In order to capitalise on the increased sales during the festive season, automakers usually launch limited and special edition models of its existing vehicles every year. These models may come with mere cosmetic upgrades or feature additions. Maruti Suzuki has silently brought about an addition to its Dzire compact sedan.
Christened as Maruti Suzuki Dzire special edition, the new edition is offered in both petrol and diesel variants for Rs 5.56 lakh and Rs 6.56 lakh (ex-showroom), respectively. Maruti Suzuki Dzire special edition is essentially a feature-packed version based on the base LXi/LDi trims.
The special edition gets front power windows, wheel covers and rear parking sensors as standard. In addition, the edition boasts off Bluetooth-enabled, two-speaker music system and remote central locking. For these additions, a buyer will be shelling out Rs 30,000 extra over the standard Dzire LXi and LDi models.
Since the Maruti Suzuki Dzire special edition is based on the lower-spec trim, it also comes with dual front airbags, ABS with EBD and Brake Assist as standard. Among the compact sedans sold in India, Maruti Suzuki Dzire is now the best seller beating Ford Aspire, Volkswagen Ameo, Tata Tigor and Hyundai Xcent. The special edition makes the Dzire more aspirational product.
Launched in May 2017, the third generation of the Dzire is based on the advanced HEARTECT platform that underpins the premium hatchback Baleno. Under the hood, the Dzire gets tried-and-tested 1.2-litre four-cylinder petrol and 1.3-litre four-cylinder diesel engines carried over from the previous version.
While the petrol engine churns out 82bhp at 6,000rpm and 113Nm of torque at 4,200rpm, the diesel model is tuned to dish out 74bhp at 4,000rpm and 190Nm at 2,000rpm. Transmission is handled by a five-speed manual gearbox, which comes as standard, and a five-speed automated manual transmission (AMT).
Source: Autocar India