Maruti Suzuki took a conscious and well thought out decision to stop selling diesel cars in 2019 on the premise that the then new BS-IV emission standards. Suzuki is a powerhouse when it comes to the petrol engines but it had to use the diesel engines of Fiat for its array of cars. However, the Fiat didn’t have any reliable engines that complied with the BS IV standards. So, Maruti moved out of the diesel space in 2019 and started developing its own diesel powertrain.
Now, Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, the compact SUV is going to come with the new 1.5 Litre diesel engine that is compliant with the latest BS6 emission standards. The same engine will also be powering the new Generation Maruti Suzuki MPV, the XL6. XL6 competes with Renault Triber and the new upgrade with a diesel engine will make it more likeable than the French competitor that comes only with 1 Litre petrol engine.
Apart from the 1.5 Litre diesel engine, Vitara Brezza will also come with a hybrid powertrain that uses a 1.5 Litre naturally aspirated petrol engine. This will be compliant with the yet to be implemented CAFE (Corporate Average Fuel Economy) standards. It will have an option of 5 speed manual or a 6 speed automatic gearbox. Further, the new generation compact SUV will be on the new Heartect platform that is stronger and safer. The Heartect platform uses stronger steel, which makes the new Vitara Brezza much more rigid. Adding to the stronger platform, the SUV will also have 6 airbags for safety.
On the inside, Vitara will have a larger infotainment screen with touch options. Further, we can expect compatibility with both Apple Car Play and Android Auto as this has become a norm in the industry. There is nothing to be surprised if the model comes out with wireless phone charging panels. In short, Maruti is entering the diesel space with a bang through the new Vitara Brezza. In order to get your hands on this diesel monster, you have to wait until February 2022.