Suzuki Brezza and Kia Sonet unveiled the new Brezza in the nation with a fresh set of features and visual changes. Kia India first unveiled the upgraded Sonet in the nation back in April. To find out more about the main differences between the Kia Sonet and the Maruti Suzuki Brezza, continue reading below.
Maruti Suzuki Brezza and Kia Sonet Exterior
At first glance, the new Brezza appears to keep its boxy appearance. Despite this, the new model has updated style cues like a higher hood and a reworked grille with a gunmetal finish and chrome accents that make it look modern. The car also gets new dual LED projector headlights with crystal block DRLs, a reworked front bumper with new housings for the fog lamps, and silver skid plates that emphasize the personality of the SUV. Wider cladding and squared-off wheel arches emphasize the side profile. The ‘Brezza’ writing over the boot lid and the stylish LED taillights accentuate the rear portion.
Except for the new Kia emblem, the 2022 Kia Sonet did not receive any significant design improvements over its predecessor. Additionally, the new Kia Connect logo is present on the HTX+ and GTX+ models. The trademark tiger-nose grille with a three-dimensional “stepwell” geometric grille mesh is still available on the car. LED tail lamps and a dual muffler design with diffuser fin skid plates highlight the rear portion.
Maruti Suzuki Brezza and Kia Sonet Interior
The interior of the new Brezza also exhibits a fresh facelift. A multilayer dashboard design complements the vehicle’s dual-tone black and deep brown theme. A flat-bottom steering wheel, ambient lighting, a larger instrument cluster with a silver finish, and color-coordinated MID are further features that give the car a luxury appearance. It’s interesting to note that the car now has an electronic sunroof and quality audio tuned by “Surround Sense” powered by “ARKAMYS”. Depending on the model, the Brezza now comes with a head-up display, a wireless charging station with an LED indicator, a 360-degree camera, and a nine-inch SmartPlay Pro+ touchscreen infotainment system.
The HTE, HTK, and HTK+ editions of the revised Kia Sonet come with semi-leatherette seats that are stitched in white. All variations now include the rear seatback folding knob as standard equipment. A 4.2-inch color instrument cluster is also now available from Kia India in three different models: HTX, HTX+, and GTX+. Electrified sunroofs, UVO Connected technology, a BOSE premium seven-speaker audio system with LED sound mood lights, and ventilated front seats are all included in various variants of the car.
The new Maruti Suzuki Brezza is mechanically propelled by the K-series 1.5L Dual Jet, Dual VVT engine of the latest generation, which produces 136.8Nm at 4,400 rpm and 102 horsepower at 6,000 rpm. This engine is paired with a six-speed automatic transmission and a five-speed manual transmission with paddle shifters placed on the steering wheel.
Three engines will continue to power the 2022 Sonet: a 1.5-liter, four-cylinder diesel engine, a 1.0-liter, turbocharged, three-cylinder petrol engine, and a 1.2-liter, normally aspirated, four-cylinder petrol engine. The 1.2-liter gasoline engine produces 115Nm of torque at 4,200 rpm and 82bhp at 6,000 rpm. The 1.0-liter T-GDI petrol engine generates 172Nm of torque between 1,500 and 4,000 rpm and 118bhp at 6,000 rpm. Two tunings of the 1.5-liter diesel engine are offered: one with 113 horsepower at 4,000 rpm and 250 Nm of torque between 1,500 and 2,750 rpm, and the other with 99 bhp at 4,000 rpm and 240 Nm of torque. Six-speed manual, six-speed automatic, seven-speed dual-clutch automatic, and iMT transmissions are available.
Both models maintain their position thanks to a robust feature set. The Maruti Suzuki Brezza keeps things simple with a single petrol engine and a progressive smart hybrid system, in contrast to the huge selection of engine and transmission options offered by the Kia Sonet. Therefore, clients can choose between these based on personal tastes.