India’s most popular compact SUV and the fastest compact SUV to reach 500 000 sales in that country, is now available in Mzansi.

the new Suzuki Vitara Brezza
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The Suzuki Vitara Brezza, a dynamic and well-specified SUV, lands in South Africa in GL and GLX specification and with the choice of manual or automatic transmission. It is available immediately at any of Suzuki’s 71 dealers.

The Vitara Brezza was first introduced in India in 2016, with an upgraded model that arrived in 2020. It has since become the most popular compact SUV in that country, accounting for 23% of its segment share and 11% of all SUV sales, across all categories. To date, Suzuki has sold over 600 000 Vitara Brezza models.

“Since its first introduction and especially after being voted the Indian Car of the Year in 2017, the Vitara Brezza has built a loyal following. We are very excited about welcoming it to the South African family, where its combination of high specifications and generous interior space is sure to win over the hearts of our SUV-loving market,” says André Venter, divisional manager of sales and marketing at Suzuki Auto South Africa.

About the new Suzuki Vitara Brezza.

A big part of the global success of the Suzuki Vitara Brezza is its design and dimensions, which make it a nimble urban runabout with the ground clearance, ride height, and interior space of a true SUV.

To widen the Vitara Brezza’s appeal to both young and old, Suzuki will offer the new model in six solid and three two-tone colour options. The standard solid colours include Pearl Arctic White, Premium Silver, Granite Grey, and a very striking Autumn Orange. Owners of the GL specification level can also choose Sizzling Red or Torque Blue.

Both the GL and GLX ride on 16” wheels, but in the case of the more luxurious GLX, the wheel width grows from 205 mm to 215 mm.  From the front, they have designed a striking look by creating a near-solid chrome grille. It stretches from end-to-end between the front lights and visually underlines the vehicle’s wide stance.

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The front lights are finished with a chrome brow and LED daytime running lights. Which are light guides on the GL and pure LEDs on the GLX to accompany the automatic projector main LED headlamps. Further down, Suzuki enthusiasts will immediately notice the inverted U-shape of the lower grille. Which is a signature Suzuki SUV-styling cue that is shared by the Vitara, S-Presso, and Ignis. This styling bar is flanked by bold fog lamp surrounds (with LED fog lamps on the GLX) and a lower chin plate in black on the GL and in silver on the GLX.

The interior

The first item to catch your eye when you get behind the Vitara Brezza’s steering wheel is the large 7” touch screen infotainment system. Which is standard across the range and which forms the centerpiece of the dashboard.

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The system is fitted as standard with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and it will display the image from the reverse camera when engaged. Bluetooth, an auxiliary input, and a USB port are also standard, while all models allow the driver hands-free control of the system and the phone interface from the steering wheel buttons or voice command system.

Suzuki has also added automatic climate control, electric windows all-round, a height-adjustable driver’s seat, rear parking sensors, remote central locking, and a rear armrest with integrated cup holders as standard across the range.

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Nomakhaya Makhaya

Nomakhaya Makhaya is a B.A. Journalism graduate.

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