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7 lakh gross sales milestone: Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza newest entrant to the membership | Autocar India

Written by Rashmi

Revealed On Dec 11, 2021 08:30:00 AM

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Maruti Suzuki has reached this milestone regardless of shifting to petrol-only powertrains final 12 months.

Many Maruti Suzuki India’s fashions are hitting new gross sales milestones currently. The sport-changing Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, launched on the Auto Expo in March 2016, is the most recent Maruti to breeze previous the 7,00,000-unit gross sales milestone.

  • Brezza was launched on the 2016 Auto Expo
  • Crossed the half million mark final January
  • Final 2,00,000 models bought in simply 24 months

Maruti Vitara Brezza: 7 lakh gross sales milestone 

The Brezza has taken lower than seven years to achieve this milestone – 5 fiscals and 9 months, or, particularly, 69 months. The Brezza hit this milestone simply after the Ertiga did in 9 years, 9 months, Baleno, which crossed 1,000,000 gross sales in six years, or 72 months, and the Swift’s 2.5 million models in 16 years.

In response to our sister publication Autocar Skilled’s information analytics, the Vitara Brezza has bought a complete of 6,98,770 models till November finish. On condition that the compact SUV has been averaging 8,872 models a month over the past 4 months, or 295 models a day, the remaining 1,230 models to cross the 7,00,000 milestone would have been bought by December 5.

The Brezza had surpassed the 5,00,000 gross sales milestone final January. The primary 100,000-unit gross sales got here up in 12 months, 3,00,000 mark in 28 months, 4,00,000 landmark in 35 months, and half-a-million models in 46 months. The final 2,00,000 models have been bought in 24 months, with 1,06,431 models bought since January.  

Maruti Vitara Brezza gross sales in India
FY2022 (until Nov ’21) 72,949
FY2021 94,635
FY2020 1,10,641
FY2019 1,57,880
FY2018 1,48,462
FY2017 1,08,640
FY2016 (March ’16) 5,563
Whole 6,98,770
Petrol 1,74,832
Diesel 5,23,938
Whole 6,98,770

Taking petrol-only energy in its stride

Maruti Suzuki would have gotten to the 7,00,000 mark a lot sooner, if it weren’t for its choice to cease making diesel automobiles final April, thus slowing down gross sales. That was adopted by the pandemic-induced market slowdown and the arrival of newer rivals just like the Hyundai Venue and Mahindra XUV300, each additionally out there with diesel engines. However Maruti Suzuki fought again with the petrol-engined Vitara Brezza, launched final February.

The carmaker used Suzuki’s Okay15B 1.5-litre petrol engine as an alternative of the 1.3-litre diesel. This meant that the Brezza shares its 105hp, 138Nm, BS6-compliant petrol engine with different Marutis just like the Ciaz, Ertiga and XL6. A 5-speed handbook gearbox is customary, whereas a 4-speed torque converter-equipped auto is accessible as an possibility. Curiously, Suzuki’s SHVS Sensible Hybrid tech is reserved just for the automated variations. The petrol engine delivers a gas effectivity of 18.76kpl for the automated and 17.03kpl for the handbook variant.

New Maruti Brezza launch by mid-2022

Now, Maruti Suzuki is readying the launch of the MY2022 mannequin of the Vitara Brezza (codename: YTA), which would be the first SUV from Maruti’s new mannequin offensive to be launched in India. The new SUV has been spied with out camouflage, revealing many particulars about its design. In response to our earlier report, Maruti might be dropping the ‘Vitara’ prefix and presumably use it for its Creta fighter, provided that it already provides a bigger SUV with that identify abroad.

When it comes to design, the brand new Brezza may have a closely up to date entrance and rear finish, with Maruti even making various sheet-metal modifications. On condition that the brand new Brezza will use the identical platform as the present mannequin, the bodyshell and doorways will stay unchanged. On the rear, the up to date compact SUV will function a restyled tailgate.

We additionally count on Maruti to step up the brand new Brezza’s tools record and supply options like a sunroof, a bigger touchscreen infotainment system, wi-fi charger, paddle-shifters (for computerized variants) and even a SIM-based connectivity suite that may add linked options like geofencing, real-time monitoring, discover your automotive and intrusion detection. With a purpose to make the Brezza extra upmarket, Maruti may even take a look at drastically bettering the cabin, and use larger high quality plastic.

The identical 1.5-litre, four-cylinder petrol engine with mild-hybrid tech, as within the present mannequin is predicted to proceed. Nevertheless, Maruti is predicted to enhance the effectivity ranges of the SUV. With the brand new Brezza set to get a extra upmarket remedy, count on costs to be within the vary of Rs Eight lakh-12.5 lakh (ex-showroom). This can place the SUV in direction of the upper finish of the compact SUV section and nearer to the Kia Sonet and Hyundai Venue.

Brezza might additionally get the CNG remedy

What might add extra wind in Brezza’s sails is that Maruti Suzuki is contemplating a CNG variant for the Brezza. One of many earliest carmakers to introduce CNG-powered automobiles in India, it clocked its highest-ever CNG automotive gross sales – 1,57,954 models – this monetary 12 months (2020-2021), which is 12.20 % of its complete passenger automobile gross sales of 12,93,840 models. Importantly, this transfer has helped buffer the lack of gross sales, following the corporate exiting the diesel market.

“Individuals are not frightened about lack of energy, engine misfiring or the automotive not having the ability to climb an incline on CNG. Prospects have given us the suggestions to get CNG within the Vitara Brezza. Our market analysis additionally reveals that prospects are in search of CNG even within the Swift,” mentioned Shashank Srivastava, government director, Gross sales and Advertising and marketing, MSIL, talking to Autocar Skilled. CNG might additionally energy Nexa automobiles and, based on Srivastava, “There’s a enormous demand and plenty of prospects are asking for CNG within the Baleno and Ciaz. We’re inspecting it, after which determine which fashions to supply with CNG.”

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