To kick off the year 2016, Maruti Suzuki has launched the AMT version of the most successful compact sedan of India Swift Dzire, which is priced at Rs. 8.39 lakhs (ex-showroom Delhi) approximately Rs. 49,000 more than the ZDI manual variant. With this launch, Dzire becomes carmaker’s first diesel and fourth in total after Celerio, Alto K10 and Wagon R to get AMT aka AGS (auto gear shift).
The AMT Dzire runs on the same 1248cc, 1.3 litre diesel engine which is good to deliver max power of [email protected] and peak torque of [email protected]. Earlier the AMT Dzire was rumored to get some bump up in the mileage department but it delivers the similar ARAI certified mileage of 26.59 Kmpl which is same as the manual variant. The aromatic variant will be available in seven color choices like Sangria red, Silky Silver, Alp blue, pearl arctic white, Magma grey, cave black and pacific blue.
It is based on the top end variant so it is loaded with features like automatic climate control, dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, reverse parking camera, electrically foldable ORVMs, keyless entry, infotainment system with bluetooth connectivity, USB, aux-in etc. The only competition available in the segment is Zest diesel AMT which is priced at Rs. 8.15 lakhs (ex-showroom Delhi).
Speaking more on the launch, Mr. R S Kalsi, Executive Director Marketing & Sales, Maruti Suzuki India Limited, said, “Auto Gear Shift, a two-pedal technology, enables customers to drive with comfort and convenience, especially in congested city conditions. This convenience is available to them at an attractive price, without any compromise on fuel efficiency. Maruti Suzuki introduced the AGS technology in India with Celerio and we currently offer it in Alto K10 and WagonR also. It has been very well accepted by customers. We are delighted to now offer Auto Gear Shift technology in Dzire diesel as well.”