Maruti Suzuki Relaunches Old DZire As DZire Tour

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Maruti Suzuki has relaunched the old generation Swift DZire as the DZire Tour. There were reports about the carmaker wanting to retain the old DZire depite launching the new generation DZire based on the new Swift.

What has compelled Maruti Suzuki to retain the old Swift is the huge potential it sees for the old model in the fleet and taxi market. In fact the DZire tour will only be sold to taxi and fleet operators once it is commercially launched in April.

The Swift DZire Tour is essentially a stripped down version of the DZire LXI and DZire LDI ( the entry level variants of the previous generation DZire). AC and power steering are some of the standard features available in the DZire tour. Visually, the Tour will only have rear and front bumpers, outside rear-view mirrors and door handles in black.

According to Autocar India, the DZire Tour's price has been set lower than even the Tata Indigo XL. The petrol variant will be priced at Rs.4.88 lakhs and the diesel variant costing Rs.5.91 lakhs.(all prices, ex-showroom, Delhi).

Model                         Diesel                        Petrol

Maruti Dzire Tour       Rs 5.91 lakh               Rs 4.88 lakh

Tata Indigo XL           Rs 5.91 lakh               Rs 6.29 lakh

Toyota Etios              Rs 6.69 lakh               Rs 5.14 lakh

Mahindra Verito         Rs 5.97 lakh               Rs 5.04 lakh

Story first published: Monday, March 19, 2012, 18:20 [IST]
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