January 19, 2016
Maruti Vitara Brezza vs Maruti Baleno: The sibling showdown
The Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza has created quite a buzz in the automobile industry in India ever since it was launched, with Maruti Suzuki claiming that more than 20,000 bookings for this model were recorded within a fortnight of its launch.
From the exterior, the Vitara Brezza looks like a compact SUV model. It has been given a high bonnet with a grille styled in honeycomb design and swept back head lamps. The top model has got integrated day time running lamps and projector head lamps. In terms of dimensions, the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza has a wheelbase of 2500mm and is 3995mm in length, 1790mm in width and 1640mm in height. The ground clearance of the Vitara Brezza is 198mm. It scores quite high in terms of head space and leg room in the front as well as rear of the car, ensuring a very comfortable ride for the passengers. The Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza is powered by a 1.3 litre DDIS diesel engine with four cylinders which is capable of delivering peak power output of 88bhp @4000rpm and maximum torque of 200Nm @1750rpm. This engine is coupled with a five speed manual transmission. This car is capable of delivering a superb mileage of 24.3 kmpl.
The Maruti Vitara Brezza on road price starts at 7.95 lakh in Delhi and goes up to 10.84 lakh. The Vitara Brezza TCO (total cost of ownership) ranges around 7.25 lakh for 5 years.
With the launch of the Baleno hatchback, Maruti Suzuki is set to claim a strong foot hold in the Indian car market as a manufacturer of premium cars. Maruti Suzuki India had launched its premium hatchback model the Baleno in India last year.
The Baleno is designed as per the ‘Liquid Flow’ design principle, for which it has been given smooth lines and slender curves along its side profile. The new Baleno also comes loaded with several comfort features. The higher models of this car come with LED tail lamps, which make the new Baleno the first model from the house of Maruti Suzuki to offer such modern light fitments. The Baleno is driven by an 84PS 1.2 litre K-Series, four cylinder petrol and a 75PS 1.3 litre MultiJet, four cylinder diesel engines. Both the petrol and diesel versions are mated to five speed manual transmissions. The petrol version also comes with an optional CVT gearbox. This car records best in class mileage at 21.7 kmpl for the petrol variant and 27.39 kmpl for the diesel variant.
The Maruti Suzuki Baleno on road price starts with 5.65 lakh for the base model in Delhi and goes up to 9.49 lakh for the top trim and estimations say that Maruti Suzuki Baleno TCO is expected to range at 6.82 lakh.
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