The Maruti Dzire got a mid-life facelift recently, and currently its paying off as it was the best selling sedan in India during November 2020. Read on to know more about its dominance in the segment.
The Maruti Suzuki Dzire has been one of the best-selling compact sedans in India ever since the first model was launched back in 2008. The current third-generation model dropped the Swift moniker when it was launched in 2017. It is an all-new model that is based on the Heartect modular platform that also underpins the current generation Swift. The current Dzire recently had its mid-life facelift which updated the design and added a few new features. And we can see it has met a positive response when you glance over the sales figures.
For the month of November 2020, the Maruti Dzire sold 13,536 units which is a dip of 23.35 % as it sold 17,659 units the last year. But such is the dominance of the Dzire in the sub 4-metre compact sedan segment that it still outsold the next highest seller by 3 times. The Honda Amaze came in second place selling 4,706 units in the same period, which is actually a YoY growth of 43.21%. Still, it was nowhere close to the number of the Dzire, and other competitors like the Hyundai Aura or the Tata Tigor were even worse.
The 2020 Maruti Dzire got a facelift with the new one-piece grille, air dam, and number place replacing the old one. The fog lamps have been redesigned while you get new dual-tone alloy wheels. Overall it’s not a drastic change, just enough to freshen up the car. Over to the interior, the Dzire gets new features too in the form of Electronic Stability Control (ESC) and hill-hold control with the AMT variants. Other new features include cruise control and electronically foldable ORVMs. It also gets a new 4.2-inch TFT multi-information display between the analogue dials in the instrument cluster, while the 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system has been updated too. Maruti is also offering a new finish for the wooden elements in the cabin. The Dzire continues to offer LED projector headlamps, rear AC vents, push-button engine start, and auto AC.
The Maruti Suzuki Dzire is available with both petrol and diesel engine options. The petrol engine is a 1.2-litre, 4-cylinder engine churning out 82 bhp of max power along with 114 Nm of peak torque. The diesel engine is a 1.3-litre engine good for 74 bhp and 190 Nm of peak torque. Both these engines are available with a 5-speed manual gearbox along with a 5-speed AMT gearbox. Prices range from Rs 6.66 lakh for the base LDI diesel to Rs 8.56 lakh for the range-topping ZXI+ AMT.