Following the route of the new safety and emission norms, Maruti Suzuki has updated its subcompact sedan Dzire with an updated engine and a bunch of new safety features as standard. The update is a
part of Maruti’s spree of upgrading its models to the latest norms. Earlier, the company launched Baleno, Swift and WagonR with added features. And as expected, new features come at a price too. The
Dzire has got a hike in its price following the update.
So what’s new in the updated Dzire?
The biggest change is the 1.2- litre petrol engine which is now updated to meet the BS-VI emission norms coming in effect from April 2020. The output of the engine remains the same at 83PS power and 113Nm of torque. The gearbox options are also unchanged and give you a choice between 5-speed manual and 5-speed AMT. The fuel efficiency, however, has been slightly reduced from 22kmpl to 21.2 kmpl.
Maruti hasn’t updated the diesel engine of the Dzire since the company has already announced that it will phase out all the diesel models by April 2020.
Apart from the engine, the new Dzire has also gained some more safety features as standard to comply with the new AIS-145 safety norms. Under these norms, the Dzire now gets ABS with EBD, airbags, seat belt reminders for both front seats, speed alert systems, reverse parking sensors and central locking as standard across all variants.
The updated features and engine have also resulted in the price hike of the car. The base petrol model of the Dzire now starts at Rs 5.83 lakh and goes upto Rs. 8.69 lakh with a hike of upto Rs 15,000 across variants. The diesel lineup has seen relatively lesser hike and ranges between Rs 6.72 lakh to Rs 9.58 lakh (all ex-showroom, Delhi).