Coming to the car itself, the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza shares its design and styling cues with its older sibling - the Suzuki Vitara, while the features have been borrowed from the carmaker's popular premium hatchback, Baleno. This means the Vitara Brezza comes with segment first features like touchscreen infotainment system with navigation and Apple CarPlay, reverse parking camera, push-button start, cruise control, cooled upper glovebox, and sliding front armrest among more. The safety features remain the same with dual airbags, ABS and EBD offered.
Currently, the Maruti Vitara Brezza comes powered by the company's tried and tested 1.3-litre four-cylinder DDiS 200 that churns out 89bhp at 4000rpm and develops a peak torque of 200Nm at 1750rpm. The diesel motor is mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox as standard and offers an ARAI-certified fuel-efficiency of 24.3Km/l.
When it comes to ground clearance, the Vitara Brezza comes second with 198 mm, just a shade under the Duster’s 205 mm. The S-Cross has the lowest ground clearance at 180 mm while the Creta is in-between at 190 mm.
Despite the large 16-inch alloy rims in our test car, ride quality in the Vitara Brezza was comfortable. Thanks to the high 198 mm ground clearance and sizable wheels, the Vitara Brezza incites confidence when driving over potholes and unmarked speed bumps. It doesn’t isolate you from the road completely, as small thuds do creep into the cabin, although it’s not unsettling in any manner.