- The Maruti Suzuki Dzire range gets a speed-alert system, rear parking sensors and seat-belt reminder for front seats.
- The new safety features are standard across the range.
- Maruti Suzuki India has also updated the 1.2-litre K12B petrol engine to BS6 norms.
- With the above updated, Maruti Suzuki Dzire price in India has increased by 3,000 for diesel and up to Rs 13,000 for the petrol variants.
- The 1.3L diesel unit will eventually be phased out before the BS6 norms are implemented.
Maruti Suzuki India has increased prices of its best-selling model, Dzire across the range. The increase in price is due to the addition of new safety features in tandem with the AIS-145 safety norms that will come into force from July 1, 2019. That said, features such as speed-alert system, rear parking sensors and seat-belt reminder for front seats are now standard across Dzire range.
Aside from adding new safety tech, Maruti Suzuki India has also updated the 1.2-litre K12B petrol unit to BS-VI-spec. With these updates, the Maruti Suzuki Dzire price in India has been increased marginally by Rs 3,000 for the diesel-powered variants. The petrol variants see slightly more increase in price by up to Rs 13,000.
There is no change in the Maruti Suzuki Dzire specifications as it continues to deriver power from the 1.2-litre K12B petrol engine and the 83 bhp, 1.3-litre Fiat sourced oil burner. Transmission choices remain unchanged too with a standard manual unit and AMT gearbox available on the Dziree range. As India gets ready to embrace stricter BS-VI emission norms, car makers are coming up with BS-VI compliant versions of their popular models.
Maruti Suzuki India has already announced that it will upgrade its entire range with the upcoming emission norms much before the April 1, 2020 deadline. So far, the company has updated the petrol versions of its popular models including the 2019 Maruti Alto, Maruti Wagon R, Maruti Swift and Maruti Baleno to BS-VI norms. As for the 1.3-litre DDiS diesel engine used in most of Maruti’s diesel-powered cars, it will be sold for now, albeit the oil burner will be discontinued ahead of April 2020. This means Dzire and other compact Maruti cars will be available only in petrol fuel optibon. The subcompact sedan is not only one of Maruti’s best-selling model, but it is among the top five most selling models in the country (as per sales). In its segment, the Maruti Suzuki Dzire takes on the likes of Honda Amaze, Hyundai Xcent Ford Aspire and Tata Tigor. With Dzire diesel soon to be axed, arch rival Hyundai Xcent could benefit the most as Hyundai will continue with its diesel range.