New Delhi: Country’s No. 1 carmaker Maruti Suzuki India introduced a compact version of its entry-level sedan, DZire, at a preliminary price between Rs 4.79 lakh and Rs 7.09 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).
The new car that is based on the lately launched new Swift is available in 1.2 litre petrol and 1.3 litre diesel options. It is cheaper by Rs 26,000-31,000 as it succeed for the lower excise duty of 10% enjoyed by small cars as it is shorter than 4 metres.
The older DZire, which is about 4.2 metres in length, is available in the price band of Rs 5.05 lakh to Rs 7.40 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) in the domestic market.
Its petrol variant would deliver a fuel efficiency of 19.1 km/litre, whereas diesel DZire would travel 23.4 km for every litre of fuel.
Maruti with its vendors has invested more than Rs 230 crore for the latest DZire and the company has given options to customers who have booked the older car to shift for the latest model.
The company will persist producing few variants of the old DZire to aim the convoy segment and the commercial taxi segment.