Here's how a Maruti Dzire is produced right from scratch to a fully-functional car. Watch the complete production process of this Maruti sedan.
Maruti Dzire is the brand’s offering in the sub-4m compact sedan space. It has been recently updated with a BS-6 engine and subtle cosmetic tweaks on the exterior. The Dzire is also one of the best-selling sedans in the country. To cater to the high demand of the car, Maruti uses its Manesar based production facility to roll out almost 600 Dzires a day, off the production line. Here’s a video showcasing the advanced assembly line that Maruti has set up for this volume generator. The video was uploaded on YouTube by Carandbike.
Starting with the very first step, robots weld the various pieces of the monocoque together to give it that very distinctive shape. Also, 35 per cent of the total constituents of the metal is high-tensile steel. In comparison to the last-gen Dzire, it is an increment of 15 per cent. After the welding, the body shell of the car is painted and so are the doors, hood, and the boot lid. If you are wondering, how the doors, boot lids, and bonnets are produced, the process is known as sheet metal stamping. Once all the sheet metal components and chassis are painted, they head out on the assembly line.
On the line, the shell moves at a constant speed and reaches different levels where a set of engineers fit a new part in the car. It starts with the wiring harnesses, followed by the dashboard, and then the lighting elements. After that, the drivetrain and suspension components are plonked in. Then it is the seats and everything else that needs to be inside the car because the next step is the fitment of doors. Once, the car is fully assembled, it reaches the Quality Control department. There, a group of engineers examine the car over different parameters with various gauges. Once, they certify it with an “OK Tested” tag, the car goes out for a road test, and then to the shipping yard.
Maruti Dzire is based on the Heartect platform that also underpins other offerings from the carmaker.
Talking of the Dzire, it is currently offered with a 1.2L K12N DualJet engine that belts out a peak power output of 90 PS and a max. torque of 113 Nm. It is offered with 2 gearbox options – 5-speed MT and 5-speed AMT. The Dzire is currently priced at Rs. 5.89 lakh for the base-spec LXI variant, while the top-end ZXI+ AGS trims is priced at Rs. 8.80 lakhs.