The Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza bowls over millennials with its trendy, versatile, and practical nature.
Cars are more than just a mode of transportation to commute from one place to another. And therefore, while buying a car, a potential customer has to consider a lot of aspects – like design, personal requirements, fuel economy, space, tech and, of course, performance. A lot of aspects mean a lot of options, but when people from all walks of life come to the same conclusion and decide that a particular sports utility vehicle fits the bill for all of them, it means something!
Yes, we’re talking about the most sought-after SUV in the Indian market, the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza. It has been a runaway success ever since it made its debut, and has clocked a record sale of over 4 lakh units in less than three years. What makes the Vitara Brezza stand apart is that it manages to fulfil the requirements of people from all walks of life. This is the reason why the Vitara Brezza has won 28 awards.
As desirable as the Vitara Brezza is, what will give you peace of mind is Maruti Suzuki’s free-of-cost five-year warranty. This ensures a hassle-free ownership experience.
The compact SUV offers a relaxing driving experience as its available in both manual and automatic transmission options, making it a breeze to drive in both the city and the highway.
To understand the different aspects of the Vitara Brezza – be it its exterior design, interior space and comfort, state-of-the-art infotainment system, or mind-boggling customisation options – we have with us four successful millennials – Kamaali Mehta, a fashion designer, Rohan Kale, a music producer, Seth Rosario, a mixed martial arts fighter, and Shaleen Malhotra, an actor – to show us what it is about the Vitara Brezza that appeals to them as they drive to one of the most majestic destinations on the planet, the Taj Mahal.
Butch, but with elegance
The Vitara Brezza stands out in a crowd, with its tough and muscular design. Seth, the MMA fighter, says that he identifies with sub-4-metre SUV’s rugged stance and muscular wheel arches, which are like bulging biceps. Add to that, its skid plates and sporty all-black 16-inch alloy wheels, and what you’re left with is an intimidating look – something that an MMA fighter must possess more than anyone else.
But the similarities don’t end there. The all-conquering ground clearance of 198mm and a height of 1,640mm, make it taller than many SUVs even from a segment above. Naturally, there’s no trait more important than intimidation for a mixed martial arts fighter.
Now, for an MMA fighter, to attack isn’t the be-all and end-all. Being able to defend yourself is just as important, and, here again, Seth identifies with the Vitara Brezza. Why? Well, Maruti Suzuki has managed to secure a four-star rating in a crash test conducted by the Global NCAP New Car Assessment Programme. It was awarded an impressive four stars for adult occupant protection. The Brezza comes loaded with safety features like dual airbags, ABS with EBD, high-speed warning alert, ISOFIX child restraint system, reverse parking sensors, as well as front seatbelt pre-tensioners with force limiters as standard across all variants.
Seth sums up the Vitara Brezza’s design: ‘I would say it makes its presence felt on the road, just like I do in the ring!’
The Vitara Brezza certainly manages to flex its muscles, but, at the same time, it also makes quite a style statement, with its rich vibrant colours. Now, being a fashion designer, Kamaali believes that people express their emotions, and even their identity, through colours. So, the autumn-orange-coloured Brezza may come across as a bold choice to many, but, for some, it may just represent their vibrant boisterous nature.
Even though Kamaali couldn’t stop gushing about the lively exterior colour, she found the interior equally classy and captivating, with the perfect balance between sportiness and everyday usability, thanks to its all-black interior with silver ascents. What impressed her further was how spacious and airy the Vitara Brezza’s cabin is as all four adults sat comfortably. There was plenty of shoulder and headroom for all of them.
The Vitara Brezza is a new-age SUV that offers an engaging driving experience and carves corners like no other. With great handling capabilities, the Brezza is a sheer joy to drive – the steering is direct and has enough heft to ensure that the SUV remains stable at high speeds.
Seth wasted no time and parked himself behind the wheel. From the word go, he was amazed by the ease of the driving experience. And, Rohan, the DJ in the cabin, had begun to play a very fitting track – the Sultans of Swing from Dire Straits.
At the first opportunity afforded to him, Shaleen decided to get behind the wheel. He threw the Vitara Brezza around a corner and it obliged and blazed through the corner with full confidence. The actor was immediately star-struck! ‘Now, this is what you call a fun drive,’ exclaimed the actor.
Comfort & features galore
Since this is a road trip, Rohan soon took charge. He acquainted himself with the SmartPlay Infotainment system. He was impressed by how simple it is to use. Pairing your phone via Bluetooth is a breeze. Of course, the system also comes with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
As Rohan started to get warmed up, he found the sound clarity of the four speakers and two tweeters to be top-notch. With a crystal-clear sound and ample bass, he was immersed in the Brezza experience.
Soon, though, the tough guy – who is undoubtedly used to being in charge – took to the voice command control to guide the music in the direction of his choosing. To lighten the mood, Kamaali decided to change the colours of the gauges, which come in five colour options – blue, red, yellow, orange and white. Meanwhile, Shaleen reached for the upper glove box, which is actually a cool box to chill your beverages. It seems he was impressed not just by the Brezza’s cornering ability but also its practicality.
Now, for many people, one’s car is an expression of one’s personality. And that’s why so many people like to customise their vehicles according to their tastes. So, if you’re one such believer who wants to add that unique touch to the Brezza, Maruti Suzuki’s iCreate feature lets you customise the exterior colour, body graphics, alloy wheel designs, seat covers and interior styling kits, which include screens for the rear passengers.
All said and done, our quartet was impressed and ready to sit back, relax and let the Vitara Brezza take care of the journey to the Taj. It seems that you can impress millennials after all!
Shaleen is an actor by profession and anchor by passion. He was part of Roadies 4, an on-ground VJ with MTV for years, and hosted various reality show auditions, such as Roadies, Splitsvilla, Stuntmania, etc. He also played the title role of Arjun in Arjun on Star Plus - played the lead in Laado 2, hosted Code Red on Colors, and Pyar Tune Kya Kiya.
Shaleen Malhotra, Actor
Seth is a pro-MMA fighter based out of New Delhi. Along with his dedication to the martial arts lifestyle, he spends his time passing along the training and tradition of karate to young people and kids in his beloved adopted country of India.
Seth Rosario, MMA fighter
Rohan is a multifaceted musician, who specialises in producing & composing, and is a versatile guitarist. He earned a Bachelors in Music Performance in London and has performed at venues like The O2 at Shepherd’s Bush Empire, The Troubadour, Proud Camden and the Natural History Museum, to name a few. He now shares the stage with the leading artists in India.
Rohan Kalé, Musician
Kamaali symbolises the free-minded modern woman, who wants to carve out a niche for herself and leave behind a lasting legacy. Kamaali hopes that her endeavour to set herself apart is fulfilled in this lifetime.
Kamaali Mehta, Fashion Designer