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No Tata Nexon… Not even Hyundai Creta, this is India’s best-selling SUV

In the month of August, sales of 15,193 units of Maruti Brezza were registered, which was 18 percent higher as compared to 12,906 units sold in August 2021. The Brezza has even surpassed the Tata Nexon, the long-time number one in sales. Last month, the Tata Nexon sold 15,085 units and was only 108 units behind the Brezza.

The new Maruti Brezza was launched in the country on 30 June 2022. It has been made available at a price of Rs 7.69 lakh ex-showroom, Delhi. Now in just 2 months of its launch, the compact SUV has made its way to snatch the title from the Nexon. The updated model of Brezza gets a completely new styling with a boxy design. The new Brezza is one of the best looking models in its segment.

The new Brezza has also been updated with many new features. Talking about the features, it now gets a 9-inch touchscreen infotainment unit with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, automatic climate control, wireless phone charger, cruise control, 360-degree camera and heads-up display. The Brezza offers a better feature set than most of its rivals and the SUV is now coming with an electric sunroof as well.

Talking about the engine, the 1.5-litre, K12C petrol engine has been given in the new Brezza. This engine produces 103 Bhp of power and 138 Nm of torque. Transmission options include a 5-speed manual gearbox and a new 6-speed automatic unit.

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The new Maruti Brezza shares the design platform of the old Brezza. The same platform has also been used in the Toyota Urban Cruiser SUV. Maruti has also improved the safety rating of the Brezza. It is believed that it can get a 5-star safety rating. Currently, Brezza is the only car in Maruti’s portfolio that comes with a 4-star Global NCAP safety rating.

Maruti Suzuki has registered a growth in sales in the last month despite the shortage of electric components. The company has sold a total of 1,65,173 units in August. Maruti Suzuki saw maximum sales in the compact segment. The carmaker sold 71,557 units in this segment which includes cars like Baleno, Celerio, DZire, Ignis, Swift, Tour S, WagonR.

Maruti believes that the company’s hatchback cars are doing well even after increasing the share of SUVs in the Indian car market. Hisashi Takeuchi, CEO, Maruti Suzuki India believes that there are many customers in India who prefer small cars over SUVs. Hence the company will continue to offer smaller cars in the market.


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