Maruti’s Best Selling SUV Will Be Now CNG: Brezza’s CNG Specs Leaked
India’s favorite passenger car segment, compact SUV will have a new member! Yes, we are talking about the CNG variant of India’s bestselling compact SUV i.e. Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza.
Brezza is leading the compact SUV segment
Maruti Suzuki has been experiencing tremendous success with the Vitara Brezza in the domestic market since its inception back in 2016. It has consistently been on top of the monthly sales charts for a long despite the increasing competition as new compact SUVs have flocked the markets.
In the month of July 2021, Brezza led the sub-four-meter SUV space with 12,676 unit sales against 7,807 units during the same period in 2020. This is 62.3 percent year-on-year growth as compared to the same period last year. The largest carmaker in the country announced its intentions to introduce more S-CNG models as it finds the alternative fuel as the immediate solution to reduce emissions. This decision is also in line with growing customer demand for high fuel economy.
Brezza’s CNG specs leaked
According to insider sources, The Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza CNG will continue to use the 1,462 cc K15B petrol engine.
The engine cylinder has a 74.0×85.0 bore and stroke. The regular BSVI compliant gasoline mill generates 77 kW (103.2 hp) maximum power at 6,000 rpm and 138 Nm of peak torque delivered at 4,400 rpm. Whereas, the CNG version, will produce less power and torque – developing 68 kW (91.2 hp) at 6,000 rpm and 122 Nm at 4,400 rpm.
The powertrain could be paired only with a five-speed manual transmission, but nothing can be said with assurance as of now. Maruti Suzuki is hoping that the arrival of the CNG variant will certainly help in expanding the compact SUV’s range further. This could aid in elevating sales figures as now the customers will have more options to choose from the same manufacturer.