India's largest selling sub-4 metre sedan Maruti Suzuki Dzire, which is slated for launch mid next month, can be booked with a minimum amount of Rs 5,000 at some dealerships in Delhi NCR.
The new Dzire, which is built on the same platform as the Baleno and the new Swift, also features an all-new dashboard that has plenty of elements from the all-new Swift. From 2008 to 2017, the Maruti Suzuki has sold close to 17 lakh units of the compact sedan.
Less than 4 meters long and 40 millimeters wider than the model it replaces, the Dzire is lighter than its predecessor. Unlike the Ciaz, there won't be a SHVS system on the Dzire just yet, but insiders say a more powerful electric assist system is being worked on. Despite a almost 15% drop in sales in FY16-17 over FY15-16 - from 2,34,242 units to 1,99,878 units - the Dzire has been contributing to around 50% of vehicle sales in the A3 entry level sedan segment clocking more than 1,99,000 units per annum for the last four years. The new model would be mainly produced at the company's Manesar facility.
Maruti's entry sedan has always been known as "Swift Dzire"-a mini-sedan derivative of the Swift hatchback". Addressing a major concern, Maruti has expanded by the boot capacity by a healthy 60 litres, which means it can easily take up to one extra bag. The two-tone theme has been retained, albeit with a more upmarket look. The front bumper and the headlamp will get a makeover. Addition of rear AC vents is an inviting addition in the new Dzire.
Two power options are available in the Suzuki Dzire. Under the hood, the DZire will most likely remain the same, with the proven and very successful 1.2-litre K-series petrol and a 1.3-litre DDiS diesel engines doing the duties. Moreover, the new model will also be much frugal than the outgoing version. The diesel AMT will continue like the current version.
The automaker will be launching the third-gen Dzire in India next month, which will be sold to private auto buyers. The engines will be mated to either a five-speed manual or an automatic manual transmission gearbox, what is on offer at present, reports the Hindustan Times.
This is the 3rd generation of the Dzire and is made on 5th generation B-platform.