Maruti Suzuki Vi­tara Brezza

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Vari­ant: ZDi+ Kilo­me­tres driven: 11,593 Like: Ride qual­ity, de­sign, prac­ti­cal­ity Dis­like: En­gine could be pep­pier

The Brezza is the car of my choice when I go out to scout for new shoot lo­ca­tions, visit my son’s school or for the week­end get­away. The soft-roader’s spa­cious cabin, high ground clear­ance, diesel mo­tor, and taut sus­pen­sion are rea­sons enough. The firm setup doesn’t make the ride very com­fort­able in the city, but feels ab­so­lutely spot-on on high­ways.

I like the con­fi­dence this car in­spires when I toss it through a se­ries of bends. Step on the gas and it steam-rolls over un­paved roads and loose gravel. How­ever, at city speeds larger pot­holes do man­age to un­set­tle the car. One has to squeeze the DDiS to make the juices flow on the faster sec­tions of roads. The com­par­a­tively small 1.3-litre oil-burner tends to lack the steam on steep in­clines, too, so one has to rev it hard to get the turbo go­ing.

I can con­fi­dently say that this is a like­able car with plenty of fea­tures such as auto wipers and head­lights, park­ing cam­era and a touch­screen with Ap­ple CarPlay. With an av­er­age fuel econ­omy of 18 km/l, the Brezza seals the deal for me.

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