New Maruti Dzire finished June sales chart in third position and is expected to gain top spot in the coming months
The recently launched Maruti Suzuki Dzire has been received well in the Indian market as evident from the sales figures of its presence in its first full month. Carrying on the legacy of its highly successful predecessor, the new generation subcompact sedan has wrapped a total of 12,049 units in June 2017. It was at a 23 percent deficit compared to the same month last year when Maruti retailed 15,560 examples.
The new Dzire ended up third in last month’s bestselling chart and had registered over 2,800 units less sales than the leading Alto. Considering that it is only the first whole month of sales for the sedan, don’t be surprised if it can top out the sales chart in the coming months as it surely has the potential and the overwhelming bookings are just a sign of that we reckon.
The 2017 Dzire shares several design elements and components with the upcoming new-gen Swift besides the lightweight HEARTECT platform from Baleno. On the powertrain front, the proven 1.2-litre K-series petrol engine continues to produce a maximum power output of 83 bhp at 6,000 rpm and 113 Nm peak torque delivered at 4,000 rpm. It is connected to either a five-speed manual as standard or a four-speed automatic.
Sending power to the front wheels, the manual transmission is responsible for claimed fuel economy of 22 kmpl while the AMT returns a same rated mileage of 22 kmpl. The reliable 1.3-litre DDiS diesel motor puts out 74 bhp at 4,000 rpm and 190 Nm at 2,000 rpm. Driving the front wheels is through a five-speed manual or a five-speed AMT. The claimed fuel consumption stands at 28.4 kmpl for both transmission options.
Some of the important features are projector headlamps with LED Daytime Running Lights, dual airbags and ABS with EBD as standard, twin pod instrument cluster, three layered dashboard with wooden trims, smartphone linkage display audio (SLDA) system, sporty flat bottom steering wheel, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and Mirror Link connectivity, ISOFIX child safety system, etc.