New Maruti Suzuki Swift Dzire to be launched in February 2012
The new Maruti Suzuki Swift Dzire is scheduled for launch in February this year. While the physics and politics behind the betrunked Sedan's styling can be better understood in our first drive report of the car, here are some definite specifications for the homegrown passenger car which in its sedan and Hatchback versions have clocked record breaking sales figures over the many years in this business.
The petrol variant boasts of the K12M VVT petrol engine which delivers 87PS of power @ 6000rpm and a decent 114Nm of torque @ 4000 rpm. Tuned to offer a spirited drive yet retain a decent mileage figure, the petrol Dzire is capable of going from 0-100 km/h in just 12.6 seconds and deliver a company claimed fuel efficiency of 19.1kmpl.
The diesel variant retains the tried and tested 1.3-litre DDiS engine that generates 75PS of power @ 4000rpm and a solid 190Nm of torque @ 2000rpm. Being a class leading engine in terms of fuel efficiency, the diesel Dzire offers a company claimed 23.4kmpl and still manages to go from 0-100 km/h in just 14.8 seconds.
The Dzire will be offered with a 4-speed automatic transmission in the petrol version and manual for the diesel Multijet version. Although its sub-4m size will qualify it for lower excise duty of 10 percent, a top Maruti official said the souped-up model is unlikely to be cheaper than the current Dzire, which is taxed at 22 percent and costs between Rs. 4.94 lakh and Rs. 7.29 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). For details and drive impressions of the all new Maruti Suzuki Dzire scheduled for launch in February this year, read our First Drive report.