The much anticipated 2012 Maruti Suzuki Swift DZire Compact Sedan (CS) has been finally launched today in the Indian market. Available in both petrol and diesel engine options, the new sub-four-metre Dzire will also be offered as four-speed automatic petrol variant.
The base petrol (LXi) is priced at Rs 4.79 lakh, rising up to Rs 6.19 lakh for the top-end ZXi variant. The automatic is only available in the VXi variant, retailing at Rs 6.54 lakh. Similarly, for the diesel version, the base variant is for Rs 5.80 lakh and the top-end for Rs 7.09 lakh.
The previous version of the Dzire will continue to be on sale but Maruti intends to rename it and sell it to fleet operators. The new Dzire borrows heavily from its hatchback cousin, the Swift – both inside and outside. Maruti have altered the front grille, bumper and have also given the Dzire new alloy wheels and a stubby boot.
The new Maruti Suzuki Swift DZire now also features a dual tone dashboard, integrated stereo in higher variants, new instrument cluster, auto climate control, electronic ORVM’s and safety equipment such as ABS and dual SRS airbags.
7 Shades available in New Maruti Suzuki Swift DZire 2012 –
- Pacific Blue
- Glistering Grey
- Arctic White
- Clear Beige
- Bright Red
- Midnight Black
- Silky Silver
Powering the Dzire is a 1.2-litre K12A petrol and a 1.3-litre Multijet diesel engine. The petrol variant will feature a 1.2-litre MPFI engine, which will produce 85.8PS of max power @6000 rpm and 114Nm of torque @4000rpm. The 0 to 100 kmph mark is reached 12.6 seconds. ARAI tested mileage of 19.1km per litre. The engine will come mated to a 5-speed manual transmission and a 4-speed automatic transmission option is available in the Vxi variant. The diesel variant will house a 1.3-litre DDiS turbocharged engine that will give 74PS of power @4000rpm and 190Nm of torque @2000 rpm. The 0 to 100 kmph mark is reached in 14.8 seconds. ARIA tested mileage of 23.4km per litre. The engine will come mated to a 5-speed manual transmission only.
Prices of the New Maruti Swift Dzire (Ex-showroom, New Delhi) –
- New Maruti Swift Dzire LXi MT (Petrol) – Rs. 4.79 Lakhs
- New Maruti Swift Dzire VXi MT (Petrol) – Rs. 5.32 Lakhs
- New Maruti Swift Dzire VXi AT (Petrol) – Rs. 6.54 Lakhs
- New Maruti Swift Dzire ZXi MT (Petrol) – at Rs. 6.19 Lakhs
- New Maruti Swift Dzire LDi MT (Diesel) – Rs. 5.80 Lakhs
- New Maruti Swift Dzire VDi MT (Diesel) – Rs. 6.31 Lakhs
- New Maruti Swift Dzire ZDi MT (Diesel) – Rs. 7.09 Lakhs
(Note – MT* = Manual Trasmission. AT* = Automatic Transmission)