Maruti Suzuki launched the new Dzire in India in May this year and the compact sedan has got off to a flying start. The car registered 12,049 units in June, 2017 as compared to 9,413 units in May, 2017. However, in June last year, the car manufacturer sold 15,560 units of the older Swift Dzire and it shouldn’t be surprising to see the new Dzire cross this figure soon. This has made the new Maruti Suzuki Dzire the third-most selling passenger vehicle in the country in June. Recently, after the implementation of the GST (Goods and Service Tax), the company has reduced the prices of the compact sedan by up to Rs 4,063, depending on the variant level. The prices of the Dzire now start from Rs 5.42 lakh to Rs 9.39 lakh, ex-showroom.
The new Dzire is totally a new car and is based on the HEARTECT platform and gets updates in the interior as well as exterior. The HEARTECT platform makes the compact sedan lighter in weight than the predecessor model by up to 105 kg for the diesel and 85 kg for the petrol versions.
The new Maruti Suzuki Dzire is powered by the same 1.2 litre petrol engine that makes 81 hp of power and 113 Nm of torque. The diesel versions get a 1.3 litre diesel unit that generates 74 hp and 190 Nm of torque. The engines are paired to an automatic transmission, AGS (Auto Gear Shift) and a 5-speed manual gearbox. The Dzire now delivers a claimed fuel efficiency of 22 kmpl from a petrol unit, while the diesel variants offer 28.40 kmpl, the latter.
The changes made to the exterior of the car includes LED projector headlamps with DRLs (Daytime Running Lamps), LED tail lamps, chrome embellished front grille and 15-inch alloy wheels. The interior sports a dual tone colour scheme, an infotainment system with voice control, navigation and Android Auto and Apple Car Play, while the safety features consist of ABS (Anti-lock Braking System), dual front airbags, speed sensing door lock, reverse parking sensors and reverse parking camera.
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