Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza teaser-02

The Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza (codenamed YBA), previewed previously by the XA Alpha Concept, is set to be unveiled at the 2016 Auto Expo in Greater Noida, India. The new compact SUV will be unveiled together with the Maruti Ignis and Maruti Baleno RS Concept, according to IndianAutosBlog. Although it bears the Vitara name, the Brezza is not related in any way to the bigger SUV.

The SUV was fully designed and developed independently by Maruti’s research and development team. The Brezza (which means ‘fresh breeze’ in Italian), is a sub-four metre SUV, that will take on the likes of the Ford EcoSport, Mahindra TUV 300 and the new Tata Nexon.

A teaser has already appeared on Maruti Suzuki’s page ahead of its debut. From the teaser images, the design features a bulging hood, slightly squarish wheelarches, short overhangs, a floating roofline and LED daytime running lights. As for the interior, it is likely to share certain parts with the Maruti Suzuki Swift.

Other features that are said to be available include reverse sensors with parking camera, a touchscreen SmartPlay entertainment system, keyless entry and push start buttion, a multifunction steering wheel and automatic climate control.

As for engines, the Vitara Brezza is expected to come with two options, a 1.2 litre K-series petrol engine, and a Fiat-sourced DDiS 1.3 litre diesel plant. The engines are to be paired with a five-speed manual gearbox, while a CVT could be an option. Dual front airbags, ABS and EBD are some of the stock safety items that can be expected across the range.