Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza waiting period increased to 6 months
Maruti Suzuki is currently on a roll in the Indian market, thanks to two of its latest launches, the Baleno premium hatchback and the Vitara Brezza compact SUV. The Brezza had earlier managed to clock 5,563 units in its launch month of March 2016, which further increased to 7,832 units in April 2016. Sources suggest that the Indian automotive market leader has already accumulated around 55,000 bookings for its all-new Compact SUV, which has resulted in the waiting period to be increased to 6 months.
The Maruti Vitara Brezza SUV was first showcased to the Indian audience at the Delhi Auto Expo, where it managed to attract a huge crowd towards the Maruti booth. This prompted the automaker to increase its production capacity of the Brezza to 1,00,000 units from the previously decided 80,000 units, per year. But despite this increase in production capacity, the Vitara Brezza is currently one of those cars which has the highest waiting period.
But prospective Vitara Brezza customers might get some respite when Maruti Suzuki Gujarat plant starts its operations in early 2017. This new Maruti Suzuki plant in India will be dedicated to develop the Maruti Baleno, the all-new 2017 Maruti Swift, and the Vitara Brezza. This is an important development since it will help Maruti to retain its customers who might feel flabbergasted after waiting too long for their highly awaited vehicle.
The Vitara Brezza in India is currently powered by a solitary 1.3-litre DDiS engine, which is capable of generating 90 PS of maximum power, and a peak torque of 200 Nm. Additionally, Maruti is planning to introduce a Vitara Brezza petrol variant by Diwali 2016, which will be powered by the company’s all-new 1.0-litre Boosterjet turbo-petrol engine.