Maruti Brezza Mild Hybrid Returns with Enhanced Fuel Efficiency

Maruti Suzuki has recently announced the reintroduction of the mild-hybrid technology in the manual versions of its popular compact SUV, the Brezza. This move comes after the technology was silently removed from the manual variants in July 2023. The reintroduction of the mild-hybrid system is limited to higher-spec variants, with a starting price of Rs 11.05 lakh.

Key Highlights

  • Pricing: The Brezza MT ZXI and ZXI+ are priced at Rs 11.05 lakh and Rs 12.48 lakh respectively.
  • Fuel Efficiency: The mild-hybrid technology has improved the fuel efficiency to 19.89kpl.
  • Comparison: The Brezza now offers better fuel economy than the Sonet facelift.

2024 Maruti Brezza Prices (Ex-Showroom, Delhi)

Variant Manual Automatic
LXI Rs 8.29 lakh
VXI Rs 9.65 lakh Rs 11.15 lakh*
ZXI Rs 11.15 lakh* Rs 12.55 lakh*
ZXI+ Rs 12.48 lakh* Rs 13.98 lakh*

*Note: Mild-hybrid tech available in marked variants.

Maruti Brezza Mild Hybrid: What’s Changed?

The key change in the Brezza is the reintroduction of the mild-hybrid technology in the ZXI and ZXI+ manual variants, along with its availability in certain automatic variants. This technology has increased the fuel efficiency from 17.38kpl to 19.89kpl. However, this figure is slightly lower than the previous 20.5kpl efficiency with the same engine and technology.

The Brezza automatic variants continue to offer an ARAI-rated fuel efficiency of 19.8kpl. Additionally, the Brezza is available in a CNG version, which does not feature the mild-hybrid system or an automatic option.

Maruti Brezza Mild Hybrid vs Rivals: Fuel Efficiency

Mileage Comparison (ARAI)

Powertrains Maruti Brezza Kia Sonet Maruti Fronx Tata Nexon
Petrol-MT 17.38-19.89kpl 18.83kpl 21.79kpl
Petrol-AT 19.8kpl 22.89kpl (AMT)
Turbo-petrol-MT 18.7kpl 21.5kpl 17.44kpl
Turbo-petrol-AT 19.2kpl 20.01kpl (AT) 17.18kpl (AMT)/17.01kpl (DCT)

The Brezza, with its enhanced fuel efficiency, now surpasses the Kia Sonet in terms of mileage in its mild-hybrid form. The Maruti Fronx remains the leader in fuel economy among compact SUVs, while the Tata Nexon is less efficient in comparison.

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