Maruti Suzuki Dzire becomes the first automatic diesel car offered by Maruti Suzuki in India.
Maruti has added the introduction of the Automatic option to the Maruti Swift Dzire ZDI variant. The company has priced the car at INR 8.39 Lakh.
The 5-speed automated manual transmission (AMT) is likely to be supplied by Magneti Marelli. The transmission is mated to the legendary 1.3L DDiS diesel engine, which produces 75 PS power and 190 Nm of torque. The car returns a fuel economy of 26.59 kmpl(claimed) for the diesel automatic version of the car, the figure is same as its manual variant.
Apart from addition of AMT option, the car remains pretty much the same. The ZDI trim will be equipped with 15 inch alloy wheels, electrically-adjustable and folding wing mirrors, ABS, EBD, dual front airbags, automatic climate control and a Bluetooth-enabled music system.
The automatic diesel variant is set to compete with Tata Zest F-Tronic AMT, which is priced at INR 8.15 Lakh, which is the only other automatic diesel avaiable in its category.
Edited by Atul Bandhu