Paragon of Reliability
Looking back at history, it’s funny how things have changed over the years as far as motoring is concerned. Before we became economically liberated, buying or owning a car was a task in itself. Not only were the choices very limited, but mostly so was the quality of the cars being sold. Reliability was, of course, something of a joke and long journeys would often be a long guessing game on when your car gave up on you.
Fast forward a few decades and things have changed radically. As someone pointed out last week, today Indian customers have a choice of 192 vehicles to buy from! Imagine the choice that we have now, and the variety available. But, more importantly, the quality and reliability of the vehicles has taken a quantum leap. So much so that even if I have to undertake a 2,000km journey, I don’t think twice before jumping into the Brezza and travel in absolute comfort.
In my many months of spending time driving the Brezza around, the car has been absolutely faultless. Whether it be long journeys with my family, or just my daily commute to work, the Brezza has delivered faultless motoring. The practicality and usability of the SUV is also something that I’ve come to realise and get used to. Now, going back to driving my hatchback is going to be a problem, actually! Without the extra space and high ground clearance, driving will simply not be as calm as it is right now.
Of course, another thing that has made the Brezza even more attractive to me has been its stellar fuel efficiency. Even with the air-conditioning on and with a full complement of passengers, the Brezza has regularly delivered over 20km/l, which makes it a very frugal car for its size. And with Maruti tweaking my car with personalisations a few months ago, my unique Brezza is something that I’m very proud of. Of course, once it goes, I’m going to miss not just the convenience of the car, but also the unique identity of its two-tone Yellow and White paintjob. After all, with such a slick combo, finding my car even in the most congested parking lot is a breeze.