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Maruti Suzuki is not expanding the variant line-up with the updated Brezza and the SUV will continue to be offered in seven variants. While all four trims of the new Brezza will come with the 1.5-litre K15C naturally aspirated petrol engine with a 5-speed manual gearbox as standard, a new 6-speed automatic gearbox, which is also available on the XL6 and Ertiga, will be offered on the top three trims of the SUV.

Pertinent to mention here that rivals like the Kia Sonet and Tata Nexon offer a total of nine and ten petrol variants, respectively. However, all these SUVs have multiple diesel variants too which the Maruti Suzuki has parted with a while back.

The new Brezza will come in six solid shades – white, silver, grey, red, blue and khaki (new) – and three dual-tone colours – red with black roof, khaki with white roof and black with silver roof, reported Auto Car India. The dual-tone colour options will be limited to the higher-spec ZXi and ZXi+ trims.

While the new Brezza will continue to be underpinned by the same Global C platform as its predecessor, all body panels are completely new and it comes with a fresh new design. It also gets a completely redesigned dashboard with lots of new feature additions such as a larger 9.0-inch touchscreen, improved connectivity, six airbags and head-up display and electric sunroof.

As for the updated K15C engine that debuted with the Ertiga and XL6, it will likely produce 103hp and 136Nm on the Brezza and will come with mild-hybrid fuel-saving technology.

Maruti Suzuki will also introduce a CNG version of the Brezza in the future, although it remains to be seen in which trims it is offered.

Upon launch, the Brezza will continue to rival the likes of Hyundai Venue, Kia Sonet, Tata Nexon, and Mahindra XUV300, among others, in the congested compact SUV segment.

Maruti Suzuki had on Monday announced the opening of bookings for the new Brezza at an amount of Rs 11,000.