The 2020 Maruti DZire facelift was launched a few days before the nationwide was implemented in the country from March 23. Now, the company has started dealer dispatch of the new sedan and the demo models can be spotted at various dealerships. Recently, the base variant of the 2020 Maruti DZire facelift was recorded on a video by YouTuber Arun Panwar to detail its features and other equipment levels. Maruti DZire takes on the likes of Hyundai Aura, Honda Amaze, Tata Tigor, Ford Aspire and Volkswagen Ameo in the Indian market.
Though, as expected, the 2020 Dzire facelift doesn't get too many bells and whistles as standard features. It is even bereft of body-coloured door handles and mirrors. The sedan rides on 14-inch steel wheels and the wheel covers are not a part of standard fitment. The company has included black stripes which are cheaper in cost to replace the chrome window trim in LXi entry-level variant. The cabin too is pretty plain with dual-tone fabric upholstery, Multi-Information Display (MID) and gear shift indicator being the only major features on offer. However, Maruti Suzuki has offered a plethora of safety features in the new sedan in the form of dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, front seatbelt reminder, ISOFIX child seat, reverse parking sensors and speed alert system.
Mechanically, it is powered by the same naturally aspirated 1.2L 4-cylinder K12N Dual Jet Dual VVT petrol engine which powers the entire range of 2020 DZire facelift in India. The BS6 compliant engine develops a top power of 89bhp at 6000rpm and peak torque of 113Nm at 4400rpm, while mated to a 5-speed manual transmission as standard. There is no option for an AMT unit with the base LXi variant. Though, despite being the entry-level trim, it gets the first-in-class idle start-stop (ISS) feature with an ARAI certified fuel economy of 23.26kmpl. The 2020 Maruti Dzire facelift LXi price is Rs 5.89 Lakhs (Ex. Showroom, Delhi). The bookings have already begun while deliveries too have started in some cities