Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza Latest Entrant To The Club : 7 Lakh Sales Milestone

Many Maruti Suzuki India’s fashions are hitting new gross sales milestones these days. The sport-changing Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, launched on the Auto Expo in March 2016, is the most recent Maruti to breeze previous the 7,00,000-unit gross sales milestone.

  • Brezza was launched on the 2016 Auto Expo
  • Crossed the half million mark final January
  • Final 2,00,000 models offered in simply 24 months

Maruti Vitara Brezza: 7 lakh gross sales milestone 

The Brezza has taken lower than seven years to achieve this milestone – 5 fiscals and 9 months, or, particularly, 69 months. The Brezza hit this milestone simply after the Ertiga did in 9 years, 9 months, Baleno, which crossed 1,000,000 gross sales in six years, or 72 months, and the Swift’s 2.5 million models in 16 years.

In response to our sister publication Autocar Skilled’s knowledge analytics, the Vitara Brezza has offered a complete of 6,98,770 models till November finish. Provided that the compact SUV has been averaging 8,872 models a month over the past 4 months, or 295 models a day, the remaining 1,230 models to cross the 7,00,000 milestone would have been offered by December 5.

The Brezza had surpassed the 5,00,000 sales milestone final January. The primary 100,000-unit sales got here up in 12 months, 3,00,000 mark in 28 months, 4,00,000 landmark in 35 months, and half-a-million models in 46 months. The final 2,00,000 models had been offered in 24 months, with 1,06,431 models offered since January.  

FY2022 (until Nov ’21)72,949
FY2016 (March ’16)5,563

Taking petrol-only energy in its stride

Maruti Suzuki would have gotten to the 7,00,000 mark a lot sooner, if it weren’t for its choice to cease making diesel automobiles final April, thus slowing down gross sales. That was adopted by the pandemic-induced market slowdown and the arrival of newer rivals just like the Hyundai Venue and Mahindra XUV300, each additionally out there with diesel engines. However Maruti Suzuki fought again with the petrol-engined Vitara Brezza, launched final February.

The carmaker used Suzuki’s K15B 1.5-litre petrol engine as an alternative of the 1.3-litre diesel. This meant that the Brezza shares its 105hp, 138Nm, BS6-compliant petrol engine with different Marutis just like the CiazErtiga and XL6. A 5-speed guide gearbox is normal, whereas a 4-speed torque converter-equipped auto is accessible as an choice. Curiously, Suzuki’s SHVS Sensible Hybrid tech is reserved just for the automated variations. The petrol engine delivers a gas effectivity of 18.76kpl for the automated and 17.03kpl for the guide variant.

New Maruti Brezza launch by mid-2022

Now, Maruti Suzuki is readying the launch of the MY2022 mannequin of the Vitara Brezza (codename: YTA), which would be the first SUV from Maruti’s new model offensive to be launched in India. The new SUV has been spied with out camouflage, revealing many particulars about its design. In response to our previous report, Maruti will likely be dropping the ‘Vitara’ prefix and probably use it for its Creta fighter, on condition that it already affords a bigger SUV with that title abroad.

When it comes to design, the brand new Brezza can have a closely up to date entrance and rear finish, with Maruti even making numerous sheet-metal adjustments. Provided that the brand new Brezza will use the identical platform as the present mannequin, the bodyshell and doorways will stay unchanged. On the rear, the up to date compact SUV will function a restyled tailgate.

We additionally anticipate Maruti to step up the brand new Brezza’s tools record and supply options like a sunroof, a bigger touchscreen infotainment system, wi-fi charger, paddle-shifters (for automated variants) and even a SIM-based connectivity suite that may add linked options like geofencing, real-time monitoring, discover your automotive and intrusion detection. With the intention to make the Brezza more upmarket, Maruti can even have a look at drastically bettering the cabin, and use larger high quality plastic.

The identical 1.5-litre, four-cylinder petrol engine with mild-hybrid tech, as within the present mannequin is predicted to proceed. Nonetheless, Maruti is predicted to enhance the effectivity ranges of the SUV. With the brand new Brezza set to get a extra upmarket remedy, anticipate costs to be within the vary of Rs 8 lakh-12.5 lakh (ex-showroom). This may place the SUV in the direction of the upper finish of the compact SUV section and nearer to the Kia Sonet and Hyundai Venue.

Brezza might additionally get the CNG remedy

What might add extra wind in Brezza’s sails is that Maruti Suzuki is contemplating a CNG variant for the Brezza. One of many earliest carmakers to introduce CNG-powered automobiles in India, it clocked its highest-ever CNG car sales – 1,57,954 units – this monetary 12 months (2020-2021), which is 12.20 p.c of its whole passenger car gross sales of 12,93,840 models. Importantly, this transfer has helped buffer the lack of gross sales, following the corporate exiting the diesel market.

“Persons are not anxious about lack of energy, engine misfiring or the automotive not with the ability to climb an incline on CNG. Clients have given us the suggestions to get CNG within the Vitara Brezza. Our market analysis additionally exhibits that prospects are searching for CNG even within the Swift,” mentioned Shashank Srivastava, govt director, Gross sales and Advertising and marketing, MSIL, talking to Autocar Skilled. CNG might additionally energy Nexa automobiles and, in line with Srivastava, “There’s a big demand and quite a lot of prospects are asking for CNG within the Baleno and Ciaz. We’re inspecting it, after which determine which fashions to supply with CNG.”

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