The Maruti Dzire gets additional safety equipment to meet the stringent safety norms that are set to come into force on July 1, 2019. Also, its petrol engine has been upgraded to BSVI compliance.
Maruti Suzuki has jacked up prices of its hottest-selling sedan, the Maruti Dzire, across all its variants. The reason behind it is that Maruti Suzuki has upgraded its massively popular compact sedan to meet the new safety and emission norms that will take effect on July 1, 2019, and April 1, 2020, respectively. For now, all versions of the Maruti Dzire come with standard features like front seatbelt reminder, rear parking sensors and speed warning system, which is in compliance with the AIS-145 safety regulations while it already had standard-fit dual airbags and anti-lock braking system across all its trims since its launch in 2017.
The Maruti Dzire has been updated with additional safety features to comply with the new safety norms.
Aside from the safety equipment updates, the market-leading auto manufacturer has also made some revisions for the Dzire’s 1.2-litre K12 gasoline engine to conform to the BSVI emission standards. Besides, the carmaker also announced that its product line-up would be all BSVI compliant much before the norms’ rollout. As such, setting the petrol-powered Dzire aside, the 2019 Maruti Alto, as well as the petrol variants of Maruti WagonR, Baleno and Swift, are already BSVI-ready. And as you’ve already known, Maruti Suzuki will discontinue all diesel vehicles altogether before the April 1, 2020 deadline.
Maruti Suzuki has also upgraded the petrol engine of the Dzire in line with the new BSVI emission standards.
These updates have come in the face of a marginal price increment of Rs 13,000 for the petrol Dzire while that of the diesel Dzire also goes up by Rs 3,000. There’s no alteration in the specifications of the Maruti compact sedan since it carries on the same 1.2-litre K12B gasoline engine along with a 1.3-litre Fiat-sourced diesel burner under the heart. Transmission duties continue to be handled by a manual and an AMT unit.
The Maruti Dzire is not only one of the largest selling models of the Indo-Japanese carmaker but it also joins the top 5 best-selling cars in the country. Maruti had proudly announced that they have retailed more than 19 Lakh units of Dzire in India since the first launch. Currently, the Dzire competes against the likes of Tata Tigor, Honda Amaze, Hyundai Xcent and Ford Aspire in India.