Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza leak 1

Last week, the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza – which will be making its world debut at the 2016 Auto Expo in Greater Noida, India on February 3 – was teased in a video, where the front end of the B-segment SUV was revealed. Now, the first official images of the Brezza have come about, the vehicle breaking cover on Indian automotive website Team-BHP ahead of its premiere.

The Brezza – codenamed YBA during its development, and previously previewed by the XA Alpha Concept – will be unveiled together with the Maruti Ignis and Maruti Baleno RS Concept. Although it bears a Vitara suffix in its moniker, the Brezza is not related in any way to the bigger SUV.

Designed and developed by Maruti’s research and development team, the Brezza (which means ‘fresh breeze’ in Italian) is a sub-four metre SUV that is set to take on the likes of the Ford EcoSport, Mahindra TUV 300 and the new Tata Nexon when it begins selling in March.

The specifications for the car have also been leaked, Indian publication Overdrive reporting that the weill be available in four variant grades, the LDi, VDi, ZDi and range-topping ZDi+. All will be powered by a Fiat-sourced 1.3 litre DDiS diesel engine.

No mention of specific output as yet in the Brezza application, but the unit features two output tunes in its current deployment in Maruti models, with 75 PS and 190 Nm in the Swift and Swift Dzire, and 90 PS and 200 Nm in the S-Cross and Ciaz. Transmission at point of launch is a five-speed manual gearbox.

The specs reveal that a driver’s airbag as well as Bluetooth connectivity is standard across all variants, with passenger airbag, ABS and EBD being featured in models higher up the baseline version. In top end ZDI and ZDI+ variants, auto air-conditioning, projector headlamps and larger alloy wheels are standard fit.