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Suzuki launches the all-new DZIRE in India
17 May 2017, 02:24 | Denise Dawson
All new Maruti Suzuki Dzire
With the new Dzire, Maruti Suzuki will hope to retain the top spot in this segment.
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. The model delivers fuel efficiency of 28.4 km per litre for diesel version and 22 km per litre for petrol powered versions, MSI claimed.
The 2017 Maruti Suzuki Dzire is based on Suzuki's B platform which Maruti brands as, "Heartect".
Maruti Suzuki, together with its suppliers, has invested over Rs 1,000 crore for the development of the all-New Dzire.
Maruti Suzuki has confirmed that it has received 33,000 bookings for the new Dzire till date and the waiting period has already stretched up to 8 weeks.
One of the most consistently high-selling models for the company in the country, bookings for the new Dzire had been opened earlier this month at a token amount of Rs 11,000. The new Dzire looks more promising and elegantly designed inside out as compared to the current generation.
The petrol variant comes with the VVT 1.2 litre petrol K series engine and the diesel variant is fixed with the DDiS 190 1.3 litre engine.
CV Raman, executive director (Engineering), Maruti Suzuki at the new Dzire launch. The company has said that the response has been strong because of what is on offer. Both petrol and diesel versions get an option of either a 5-speed manual gearbox or 5-speed AMT. At 28.4 kmpl* the New DzireDiesel is India's most fuel efficient auto.
The sedan would be mainly produced at the company's Manesar facility. It can be opted in a total of 4 trim levels - LXi/LDi, VXi/VDi, ZXi/ZDi and ZXi+/ZDi+.
The vehicle will come with 6 different and spectacular color variants including Oxford Blue, Sherwod Brown, Gallant Red, Silky Silver, Magma Gray and White. It gets a two-tone colour combination and is filled to the brim with features like engine push start/stop button, rear AC vents and a touchscreen infotainment system that supports Android Auto and Apple CarPlay as well as MirrorLink, however, most of these are available on the top-end variant. 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.
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