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Wednesday, February 01, 2012

By Manoj Kumawat

New Maruti Swift Dzire price launch

Maruti India’s has whistled its foray in the compact sedan market with the unveiling of the all-new compact sedan, Maruti Swift Dzire, in New Delhi today. Loaded with stunning features that will require a computer server to remember all of them; the new Maruti Swift Dzire was awaited for long and is expected to rewrite the history created by its big brother Maruti Swift Dzire and its platform sibling Maruti Swift. Maruti Swift Dzire price starts at Rs 4.79 lakh for the petrol LXi model and Maruti Swift Dzire diesel price starts at Rs 5.80 lakh (all prices ex-showroom, New Delhi).

Compared to the full-grown sedan offering, the Maruti Swift Dzire CS is wider, taller and has a larger wheel base. It is reportedly also more fuel-efficient than Swift Dzire sedan and returns 7 percent more mileage (ARAI certified) (19.1 kmpl) in petrol and 8 percent more in diesel (23.4 kmpl). Despite of being compact in size, the Swift Dzire has almost acres of space inside for five. The introduction of Swift Dzire VXi automatic version that starts at Rs 6.54 lakh in petrol only is a significant addition to the lineup.

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Maruti claims to have incorporated over 150 changes in the new Dzire CS compared to the Dzire sedan or Swift hatch. The interiors have been made plusher and upmarket with impressive infotainment inside. For the adrenalin crazy, the Swift Dzire CS boasts a 160 kmph top speed and the petrol car can catch 100 kmph mark in just 12.6 sec followed by diesel in 14.8 seconds. A K-12 M VVT engine powers the petrol car while a D13A DDiS intercooler turbocharged engine gives its best in the diesel avatar.  

Measuring 3995mm in length, the Dzire CS has a turning radius of 4.8m and will make it a fit car for the city. In order to tackle the bumpy roads and unexpected bumps, the car has a ground clearance of 170mm. The boot capacity is 316 litres and is termed to be sufficient for an average on the go storage. Compared to the Dzire, it has a new grille, bumpers and U-line theme at the front besides a lot of changes all around.

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Available in seven colors, Maruti Dzire safety features include a monocoque steel made rigid body, collapsible steering, dual front airbags, impact beams on the sides and crumple zones. ABS is expected to further improve braking.

As per the official communication from Maruti India, the company has invested Rs 230 crore on this project in the development of Maruti’s first compact sedan. Nakanishi, Managing Director and CEO, Maruti Suzuki India expressed his trust in the Indian market and also expressed his delight over the introduction of second product in less than six months. He was speaking to the press and the invitees at the launch event. He devoted the car to the young city family.

Notably, Maruti has 39 percent share in the entry level sedan segment in India and the Dzire CS is expected to increase the share. Presently Maruti is selling around 10,000 units of Maruti Dzire monthly and the introduction of new Dzire will be expectedly doing well to the car maker.

The Maruti Swift Dzire CS ZXi which is the top model is priced at Rs 6.19 lakh while the top diesel powered model Maruti Swift Dzire CS ZDi price is Rs 7.09 lakh.

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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

reasonable cost

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