Vitara Brezza, Maruti’s answer to the Ford EcoSport is soon going to hit the stage at the Auto Expo. The manufacturer has very high hopes from the sub 4 metre SUV and as per a report in ETauto Maruti has targeted sales of around 10,000 units per month. Just to give you a perspective, none of the other compact SUVs, including the Creta segment, has managed to reach even close to this figure yet!
In development since 2012, the country’s largest car maker also seems to have taken another tough decision. The report adds that the Vitara Brezza may launch with just the 1.3 litre DDIS diesel engine mill and no petrol option at all. Yes, they might manufacture the compact SUV with a 1.5 litre M series petrol mill but these units will be earmarked only for the Indonesian market.
We had earlier also confirmed (thanks to our sources) that the Fiat sourced diesel will be present in the more powerful 90 PS trim with a variable geometry turbocharger. The 75 PS FGT may or may not be on offer. The company, however, may introduce a petrol variant in the future if there is demand and the engine of choice may be the 1.2 liter K-series mill or the 1.0 turbocharged unit which will go to the Baleno shortly.
With the Vitara Brezza Maruti does seem to have a winner at hand but 10,000 units seems to be a real task. Can they pull it off? For that, we believe, they will have to completely forget the S-Cross and not allow the guys who were behind its atrocious pricing in the price-decision boardroom meeting!