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The 2022 Maruti Suzuki Brezza has just launched, with prices ranging from Rs 7.99-13.96 lakh, ex-showroom, Delhi. Essentially a facelift for the Vitara Brezza, Maruti Suzuki has opted to drop the ‘Vitara’ suffix for its refreshed compact SUV. The brand offers the Brezza in six manual variants — Lxi, Vxi, Zxi, ZXi Dual-Tone, ZXI+ and Zxi Dual-Tone — and five automatic — Vxi, Zxi, Zxi Dual-Tone, Zxi+, and Zxi+ Dual-Tone. Bookings had been announced about eight days ago, and buyers seem to be quite interested as Maruti Suzuki has registered 45,000 booking requests in that span.

2022 Maruti Suzuki Brezza - interiors

The most obvious differences between the new Brezza and the pre-facelift Vitara Brezza are to the outside. There’s a new chrome-finished grille, reshaped LED headlights and tail lights, new front and rear bumpers, and a reprofiled tailgate, along with new design 17-inch alloy wheels. The silhouette is similar to the pre-facelift model, and the Brezza retains its short, muscular design that endears so many of us to it.

2022 Maruti Suzuki Brezza - interiors - instrument cluster

The SUV also comes with two customisation packs — Metroscape and Terrascape — which add a degree of personalisation. The former is a sportier pack, while the latter is gives the Brezza a more rugged appearance. There are also three dual-tone colour options on offer — khaki and white, red and black, and silver and black — along with six monotone options. We’ll have to see it in person, but from the images, it seems like this is a pretty well done facelift.

2022 Maruti Suzuki Brezza - interiors - infotainment display

Despite the visual changes to the exterior, the Brezza’s dimensions remain near-identical to its predecessor — it does stand a little taller — which is not a bad thing. The Brezza has always been a spacious enough compact SUV, and now there’s a redone interior with a layered dashboard design and a dual-tone theme, and far more equipment on offer on the top-spec variants.

2022 Maruti Suzuki Brezza - interiors - sunroof

The Brezza is the first Maruti in India to get an electric sunroof, and then there’s convenience features such as a heads-up display, a 9.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system, wireless smartphone connectivity (Android Auto and Apple CarPlay) and charging, a 360-degree camera, and ambient lighting. Safety kit has also been upgraded as all 10 variants get ESC as standard, and the range-topping versions get six airbags, too.

2022 Maruti Suzuki Brezza - interiors - airbags

Maruti Suzuki has also plonked its 1.5-litre K15C engine, with mild-hybrid tech, under the Brezza’s bonnet. While it may be 1 bhp and 0.12 kgm of torque down compared to the older K15B engine, this unit is far more frugal. It has an ARAI-rated 20.15 kpl while mated to the 5-speed manual (19.89 kpl for higher variants), and delivers 19.80 kpl when paired with the automatic, which is a 1.39 kpl and 2.77 kpl increase over the pre-facelift model. Speaking of the automatic, this is the new 6-speed torque convertor unit that’s been seen in the Ertiga and XL6 facelifts, and it can be operated via paddle shifters.

2022 Maruti Suzuki Brezza - rear

All these changes have seen prices rise by about Rs 25,000 for the base variant, while the top-spec version’s price has increased to the tune Rs of 2.5 lakh. You can also rent the 2022 Brezza starting at Rs 18,300 a month via Maruti Suzuki’s Subscribe service. We’ll find out if the increase in price is worth it on July 3, 2022, so stay tuned.