Maruti Suzuki has silently introduced India’s best selling compact sedan Dzire with a BS-VI petrol engine along with mandatory safety features
Maruti Suzuki has introduced the BS-VI compliant petrol variant of Dzire sedan in India. The safety standards have also been improved and the price of the sedan by up to Rs. 12,690. The popular compact sedan Dzire is the fourth Maruti car after Wagon R, Swift, Baleno and Alto to get the latest safety and emission norms this month.
India’s largest car manufacturer with over 50 percent market share has been silently launching the updated products in India after they announced to discontinue diesel engines starting 1st April 2020, post which the new BS-VI emission norms will come into play. The Maruti Suzuki Dzire is now compliant with “AIS-145 Safety Norms” applicable to both petrol and diesel variants, while only the petrol motor is BS-VI compliant.
The changes will result in a price increase in all variants of Dzire and the sedan is now priced between Rs. 5.82 Lakh to Rs 9.57 Lakh (All prices ex-showroom, Delhi). The new prices will be applicable from June 20.
Prior to the price hike, the model was available in a price range of Rs. 5.69 Lakh for the base variant to Rs. 9.54 Lakh for the diesel top end. The Dzire is powered by a 1.2-litre petrol engine along with 1.3-litre diesel motor, which will be discontinued next year.
The Maruti Suzuki Dzire is the largest selling compact sedan in India and is also among the best selling cars of India. It competes against the Hyundai Xcent and Honda Amaze. Maruti is yet to update the Ertiga MPV and Ciaz with BS-VI engine. The Vitara Brezza and S-Cross, on the other hand, does not come with a petrol engine and that can be the next launch for the brand.