As we told earlier, Maruti Suzuki India will continue to sell previous version of the Dzire, along with the new version of the Dzire. The previous version of Swift Dzire will now be sold only to the taxi and fleet operators from next month onwards i.e. April 2012. This taxi-spec version of the Swift Dzire will be known as Swift Dzire Tour. This version is basically the first-generation Dzire and it now comes only in the base LXi (petrol) and LDi (diesel).
The Petrol Swift Dzire tour is powered by the K12M Engine of 1.2 Litre with 80 BHP of power and the diesel engine model is powered by 1.3 lire multijet diesel engine with 75 BHP of power. The feature set of the Dzire tour has been trimmed down to keep the cost low. The price of Swift Dzire Tour LXi Petrol is Rs. 4.88 Lakhs ex-showroom Delhi and the Swift Dzire Tour LDi Diesel is priced at Rs. 5.91 Lakhs ex-showroom.
Maruti Swift Dzire Tour 2012 Features –
To keep the cost competitive, the feature set of the Maruti Swift Dzire Tour has been revamped. The Dzire Tour will have the following features:
- Black Bumpers
- Black outside door handles
- Black outside rear view mirrors
- Steel Wheels
- Air Conditioner with heater
- Power steering
- Large boot space of about 450 Liters
Swift Dzire Tour will not be sold to individual car buyers for personal use, rather it will be sold only to taxi and fleet operators as Maruti does not want the old Dzire to cannibalize the sales of the new model which is sub-4-meter car which enjoys lower excise duties and offers better features than the old model. The Swift Dzire Tour has a number of competitors like Tata Indigo XL, Toyota Etios, Mahindra Verito.
The Tata Indigo XL petrol variant is priced at Rs. 6.29 lakh and the diesel variant is priced at Rs. 5.91 lakh. Toyota Etios price for petrol variant is Rs. 5.14 lakh and for diesel variant is Rs. 6.69 lakh. The Mahindra Verito prices for petrol and diesel variant are Rs. 5.04 lakh and Rs. 5.97 lakh respectively. All prices mentioned are ex-showroom, Delhi prices.
Source – AutoCarIndia‘