Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza leak 2

It appears that the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza is becoming a firm favourite among buyers in India. According to Autocar India, the model has received more than 70,000 orders since it officially entered showrooms there in March 2016.

Dealerships in the country say that about 50% of the bookings for the Vitara Brezza are for the higher-end ZDi and ZDi+ variants, which currently has a waiting period of nine months. Meanwhile, the lower variants – LDi, LDi (O), VDi and VDi (O) made up the rest of the orders, and had a waiting period of seven months.

Economic Times India reports that due to the high demand for the B-segment SUV, Maruti is looking to increase the vehicle’s production in the country. In terms of numbers, Maruti wants to increase Vitara Brezza production at its plant in Gurgaon to 120,000 units, an increase of 40,000 units from what it initially planned.

The increased production should help support Maruti’s plan to commence exports of the Vitara Brezza to Nepal by the end of this month, reports Indian Autos Blog. The carmaker will also be looking to direct units to Indonesia later this year.

The Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza is powered a Fiat-sourced 1.3 litre DDiS 200 diesel engine that develops 90 hp at 4,000 rpm and 200 Nm at 1,750 rpm. Drive is directed to the front wheels via a five-speed manual transmission. Prices start from 6.99 lakh rupees (RM42,896) to 9.68 lakh rupees (RM59,403).

With the encouraging response to the Suzuki SUV in India, do you think the Vitara Brezza would be a best-seller in Malaysia it were to, let’s say, be rebadged as a Proton model? If you need some idea of just what that might look like, check out this year’s April Fool’s joke before sharing your thoughts.