Maruti Suzuki India Ltd has launched the 2019 Dzire with a wide range of safety features update. The addition of the safety features has hiked the price of the car. Besides that, Maruti Suzuki India Ltd has also introduced the petrol powered version of the Dzire, which is BSVI compliant. Currently, the 2019 Maruti Dzire is priced starting from Rs 5,82,613 lakhs and ranging up to Rs 9,57,622 lakhs. The prices are ex showroom [Delhi] prices. Hence, the new Dzire witnesses a price hike of Rs 15,000.
The 2019 Maruti Dzire now complies with AIS – 145 safety norms with the addition of the new safety features. The new mandatory safety features offered on the new Maruti Dzire are airbags, reverse parking sensors, ABS with EBD, central locking, seat belt reminders and speed alert systems. All these features are offered as standard across all the trims. The AIS stands for Automotive Industry Standards and 145 denote that all the cars that are to be retailed from July 1, 2019 onwards mandates the equipment of safety features. Apart from that, the Bharat New Vehicles Safety Assessment [BNVSAP] norms will enforce from October 1, 2019 and the cars need to comply with it.
The Union Road Transport Ministry mandates a new set of safety features as standard across all modes with an aim to reduce the number of accidents and to reduce the rate of fatalities on the country roads, thereby by making the cars safer. The new set of safety norms enforces from 1st July, 2019. Therefore, the automakers are busy working on updating their cars to comply with the AIS – 145 norms. Maruti Suzuki India Ltd has also recently modified the WagonR and the Swift and introduces the new Dzire today.
The 2019 Maruti Suzuki Dzire will be offered in both petrol and diesel powering options. The 1.2 litre petrol motor is BSVI compliant and churns out a power of 83 bhp and produces a peak torque of 113 Nm while the 1.3 litre diesel engine is still BSIV compliant and makes a power of 74 bhp and delivers a peak torque of 190 Nm. Both the engines will come with either five – speed manual or five – speed AMT automatic transmission. The Maruti Dzire competes on the likes of the Hyundai Xcent, Ford Aspire, Honda Amaze and Tata Tigor.
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