The sub-compact SUV space is currently the busiest and most competitive automotive segment in the Indian market. With up to nine different offers in a variety of price ranges, customers are literally spoiled for choice, which makes the competition all the tougher. However, if there is one vehicle that has remained steadfast in this segment, this is it Maruti Suzuki Vitara breeze. The Maruti Brezza once again proved to be the best-selling small car in March 2021.
Maruti Suzuki In March 2021, 11,274 units of the Vitara Brezza were sold. This made it the second best SUV and the best-selling small car in March 2021. In fact, in March 2021 it was eighth on the list of the ten best-selling cars. The only other sub-compact SUV featured on this list was the Hyundai Venue in 10th place with 10,722 units. In fact, the Maruti Brezza has in the sub-compact SUV sector with frontrunners like the Hyundai Venue and Kia Sonet. Most of the time, it’s the Brezza that turns out to be the most dominant vehicle in this segment.
It’s worth noting here that the Vitara Brezza is a pure gasoline SUV with only one engine option, while the Hyundai venue is offered with up to three different engines in both petrol and diesel form. The Maruti Vitara Brezza is powered exclusively by a 1.5-liter four-cylinder naturally aspirated engine that generates 105 hp and 138 Nm maximum torque. It is equipped with either a 5-speed manual transmission or a 4-speed AT transmission. Like all other sub-compact SUVs. The Brezza is just a front-wheel drive SUV.
Meanwhile, Hyundai offers the venue with three engine options – an 83 hp / 114 Nm 1.2 liter four cylinder naturally aspirated gasoline engine; a 1.0-liter three-cylinder turbo gasoline engine with 120 hp / 172 Nm and a 1.5-liter four-cylinder turbo diesel engine with 100 hp / 240 Nm. There are even three transmission options to choose from, including a 6-speed iMT and a 7-speed DCT transmission. Art, offered with a wide range of powertrain options, in typical Hyundai fashion, the venue is much more generously equipped than the Vitara Brezza, also in terms of equipment.
The prices for the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza are currently between INR 7.39 lakh and INR 11.20 lakh (from the showroom). Meanwhile, prices for the Hyundai venue range from 6.86 lakh to 11.66 lakh (ex showroom). Both subcompact SUVs are very competitively priced against each other and while the venue has the advantage, the sheer popularity that the Vitara Brezza enjoys shows the brand equity and customer trust it has built over the years.