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    Maruti Suzuki Dzire - Strengths

    • Neat exterior and cabin styling; no longer looks like a Swift with a boot - neither from the inside nor from the outside
    • Spacious cabin with comfortable seating arrangement for 5 occupants; large boot too (378 litres)
    • Fairly loaded with features like LED projector headlamps, DRLs, LED tail lamps, rear armrest, Android Auto, Apple Carplay, automatic AC, etc.
    • Fun-to-drive and reliable engine options; well-priced automatic transmission available with both
    • Very fuel efficient engines - especially the diesel
    • Maruti Suzuki’s widespread sales and service network

    Maruti Suzuki Dzire - Weaknesses

    • LED headlamps and DRLs reserved for the ZXI Plus/ZDI Plus variants only
    • Except the ZXI Plus/ZDI Plus variants, all others get skinny, 165-section tyres, which are just as wide as Renault Kwid’s - no alloys either
    • Features like cooled storage, front armrest and cruise control aren’t available
    • Dzire’s popularity takes it off the list for buyers who want to stand out

    Maruti Suzuki Dzire - India Launch Date

    The Maruti Suzuki Dzire subcompact sedan launched on May 16, 2017.

    Maruti Suzuki Dzire - Price Range

    The 2019 Maruti Dzire price range starts from Rs 5.83 lakh and goes up to Rs 9.53 lakh (prices ex-showroom, Delhi). 

    Maruti Suzuki Dzire - Variants

    The Maruti Suzuki Dzire subcompact sedan is available for sale in India in 4 variants - LXI/LDI, VXI/VDI, ZXI/ZDI and ZXI Plus/ZDI Plus.

    Maruti Suzuki Dzire - Engine and Transmission

    The Maruti Suzuki Dzire sedan gets equipped with a 1.2-litre petrol engine and a 1.25-litre diesel engine option. The petrol engine makes 83PS of power at 6000rpm and 113Nm of torque at 4200rpm. The diesel engine makes 75PS of power at 4000rpm and 190Nm of torque at 2000rpm.

    Both engines are available with a 5-speed manual and a 5-speed AMT automatic transmission.

    Maruti Suzuki Dzire - Fuel Efficiency

    The Maruti Dzire’s claimed fuel efficiency stands at 21.2kmpl for the petrol engine and 28.4kmpl for the diesel engine.

    Maruti Suzuki Dzire Features - Hits

    The top variants of Maruti Suzuki Dzire offer automatic LED projector headlamps, LED DRLs, 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, automatic AC, rear AC vents, rear view camera, electronically-adjustable outside mirrors and keyless entry with push-button start/stop.

    The safety kit includes 2 front airbags, ABS, rear parking sensors, rear defogger, day/night inside mirror, fog lights and ISOFIX child seat anchors.

    Maruti Suzuki Dzire Features - Misses

    The Dzire doesn’t get a cooled storage of any kind, a front armrest and cruise control. These are features that cars like Volkswagen Ameo and Honda Amaze already offer.

    Who Should Buy the Maruti Suzuki Dzire?

    The Maruti Suzuki Dzire is a well-rounded car in terms of styling, features and mechanical performance. It now even has its own visual identity and no longer looks like a Swift with a boot. If you’ve wanted a small sedan that doesn’t share visual traits with a hatchback, then this fits the bill.

    If you want a compact, spacious sedan for back seat comfort, then you should consider the Dzire. The Dzire is also for those who live in far off places and don’t have any other brand’s authorised service center in reach. Maruti Suzuki’s service network is the widest and you certainly benefit from that when you get a Maruti Suzuki.

    Those in the commercial sector can also consider the Dzire’s VXI/VDI or higher variant. It offers rear AC vents and rear armrest - features your passengers will certainly appreciate.

    For the style conscious, there’s the top variant with LED projector headlamps and LED DRLs, which help it stand out, be it day or night.

    Those who want a reliable and/or fuel efficiency sub-4m sedan should also seriously consider the Maruti Suzuki Dzire. If you have to deal with the city traffic, you should get the AMT automatic option and if you cover a lot of miles, then you can go with the diesel engine with the automatic transmission.

    Maruti Suzuki Dzire - Background

    The Maruti Suzuki Dzire first launched as the Swift Dzire back in 2008. It was based on the second-generation Swift hatchback. Its second generation dzire launched in 2012 with a smaller boot to fit within the stipulated 4m length and qualify for lower taxes.

    The third generation Dzire launched in May 2017 with a lot more proportional side profile. In 2019, the Dzire’s petrol engines gained BS6 compliance.

    Maruti Suzuki Dzire - Milestones

    In May 2019, Maruti Suzuki Dzire reached a 19 lakh sales figure since its inception over a decade ago. The current generation Maruti Suzuki Dzire reached the 1-lakh-mark production mark in just 5 months since its launch - averaging 20,000 units per month.

    Maruti Suzuki Dzire - Market Competition

    The Maruti Suzuki Dzire competes with the likes of the Honda Amaze, Tata Tigor, Hyundai Xcent, Ford Aspire and Volkswagen Ameo. The Dzire is in the number 1 position while the Honda Amaze is in a distant second spot. All the others are barely in the race.

    Maruti Suzuki Dzire – Future Speculations

    While the Dzire’s petrol engine received BS6 compliance well ahead of the April 1, 2020 deadline, the diesel hasn’t. Maruti Suzuki Dzire will most likely lose the 1.25-litre diesel engine post before the BS6 rules come into place. In fact, Maruti Suzuki has confirmed that it’s not going to update the 1.25-litre Fiat-sourced diesel engine to BS6 emission standards.

    In the near future, the Dzire will gain one more rival - the Hyundai Aura. Hyundai has confirmed that the Aura will get 2 BS6-ready petrol engines - a 1.0-ltire turbo petrol engine and the 1.2-litre normal petrol engine. Hyundai is also carrying forward the 1.2-litre diesel engine into the BS6 era.




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