Maruti DZire diesel AMT spied for the first time: Launch by September 2015
Earlier in the day, we shared the news about how Maruti has begun testing the upcoming premium hatchback, YRA on public roads. Now, another of their cars has been spotted on public roads, this one is Maruti DZire diesel AMT variant.
India’s largest car maker, Maruti Suzuki India is on a product offensive. Apart from launching new products in the market, they will also launch updated variants of their existing models. DZire is one of the best selling cars in India, registering average monthly sales of 18,000 units.
Maruti DZire is India’s best selling sedan. Every third sedan sold in the country is a Maruti DZire.
Now, to extract more sales from the market for their DZire sedan, Maruti Suzuki will soon introduce AMT variant of this car. This variant will compete with Tata Zest AMT, which currently is the only AMT sedan in the country. It was launched last year at a price of Rs 7 lakhs, ex-showroom for the entry level AMT variant. Expect Maruti DZire to be priced in the same region. But, the spied car in this post is a top end ZDi variant. If Maruti does not launch the DZire AMT in mid VDi variant, price could touch Rs 8.2 lakhs.
Power to the new DZire diesel AMT will come from the trusted 1.3l mill which does duty on the manual variant as well. This engine delivers 75 PS power and 190 Nm torque. Mated with 5 speed manual gearbox, it is the most fuel efficient car in India currently, with a claimed mileage of 26.59 kmpl. Expect the AMT variant to deliver more than 25 kmpl.