The latest generation Maruti Suzuki Dzire has been a great success. It has been a regular feature on the top of the monthly car sales list and has garnered a huge following. Maruti Suzuki will soon start exporting the Dzire to the Philippines. The latest generation Dzire made its South East Asian market debut at the Manila International Auto Show 2018. It will be launched in the Philippines later this year, where it will replace the second-generation Swift Dzire.
Interestingly, the 2018 Suzuki Dzire that was showcased at the Manila Auto Show missed out on several premium features. The car didn’t have projector headlamps and LED DRLs, diamond cut alloy wheels as well as the SmartPlay infotainment system. Features that are available on this car include a chrome grille, standard alloy wheels, LED taillights and chrome garnish on the tailgate. While there’s no touchscreen infotainment, you do get steering-mounted controls and Bluetooth connectivity through the 2-DIN audio system. Other than the missing features, the Suzuki Dzire for the Philippines remains identical to the Indian version. Hence, it continues to be a sub-4-meter sedan with a wheelbase of 2450 mm.
In India, the Maruti Dzire is available in both petrol and diesel variants. The petrol variant is powered by the 1.2-liter K-Series engine that produces a maximum power of 82 bhp along with a peak torque of 113 Nm. On the other hand, the diesel engine is powered by a 1.3-liter DDiS diesel engine that outputs 74 bhp and 190 Nm. Transmission options include a 5-speed manual and a 5-speed AMT. For the Philippines, the Suzuki Dzire will be available only with the 1.2-liter K-Series petrol engine. It will be tuned to offer a maximum power of 86 bhp along with a peak torque of 114 Nm. There won’t be an AMT option. Instead, the car will be available with a 5-speed manual and a 4-speed automatic transmission.
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