Maruti Suzuki is cashing in on the demand for the hot selling Dzire sub-compact sedan by targeting an increase in monthly production volumes. The company has announced a target of 20, 000 units per month in production for the new Dzire which is selling like hot cakes in India. The car even outstripped India’s largest selling car, the Alto, for three straight months in terms of sales volumes. The Dzire has already notched up more than 1 lakh units in sales volumes back in October, 2017.
With this huge demand, Maruti Suzuki is struggling to lower waiting periods which ranged between 17-18 weeks as of end-November. This has led to an increase in the monthly production target and the development has been confirmed by the Chairman of the company, R C Bhargava.
The Dzire is priced smartly between Rs. 5.43-8.37 lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi) for the petrol model while the diesel counterpart sells between Rs. 6.44-9.39 lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi). The Dzire also gets 5-speed manual and AMT options while fuel economy figures are 22 kmpl and 28.4 kmpl for the petrol and diesel models respectively.
There are the 1.3 litre DDiS 190 diesel and 1.2 litre VVT petrol engines that make 73.73 hp and 190 Nm and 81.77 hp and 113 Nm respectively. The Dzire comes with VXi, LXi, ZXi and ZXi+ grades in India with the AMT option being excluded only for the LXi grade