The Maruti Dzire 2020 is going to be a mild update for the car that has remained pretty much unchanged since 2017. Now Maruti follows a method where every four years a model gets a mild cosmetic plus features update and in the seventh or eighth year there is a new generation car that comes in. To put things in perspective for buyers looking to buy the Maruti Dzire 2020 next year – not many changes to look forward to. There will be software enhancements for the touchscreen, new interior upholstery and better design for the front and rear of the car. So that’s not much. What will happen then? Scroll down below to find out more.
Only One Engine Option?
Yes, only one engine will be available for the Maruti Dzire 2020. The BS6 products, namely the petrol engines which comprised of 70% crossed the four lakh sales mark. So Maruti says petrol is the way to go and from April they will not be offering a diesel option with any of their cars. You might ask, what about the 1.5-litre BS6 ready Ciaz or Ertiga? Maruti will only offer that engine or any diesel engine in 2020 after BS6 if there is a demand for it. We do know that the 1.5-litre does have the potential to come in a slightly detuned state for the Dzire, but that is not something Maruti is thinking to go forward with.
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Thus, the K-Series 1.2-litre four-cylinder engine which produces 83bhp and 114Nm of torque will continue to be offered with a five-speed manual and an AMT gearbox. The Maruti Dzire will get this engine option in seven variant options. Maruti has also said while they are contemplating the future of electric products, the cars in their current line-up are more likely to get a CNG option as it is a much readily available fuel in the country. The government also has a much clearer policy that involves 10,000 + CNG stations to open in the country soon. So this means that the petrol car is the only one that you will be able to buy in 2020 plus there will be the option of CNG coming in as a fuel but with a manual gearbox only.
Prices and Features?
Nothing really changes on this front. The Dzire is a feature-loaded car with decent safety features and space. Nothing on this front will change and the pricing of the BS6 petrol cars that starts from Rs 5.82 lakhs to Rs 8.36 lakhs will continue to remain mostly unchanged. It will also continue to compete with the Honda Amaze, Tata Tigor, Ford Aspire and the upcoming Hyundai Aura