The Brezza has been highly successful in its segment, selling over 17,382 units since launch. The sales of the Brezza had overtaken the incumbent Ford EcoSport, another key competitor and rival of the Brezza. This the Brezza achieved without a petrol variant, though the sentiment towards diesel engines is not positive at the moment.

While the NGT is cracking down hard on diesel, lower petrol prices and hike in diesel prices have had many buyers disinterested in buying diesel variants of popular vehicles. However, the Brezza did well with only a diesel variant being offered by the Indian automobile market leader.

Still, the decision by Maruti to offer a petrol variant comes after the positive wave towards petrol engines. The market movement has been highly favorable towards petrol variants and so they have planned to float a petrol variant of the Brezza.

The petrol Brezza is likely to feature the 1.0-litre Boosterjet petrol motor that people have come to expect of the Maruti. The to-be-imported mill is expected to give a tough fight to the 1.0-litre EcoBoost motor under the hood of the Ford EcoSport. With the petrol Brezza, three trims as the LXi, VXi and ZXi are expected.

The 1.0-litre Boosterject engine will power up to 110 hp and 170 Nm of torque, while the 5-speed manual transmission taking it to only two wheels and not four, as it is with the diesel Brezza. However, the motor import may cause the petrol Brezza to be priced higher than the diesel variants.

There will not be many equipment changes in the petrol-powered Vitara Brezza and all the positives of the diesel-powered Brezza will remain. While the aggressive front-grille, fog lamps, projector headlamps, roof paint, etc. will remain, the interiors will also feature piano finished accents, larger cabin space, 328 litre boot space, etc.

The interactive infotainment features of the diesel powered Vitara Brezza as the Smart Play infotainment, GPS navigation, Apple CarPlay, etc. will also be part of the petrol powered Brezza.