Having made the long awaited announcement at the end of last year, Suzuki Auto South Africa has officially revealed price and spec details of new Vitara Brezza.
Consistently the best-selling new vehicle in India where sales have eclipsed 500 000 units since bowing five years ago, the Brezza, which received a mid-life facelift last year, conforms to the sub-four metre segment of its home market by measuring 3 995 mm in overall length while sporting a wheelbase of 2 500 mm, height of 1 640 mm, width of 1 790 mm and ground clearance of 198 mm. Claimed boot space is 328-litres.
Slotting in-between the Ignis and Vitara, the model that spawned the Toyota Urban Cruiser destined for the local market later this year arrives on local shores in a choice of two trim levels; GL and GLX, both powered by the same 77kW/138Nm 1.5-litre K15B petrol engine that replaced the Fiat-sourced 1.3 Multijet offered in India until the mentioned facelift.
Like its sibling, drive goes to the front wheels only via five-speed manual or four-speed automatic gearbox with the latter doing without the so-called smart hybrid system offered in India. Fuel consumption is rated at 6.2 L/100 km for both with the towing capacity at 1 000 kg for a braked trailer.
On the specification front, both come as standard with a seven-inch touchscreen infotainment system featuring Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, as well as ABS and EBD, dual front airbags, automatic climate control, electric windows all around, projector-type headlights, rear parking sensors as well as a reverse camera, a multi-function steering wheel and folding electric mirrors.
Adding to this, the GLX receives polished 16-inch alloy wheels as opposed to the GL’s 16-inches steelies, LED headlights and fog lamps, a front armrest, cruise control, auto on/off headlights and wipers, keyless entry, push-button start, a leather wrapped steering wheel and gear lever, daytime running LEDs and a cooled upper glovebox.
A choice of six colours are offered; Pearl Arctic White, Granite Grey, Premium Silver, Sizzling Red, Torque Blue and Autumn Orange with the GLX featuring three two-tone hues, Sizzling Red and Torque Blue contrasted by a Midnight Black roof and Granite Grey with an Autumn Orange roof. Standard on both is a five year/200 000 km warranty as well as a four year/60 000 km service plan.
Vitara Brezza 1.5 GL – R244 900
Vitara Brezza 1.5 GL AT – R264 900
Vitara Brezza 1.5 GLX – R289 900
Vitara Brezza 1.5 GLX AT – R309 900