Maruti Vitara Brezza has been one of the most successful models for Suzuki and still trumps the new launches like the Tata Nexon which try to eat the slice of the same cake. The sheer love of Indian customer has not gone unnoticed perhaps and the Japanese carmaker wants to introduce a new bigger SUV that will take on the Hyundai Creta. The new car will be named Maruti Vitara and will shed the Brezza name tag that is worn by its younger sibling. The new Vitara which has already been spotted testing on Indian roads several times will be launched by Maruti Suzuki next year.
What Does The New Maruti Vitara Get?
The Maruti Grand Vitara might not have done well in India but the Brezza certainly has changed things for the company. Maruti Vitara is rumored to be the same car that Suzuki sells in European markets which will come to India with heavy levels of customization. The car is a 5-seater SUV like the Hyundai Creta and Jeep Compass but might give a tough fight to the cheaper 7-seaters like the Mahindra XUV 500 and the Tata Hexa.
Maruti Vitara is expected to come with both petrol and diesel powertrains and like its global counterpart. The petrol will be a 1.4-litre booster jet making 140Bhp and 230Nm of torque. These are pretty impressive figures, something that we don’t get to say a lot about Maruti Suzuki cars in India. The diesel will be sourced from Fiat and the Maruti Vitara will carry the same 2.0-litre engine found in the Compass. It makes 120Bhp and 320Nm of torque.
Maruti Vitara Price India
Maruti Vitara Price in India is expected to be similar to that of Hyundai’s Creta. But in a typical Maruti Suzuki fashion the prices of the Vitara will undercut that of Creta by at least 35-40 thousand. This means that a price tag starting 8.6-9 lakhs is pretty much a safe bet. Coming to the launch of the car, the Maruti Vitara (not to be confused with Brezza) might make a debut sometime late in 2019. The prices of the Creta, on the other hand, go all the way beyond 14 lakh Rupee mark.