The sub-four-metre compact SUV segment has seen a lot of action and the arrival of newer models in the last five years. While almost all of them have become popular choices and are consistently selling well, none of them has been able to dethrone the Maruti Vitara Brezza. Launched back in 2016, the Maruti Vitara Brezza became the segment leader from day one. And despite not having multiple powertrain options like its rivals, the Vitara Brezza tops the sales charts in its segment every month.
The main factors contributing to the success story of the Vitara Brezza have been affordable pricing, good after-sales support and high fuel efficiency. The Vitara Brezza got its first big makeover in 2020 with a few styling updates on the outside and a new powertrain in the form of a 1.5-litre petrol engine, which replaced the ageing 1.3-litre diesel engine. This move rejigged the variant lineup, with the SUV now having LXi, VXi, ZXi and ZXi+ variants. Out of all these, the range starting LXi and VXi variants are the highest selling ones, for they are decently equipped with basics and are priced similar to smaller-in-size hatchbacks.
Key features of Maruti Vitara Brezza LXi
The LXi variant of the Vitara Brezza might be its base model, however, it is not as under-equipped as the LXi variants of other smaller Maruti vehicles.
The Maruti Vitara Brezza LXi is decently equipped with basics like halogen projector headlamps with an LED light guide, chrome front grille, rear roof spoiler, LED tail lamps and high mounted stop lamp, electrically adjustable outside rearview mirrors with integrated turn indicators and side body moulding. On the inside too, the LXi variant gets key essentials like manual AC, a 2-DIN audio system with CD, USB, Aux-in and Bluetooth connectivity, four speakers, front and rear power windows, tilt-adjustable steering and bottle holders in door pockets.
Official accessories kit for Maruti Vitara Brezza
Compared to the VXi variant, the base LXi variant of the Maruti Vitara Brezza looks pared down. However, Maruti has made a list of accessories available at the dealer level, which can be purchased and used to spruce up the appeal of the LXi variant a bit more. Following are some of the key accessories available for the Maruti Vitara Brezza
- Front bumper extender garnish – Rs 499
- Rear bumper extender garnish – Rs 499
- Side skid plates (both sides) – Rs 4,990
- Front lower bumper garnish – Rs 3,390
- Rear lower bumper garnish – Rs 3,390
- Wheel arch mouldings – Rs 6,490
- Alloy wheels – Rs 23,960 (machined) / Rs 29,160 (black) / Rs 31,960 (dual tone machined)
- Door visors – Rs 1,250
- Chrome body side moulding – Rs 2,290
- Chrome door handles – 1,490
- Chrome back door garnish – Rs 990
- LED fog lamps – Rs 5,790
- Fog lamp garnish – Rs 699
- Seat covers – Rs 5,790-9,290
- Interior styling kit – Rs 4,690-5,590
- Illuminated door sill guards – Rs 3,590
- Non-illuminated door sill guards – Rs 890
- Floor mats – Rs 1,190-2,990
- Wireless charger – Rs 3,590
All these accessories are just to enhance the visual appeal of the SUV, and can be purchased for both LXi and VXi variants of the Vitara Brezza.
Should you go for fully accessorized Vitara Brezza LXi over Vitara Brezza VXi?
Maruti has priced the Vitara Brezza LXi at Rs 7.62 lakh, where the Vitara Brezza VXi has been priced at Rs 8.68 lakh. This means that the VXi variant is priced almost Rs 1 lakh more than the LXi variant. Both these variants get the same powertrain option of a 1.5-litre petrol engine coupled to a 5-speed gearbox.
However, in this premium of Rs 1 lakh, you do get some crucial features, which you cannot get as aftermarket fitments from Maruti Suzuki. Over the LXi variant, the VXi variant packs in additional features like dual-LED projector headlamps with bi-functioning daytime running LEDs, roof rails, electrical foldability for outside rearview mirrors and wheel caps for steel wheels. The cabin of the VXi too gets additional bits like illumination for the front footwell and glove box, audio and Bluetooth controls on steering wheel, push start-stop button, automatic climate control, rear-seat headrests and back pocket on front seats. None of these features is offered by Maruti Suzuki as a part of its dealer-level accessories kit.
In our opinion, if you can stretch your budget by a lakh over the Rs 7.62 lakh price tag of the LXi variant, the VXi variant is surely the more recommended one for the more premium features it gets. These features not only make it look more premium but also offer added comfort and convenience.
However, if you are someone who can live with the basics and wish to customize a base variant in and out with add-ons, you can go with the LXi variant and select one or all items from the official accessories kit mentioned above.
Note – The prices of accessories are subject to change.