New Maruti DZire, the compact sedan, based on the Swift hatchback, has been seeing diminishing sales. Previously at the top for four months in a row, the DZire is now the second best seller on the list of top selling cars in India, the first being the Maruti Alto.
Maruti DZire also has to compete with the newly launched Honda Amaze, which has been clocking about 9,000 unit sales every month. The stiff competition from these quarters is what has prompted the company to offer discounts and benefits on the DZire compact sedan. This is the first time Maruti is offering discount on the Dzire. Discounts range between Rs 30,000 and Rs 50,000 and is offered across most variants.
Maruti DZire compact sedan is powered by petrol and diesel engine options and can also be had with Auto Gear Shift AMT unit. The DZire has found favour among buyers in the country both as a passenger vehicle and cab (DZire Tour) and while the DZire is still a higher seller as compared to the Honda Amaze, sales have hit an all time low due to which the company is offering discounts ahead of the festive season in India.
While comparing the Maruti Suzuki DZire with Honda Amaze, it is found that the DZire scores over the Amaze in terms of pricing. The Maruti Suzuki DZire is priced from Rs 5.45 lakhs while the Honda Amaze starts at Rs 5.60 lakhs ex-showroom Delhi.
Engine specifications on the Honda Amaze include 1.2 liter petrol offering 89 bhp power and 110 Nm torque and a 1.5 liter diesel capable of 99 bhp power and 200Nm torque with both engines mated to a 5 speed manual or 7 speed CVT. Honda Amaze is the only car on sale in India with a diesel CVT on offer.
Maruti Suzuki DZire on the other hand gets a 1.2 liter petrol engine offering 82 bhp power and 113 Nm torque and a 1.3 liter diesel engine capable of 73 bhp power and 189 Nm torque. These engines get mated to a 5 speed manual or AMT.