The Indian Car of the Year (ICOTY) Award is the most coveted award in India at the moment. The ICOTY Award first came into being in the year 2005 and went on to become the most prestigious award that all the car majors are seeking to gain for their products. The Indian Car of the Year title goes to the best car for a particular year after a series of stringent valuations. This year, the Indian Car of the Year Award was won by the most popular utility vehicle in the country – the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza.
The Vitara Brezza is the first compact SUV from the house of Maruti Suzuki and has won the hearts of the Indian car buyers and market experts alike. The sub-compact SUV has been selling like hot cakes ever since its launch in March this year. The Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza continues is being showered with many accolades, while the Indian Car Of The Year award for 2017 is its cherry on the cake.
Winning the ICOTY award is a huge feat for the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, as the subcompact SUV was competing with clearly the best new vehicles of this year such as the new-gen Toyota Innova Crysta, all new Hyundai Elantra, new Hyundai Tucson, Skoda Superb and the Ford Endeavour, which were among the top 6 selected models filtered out of the total 19 new vehicles fighting for the revered title. In the final jury round, the Maruti Vitara Brezza was finally chosen as the winner of the Indian Car Of The Year 2017. Check out the award certificate won by the Vitara Brezza here.
The Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza deserves the prestigious title of the ‘Indian Car of the Year 2017’ to the fullest, as it is a fully India-made vehicle with global standards that has quickly become the top selling SUV model in India for all the good reasons. The Vitara Brezza has charmed the buyers with its eye-catching and aggressive design language, premium quality, great features and reliable performance. It is also the perfect amalgamation of a sporty hatchback and a SUV. All these have ensured that it garners a superb average monthly sales of over 9000-10,000 units, while recording bookings of more than 1.72 lakhs.
The Vitara Brezza flaunts a highly stylish front facade, black underbody cladding, wide air dam, beefy bumpers, floating roof design, 16 inch wheels and striking tail lights to complete its contemporary and sporty look. At present, the Brezza is an all-diesel vehicle that offers a single choice of the refined 1.3 liter DDiS diesel motor which delivers a peak power of 89 Bhp along with a top torque of 200 Nm and is equipped with a 5-speed manual gearbox. The model also boasts of the best in class fuel economy of 24.3 km per liter. Maruti Suzuki is likely to introduce the petrol version of the Vitara Brezza along with AMT option in 2017.
Apart from all the good qualities, the Vitara Brezza is also priced competitively in the range of Rs. 7.19 lakhs to Rs. 9.66 lakhs.