First Maruti diesel-powered car to get an AMT option.
Maruti has announced the introduction of the Automatic Gear Shift (AGS) option to the Maruti Swift Dzire ZDI diesel sedan, which is priced at INR 8.39 Lakhs (ex-showroom Delhi). This is the first diesel-powered Maruti to receive such an option.
The 5-speed automated manual transmission (AMT) is likely to be supplied by Magneti Marelli, and is paired to the 1.3-liter DDiS diesel engine in the Dzire ZDI variant, which produces 75 PS and 190 Nm of torque. The fuel efficiency is rated at 26.59 km/l for the diesel automatic variant, which is the same as that of the regular model with a manual gearbox.
Other than the inclusion of the AGS option, there are no feature upgrades reported. The ZDI trim will be equipped with 15 inch alloy wheels, electrically-adjustable and folding wing mirrors, ABS, EBD, dual front airbags, automatic climate control and a Bluetooth-enabled music system.
The only rival in its segment is the Tata Zest F-Tronic AMT, which is priced at INR 8.15 Lakhs (ex-showroom Delhi) for the top-end XTA trim.