New Dzire to cost ₹5.45 lakh

Randall Craig
May 17, 2017

The auto will come with 6 different and spectacular color variants including Oxford Blue, Sherwod Brown, Gallant Red, Silky Silver, Magma Gray and White.

"The new Dzire is bound to create plenty of excitement in the Indian automobile market", MSI Managing Director and CEO Kenichi Ayukawa told reporters here. The model has been contributing to around 50 per cent of vehicle sales in the compact sedan segment. The new-gen Maruti Suzuki Dzire is 40mm wider, 40mm shorter in height and gets a 20mm longer wheelbase.

Maruti spent Rs 1,000 crore to develop the new Dzire, which is much lighter and more fuel efficient. The Dzire was specially created for India, and has been one of the most popular brands ever in the Indian automobile industry.

Now, the company has made a decision to drop the prefix "Swift" from the name of the upcoming new generation Dzire. The auto also gets a larger boot than its predecessor at 378 litres as against 316 litres.

While Maruti Suzuki claims the diesel variant of the Dzire gives very good mileage of 28.4 km per litre for the diesel variant, the petrol variant give a mileage of 22 km per litre.

Finally the engines. Under the hood you get the 1.2-litre K-Series 4-pot petrol is tuned for 82 bhp and the 1.3-litre DDiS diesel developing 74 bhp. Maruti starts offering the five-speed automated manual gearbox options from this trim onwards. The new Dzire gets projector headlamps with LED DRLs, LED tail lights with a signature light for a distinctive touch, however, this is only available in the top-end VXi/ZXi trim.

According to RS Kalsi, the new Maruti will be produced only at Manesar plant for now although there is sufficient capacity available at the Gurgaon plant as well.

Customers will also appreciate the superior fuel efficiency of the New Dzire. As far as safety is concerned, all variants are offered with dual airbags, ABS, EBD with BA, ISOFIX anchorages and, pretensioners and force limiters in the front seat belts as part of their standard kit.

Maruti Suzuki on Tuesday launched the all new DZire tagged between Rs 5.45 lakh and Rs 9.41 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) to take on the likes of Hyundai XCent, Honda Amaze and Volkswagen Ameo.

New to the line-up is the top-spec Z+ trim (ZXi+, ZDi+) that packs in a fair share of tech.

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