The Maruti Suzuki Dzire facelift packs in quite some updates which includes cosmetic changes, mechanical changes and new features as well. Prices have gone up Rs 22,000.
Maruti Suzuki has launched a new facelift for the Dzire compact sedan in India. The 2020 Maruti Suzuki Dzire facelift is now available for a price of Rs 5.89 lakh for the base LXi petrol variant and goes up to Rs 8.80 lakh for the top spec ZXI+ AGS model (ex-showroom, Delhi). With the facelift, Maruti Suzuki has introduced some cosmetic changes along with some mechanical changes. It costs Rs 6,000 to Rs 22,000 more expensive than the pre-facelift model depending on the variant.
Here’s a variant-wise price breakup of the 2020 Maruti Suzuki Dzire facelift :
|Variants||New Price||Old Price|
|Lxi||Rs 5.89 lakh||Rs 5.83 lakh|
|Vxi||Rs 6.79 lakh||Rs 6.73 lakh|
|Vxi AGS||Rs 7.32 lakh||Rs 7.20 lakh|
|Zxi||Rs 7.48 lakh||Rs 7.32 lakh|
|Zxi AGS||Rs 8.01 lakh||Rs 7.79 lakh|
|Zxi+||Rs 8.28 lakh||Rs 8.22 lakh|
|Zxi+ AGS||Rs 8.81 lakh||Rs 8.69 lakh|
Let’s start with what’s under the hood first. The Maruti Suzuki Dzire facelift is now powered by a sole 1.2-litre, four-cylinder K12C DualJet petrol engine. The engine now produces 90bhp, which is 7bhp more than the pre-facelift version. This same engine is also offered on the Baleno hatchback. However, unlike the Baleno, the DualJet engine in the Dzire facelift is not offered with Maruti’s SHVS mild-hybrid system to keep prices in check.
The Dzire facelift however does come with idle start-stop tech, which will help maximise economy. The engine comes mated to either a 5-speed manual transmission or an automated manual transmission (AMT). The AGS gearbox is being offered with K12C engine for the first time. Fuel efficiency for the Dzire facelift is rated at 23.26kpl for the manual version and 24.12kpl for the AMT version.
In terms of design, there are not many significant changes. The overall design remains more or less the same but it gets a new grille design up front. There is also a new front bumper with new fog light housings as well. On the inside, the overall dashboard also remains unchanged to the pre-facelift model. However, the car features Maruti Suzuki’s new SmartPlay Studio infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay support. Additionally, there’s new dual-tone upholstery and faux wood trim.
Among other features, Maruti has also introduced auto-folding ORVMs, a colour TFT screen for the MID and cruise control. The AMT variants additional get safety features such as Electronic Stability Programme and Hill Hold Assist offered as standard. The BS6 Maruti Suzuki Dzire facelift competes against the likes of the BS6-compliant Honda Amaze, Ford Aspire, Hyundai Aura, and the Tata Tigor facelift in our market.