Maruti Suzuki unveils new Swift DZire

February 1st, 2012 - 5:08 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Feb 1 (IANS) Car maker Maruti Suzuki Wednesday unveiled the second generation compact sedan Swift DZire.

The petrol variant of the sedan is priced between Rs.4.79 lakh and Rs.6.54 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi) and is powered by a K-12M VVT engine that offers fuel mileage of 19.1 km a litre.

The diesel version is priced between Rs.5.80 lakh and Rs.7.09 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi) and is powered by D13A inter-cooled turbocharger DDiS engine with a 7.8 percent improved mileage of 23.4 km per litre.

“This second new model in our portfolio within six months demonstrates our faith and confidence in the Indian market,” said Shinzo Nakanishi, managing director and chief executive, Maruti Suzuki.

The company expects the new Swift DZire with the full model change to strengthen the entry sedan portfolio.

Currently, Swift DZire has over 39 percent market share in the entry sedan segment with monthly sales of around 10,000 units.

Maruti Suzuki along with its vendors has invested over Rs.230 crore towards the new full model change.

This (investment) was over and above the Rs.550 crore invested towards new Swift launched earlier in this fiscal, the company said.

Overall, the new Swift DZire has over 150 changes integrated as compared to the previous model.

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