Maruti will not sell the Dzire with the Fiat-sourced 1.3L diesel engine in the BSVI era. Instead, Maruti will offer a 1.2 Dualjet engine with SHVS
Maruti Dzire is the best-selling car for the manufacturer and is always at the top of the sales chart for overall car sales figure. Helping it stay on top of the sales charts are its frugal engine options and practical interior. The car used to be offered with a 1.2L K-series petrol engine that produces 83 PS and 113 Nm, and a 1.3L Fiat-sourced diesel engine with a rated power and torque output of 72 PS and 190 Nm. The latter is now discontinued as Maruti will not be upgrading the engine to meet the BS-6 emission norms. However, in its replacement, Maruti will start selling the 1.2L Duajet engine, which is also seen doing duties on the Toyota Glanza and Maruti Baleno.
The Dzire will now get the 1.2L Dualjet engine from Baleno, which comes with Ciaz like SHVS system.
The Dualjet engine comes equipped with Maruti’s SHVS system seen on the larger Ciaz. It is basically a mild-hybrid setup that gives the car an additional surge of power in low RPMs. It also gets the idle start-stop system to push the fuel efficiency numbers. The DualJet engine belts out a max. power output of 90 PS, which is higher than the regular K-series motor, but the torque output remains the same at 113 PS. If sources are to be believed, Dzire will get this update in the form a facelift. The car is not yet old in the Indian market but we believe Maruti would not like to miss the chance of revamping the exterior of the car.
Alongside the new engine and slightly tweaked exterior, the Dzire will also receive a few more extra feature than the outgoing car. It is expected to come with an electronic stability program, cruise control, hill-hold function, flush-type parking sensors, and the SmartPlay touchscreen unit for the infotainment system. The new infotainment unit will support Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Voice commands, and some cloud-based accessibility options.
The Dzire facleift will is expected to be launched in April this year. Image Source- Gaadiwaadi
After Maruti announced that it will not manufacture diesel cars after BS-6 emission norms kick in, the Dualjet engine is the only option to make the Dzire a little more powerful and frugal at the same time. It currently returns a fuel-efficiency of 23.26 kmpl with MT and 24.12 kmpl with AGS. The Dzire facelift is expected to be launched in the month of April this year to take on the likes of Hyundai Aura, Tata Tiago, and Honda Amaze.