior to that arriving. Maruti has recently announced that it will be phasing out all current diesel models anyway - citing that moving the smaller displacement engines to BS6 will be too costly and therefore financially impractical for the company.
The Vitara Brezza is top-selling model of Maruti Suzuki, selling from 10,000-13,000 units every month on an average. It has been argued that having a petrol variant on offer all this while may have only increased that number. The company has been happy with the car's outright bestseller status and it would have been difficult for it to spare capacity to manufacture additional units anyway.
The rumour of petrol version of Maruti Suzuki Brezza was a false but now the news is confirmed by the sources and Maruti has begun looking for a 1.5 litre diesel version of the Vitara Brezza that will use its new in-house engine which just debuted on the Ciaz.
There appears to be some confusion on whether Maruti will completely phase out all diesels altogether, or just the 1.3 litre engines currently powering most of its diesel range. Maruti CEO says that ‘we will examine the potential of using a petrol hybrid powertrain as a variant for the Vitara Brezza in the future.’