The year 2017 has been a great one for Maruti Suzuki Dzire, and as per the early updates, 2018 could be even better. The Dzire received a major facelift in May 2017. With the updated design and new features, the sub-compact sedan came up as the strongest contender in its segment, which made a significant positive impact on its sales figures. This is evident from the fact that its sales figure crosses 1 lakh units by Oct 2017, replacing the Maruti Alto as the bestselling car in India.

Considering the high demand, Maruti Suzuki has now decided to ramp up the production capacity. In an interview with Quint, Mr R.C. Bhargava, Chairman, Maruti Suzuki, revealed that the company is planning to increase the production capacity up to 20,000 units per month.

Why is Maruti Dzire so popular?

The Maruti Dzire price starts from Rs 5.45 lakhs and goes up to Rs 9.41 lakhs for the top model, which can be termed affordable for a sedan of this quality. The mileage figure is impressive with 22 kmpl and 28.48 kmpl for the petrol and diesel variants respectively. In addition, the car offers advanced features, which you will not find in many of its competitors. Henceforth, the perfect combination of affordable price, best mileage and advanced features makes it the most popular car in the sub-compact sedan segment.

Maruti Suzuki Dzire Key features

Engine, Transmission and Mileage

The Maruti Dzire is available in both diesel and petrol engines. The diesel variant is powered by a 1.3-litre four-cylinder DDiS turbocharged motor, which is capable of producing a maximum power of 55 bhp and a peak torque of 190 Nm at 4,000 and 2,000 revolutions per minute respectively. On the other hand, the petrol trim gets a 1.2-litre K-series unit that pushes out a power of 61 bhp at 6,000 rpm and churns out a torque of 113 Nm at 4,200 rpm.

Both the variants come mated to a five-speed manual transmission system. In addition, you also get an automatic transmission or Auto Gear Shift (AGS) as an option on both diesel and petrol variants in the top-end models.

Coming to the mileage figures, the lightweight platform has helped the car to a great extent in terms of fuel efficiency. The petrol variant claims to deliver a total distance of 22 km in a litre, while the diesel model runs for 28.48 km per litre.

Design and Features

One look is not enough to admire the beauty of the sub-compact sedan. Built on a lightweight ‘HEARTEC’ architecture, borrowed from the Baleno, the overall design seems to be the perfect one for a car in this price range. The hexagonal grille at the front gives a killer look to the car, while at the rear, the bumper is tweaked to offer an appeal of a new sedan. The alloy wheels and body-coloured door handles along with OVRMs keep the side profile intact with the rest.

Coming to the features, the car has got a bunch of advanced features like touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and Navigation that are generally not found in other cars in this particular segment. Along with these, you will also get Bluetooth, steering wheel mounted audio and telephonic controls and four speakers.

Safety Features

The sub-compact offers airbags for the front occupants and also the anti-lock braking system (ABS) as the standard safety features across all the variants. However, in the top-end trims, you will get other safety features like fog lamps, security alarm and collapsible steering.

A recommended drive

If you are looking forward to buying a sub-compact sedan, you can go for the Maruti Dzire. You get a feature-loaded sedan at an affordable price and the trust of Maruti. For your better understanding, you can check the specifications in detail at Autoportal.com.

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