Suzuki makes Dzire sedan its own car

Zululand Observer - Monday - - ZO MOTORING - Val van der Walt

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.

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