Mumbai: Maruti Suzuki India Ltd introduced the Vitara Brezza on Tuesday. The car, Maruti’s first compact sports utility vehicle, will be priced at between 7.36 lakh and 10.14 lakh (diesel, ex-showroom, Mumbai).

The delivery of the model will start in the last week of March, said Kenichi Ayukawa, managing director and chief executive of Maruti Suzuki.

Maruti claims the car has a fuel efficiency of 24.3km per litre. It will be pitted against Ford Ecosport and Renault Duster among other models.

Developed at a cost of 860 crore, the Brezza will also compete with the Mahindra TUV3OO, and Nissan Terrano in India. Unlike the recently launched Baleno and S-Cross, which are retailed through the Maruti’s premium Nexa channel, the latest offering will be available across all Maruti dealerships. Brezza is the first product that has been developed from sketch to validation by an Indian team.

Suzuki plans to introduce 20 new models globally by 2020, of which 11 will be in the small car segment and nine in the sedan and utility vehicle segment. At least 15 of the new cars are expected to be launched in India, where the company aims to sell more than 2 million units (including exports) by 2020. It sold 1.3 million units in the year ended 31 March 2015.