Maruti is going to launch the Vitara Brezza compact SUV with petrol engines in the coming months, but it might also offer a CNG variant, for higher fuel efficiency.
Maruti Vitara Brezza is soon going to get its diesel engine discontinued and will only come with a petrol engine. The upcoming BS-6 norms have forced Maruti to discontinue the old 1.3 Litre diesel unit from Brezza.
Most likely, Maruti is going to offer the Brezza with two petrol engines, the 1.2 Litre four-cylinder petrol and the 1.0 Litre turbo-petrol engine. This is the same setup that comes with the Hyundai Venue and Ford EcoSport. But that’s not it.
Fresh reports suggest that Maruti might also bring a CNG variant of the Vitara Brezza. None of the compact SUVs come with CNG kits, but if Maruti is planning to do so, it will be the first one in its segment.
The addition of CNG on the Maruti Vitara Brezza will make it a much more fuel efficient option to buy. Imagine if a big car like Brezza is giving mileage around 25 kmpl with CNG-petrol setup. It will surely attract some eyes.
Maruti has indicated a lot of times that they feel that the demand for CNG vehicles is good and will increase with time. Probably with the absence of diesel cars, buyers might turn to CNG for fuel-efficiency.
If CNG is confirmed, it is likely to come on the 1.2 Litre petrol engine. Recently, Maruti said that it will equip all the small cars with CNG, including Swift, Dzire, Ignis and Baleno. Technically, the Vitara Brezza is also sort of a small car.
Anyhow, Maruti is also going to give a small facelift to the Brezza, probably with refreshed interiors and new features, like an electric sunroof. With diesel engine aside, it remains a question whether Maruti Brezza will still be able to achieve such good sales?