Maruti DZire BoosterJet not coming confirms Maruti, will stick to the existing engines only.
The 2017 Maruti DZire being based on the same platform as the Baleno, was speculated to get the RS moniker. Maruti confirms that it will not be launching a sportier version of the DZire as the company feels that buyers don’t expect a sporty driving experience from its sedans but would rather buy sporty hatchbacks.
Maruti introduced the BoosterJet engine, a 1.0-litre, 3-cylinder, 102 HP unit on the Baleno, and termed it the Baleno RS. The car lived up to its expectations, and Maruti proved it could also make performance-oriented cars.
While the DZire might not get the BoosterJet engine, Maruti could be introducing the BoosterJet engine on the new generation Swift. The Swift is due for an India launch in 2018. The DZire continues to be available with the 1.2-litre K-Series petrol engine and the 1.3-litre DDiS diesel engine. Prices for the DZire start at Rs. 5.45 lakhs for the entry level petrol variant and Rs. 6.45 lakhs for the entry level diesel variant (ex-showroom, Delhi).
Maruti DZire BoosterJet
– Maruti will not be offering the BoosterJet engine on the new DZire
– Both the Baleno and the DZire are based on the same HEARTACT platform
– Maruti could bring the RS moniker on the new Swift rather than the DZire
Source – AutocarIndia.com