It’s been about five months since the launch of the new-gen Maruti Suzuki Dzire and the car has been seeing, even more, success than its predecessor. Last week we told you that the company has breached the 1 lakh sales milestone and as of last month sold over 95,000 unitsof the new-gen Dzire subcompact sedan, making it one of fastest selling cars in India. The bookings have long crossed the 1 lakh mark and due to the long waiting period, which has gone up to 3 months right now, the company has a backlog to deliver over 39,000 Dzire sedans.
One key reason for this growing demand is the major makeover that Maruti Suzuki has given the new Dzire. Based on the new HEARTEC design philosophy, the car is now lighter, agiler, and at the same time more rigid compared to the older model. In fact, on the safety front, the new Dzire also gets dual airbags, ABS with EBD, brake assist and ISOFIX child seat mounts as standard across its trim levels.
Even visually, the new Dzire looks a lot nicer and premium now. The car is a lot more proportionate now and looks like a proper sedan instead of a hatchback with a boot, as was the case with the older model. You also get a bunch of smart and premium features likes a chrome grille, projector headlamps with LED daytime running lights, LED taillamps, smart looking interiors, and a touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, among others.
Engine options remain unchanged, with the 1.2-litre K-Series petrol engine and the 1.3-litre DDIS motor still being on offer. Power output also remains the same with the petrol unit making about 82 bhp and 113 Nm of peak torque, while the oil burner makes 74 bhp and develops 190 Nm of peak torque. While the 5-speed manual gearbox is standard for both cars, now Maruti also offers an AMT unit as an option with both the versions.