Suzuki wants to make the most out of its cars globally and it generally launches the same cars in similar markets globally. And this helps the company save a lot of research and development costs. And Suzuki has done just that once more. The company has launched the Indian-spec and Indian made Maruti Swift Dzire in Colombia. The Dzire had been reserved to just India in its first generation but with the next gen Dzire, the company wants to make the most out of it.
The Dzire made its way to Middle Eastern, African and South American markets last year via distributors. The Swift Dzire’s petrol stocks have been piling up in the Indian stockyards as the people in India prefer diesel motors and this may be one of the reasons for exporting the car to other markets. This makes perfect sense for the company as they would not really like to have high inventory in stockyards and they are better off exported.
The Dzire has a similar spec-sheet as the Indian market for Colombia. It gets the different bumpers, slightly tweaked grille and newer wheels from the Swift to make it visibly different and gets a boot to make it the Dzire from the Swift. The heart will be the same 1.2L K Series petrol motor powering the Indian Dzire which gives out 85 horses. The car has a nice power-to-weight ratio as it weighs a meager 960 Kgs.
The Dzire comes in the top of the line variant for Colombia. It gets power windows, electrically adjustable mirrors and fog lights. Airbags and ABS will be present for your safety and steering mounted audio controls will give you the entertainment controls on your hands. There’s driver seat-height adjustment on offer as well. It will sell for and $ 31.9 million pesos which translates into INR 9.5 lakhs. The higher price comes courtesy of the customs duties.