The Maruti Suzuki Dzire has surpassed the 25 lakh sales milestone in the country. It is available in four broad versions: LXi, VXi, ZXi, and ZXi+, with prices ranging from Rs 6.52 lakh to Rs 9.39 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). The mid-spec VXi and ZXi variants are offered with a factory-fitted CNG kit. Sedans appear to fall behind in terms of sales in a world where SUVs and other body types rule the market. The Maruti Suzuki Dzire, however, seems to produce strong figures for its maker with reliable performance. It is regarded as the most popular vehicle in the compact sedan segment, with both individual and fleet owners placing a high demand on it. While announcing the sales milestone, the carmaker stated that the compact sedan has a segment-leading market share of 50%. As the sedan is currently basking in the glory of a sales milestone, let's quickly learn about its features and other specs.
Maruti Suzuki Dzire 25 Lakh Sales Milestone: What the Company Has to Say?
Mr. Shashank Srivastava, Senior Executive Officer, Marketing & Sales, Maruti Suzuki India Limited, said, “Maruti Suzuki is committed to offering benchmark products of global quality standards across segments, equipped with the latest technology, innovative features, and contemporary design. The Dzire is an affirmation of the company’s virtues as customers continue to prefer it as their sedan of choice. We are humbled and thankful to our customers for their continued trust in brand Dzire, as it celebrates a significant achievement of capturing 25 lakh hearts.”
Maruti Suzuki introduced the Dzire in India in 2008. The fiscal year 2009–2010 experienced sales of over one lakh units. And, the 5-lakh sales mark was attained in FY2012–13. In FY2015–16, the company sold 10 lakh Dzires, and by FY2019–20, that number increased to 20 lakh.
Maruti Suzuki Dzire: Engine and Gearbox
Propelling the Maruti Suzuki Dzire is a 1.2-litre petrol unit that cranks out 89bhp at 6,000rpm and 113Nm at 4,400rpm, coupled with either a 5-speed manual or a 5-speed AMT. When running on CNG, the model delivers a reduced output of 76bhp and 98.5Nm, mated to only a 5-speed manual transmission.
Maruti Suzuki Dzire: Features
The compact sedan has an automatic gearshift system (AGS), LED projector headlights with LED daytime running lights, LED taillights, cruise control, auto-folding rearview mirrors, and SmartPlay Studio infotainment. Some of its safety features include two front airbags, ISOFIX child seat anchors, and rear parking sensors. Only the AMT variants are equipped with hill-hold assistance and electronic stability control (ESC).