Last year we saw the launch of first-ever Suzuki-Toyota rebadged product in the Indian market in the form of the Toyota Glanza. The rebadged version of the Maruti Suzuki Baleno became quite popular in the Indian market and has settled well with a decent sales number. Toyota and Suzuki plan to launch more such rebadged versions of vehicles in the Indian market in the coming times and their next rebadged product will be the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza.
Maruti Suzuki will launch the new BS6 compliant Vitara Brezza in the Indian market soon. The new version of the Brezza will be powered only by a 1.5-litre petrol engine, bringing an end to the 1.3-litre diesel engine powering the Brezza till now. Toyota’s version of the Vitara Brezza will be powered by the same engine option.
Unlike the Maruti Suzuki Baleno and Toyota Glanza, GaadiWaadi reports that there will be more changes to Toyota’s version of the Vitara Brezza. The Baleno and Glanza do not have any differentiating factors cosmetically apart from the manufacturer’s logo.
The new Toyota’s Vitara Brezza will offer a different grille, different headlamps and different tail lamps. However, we may just get to see logo changes like the Baleno and Glanza. This is done to keep the costs low. However, Toyota received a lot of backlash after the launch of the Glanza with an identical design and they may not do it with the Vitara Brezza.
The drivetrain will remain identical though. The Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza will come powered by the 1.5-litre petrol engine that generates a maximum of 105 PS and peak torque of 138 Nm. There is a 5-speed manual transmission and a 4-speed automatic transmission available with the upcoming Vitara Brezza. The automatic variants get the SHVS mild hybrid system whereas the manual versions do not any such option. Toyota’s version will offer both manual and automatic transmission.
Toyota may reshuffle the variants to offer something different in the market. The car launch is likely to be launched in April and the price difference of both the car will be almost negligible.