Maruti has launched the all-new 2017 DZire, and the car is nothing like the older one. The car is available in as many as 14 variants, making sure that there is an option for every type of customer. And potential buyers seem to have responded favourably – the new DZire has already garnered an impressive 31,000 bookings.
If you are considering this car but the wide range of choices are confusing you, fret not. We are going to tell you about the five types of DZires for five kinds of people.
People who want maximum mileage (Sabse jyada deti hai)
The all-new DZire comes powered by the same set of engines that came with the last generation of the car – 1.2-litre K-Series petrol and 1.3-litre diesel engines. The power output and engine tune remain the same. However, the new car is much more lighter (up to 105 Kgs) due to the new, HEARTECT platform.
With such a significant reduction in weight, Maruti has managed to squeeze out great mileage from the new DZire. The diesel engine has become the most fuel efficient diesel car in India, with an ARAI certified mileage of 28.4 km/l. The petrol engine returns a maximum of 22.0 km/l, which is most efficient in the segment. These mileage figures are for both manual and AMT options.
Want convenient driving
Automatic cars are slowly gaining pace in India, and why not? The simple two-pedal layout keeps everyone stress- free, especially when we are driving in clogged streets. Until now, Maruti only offered AMT with the diesel engine option- the petrol came with a conventional torque converter gearbox.
With the new model, Maruti now offers AMT with both petrol and diesel engines. AMTs keep the car maintenance costs low, and fuel efficiency high – making it a popular choice among car owners with affordability as a key criteria.
Maruti now also offers the automatic transmissions with the top-end variant Z+, which was missing from the predecessor.
Prefer classy interiors
For a compact sedan, the new DZire offers opulent interiors. The two-tone interiors are standard across all variants. The DZire offers faux wood inserts on the dashboard and the steering wheel – giving the occupants a very premium and rich feeling. The wooden inserts are not offered in any other vehicle in the segment.
The new car also gets rear AC vent, which is not first-in-class but is a rare feature in the segment. The car also comes with touch-screen infotainment with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.
Want safety on a shoestring budget
As car accidents keep rising at an alarming rate, safety features in cars has emerged as an important criteria for buyers, and a critical one for some of us.
The new DZire offers dual airbags and ABS as standard across all the variants. The Lxi version of the car is the cheapest compact sedan in India to offer both ABS and dual airbags in the segment. The price of the car starts from Rs. 5.45 lakh, ex-showroom, Delhi. Most other cars offer only dual airbags as standard.
Peace of mind + high resale value
There is a big demand for the new DZire . On launch day, the car had a waiting period of 8 weeks, with over 31,000 bookings made. These early demand indicators suggest that the Dzire will continue to be at least popular as the older version – and that automatically translates into strong resale value.
Also, the DZire is built on the same Baleno platform which has been around for a while, and the engines are the same ones from the last model. Both the platform and the engines are tried and tested. So for those who are looking for reliability, and therefore peace of mind, the new DZire has it all worked out.
Fuel efficiency, automatics, safety, premium interiors, reliability and resale value – the Dzire is a competent proposition on all these counts.