Ahead of the showcase of the all-new DZire, Maruti Suzuki has launched the 2017 DZire Tour. It is the second generation DZire and is based on the Maruti Swift platform. Notably, Maruti has removed the Swift moniker from the sedan and the car is only known as DZire Tour now. The next-generation DZire will also drop the “Swift” name.
The second-generation DZire Tour starts at Rs. 5.24 lakh for the petrol model and the diesel engine option is priced at Rs. 5.99 lakh, both prices ex-showroom. The car is aimed at the fleet market and comes with less equipped interiors. The Swift Tour gets bare minimum feature list and gets power windows, air conditioning and dual tone black and beige interiors. It is for the first time that DZire Tour is getting dual-tone interiors.
The instrument cluster has been upgraded and now gets a large digital display for the trip meters. The DZire Tour does not get any chrome on the outside and only black bumpers come as standard, however, the bumpers can be painted in the body colour at an additional cost.
Mechanically, the DZire Tour remains the same. The car uses 1.2-litre K-Series petrol engine that produces a maximum of 83 BHP – 115 Nm and 1.3-litre Multijet engine that produces a maximum of 75 BHP – 190 Nm. Both the engine options come only with five-speed manual transmission. There is no CNG option right now but Maruti is expected to launch variant in the near future.
The Maruti DZire Tour will go directly to the Hyundai’s Prime and cab variant of Tata Zest. Maruti will showcase the all-new DZire today. The new sedan will be based on an all-new platform that underpins the Baleno and upcoming Swift too. DZire has become much more premium than its predecessor and will target young customers.