2022 Maruti Suzuki Brezza: New vs Old

By autoX Editorial | on June 30, 2022 Follow us on Autox Google News

Here's how the new Maruti Suzuki Brezza stacks up against its predecessor, the Vitara Brezza. 

With the arrival of the 2022 Brezza, Maruti Suzuki is once again aiming to become the segment leader among the current crop of sub-4m compact SUVs in the country. While the outgoing Vitara Brezza was a hot-seller, it started to feel dated and old in the face of fresher competition from rivals such as Kia Sonet, Hyundai Venue, and Tata Nexon. However, since the new Brezza brings more tech and modern features into the mix, it’s sure to give rivals a run for their money.

But what all is actually ‘new’ in the 2022 Maruti Suzuki Brezza? Well, here’s a quick comparison between the new 2022 version and the old model:

Dimensions

2022 Maruti Suzuki Brezza

Although the 2022 Brezza is pitched as an ‘all-new’ version, it retains the same Global C/Tect platform of the old version. As a result, it sits on the same wheelbase of 2,500mm, and even its length and width are identical to the old model. The new one is slightly taller than the old version though. The boot space in both is identical at 328 litres. Here’s how they compare in terms of overall dimensions:

 

New Brezza

Old Vitara Breza

Length

3,995mm

3,995mm

Width

1,790mm

1,790mm

Height

1,685mm

1,640mm

Wheelbase

2,500mm

2,500mm

Exterior & Interior Design

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The Brezza’s exterior design is more sophisticated, as it features a number of premium design elements as compared to the outgoing model. For instance, the front grille (on top-spec variants) has a gun-metal finish, the bonnet is flatter and wider, the bumpers are sportier, and there’s prominent body cladding all around. You also get dual LED projector lamps and LED fog lamps in the higher variants. The dual-tone 16-inch alloy wheels are also new. At the back, the new Brezza gets slimmer LED tail lamps and loud Brezza badging running across the tailgate. Dual-tone colours are optional on ZXI and ZXI+ variants, while Maruti is also offering special exterior design packages, namely ‘Terrascape’ and ‘Metroscape’. Overall, the design has been refined, and the new Brezza looks contemporary and in tune with the times.

Much like the recently updated Baleno, a lot more work has gone into modernising the cabin of the Brezza as compared to its predecessor. The dashboard design is completely new, and the SUV now comes with a dual-tone black-brown scheme (all-black in LXI and VXI trims). The steering wheel, instrument cluster, and a 9-inch SmartPlay Pro touchscreen infotainment system are new and remind you of the Baleno’s cabin.

2022 Maruti Suzuki Brezza Interior

Also, there are a lot of new features on offer. The top-spec variants get Suzuki-connected car tech, an Arkamys surround sound system, an electric sunroof, a 360-degree camera, wireless charging, a heads-up display, and more.

Powertrains

Although the engine in the new Brezza is still a 1.5-litre four-cylinder naturally aspirated petrol motor, it’s slightly more advanced than the one offered in the old model. Dubbed the K15C, the new engine replaces the K15B unit of the outgoing version. The main functional difference between the two engines is the addition of the dual-jet tech in the K15C (two injectors per cylinder). The power output and torque, however, are slightly down now – 102bhp vs 103bhp and 137Nm vs 138Nm.

maruti suzuki brezza petrol engine

Just like the outgoing vehicle, a 5-speed manual is standard on all variants. As for the automatic version, the 4-speed torque converter has been replaced by a new 6-speed torque converter in the new model, and it comes with paddle shifters. Similarly, the mild-hybrid tech is now available as standard in both manual and automatic versions. In the old model, it was only offered with the automatic.

The new Brezza is also more efficient than its predecessor. The manual version has an ARAI-certified fuel efficiency figure of 20.15 km/l (vs 17.0 km/l earlier), while the 6-speed AT has a claimed fuel economy of 19.80 km/l, which is up from 18.76km/l of the old 4-speed AT.

Safety

The new Brezza comes with dual airbags and ABS as standard, which was also the case with the old model. However, the top-spec variant now comes with six airbags. ESC, hill-hold assist, and ISOFIX child seat anchorages are now standard. Considering the old model had a 4-star crash test rating (Global NCAP), expect the new version to better it, as and when GNCAP tests it.  

Price

The 2022 Vitara Brezza starts at Rs 7.99 lakh, whereas the old one was priced from Rs 7.84 lakh. So, there isn’t much of a difference in the base LXI version. However, the top-end ZXI+ AT was previously priced at Rs 11.49 lakh, and the new version costs a whopping 2.45 lakh more at Rs 13.96 lakh. This makes it quite a lot more expensive. In fact, it’s even pricier than the diesel versions of some of its rivals.

*All the prices are ex-showroom.

Also read,

2022 Maruti Suzuki Brezza: Variants Explained 

2022 Maruti Suzuki Brezza vs Tata Nexon SUV: Spec Comparison

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