The Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza has earned yet another accolade, and this time it’s a big one. The sub-compact SUV from the Indo-Japanese automaker has been selected as the Indian Car of the Year (ICOTY) 2017. The selection was made by a team of Jury members which comprised of veteran automotive journalists from various leading motoring publications in the country.
The Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza won the award by beating cars from some of the biggest and well established automotive brands which included the likes of Hyundai Elantra, Hyundai Tucson, Isuzu D-MAX V-Cross, Ford Endeavour, BMW 7-Series, BMW X1, Tata Tiago, Skoda Superb, Toyota Fortuner, Toyota Innova Crysta, Honda BR-V, Audi A4, Datsun redi-GO, Jaguar XE, Mahindra KUV100, Volkswagen Ameo Mahindra NuvoSport and Mercedes Benz GLC. There is every reason to believe that the Brezza truly stands as the worthy winner of this accolade. The same become the only sub-compact SUV to feature in the list of top 10 best selling vehicles in the country this year for several months.
Not only this, within a short span of its launch, the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza climbed to the top step of the podium in its segment, leaving behind its competitors which included the likes of Ford EcoSport and Mahindra TUV100. A few reasons which can be attributed to the success of this SUV, apart from its appealing looks, is the amount of practicality and features that it offers. Read More: Maruti offers excessive customization kits for Vitara Brezza
Apart from this, it comes with a highly fuel efficient and refined 1.3-litre diesel engine. Mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox which offers seamless shifts, the vehicle is a boon to drive in the city traffic as well as when taken out on the highway. Read More: Maruti Vitara Brezza achieves great success: 1.72 lakh bookings received till date
Alongside this, in order to make the Vitara Brezza furthermore desirable, Maruti, for the first time is offering an extensive array of customization kits with this vehicle. Customers get to make their Vitara Brezza unique from the others at just a marginal price.
Talking about price, due to high localization, Maruti Suzuki was able to keep the prices of this vehicle quite competitive. The base variant of the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza starts at a price of INR 7.19 lakh while the top of the line trim retails at INR 9.66 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).