Maruti Suzuki, India's largest car maker is all set to go on a launching spree in the country during this festive season.
The company is expected to launch as many as three models, including its all new sedan Ciaz and the refreshed version of its existing models Maruti Swift Dzire Facelift and Swift Facelift.
We have been reporting extensively on the Ciaz and Maruti's upcoming Swift facelift. Now the next that is coming to you is the facelifted version of Maruti Swift Dzire.
The new spy shots of Maruti Swift Dzire Facelift have emerged on the web, suggesting that the car has entered into production in the country. Thanks to the folks at GaadiWaadi for the latest shot of uncamouflaged Swift Dzire.
Expected to make its debut in the country around this festive season, Swift Dzire Facelift is likely to get minor tweaks, including Electric seat adjustment, Bluetooth and iPod compatibility, 10-spoke alloy wheels and a larger boot.
Under the hood, Maruti's new Swift Dzire will pack the same 1.2-litre K-Series petrol and 1.3-litre multijet diesel engines.
When launched, Dzire will take on the likes of Honda Amaze, Hyundai Xcent and Tata Zest and if rumours are to be believed, the car will be priced between ₹5 lakh to ₹8 lakh.
Another model coming from Maruti's stable during this festive season is its new Swift facelift.
Swift, which has grabbed the attention of many in the country is now all geared to get a new model. Like its bigger sibling, there will not be any mechanical changes and Swift Facelift will also get the power from the same 1.2-litre petrol and the 1.3-litre Multijet diesel engines. Other changes expected include fresh alloy wheels, electrically adjustable ORVMs, new front fascia with reworked grille, headlights and front bumper.
The Swift facelift will compete with Hyundai Elite i20, 2014 Volkswagen Polo, Fiat Punto EVO and Tata Bolt in India.
Maruti will also be launching its new Ciaz sedan, the replacement of the company's under performing Sx4 in India this festive season. Although the launch date of Ciaz is yet to be revealed, rumours suggest an October launch.
The bookings for Ciaz are already open in the country and the initial responses seem to be great.
Under the hood, Maruti Ciaz will feature 1.3 litre Multijet diesel or 1.4 litre K Series petrol engine. While the 1.4 litre K series (K14B) petrol engine is capable of producing 95 PS power at 6,000 rpm and 130 Nm peak torque at 4,000 rpm, the 1.3 litre DDIS diesel motor is tuned to churn out 90 PS at 4,000 rpm power and 200 Nm peak torque at 1,750 rpm. When launched, Ciaz will rival Hyundai Verna, Honda City and Volkswagen Vento and is expect to fall in the ₹7.2 lakh-₹10.5 lakh price range.