The country’s largest car maker, Maruti Suzuki has revealed the new Swift Dzire at the Buddh International Circuit in Greater Noida, where the media drive was conducted.. Here comes a set of images of all new DZire. The new Maruti Suzuki Swift DZire is not just about some cosmetic changes but it is expected to be more pocket friendly as well. The Suzuki DZire which was launched in 2008 in India faced a lot of criticism for it’s not so beautiful looks. But the ever growing waiting list eventually proved customers will always appreciate the value for money aspects of DZire.
From the front the new DZire looks exactly similar to new Maruti Suzuki Swift hatchback. But new DZire has an all new front grille, the headlights are similar to its hatchback variant. Overall the front fascia looks neat and goes very well with its entry level sedan positioning. The cut shortened boot has been nicely integrated with the body shell. The rear fascia too looks much better than outgoing model. Interiors are also the same as the Swift but for a two tone beige colour scheme adding a touch of class to the car.
The existing Dzire sedan will be positioned as a cut price version, with the base model mainly catering to the cab market. The new Dzire will be available with a four speed automatic gearbox in addition to the five speed manual gearbox. The automatic gearbox will be offered only on the petrol model, specifically the VXi variant. While the bottom LXi and LDi variants could be the full sized version, the new Dzire could come in two variants for each engine version, VXi, ZXi, VDi and ZDi variants.
New DZire will be powered by the same engines which do duty on the all new Swift. The 1.2-liter K-series engine and the 1.3-liter DDiS (Fiat Multijet) engines will be the petrol and diesel engine. As we told diesel engine will be mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox, while the petrol will be mated to both a 5-speed manual and a 4-speed automatic transmission. The engines are refined and also score on the fuel economy front with ARAI-tested figures of 19.1kpl for the manual petrol and 23.4kpl for the diesel.
It is confirmed that new DZire will measure less than 4.0 mtr and company will be able claim a minimum 10% duty cuts. But company has not disclosed whether it will pass this benefit to customers or not.
“We have invested a lot on the new DZire. It is on a brand new platform. There are at least 150 new features compared to the existing DZire and it is unlikely that the new one will be priced lesser,” said Mayank Pareek, Managing Executive Officer (Marketing and Sales) Maruti Suzuki India.
The existing model of DZire will be discontinued on a period of time. The mid and top end variants will face the axe but the entry level variant will continue its innings. The current Swift DZire base variants will be stripped to make it more cost competitive to serve taxi segment.
Whille Maruti will announce pricing on February 1 at the car’s launch, we hear the new Dzire will cost as much as the model it replaces which will continue to sell in taxi avatar. So do visit us to know more about it.
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