Maruti Brezza and Hyundai Venue are the segment's experienced competitors, with fresh entries vying for victory.
It's an exciting moment to be in the market for a sub-compact SUV, with traditional behemoths Maruti Suzuki and Hyundai eager to revive a fierce competition between two of their best-selling models in the country. While other additional companies have entered the sub-compact SUV sector, including Kia Sonet, Mahindra XUV300, Tata Nexon, and even somewhat less expensive choices like Nissan Magnite and Renault Kiger, the Maruti Brezza and Hyundai Venue remain at the top. With both of these models receiving improvements, it might be a fierce competition that drives all others to the sidelines.
Among all Suzuki Cars 2022, the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza is widely regarded as the sub-compact SUV that sparked the frenzy that continues to this day for alternatives in this sector. Brezza debuted at the 2016 Auto Expo and went on sale shortly after. The vehicle was only available with a diesel engine at the time, but at the 2020 Auto Expo, the facelift model removed the diesel unit in favor of a petrol engine. While its exterior is still admired by many, many consider its cabin to be rather antiquated. The introduction of newer competitors has further tainted the vehicle's interior. Nonetheless, nearly seven lakh Brezza units have been sold to far.
The arrival of the Hyundai Venue in the market in May of 2019 may have also had an influence on Brezza sales. Venue offers elegant appearance and a feature-rich cabin in order to capitalize on the success of Creta. Under the hood, the option to select between a petrol or a diesel engine continues, resulting in a broader target audience. However, Venue, like Brezza, has begun to seem antiquated. So far, Hyundai has sold approximately three lakh Venues.
Despite the fact that both the Venue and the Brezza look to be relatively ordinary, Hyundai has confirmed a July 16 debut date for the 2022 Venue, while Maruti will introduce the 2022 Brezza on July 30. Leaked photographs of both cars plainly show that designers spent a significant amount of time giving the two models a new look on the outside. The Venue, for example, will get a redesigned grille and a linked LED light strip between the rear tail lights. Inside, a new 10.25-inch primary infotainment screen, Bose sound system, redesigned steering wheel, and revamped center console are possible.
Brezza will also receive a slew of exterior design changes, with spy pictures confirming a modification in the grille on the front, which is now sleeker. The LED headlight units have also been updated, and for the first time, there will be a sunroof. The main infotainment screen is now higher up on the redesigned dashboard. There will also be a pop-up Head-up Display (HUD), as seen on the upgraded Baleno.
While Maruti Suzuki is likely to equip the new Brezza with a 1.5-litre Dual VTVT engine with mild hybrid technology, the Venue will continue to offer a diesel engine in addition to normally aspirated and turbo petrol engines.