Maruti Suzuki has restarted its production line after weeks of shutdown due to the nationwide lockdown. With the dealerships across the country opening up slowly, the manufacturers have started offering a discount to jump-start the sales. Maruti Suzuki, the biggest car manufacture in India has now started offering benefits of up to Rs 48,000 on the newly launched Dzire facelift.
According to ACI, Maruti Suzuki has announced the benefits on all the variants of the Dzire. The benefits consist of a flat cash discount of Rs 20,000. Other than that, there is an additional benefit of Rs 3,000 and an exchange bonus of Rs 25,000. The Maruti Suzuki Dzire was updated earlier this year with slightly updated front-end and a more powerful engine. The car gets a starting price of Rs 5.89 lakh for the base LXI variant and Rs 8.81 lakhs for the top-end ZXI AMT variant.
Maruti Suzuki launched the updated Dzire with a number of changes. The update front grille, which is now a single unit is the biggest change in the sedan. Moreover, the Dzire also gets new fog lamp housings, newly designed front and rear bumpers and new alloy wheels. Even the cabin gets an updated feature list with the new SmartPlay infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. The Dzire also offers dual-tone cloth upholstery and new texture of faux wood on the dashboard. It looks fresh in the market. Additional features include a cruise control system. The automatic version of the Dzire offers ESP and Hill Hold assist too.
The biggest change in the updated Dzire is its engine. The sedan now offers BS6 compliant 1.2-litre K12C DualJet engine that also powers the Baleno. The new engine replaced the K12B engine. It produces 90 PS of maximum power and 113 Nm of peak torque. The sedan continues to offer the 5-speed manual and the 5-speed AMT automatic transmission options. The new Dzire is also more fuel-efficient compared to the older model. It returns a maximum of 24.12 km/l for the AMT of the 23/26 km/l for the manual. So the new Dzire facelift is more powerful while it returns more fuel efficiency. The older Dzire offered 83 PS of maximum power and returned a maximum of 21.21 km/l. It should be noted that Maruti Suzuki does not offer the diesel engine options in their line-up anymore. Due to the BS6 updates, the manufacturer has stopped all the diesel-powered vehicles in their line-up.
The manufacturer is soon planning to launch the Maruti Suzuki S-Cross petrol. Earlier this year, Maruti Suzuki introduced the new Vitara Brezza powered by a petrol engine.