Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza grabs ICOTY 2017

Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza grabs ICOTY 2017 New Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza
author image Bilal Firfiray
Thursday 22 December 2016, 17:14 PM

Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza wins the most credible and coveted auto award in India, the Indian Car of the Year Award (ICOTY) 2017.

Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza grabs ICOTY 2017

The Vitara Brezza was crowned the winner of the ICOTY beating fierce competition like Toyota Innova Crysta and Hyundai Tucson. A total of 13 cars were nominated for the awards of which the top six contenders were – Ford Endeavour, Hyundai Tuscon, Hyundai Elantra, Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Toyota Innova Crysta and Skoda Superb. The selection was made by a team of fifteen Jury members which included expert automotive journalists from different automotive publications in India.

The Vitara Brezza was crowned the winner based on criterions like price, fuel efficiency, styling, comfort, safety, performance, practicality, technical innovation, value for money, and suitability for Indian driving conditions. The Vitara Brezza proved to be a runaway success for Maruti Suzuki as it sold over 70,000 units since its launch in March this year. It is now amongst the top ten selling cars in India. It has also twice crossed the mark of selling more than 10,000 units in a month.

Powered by a 1.3-litre DDis four pot diesel engine, the Vitara Brezza has a power output of 88bhp and 200Nm of torque. Available only with a five-speed manual transmission so far, the automatic is expected sometime next year. The compact SUV also has an impressive fuel economy of 24.3kmpl. It is also priced quite competitively, ranging between Rs 7.19 lakh and Rs 9.66 lakh.

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