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Maruti Suzuki launches 2017 Dzire at Rs 5.45 lakh; gets 33000 bookings already

Maruti Suzuki launches all new DZire with prices starting at Rs 5.45 lakh

It is lighter than the previous vehicle too, the diesel by 105 kgs and the petrol by 85 kgs.

Suzuki Motor Corporation's Indian subsidiary Maruti Suzuki India Limited has launched the all-new Dzire compact sedan in India on 16 May, 2017.

RS Kalsi, executive director (Marketing & Sales), Maruti Suzuki India, reveals the pricing of the new Dzire.

Maruti Suzuki, together with its suppliers, has invested more than ₹1,000 crore for the development of the new model.

The third generation DZire has been developed on Suzuki's HEARTECT platform, which is lighter yet more rigid than the previous generation version.

One of the most consistently high-selling models for the company in the country, bookings for the new Dzire had been opened earlier this month at a token amount of Rs 11,000.

Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) on Tuesday launched an all-new version of its flagship compact sedan Dzire.

Dzire has been instrumental in making the company a strong player in the entry sedan segment. The auto also gets a larger boot than its predecessor at 378 litres as against 316 litres. In that four lakh rupees spread, we have four trims which with different engine and gearbox options spawn a total of 14 variants that you can choose from.

The petrol variant comes with the VVT 1.2 litre petrol K series engine and the diesel variant is fixed with the DDiS 190 1.3 litre engine. The diesel Dzire runs 28.4 km/litre (6.8 per cent improvement compared to its predecessor) while the petrol version can cover 22 km per litre and has seen a 5.5 per cent improvement, largely due to 105 kg weight reduction. These engines can either be had with a 5-speed manual or 5-speed automated manual transmission (AMT).

According to RS Kalsi, the new Maruti will be produced only at Manesar plant for now although there is sufficient capacity available at the Gurgaon plant as well. It does get power steering and air-conditioning, but misses out on the rear AC vents. But more importantly, it gets dual front airbags and ABS with EBD standard for safety.

The V trim (VXi, VDi) in comparison gets quite a bit of kit.

Maruti Suzuki Dzire takes on the rivals like Tata Zest, Tata Tigor, Honda Amaze, VW Ameo, Hyundai Xcent.

New to the line-up is the top-spec Z+ trim (ZXi+, ZDi+) that packs in a fair share of tech.

From the back, the taillights are now LED units and come in a new design.

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