No RS Variant For The 2017 Maruti Suzuki Dzire — Report

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India's leading automaker Maruti Suzuki launched the new-gen Dzire in the Indian market a few days ago. The new compact sedan features significant changes regarding design.

The 2017 Maruti Suzuki Dzire is based on the same platform which also underpins the Baleno. So, it was expected that a sportier version of the Dzire could be launched with the 1-litre Boosterjet engine.

But Autocar India reports that Maruti Suzuki will not launch the RS variant of the Dzire compact sedan. The company stated that they are still trying out the new engine which is being imported.

The Baleno RS is a successful product for the company and retails around 800 to 1,000 units a month. Maruti Suzuki stated that the customers don't expect a sporty driving experience in a sedan. Instead, they would buy a sporty hatchback if they need a performance oriented car.

The newly launched Dzire draws power from a 1.2-litre engine and a 1.3-litre diesel motor. The engines are mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox or a 5-speed AMT transmission.

The Maruti Suzuki Dzire might miss out on the RS moniker, but the good news is the upcoming Swift hatchback could get the 102bhp Boosterjet engine. The next-gen Swift is expected to hit the Indian roads in 2018.

Story first published: Friday, May 19, 2017, 18:20 [IST]
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