Images of the next-gen Maruti Brezza show a host of design changes that give the less than 4-meter SUV a whole new look. The original Brezza launched in 2016 and Maruti updated the SUV with a slightly modified design when it discontinued its diesel engine in 2020.
The leaked images show a brand new front end with a new bumper and fenders. The new front end also sports a new set of headlights which appear to be pure LED units with integrated daytime running lights. The headlights flank the all-new grille which sports chunks of chrome and black plastic. The front bumper features revised fog lights and what appears to be a fake skid plate.
The new Brezza also sports what appears to be a new set of wheels. Other changes include a large sunroof over the front seats (something missing on the current SUV) and an all-new rear end. The main changes at the rear include all new taillights which look pretty crisp and are expected to be full LED units. Between the rear lights is the large Brezza badge above which is the Suzuki “S” symbol. Changes to the rear also include the fake silver skid plate and black inserts on the new rear bumper.
Inside, the changes are also quite significant. The Maruti Brezza 2022 is expected to share a number of features with the upcoming Baleno and some of those features can be seen in the leaked images. These changes include a large, self-contained infotainment touchscreen unit that sits atop the revised dashboard. The infotainment system is expected to support both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.
The all-new Brezza 2022 also sports paddle shifters behind the steering wheel, which is not seen on the current vehicle. The new Brezza is also expected to feature connected car technology, including an SOS system which can be seen in the image of the revised dashboard.
Under the hood, the Maruti Suzuki Brezza 2022 is expected to remain unchanged. The current Brezza is powered by a naturally aspirated 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 103 hp at 6,000 rpm and 138 Nm of maximum torque at 4,400 rpm. The engine is paired with either a 5-speed manual or a 4-speed torque converter automatic, the latter to be offered with paddle shifters in more sophisticated forms.
Thoughts on the Maruti Suzuki Brezza 2022
The Maruti Suzuki Brezza is the current king of the SUV segment under 4 meters. However, the design of the current vehicle is now over 5 years old and is getting quite stilted. The new Brezza, which is set to abandon the name Vitara, brings a host of design changes that should give the Brezza a new lease of life, which in turn could cause problems for all of its rivals. The new Maruti Suzuki Brezza is expected to arrive in mid-2022 with a slightly higher price tag than the current model.
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