The 2020 Dzire loses diesel engine option but its petrol hybrid engine now promises diesel-like 24kmpl+ fuel efficiency. Let’s find out which variant of the new 2020 Maruti Dzire facelift is the best value for money.
What Are The Prices Of The 2020 Maruti Suzuki Dzire Facelift Hybrid Petrol?
Prices of the 2020 Maruti Suzuki Dzire facelift hybrid petrol start at Rs. 5.89 lakh for the LXI variant and go up to Rs. 8.28 lakh for the ZXI Plus variant for the manual transmission. The automatic transmission variants are priced between Rs. 7.32 lakh and Rs. 8.81 lakh.
Compared to the outgoing Dzire model, the prices are up by Rs. 6,000 to Rs. 22,000. Here are the prices of theDzire 2020 Facelifthybrid petrol compared to the older Dzire:
2020 MARUTI SUZUKI DZIRE FACELIFT PRICES
OLD VS NEW (Ex-Showroom, Delhi)
Rs. 5.89 lakh
Rs. 5.83 lakh
Rs. 6.79 lakh
Rs. 6.73 lakh
Rs. 7.48 lakh
Rs. 7.32 lakh
Rs. 8.28 lakh
Rs. 8.22 lakh
Rs. 7.31 lakh
Rs. 7.20 lakh
Rs. 8.01 lakh
Rs. 7.79 lakh
ZXI Plus AT
Rs. 8.81 lakh
Rs. 8.69 lakh
What Are The Engine Specifications Of The 2020 Maruti Suzuki Dzire Facelift Hybrid Petrol?
The 2020 Dzire petrol now gets the hybrid petrol engine, which was earlier available as an option with the Baleno for about Rs. 90,000. In the Dzire, this engine is now available as standard and for only a nominal price increase. This engine has 7PS more power and has 8 injectors in the engine - 2 per cylinder.
2020 MARUTI SUZUKI DZIRE FACELIFT SPECS - OLD VS NEW
Hybrid with 8 injectors instead of 4
90PS @ 6000rpm
83PS @ 6000rpm
113Nm @ 4400rpm
113Nm @ 4200rpm
In terms of fuel efficiency, the Dzire hybrid is 13.7% better than before with the automatic and 9.7% better in case of the manual transmission. This is a huge improvement over the older Dzire. The automatic variants claim to deliver 24.15kmpl while the manual transmission variants have an ARAI-certified figure of 23.26kmpl. The older Dzire had a fuel efficiency of 21.21kmpl with either of the two transmission options.
2020 MARUTI SUZUKI DZIRE FACELIFT PETROL MILEAGE - OLD VS NEW
With the hybrid engine, the Dzire now has better power output than theAura1.2 andTigorand is on par with theAmaze. However, the Aura’s 1.0 turbo and Ford Aspire still handily beat the Dzire with 100PS and 96PS of power output, respectively.
In terms of torque output, the Aura’s 1.0 turbo is an easy winner with its 172Nm of peak torque, which is available from as low as 1500rpm and stays strong till 4000rpm. The Dzire’s naturally-aspirated engine has 113Nm of peak torque at 4400rpm. However, because of the hybridization, the car’s off-peak torque should be better than before for low-speed drivability in the city.
Thanks to the hybrid engine, the fuel efficiency figure of the Dzire is significantly better than any of its rivals.
The features don’t quite justify the price difference but if you don’t want a basic Dzire and don’t want to stretch your budget, then this is worth considering.
The VXI automatic variant costs another Rs. 52,500 and costs Rs. 7.32 lakh. It also gets electronic stability control and hill start assist. For the price, this variant is also worth considering and it justifies the price gap over the VXI manual. Besides, if you want the Dzire with the automatic transmission, then this is the most affordable option.
MARUTI SUZUKI DZIRE VXI VARIANT | FEATURES OVER LXI
The ZXI variant costs Rs. 69,000 more than the VXI variant and is priced at Rs. 7.48 lakh (ex-showroom). The price gap from the LXI variant is Rs. 1.59 lakh. The ZXI variant adds features like:
Android Auto and Apple Carplay
Keyless entry with push-button start/stop
15-inch alloy wheels
This variant comes across as an amazing value over the VXI and even the LXI variant. The ZXI automatic is again another Rs. 52.500 dearer and costs Rs. 8.01 lakh. The ZXI automatic is also a great value as this variant nicely balances functional, entertainment and style features. ZXI manual and ZXI automatic are our top recommended variants and the best value for your money.
MARUTI SUZUKI DZIRE ZXI VARIANT | FEATURES OVER VXI
2020 Maruti Suzuki Dzire Facelift Hybrid Petrol - ZXI Plus & ZXI Plus Automatic Variant
The range-topping ZXI Plus manual variant costs Rs. 8.28 lakh with the manual transmission and Rs. 8.81 lakh with the automatic. That’s a price gap of Rs. 80,000 over the ZXI manual and ZXI automatic variant. The notable features of this variant are”
LED projector headlamps
Reverse parking camera
Auto-folding outside mirrors
Machined alloy wheels
Not only doesn’t the ZXI Plus variant justify the Rs. 80,000 price gap over the ZXI variant, its feature list includes feel-good items, some of which can be easily installed after the purchase. The LED DRLs, LED projector headlamps and machined alloy wheels do have an allure. So style conscious buyers can choose to buy this variant but be warned that you’re paying more than you should for these features.
MARUTI SUZUKI DZIRE ZXI Plus VARIANT | FEATURES OVER ZXI
Which Variant Of The 2020 Maruti Suzuki Dzire Facelift Hybrid Petrol Is The Best Value For Money?
The LXI variant is a good starting point and in fact a better value than the VXI variant. Some of you may be turned off by its barebones nature. So, if you can afford the VXI variant, you can go for it. If you want the Dzire with an automatic transmission and are on a budget, the VXI automatic is something worth considering. But if you can stretch, we’d suggest getting the ZXI variant, which offers the best bang for your buck according to our internal data. ZXI with the manual or automatic transmission is our top recommended variant.
The ZXI Plus variant mostly adds feel-good features and that too not at a good price. Buy it if you want them but know that this is not a good value for money.
MARUTI SUZUKI DZIRE | RECOMMENDATION
EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI | APR. 2020
For budget buyers only
Worth considering but slightly expensive
Top recommended variant
Dzire looks best in this variant, but it’s an expensive upgrade
What Are The Colour Options For 2020 Maruti Suzuki Dzire Facelift Hybrid Petrol?
The 2020 Dzire facelift hybrid is available in the following 6 colours:
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