Maruti Suzuki recently launched their new generation compact sedan, the new Dzire and it instantly hit the right cord with the customers. According to reports, Maruti Suzuki has received around 45,000 bookings for the new Dzire since May 1 and this has resulted in the increase in the waiting period, which is now close to 3 months.
The Manesar and Gurgaon plant of Maruti Suzuki are running in full capacity with a monthly production of 15.8 lakh vehicles. MSI along with its suppliers has invested over Rs 1,000 crore for the new generation Dzire. The compact sedan comes with around 99 per cent localisation.
Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) on May 16 launched the all new version of its compact sedan Dzire, priced between Rs 5.45 lakh and Rs 9.41 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). The petrol variants with manual powertrains are priced between Rs 5.45 lakh and Rs 7.94 lakh while the diesel trims are tagged between Rs 6.45 lakh and Rs 8.94 lakh. The petrol automatic variants are priced between Rs 6.76 lakh and Rs 8.41 lakh while the diesel trims with automatic transmission are in the range of Rs 7.76 lakh and Rs 9.41 lakh (all prices ex-showroom Delhi).
Dzire will compete with the likes of Hyundai Xcent, Honda Amaze, Ford Aspire and Volkswagen Ameo. These models are priced in the range of Rs 4.7 lakh to Rs 8.41 lakh.
The new Dzire comes with a 1.2-litre petrol engine and a 1.3-litre diesel powertrain. It is wider by 40 mm than the outgoing version.
It also comes with 62 litres of extra boot space and extra leg room of 55 mm compared to the previous Dzire.
The model delivers fuel efficiency of 28.4 km per litre for diesel version and 22 km per litre for petrol powered versions, MSI claimed.
The sedan would be mainly produced at the company's Manesar facility. The present generation Dzire would now be sold as Dzire Tour to fleet operators.
The company has till date sold 14 lakh units of the model in India since the launch of first generation Dzire in March 2008.
Dzire has been instrumental in making the company a strong player in the entry sedan segment. The model has been contributing to around 50 per cent of vehicle sales in the compact sedan segment.