Suzuki makes Dzire sedan its own car
Suzuki SA has made the Dzire its own car. The compact sedan will reach showrooms across SA soon and will no longer be called the Swift Dzire, but just Dzire.
It follows hot on the heels of the recently launched new Swift which has already gone on sale.
With the new Dzire, although no longer a Swift, Suzuki is following the same recipe; offering a solid car at a competitive price.
Like the new Swift, the Dzire sedan will not come standard with the latest this-and-that, but just enough to keep most buyers happy, on top of a solid C-segment suspension and a trusty drivetrain.
Viewed from the front, the car has a smooth polygonal grille, large headlamps and chrome detailing on the grille and below the integrated fog lamp area.
Inside, as part of its new status as a separate model range in the Suzuki stable, the Dzire has a unique dashboard design.
Three derivatives will be made available - the 1.2 GA Manual, 1.2 GL Manual and the 1.2 GL AMT.
As can be seen, only one engine runs the range, namely Suzuki’s K12M plant which is a naturally aspirated 1.2-litre that develops 61kW at 6 000rpm and 113Nm of torque at 4 200rpm.
In the manual models swapping cogs happens through a fivespeed transmission and the AMT version features a... yes, you’ve guessed right, Automated Manual Transmission.
AMTs are a bit on the temperamental side but gets the job done.
Suzuki says the new Dzire weighs 75kg less than the old booted Swift and therefore is lighter on fuel.
For the Dzire the brand claims 4.9-litres to 100km.
Pricing for this new Japanese sedan is as follows:
• Dzire 1.2 GA Manual R161 900
• Dzire 1.2 GL Manual - R191 900 • Dzire 1.2 GL AMT - R206 900
All models are sold with a five-year/200 000km mechanical warranty and a two-year/30 000km service plan.
Autodealer will publish a test drive report as soon as the Dzire docks at Suzuki Zululand.