The compact sedan segment has been convincingly dominate by Maruti Suzuki Swift Dzire.
Maruti has sold over 25 lakh Swift Dzire sedans since its inception back in 2008. Dzire is one of the most promising vehicles in this class. In fact, it represents over 50% of the market share, clearly emerging as the market leader. The fact that Dzire finds application both in commercial space and private scenarios is what led to this massive bump in sales over the years. Its high mileage, low maintenance and dense dealership and service network are some of the main reasons why people opt for it. Let us take a look at the details of the sales figures.
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25 Lakh Maruti Swift Dzire Sold
As per the official press release by Maruti Suzuki, the lifetime sales of the Dzire are over 25 lakh. This comes out to be 19 units per hour. It was first introduced back in 2008. By FY2009-10, it achieved the milestone of 1 lakh sales. The 5 lakh sales milestone was accomplished in FY2012-13. Interestingly, the 1 million (10 lakh) milestone arrived in FY2015-16. Thereafter, there was an exponential rise in the sales of the compact sedan. Finally, in FY2023-24, the are over 2.5 million (25 lakh) happy customers of the Dzire. This is a testament to the insane demand for the sedan in our market.
The Maruti Dzire is equipped with a 1.2-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine that generates 88 hp and 113 Nm of maximum power and torque. You have the choice of either a 5-speed manual transmission or an AMT gearbox. Additionally, there’s a CNG variant available, which produces 76 hp and 98 Nm of peak power and torque. The Dzire’s price range falls between Rs 6.51 lakh and Rs 9.39 lakh, ex-showroom. Its primary competitors include models like the Honda Amaze and Hyundai Aura.
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What We Think
It is not surprising at all to see the Dzire hit this seemingly incredible milestone. Maruti Suzuki has over 40% market share in the Indian automobile market. It has been the leader since time immemorial. Its cars boast impressive mileage figures and low maintenance costs which are the primary factors for a price-conscious market like India. On top of that, it offers tons of practicality and the easy availability of spare parts. Hence, there is no reason why people won’t make it the best-selling compact sedan in the country.