Maruti Swift DZire sales surpass Alto once again
Swift DZire, the reliable and affordable sedan from Maruti Suzuki has seen sales in July 2014 far exceed that of the company‚Äôs highest selling car – Alto hatchback. Swift DZire sales during the month of July 2014 totalled 18,634 units as against Alto sales which stood at 16,997 units, almost halved since June 2014.
Maruti Suzuki DZire sales have been steadily rising and even topped the list for first time in May 2014 with 18,953 units sold. Swift DZire has been a popular choice in the sedan segment, noted for its reliability, efficiency and affordability coming in at a starting price of INR 4,85 lakhs.
July 2014 also saw other sedans in top form. Honda City came in at No 5 with total sales of 7,705 units followed by Hyundai Verna of which 2,853 units were sold and Volkswagen Vento with 529 units sold during the past month. Honda Amaze sedan came down three slots from June 2014 to No 10 ranking while Tata Indica which was in No 9 place in July 2013 failed to make it to the list of top selling sedans along with Honda i20.
Maruti Suzuki DZire is offered in both petrol and diesel engine options. The petrol variant receives a 1197cc K-12 engine with VVT technology boasting of enhanced power and efficiency. The engine generates 87 PS peak power and 114 Nm peak torque while its diesel engined counterpart generates 75 PS power and 190 Nm torque. Recently the company had also launched a limited edition of Swift DZire LDiX trim. This variant received only a diesel engine and came in with a price tag of INR 6.86 lakhs.