Maruti Suzuki launches new Dzire

Maruti Suzuki Dzire

It is lighter than the previous auto too, the diesel by 105 kgs and the petrol by 85 kgs. Speaking at the launch today in New Delhi, Kenichi Ayukawa, managing director and CEO, Maruti Suzuki India said, Suzuki engineers in Japan and India set out to make the new Dzire from grounds up for young customers. Maruti Suzuki, along with its suppliers has invested over Rs 1000 crore for the development of the new DZire.

Maruti Suzuki Dzire is one of the biggest launch this year as it has to carry the baton forward from the high selling previous generations.

Maruti is also offering standard safety features with the new Dzire, including dual airbags, ABS with EBD, brake assist, front seat belts with pretensioners and force limiters and ISOFIX child seat mounts. The boot space can now gulp 378 litres of stuff, which is 62 litres more than before. The vehicle uses high tensile steel in its construction and brings new safety standards and crash-worthiness to Maruti Suzuki's product offering. The 1.2-litre, four-cylinder K-series petrol engine churns out 82 BHP @ 6,000 rpm and 113 Nm of torque @ 4,200 rpm, while the 1.3-litre, four-cylinder DDiS diesel unit is rated at 74 BHP @ 4,000 rpm and 190 Nm @ 2,000 rpm. The New Dzire petrol has a fuel efficiency of 22.0 kmpl. On the other hand, Tigor sedan is offered with 5-speed manual gearbox as standard.

According to RS Kalsi, the new Maruti will be produced only at Manesar plant for now although there is sufficient capacity available at the Gurgaon plant as well.

The interiors have been tweaked too, with the addition of a rear AC vent, touchscreen infotainment system and a flat bottom steering wheel with faux wooden accents.

Next in line are the VXI and VDI trims.

Maruti Suzuki has launched their much anticipated third generation of the DZire at a base price tag of Rs 5.45 lakh for the petrol powered variant and Rs 6.45 lakh for the diesel powered variant (all prices ex-showroom, Delhi).

The Z trims are one below the top-spec and gets 15 inch alloy wheels and chrome window linings for that premium look. Equipment offered on the new top trim includes LED projector headlamps with auto-on function, new alloy wheels (same size as on the ZXi), reverse parking camera and Maruti's SmartPlay infotainment system.

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