Maruti Suzuki Tour S showcased at PRAWAAS 2017

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Dhruv Saxena, Mechanical engineer trying to find his place in the world of automobile journalism.

Targetted at the taxi market, the Maruti Suzuki Tour S, showcased at Prawaas 2017 last month, is based on the second generation Swift Dzire. The Maruti Tour S available in LXi/LDi trims only with the option of Petrol, CNG and Diesel.

Maruti Suzuki Tour S showcased at Prawaas 2017 right front three quarters
At around INR 20,000 less than the comparable 2017 Maruti Dzire variant, the Tour S is aimed squarely at taxi car buyers and fleet operators.

On the outside, the Tour S features body colour bumpers, black grille with a chrome Suzuki badge and steel wheels. It retains the chrome applique on the boot lid. Like the LXi/LDi trims of the previous generation Dzire it comes with black A and B pillar, black door handle and black ORVM casing.

The cabin of the Tour S variant is finished in a black and beige combination with basic features like manual air conditioning and power windows. Maruti has replaced the instrument cluster with a very basic unit. The twin dial setup has been ditched in favour of a more cost effective single dial for the speedo flanked by engine temperature and fuel gauges. A digital trip meter sits on the right of the speedometer.

The model that was on display at Prawaas 2017 seems identical to the images of the low-cost variant of the Dzire sent to us by a reader in April. However, while the photographed by our reader had ‘Swift Dzire Tour’ badging, this one carries a ‘Tour S’ badge indicating the Swift and Dzire names have been dropped. Since there seem to be no apparent changes in equipment and specifications, looks like MSIL will sell the cut price second generation Dzire as Maruti Suzuki Tour S here onward.

Maruti Suzuki Tour S showcased at Prawaas 2017 right rear three quarters
The ‘Tour S’ badging in the boot lid replaces the ‘Swift Dzire Tour’ badge seen previously.

The Maruti Tour S comes in three colours – White, Black and Silver. It is powered by a 1.2 L K12 Petrol with 82 PS and 113 Nm on tap. The other engine option is the 1.3 L DDiS diesel that puts out 75 PS and 190 Nm. Both come with only a 5-speed manual transmission. The Maruti Suzuki Tour S LXi is priced at INR 521,846 while the LDi diesel variant costs INR 624,185. Ex-Showroom Mumbai.

Like Maruti, Hyundai also sells the pre-facelift variant of the Xcent as Xcent Prime targeting the taxi market.

Maruti Suzuki Tour S – Image Gallery

[source – Autos Arena]

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