Monday, May 29

2020 Maruti Dzire with new Dual Jet K-series BS6 petrol engine launched

The new 2020 Maruti Suzuki Dzire is priced from Rs 5.89 lakh for the base LXi petrol variant and going up to Rs 8.80 lakh for the top spec ZXI+ AGS model (ex-showroom, Delhi).

The prices of the car have increased marginally with the update for the base variant.It is available in seven variants with AMT automatic transmission as an optional unit starting from the mid-level variant.

VariantPrice (in Rs.)VariantPrice (in Rs.)
Vxi679,000Vxi (AGS)731,500
Zxi748,000Zxi (AGS)800,500
Zxi+828,000Zxi + (AGS)880,500

The 2020 Dzire comes with a sole 1.2-litre, four-cylinder K12C DualJet petrol engine, which is also available with the Baleno. Maruti Suzuki says it has higher compression ratio, cooled EGR system and piston cooling jet for better engine efficiency and friction reduction.

This new engine produces 90hp (7hp more than the engine it replaces). The Dzire is not being offered with Maruti’s SHVS mild-hybrid system. That said, the engine does get idle start-stop tech, which will help maximise economy. Gearbox options include a 5-speed manual and an automated manual transmission (AMT), with the latter being offered with the K12C DualJet engine for the first time.

Fuel efficiency for the Dzire facelift is rated at 23.26kpl for the manual version and 24.12kpl for the AMT version.

Outside, the car now offers a single grille that has become much larger in size than the previous version. The new Dzire also gets a new bumper while the front bumper has been updated with revised fog lamps. The headlamps remain the same and the elements inside also remain identical to the outgoing version of the car. The other changes on the outside include new two-tone alloy wheels on the top-end version.

Coming to the interiors, the dashboard layout remains unchanged though the Dzire facelift features Maruti Suzuki’s new SmartPlay Studio infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay support. Additionally, there’s new dual-tone upholstery and faux wood trim, and Maruti Suzuki has also included auto-folding ORVMs, a colour TFT screen for the MID and cruise control. AMT variants of the Dzire facelift get additional safety in the form of Electronic Stability Programme and Hill Hold Assist offered as standard.

The Dzire is the top-selling sedan within the domestic range for several years. It competes against Honda Amaze, recently launched Hyundai Aura, Tata Tigor, Ford Aspire and Volkswagen Ameo. The sub-four-metre sedan is being sold since 2008 and it has definitely set the bars up high.

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