Soon after the launch of new Maruti Swift Dzire in India, Maruti Suzuki India discontinued the old Model Dzire lineup and re-launched the same for fleet operators and commercial usage buyers under the new name Dzire Tour. Dzire Tour is mechanically the old Maruti Swift Dzire but comes in one one Petrol and one Diesel engine variant. Dzire Tour was not available for private buyers until recently when Maruti Suzuki decided to open its sales for private car buyers as well. The Dzire Tour Petrol is priced at Rs. 4.90 Lakhs ex-showroom Delhi and Dzire Tour Diesel is priced at Rs. 6 Lakhs. With this price point, the Dzire Tour is a fairly bare-bone version with minimal features.
If you are planning to buy a Dzire Tour, you will not get the below features in these version:
- Body coloured bumpers
- Body coloured door handles
- Left hand side outside rear view mirror
- Central Locking
- Music System
Some of the above equipment can be fitted after market to the car at additional expanse, but it does not make much sense to but the Dzire Tour if you need above features. Its better to get the new Dzire of any other similar car with these features. Also another downside of the Dzire tour is that it gets older generation petrol engine compared to the newer VTVT petrol engine in the new Dzire which is more powerful as well as fuel efficient.
However the advantage is that in Dzire Tour you get much larger boot of 464 litres compared to 316 litre boot of the new Dzire. So in case you were planning on a car with larger boot and lower price tag and almost no features, then Dzire tour will make a much practical sense as it has good handling, boot space, reliable and well tested engine lineup, cheap spared and service of Maruti Suzuki and a decent re-sale value in Indian market. Also at least on the cosmetic front, you can get the front and rear bumpers painted and left hand side rear view mirror installed to make it look presentable. Do let us know what do you think about buying a Dzire Tour by leaving a comment below.
via – Autocar India