The new Dzire measures 3995 mm and it is 165mm shorter than the existing saloon. This gives it a shorter boot and notchback- like look. Though small, the boot can hold the weekend`s luggage. The engines will be powered by the 86bhp, 1.2 L petrol and 1.3 L diesel motors. The K series will benefit from the variable valve Timing.
The new Dzire also looks different in that the front gets a slatted grille and the bumper features a wider air dam and larger enclosures for the fog lights. The cabin design looks much like the Swift but the beige plastics and lower portion of the dashboard and door pads with the light seat fabrics give the ambience a better look.
For buyers looking at performance, the Maruti claims that the petrol variant can hit 0-100 kph in 12.3 sec, while the diesel variant will take 14.8 sec for top speed of 160kph. It will compete with Tata Indigo eCS, Toyota Etios and the Mahindra Verito.
By: Amrith K. A.