ET Auto is reporting an order backlog of around 40,000 units of the Maruti Dzire. The third generation Dzire went on sale in May 2017 and currently retails for INR 5.43-9.39 lakhs (ex-showroom Delhi).
After clocking a sales figure of almost 31, 000 units in August 2017, Maruti Dzire sales for September grew to around 34,000 units. Such is the demand for the compact sedan that it has managed to comprehensively displace erstwhile leader Maruti Alto from its perch at the top of the monthly sales chart.
A report from August claimed that first-time car buyers are increasingly giving preference to cars like the Dzire and Swift over entry level products such as the Alto owing to their more aspirational nature.
MSIL offers the new Dzire with a 1.2 L K12C petrol and a 1.3 L DDiS diesel engine. Both variants are available with a 5-speed manual and 5-speed AMT gearbox options. The petrol engine produces 61 kW (81.77 hp) and 113 Nm of torque while the diesel engine is good for 55 kW (73.73 hp) and 190 Nm of torque. Transmission choices include 5-speed manual and 5-speed automated manual. Claimed fuel economy stands at 22 km/l (petrol)/28.4 km/l (diesel).
The 2017 Maruti Dzire is based on the new ‘Heartect’ platform and is up to 105 kg lighter than the outgoing model. The all-new Dzire measures 3,995 mm in length, 1,735 mm in width and 1,515 mm in height, has a wheelbase of 2,450 mm and offers a ground clearance of 163 mm.
[source - ET Auto]