Maruti Suzuki has launched the Special Edition Dzire in India priced at Rs 5.56 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). While the diesel variant costs one lakh more. This makes it almost Rs 30,000 costlier than the standard LXi and LDi variants. The Maruti Suzuki Dzire Special Edition is based on the lower spec, LXi and LDi trim and will be available in both petrol and diesel variants.
Since it is a special edition of the Dzire sedan, then it is definitely going to offer additional features. Hence, the 2018 Dzire special edition offers power windows, wheel covers and rear parking sensors along with Bluetooth enabled music system and remote central locking. Also, other standard equipment, as part of the LXi and LDi trims includes ABS, dual front airbags and brake assist. The comfort features on the LXi and LDi variants include LED taillights, steel wheels, AC, multi-information display and tilt steering and the base variants also come equipped with dual front airbags, ABS, EBD and Brake Assist, engine immobilizer and ISOFIX child anchorages.
However apart from these additional features, the special edition Dzire remains unchanged as the sedan still comes powered by the same 1.2-litre and 1.3-litre petrol and diesel engines. While the petrol engine churns out 82 bhp and 113 Nm of torque, the 1.3-litre diesel engine produces 74 bhp and 190 Nm of torque. Both engines come mated to a five-speed manual gearbox as standard. In terms of fuel efficiency, the petrol is rated for 22 kmpl and the diesel stands at 28.4 kmpl.
With this launch, the Indo-Japanese automaker hopes to increase sales of the lower trims of the compact sedan and also aims to attract more customers towards the base variants, with the additional equipment offered. The Maruti Suzuki Dzire takes on rivals such as the Volkswagen Ameo, Hyundai Xcent and the Ford Aspire in India. Currently, Maruti Suzuki is preparing to launch the 2018 Ciaz sedan facelift on 20th August. The sedan is all set to get a facelift after three years of its launch in the country.