Maruti Vitara Brezza has brought huge to Maruti Suzuki India Limited (MSIL) since its debut back in the spring of 2016. The Brezza compact SUV has beaten the Ford EcoSport and has consistently topped sales charts for a long time. Maruti Suzuki plans to increase its offering of CNG vehicles. Recently, the specifications for both the Swift and Dzire engines were leaked, along with images of the test mules.
As a result of the arrival of BSVI emission standards, Maruti Suzuki discontinued their workhorse 1.3-litre DDiS 200 four-cylinder diesel engine and introduced the 1.5-litre four-cylinder K15B petrol engine with hybrid technology. This engine produces 104 PS of maximum power and 138 Nm of maximum torque. The figures shown here are for a petrol-burning engine. The engine’s maximum power output and torque decreases to 92 PS and 122 Nm respectively in the CNG trims. The Vitara Brezza did not see a significant drop in sales as a result of Maruti Suzuki’s decision to eliminate the oil burner from the rest of its domestic lineup.
Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza gained 62.3% YoY during the month of July 2021, topping the sub-four-metre SUV segment with 12,676 retail sales against 7,807 unit sales in the same period in 2020. It was announced that the nation’s largest carmaker plans to introduce more S-CNG models in response to customers’ desire for high fuel efficiency and reduction of emissions.
Maruti Suzuki’s S-CNG spec vehicles have been spotted in spy photos in recent weeks and the specifications for the Vitara Brezza CNG are now available online. This engine has a bore and stroke of 74.0*85.0 and an abnormal compression ratio. At 6,000 rpm, the BSVI-compliant gasoline engine delivers 77 kW (103.2 hp) of maximum power and 138 Nm of peak torque at 4,400 rpm. Its internal combustion engine produces 68 kW (91.2 hp) and 122 Nm at 4,400 rpm – as would be expected, the CNG engine produces less power and torque. There is a possibility that the engine could only be mated to a five-speed manual transmission, but we have not heard anything confirmed just yet. As a result of the arrival of the CNG variant, the compact SUV’s range is likely to grow further, and sales figures might improve.
A CNG version of the Vitara Brezza is also expected to be offered with the VXi trim level, just like other S-CNG models. There will be a slight height difference between it and the VXi regular variant. Compared with the regular variant, the CNG variant should be around Rs 80,000 to Rs 90,000 expensive. Current pricing for the Vitara Brezza VXi variant is Rs 8.56 lakh ex-showroom.
CNG is not available for other manufacturers’ compact SUVs, so the CNG variant of the Vitara Brezza is without a direct rival. As per rumours, there may be a CNG variant of the Tata Nexon, but nothing has been officially announced.