Maruti Dzire, the 4 meter compact sedan, makes its official entry into South African markets wherein one such example in a white color scheme with a body kit has been detailed at a press conference in the country.
Maruti Dzire is priced from ZAR 161,900 (INR 8,06,855) to ZAR 191,900 (INR 9,56,365). The Dzire with a body kit is based on the base GA grade and is presented in a customizable body kit that includes diamond cut alloy wheels, new front and rear bumper extensions and side skirts.
The cabin sports a black color scheme with manual air-conditioning and basic instrument cluster with a speedometer. Suzuki Dzire is also offered in the higher GL trim level with added features such as rear AC vents, an audio system with Bluetooth and USB connectivity, front fog lamps, electrically adjustable ORVMs and steering mounted controls.
Unlike in India, where the Maruti Dzire is sold in petrol and diesel engine options, South Africa gets only a petrol vehicle.
The Dzire in South Africa is powered by a 1.2 liter K-Series, naturally aspirated, 4 cylinder petrol engine offering 82 bhp power at 6,000 rpm and 113 Nm torque at 4,200 rpm mated to a 5 speed manual gearbox with a 5 speed AMT as an option. This engine claims efficiency to the extent of 4.9 liters/100 km (20.49 kmpl).
The Dzire is presented in seven exterior colors of Oxford Blue Pearl Metallic, Sherwood Brown Pearl Metallic, Gallant Red Pearl Metallic, Arctic White Pearl, Silky Silver Metallic, Magma Grey Metallic, and Midnight Black Metallic.
In India, the Dzire is the best selling sedan which is preferred both by private buyers and by fleet operators. It is regaled for its space and fuel efficient engine along with affordable pricing. Expect the sport kit to be launched in India at a later date, as a special edition.