2022 Maruti Brezza test drive
2022 Maruti Brezza packs a ton of attractive features and styling cues to make it a desirable offering in the highly competitive compact SUV segment in our country.
Recently we did a thorough test drive of the new 2022 Maruti Brezza, which we drove for half a day in the city as well as highway traffic. Maruti is preparing an assault with SUVs to take more market share with 4 launches planned in the coming months. Brezza was first on this list and it will soon be followed by the Toyota Hyryder-based mid-size SUV that challenges the Creta and Altos. Then there could be a crossover based on the Baleno and finally, the 5-door version of the Jimny. Let’s see how this plan is implemented. For now, here is our detailed Maruti Brezza 2022 test drive review in text and video format.
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2022 Maruti Brezza test drive
We drove the Brezza in manual and automatic variants. First, we got our hands on the manual version. The first thing to notice is that the steering is nicely weighted and provides excellent feedback. Ride quality is improved and cornering handling is impressive. Brezza has a balanced suspension that soaks up potholes in the road very well and still delivers a smooth ride. The response of the gearbox is correct and the grip offered by the tires is reassuring. Another reassuring aspect is the braking efficiency. Brake bite is excellent and confidence-inspiring. NVH levels are quite low, preventing too much noise from entering the cabin.
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Speaking of the manual gearbox, the 5-speed transmission makes for decent performance right off the bat. The other option is the 6-speed automatic transmission. It is more focused on energy efficiency. Therefore, performance is not its forte as it kicks into high gear quite quickly. You can use the paddle shifters to get some control and it combines practicality with convenience. The mileage offered by the automatic will be slightly higher compared to the manual. In real world conditions you can definitely expect more than 15 km/l.
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2022 Maruti Brezza Review – Interior and Features
The Brezza comes with features like a 9-inch touchscreen infotainment system, S-Connect connected car technology, wireless charging, HUD (heads-up display), flat-bottom steering with controls, a cascading dashboard layout with a combination of black, brown and silver with a matte finish, cooled glove box, sliding armrest, automatic climate control with physical buttons, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, power sunroof, air vents rear air vent, 360 degree camera, partially digital instrument cluster, cruise control, auto-dimming IRVM, tilt and telescoping steering adjustment and more.
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The newly launched Maruti Brezza is powered by a new generation 1.5 Liter K-Series Dual Jet, Dual VVT engine with Progressive Smart Hybrid System that produces 103PS and 137Nm of peak power and torque. There are options of a 5-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters. Prices range from Rs 7.99 lakh to Rs 13.96 lakh, ex-showroom. The list of rivals includes Hyundai Venue, Tata Nexon, Kia Sonet and Mahindra XUV300.