5 Advantages of the Maruti Brezza Over the New Tata Nexon
Since its debut in 2016, the Maruti Brezza has stood out as one of India’s most sought-after subcompact SUVs, consistently leading in monthly sales. Its closest rival, the Tata Nexon, entered the market in 2017 and recently underwent a significant update. In mid-2022, the Maruti SUV also received a generational upgrade, enhancing its features and offerings. While the Nexon has recently surpassed the Brezza in sales, it includes the sales of its EV version and offers a diesel option, while the Brezza is solely available with a petrol engine.
Here are the key advantages that the Maruti SUV has over the new Tata Nexon:
- Heads-up Display:
The Brezza stands out as the only sub-4m SUV equipped with a heads-up display. This feature provides essential information such as fuel level, speed, gear position indicator (exclusive to automatic transmission variants), time, and mileage. Maruti offers this feature exclusively on the fully loaded ZXi+ trim of the Brezza.
- CNG Option:
In early 2023, the Brezza made history as the first subcompact SUV to offer a CNG powertrain. Although there have been reports of the Nexon also considering a CNG option, its absence currently gives the Maruti SUV an edge in the segment. The Maruti Brezza CNG is available in three variants – LXi, VXi, and ZXi – with prices ranging from Rs 9.24 lakh to Rs 12.15 lakh.
- More Efficient Petrol-auto Combo:
The Maruti Brezza exclusively features a 1.5-litre petrol engine (103PS/137Nm), available with either a 5-speed manual or a 6-speed torque converter automatic gearbox. The Brezza AT incorporates Maruti Suzuki’s smart-hybrid technology, enhancing its fuel efficiency compared to the petrol-manual version.
- More Affordable Petrol Automatic Option:
Not only is the Maruti Brezza automatic more fuel-efficient than the Tata Nexon’s petrol-automatic options, it is also more budget-friendly. Even with a more advanced automatic transmission, the Brezza’s starting price for the petrol-AMT option is Rs 56,000 lower than the Nexon.
- Traditional vs Modern Design:
The Maruti Brezza and the Tata Nexon facelift boast distinct aesthetics, catering to different consumer preferences. While the updated Nexon features sharp details, defined creases, and a sloped roofline, the Brezza embodies the classic boxy SUV silhouette. It exudes a clean and understated design, with standout elements like the wraparound LED taillights and dual-tone alloy wheels. The 2023 Nexon introduces modern touches, such as connected taillights, sleeker headlights, and sharper alloy wheels, adding a contemporary flair to its design.
In conclusion, the Maruti Brezza offers a range of features and advantages that make it a strong contender in the subcompact SUV segment. Its innovative offerings, efficient technologies, and competitive pricing give it a distinctive edge over the new Tata Nexon.