Maruti Suzuki unveiled the 2022 Brezza, which comes with a slew of new features. But when it comes to other cars in the subcompact SUV category, there are plenty to choose from, including the newly launched 2022 facelifted Hyundai Venue, as well as the existing Kia Sonet and Tata Nexon. We also have a detailed specification and feature comparison between the 2022 Brezza and its direct competitors, so here’s how they stack up in each category.
2022 Maruti Suzuki Brezza
The Maruti Suzuki Brezza’s starting price has risen by Rs 15,000 over the previous model. The base variant is now Rs 7.99 lakh, and the top-spec ZXi+ AT variant is more than Rs 2.5 lakh more expensive than the previous top-spec. The top variant is now priced at Rs 13.96 lakh, making it the most expensive top-spec variant among its competitors, including the Kia Sonet, which had the most expensive top-spec variant prior to the 2022 Brezza.
Overall, there are six variants: LXi (base), VXi (Rs 9.46 lakh for MT and Rs 10.96 lakh for AT), ZXI (Rs 10.86 lakh for MT and Rs 12.36 lakh for AT), ZXI Dual Tone (Rs 11.02 lakh for MT and Rs 12.52 lakh for AT), ZXI+ (Rs 12.3 lakh for MT and Rs 13.8 lakh for AT), ZXI+ Dual Tone (Rs 12.46 lakh for
When it comes to the interiors, the new dashboard layout is a significant improvement. Furthermore, the revised feature list elevates the interior of the Brezza to the ranks of the best compact SUVs on the market. The compact SUV now has a heads-up display, auto-dimming IRVMs, a 9-inch touchscreen infotainment system, a 360-degree parking camera, and an electric sunroof. Aside from that, the newly launched Maruti Brezza 2022 has a sunroof, a revised instrument console, and connected car features.
2022 Hyundai Venue
The current generation Hyundai Venue is available in six trim levels: E, S, S+, S(O), SX, and SX(O), with two petrol engines and one diesel unit. There are five-speed manual, six-speed manual, semi-automatic (iMT), and DCT transmission options. The diesel engine is only available with a six-speed manual transmission.
The E trim Venue is the most affordable, priced at Rs 9.99 lakh, followed by the SX at Rs 11.42 lakh and the SX(O) at Rs 12.32 lakh. The turbo-petrol Venue comes with the iMT and DCT options, the base variant for which is the S(O) at Rs 9.99 lakh (iMT) and Rs 10.96 lakh (DCT). The SX(O) trim’s two transmission options are priced at Rs 11.92 lakh and Rs 12.57 lakh, respectively (ex-showroom)
The interior of the new 2022 Hyundai Venue facelift is two-tone (black and beige). It has a new steering wheel and controls, as well as a full digital instrument cluster. The automaker has improved its touchscreen infotainment system, which now supports Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Automatic climate control, an electric sunroof, and an engine start-stop button are also available.
The Kia Sonet, starts at Rs 7.15 lakh for the HTE trim, making it the most affordable among its competitors. The HTK+ turbo petrol engine with iMT transmission costs Rs 9.99 lakh, while the GTX+ Turbo with DCT costs Rs 13.09 lakh. Kia Sonet prices with a diesel engine start at Rs 8.89 lakh and go up to Rs 13.69 lakh for GTX+ with an automatic transmission.
In terms of interior design, the Sonet SUV is driver-centric, with a well-organized, user-friendly infotainment and cluster interface, and high-quality materials and a spacious cabin giving it a premium feel. The SUV has a 10.25-inch HD touchscreen for infotainment and navigation. The system includes Kia’s user-friendly UVO ‘connected car’ technology. Sonet is the only vehicle in its class to offer BOSE audio performance, with a premium seven-speaker system and subwoofer. Other mood enhancers include the LED Sound Mood Lighting, which introduces a level of personalization not previously seen in this segment, as well as a wireless smartphone charger with a cooling function.
Tata Nexon, which debuted in 2017, quickly gained popularity and has remained so despite not receiving significant updates. The Tata Nexon XE is the entry-level model, priced at Rs 7.55 lakh, followed by the XM at Rs 8.55 lakh. Before the top-end Nexon, there are several variants, including the Kaziranga Special Edition. The top-of-the-line XZA+(P) costs Rs 12.4 lakh. The base Nexon with a diesel engine costs Rs XM, while the top-end XZA+(P) costs Rs 13.7 lakh.
The Nexon comes equipped with new features such as ventilated seats, auto-dimming mirrors, and an air purifier. Also includes an infotainment system supporting Android auto & apple carplay. Moreover, it includes other features such as flat-bottom steering, along with steering-mounted controls.
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