Maruti Dzire facelift comes with a new K12C DualJet petrol motor that gives the car some extra power and higher fuel efficiency numbers.
Maruti Dzire is the highest-selling compact sedan in the country. The car is loved for its reliable set of engines and spacious interior. Now, Maruti has launched the Dzire facelift with a nip and tuck job and a new petrol engine. That said, the diesel engine is now axed, but the new petrol engine is more powerful and fuel-efficient than the 1.2L K12B unit seen on the Dzire earlier. With the styling and mechanical update, the car’s price has been hiked from Rs. 6,000 to Rs. 21,000 for various variants, in comparison to the pre-facelift version.
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The Dzire now gets a new 1.2L 4-cylinder naturally-aspirated K12C DualJet petrol motor as the Baleno. The new engine has a peak power output of 90 HP, which is 7 HP higher than the unit it replaces. But, unlike the Baleno, which features Suzuki’s SHVS (Smart Hybrid Vehicle by Suzuki), the Dzire misses out on that. However, it does get the idle start-stop function to keep a check on the fuel-efficiency numbers. The fuel efficiency with the new engine is now rated a 23.26 kmpl for the MT and 24.12 kmpl for the AMT version, however, the earlier unit used to deliver an ARAI rated fuel economy of 21.21 kmpl. Also, Dzire is the first car to get an AMT with the DualJet engine, as the engine came mated to a CVT in the Baleno.
With the facelift, Dzire get more power and higher fuel efficiency figures.
Talking of the prices, the LXi, VXi, and ZXi+ variants are now expensive by Rs. 6,000, while the prices for VXi AGS and ZXi+ AGS have increased by Rs. 12,000. However, the ZXi and ZXi AGS variants are now dearer by Rs. 16,000 and Rs. 22,000, respectively, in comparison the pre-facelift version of the car.
Price comparison of Dzire facelift with the pre-facelift car.
With the facelift, the Dzire now gets itself a new radiator grille and bumper, with new fog lamp housings. The design for the dual-tone precision-cut alloy wheels is also different. On the inside, the changes are limited to a new infotainment screen, updated MID, dual-tone upholstery, and auto-folding ORVMs. The infotainment unit now supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto with this update. Also, the AMT variants of the car will get ESP and hill hold function as standard across the range.