Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza Crosses 700,000 Units Sales Milestone
The Vitara Brezza has become the latest car sold by Maruti Suzuki to have surpassed 700,000 units sales milestone in India. The Vitara Brezza has taken less than 7 years to reach this milestone – 69 months to be precise. The Brezza was launched at the 2016 Auto Expo in Indian market and received a facelift in February 2020.
According to stats, the Vitara Brezza has witnessed a total of 6,98,770 units sold until November 30th averaging 8,872 units a month over the last four months, which means 295 units a day. The remaining 1,230 units helped cross the 700,000 sales milestone by the 5th of December 2021.
The Brezza had surpassed the 5,00,000 sales milestone in India in January 2020. The first 100,000-unit sales were recorded in just 12 months, 300,000 mark in 28 months, 400,000 milestone in 35 months, and half-a-million units in just 46 months. The last 200,000 units were sold in only 24 months, with 106,431 units sold since January.
Maruti would have reached the 700,000 mark much sooner, but it stopped producing diesel cars last April, due to the new stringent BS6 emission standards, thus slowing down sales. That was followed by the pandemic-induced market slowdown and the arrival of newer rivals such as the Hyundai Venue and Mahindra XUV300, both also available with diesel engines which is considered a thing in demand in Indian market.
The BS6 emission standards compliant Brezza gets a new K15B 1.5L petrol engine good for 105hp and 138Nm, and comes paired to either 5-speed manual or 4-speed torque convertor automatic. Suzuki’s SHVS Smart Hybrid system is reserved only for the automatic versions. The petrol engine delivers a certified fuel efficiency of 18.76km per liter for the automatic and 17.03km per liter for the manual variant.
Features include 2 airbags, ABS with EBD and BA, seatbelt reminders, engine immobilizer, speed sensing door locks, remote operated central locking, automatic climate control, reversing camera with rear parking sensors, push button start/ stop, headlight off and ignition key off reminder, multi-function steering wheel, 8-way adjustable driver & front passenger seats, power steering/ windows/ side mirrors, and 7-inch SmartPlay Studio infotainment system with voice command and cruise control etc.
The Vitara Brezza in India is priced from INR 7.61 lac (PKR 17.79 lac) for the base LXi variant and goes as high as INR 11.20 lac (PKR 26.19 lac) for ZXi Plus automatic.