With the S-Presso gone, Maruti Suzuki has kind-heartedly replaced it with the updated Vitara Brezza as our new long-termer. Right at the onset, it feels a much safer car to go about in. After all, the pre-facelift model did score a respectable 4-star safety rating in the Global NCAP crash tests.
The updated Brezza BS6, like all other Maruti offerings, is now only offered with a petrol heart. The new 1.5-litre 103bhp heart is incredibly refined and you can barely hear it at idle. The linear power delivery of the naturally aspirated motor, clubbed with the tall gear ratios make the Brezza quite a breeze to drive. I haven’t quite tested the real-world fuel efficiency as yet, but so far it has returned an indicated 13.4km/l. I will be doing a thorough fuel efficiency test after the first service, so watch out for that in the upcoming long-term reports.
While Maruti Suzuki has given the exterior of the Brezza a nip and tuck job, the interior continues to be primarily unchanged from the time of its debut in 2016, and that for me is a bit of a downer. With the year-end around the corner, and things gradually getting back to normal, I plan to take the Brezza for a long road trip. Stay tuned for updates.
When it came: October 2020
Current Odo reading: 987kms
Mileage this month: 578kms
Fuel efficiency: 13.4km/l
What’s good: Refinement
What’s not: Outdated interior
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