Maruti Suzuki India offers two different versions of their Swift DZire sedan in India. One is for the taxi segment while the other is for private use. Now, with new generation DZire all set for launch in 2017, the company will stop the production of DZire Tour ahead of that.
Maruti Suzuki India Limited will stop the production of DZire tour from March 2017. DZire Tour, the fleet focused sedan, was launched in Indian in 2012. This full sized sedan found favor with the taxi business in the country and brought in sales to the extent of 2,500 to 3,000 units a month. One of the primary reason it is such a hit, is because it has a comparatively larger boot as against standard DZire.
Maruti Suzuki plans on stopping production of DZire Tour as it gears up for launch of the new DZire in March 2017 which will be based on the modular platform of Baleno – HEARTECT platform. The company hopes that this new generation DZire will once again appeal to fleet operators in India. New gen Dzire offers larger space and more comfort as compared to current DZire. Thanks to bigger boot, it makes sense that the DZire Tour is discontinued.
Maruti Suzuki has also pulled the Ritz hatchback out of production as the company wants to focus on its high volume / more profitable products that include Baleno and Brezza along with the upcoming Ignis. The demand for both Baleno and Brezza has led to long waiting periods which has caused delays in launch of Ignis and Baleno RS.
Maruti Suzuki DZire, in the compact sedan segment, is powered by a 1.2 liter petrol and 1.3 liter diesel engine mated to a 5 speed manual gearbox while an AMT transmission is also on offer with the diesel engine.
To be based on the new generation Swift, which can be seen in the images below.
via ET Auto