At the launch of the new 2012 Maruti Suzuki Dzire, Maruti India announced that their old model Dzire to be renamed as Maruti Swift Dzire Tour and they have planned to sell this old version of Dzire only to taxi operators. If you want to buy the old dzire for a personal use, you cannot buy. Only the taxi and fleet operators can buy the old Dzire model which is named as Dzire Tour.
This new announcement is made because the Maruti doesn’t want their new Dzire 2012 sales to be affected because since its launch, the new 2012 Dzire (which is short by 4 meters compared to the old Dzire model) is the second largest selling car in the month of feb 2012.
The Maruti Dzire Tour will come with two variants. Petrol and diesel for the price tag Rs.4.88 lakhs (petrol variant) and Rs.5.91 lakhs (diesel variant) ex-showrooms delhi. Both the variants will have air conditioning and power steering as default kit. Also only if you’re a taxi operator, you can purchase the Dzire Tour model which has big boot space of 464 litres. The new dzire 2012 model has short boot space and the length is also reduced.
The move from Maruti is to be appreciated because, people always prefer Maruti cars as you can see from their sales graph and also when talking about taxi cars, all these years Maruti Omni, Eeco has been doing good (in chennai) and when you see in Goa, many Dzire and WagonR has been used widely for taxi cabs.
This move of launching the dzire old model called Dzire tour only to taxi operators will be a hit because of large space in the rear seats and huge boot space which can carry lot of luggages when you take the vehicle on road trips, low maintenance and fuel consumption.
The features of Dzire Tour comes with black-coloured front and rear bumpers, outside rear-view mirrors and door handles and steel wheels. As said above, the Dzire tour comes in two variants (LXi and LDi), the petrol version is powered by thee K12M Engine of 1.2 Litre with 80 BHP of power and the diesel engine model is powered by 1.3 litre fiat multijet diesel engine with 75 BHP of power.
If you want to buy sedan model with large boot space then, you have no choice but to buy SX4 or other options such as Toyota Etios, Mahindra Verito, Tata Manza and Tata Indigo XL. You can check the price comparison chart above.