After Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Indian Engineers to Head Development for 3-4 New Cars

9 Feb 2016    07:39 pm

After the successful development of the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza by Maruti Suzuki India (MSI), the carmaker has reportedly said that its engineers will take the lead in conceptualising and developing at least 3-4 models. India's biggest carmaker has also said that these will be among the 15 new vehicles which will be launched in the country by 2020.

"There could be 3-4 models that would be developed with MSI engineers taking the lead out of the 15 models planned to be launched in India by 2020. However, no final decision has been taken yet," a source said. "These will be like the Vitara Brezza, which followed a unique development process with a special focus on taste and values of Indian customers."

Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza Front

CV Raman, MSI Executive Director - Research and Development, lead the design and development of the Vitara Brezza, which was developed at a total investment of 860 crore with a localisation level of 98 per cent. The model, that was unveiled at the Auto Expo 2016, is set to be launched in the Indian market in the coming weeks.

The Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza has been well-received at the Auto Expo and the carmaker obviously hopes that the sub-compact SUV will set the sales charts on fire. It must be noted that the Vitara Brezza is likely to be available in India initially with only the 1.3-litre diesel engine option that produces a maximum of 88.5bhp and a peak toque of 200Nm. This unit will come mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox along with possibly an optional automatic transmission unit. Prices are suspected to be somewhere in the range of 6 - 9 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).