Launched in Colombia: Made-in-India Maruti Suzuki Swift Dzire
Suzuki has launched the Swift Dzire compact sedan in the South American nation of Colombia. The Dzire sold in Colombia is a petrol-only model. The car is exported from India and features the 1.2 liter K-Series naturally aspirated petrol engine good for 86 Bhp-113 Nm. This four cylinder engine is known for its high levels of refinement and fuel economy. In Colombia, the Dzire petrol gets a 5 speed manual gearbox as standard. Although the Dzire sold in Colombia is built in India, the Maruti badging is absent on the car, which instead features only Suzuki badges.
In India, Maruti Suzuki offers a 4 speed automatic gearbox on the VXi variant of the petrol engined Dzire. In India, the Dzire can also be specified with the 1.3 Liter Fiat MultiJet turbo diesel engine. The Dzire Diesel corners the majority of sales as Indian car market favours diesel engined cars over petrol engined ones. This skewed petrol-diesel equation has to do with the following reasons: diesel cars are more fuel efficient than petrol cars and the price of diesel is lower than that of petrol. So, car buyers in India have favoured diesel powered cars despite these cars costing more than petrol engined cars by a significant margin.
Coming back to the Dzire sold in Colombia, the car is available in a single GLA variant that is loaded to the brim with features. The GLA trim of the Dzire sold in Colombia is similar to the ZXI trim of the Dzire sold in India. This means that the Colombian Dzire gets ABS, EBD and Twin Airbags as standard. Bluetooth connectivity, steering mounted audio controls, power windows, power assisted wing mirrors, height adjustable driver’s seat, front fog lamps and a factory fitted stereo are standard features on the car.
The Swift Dzire sold in Colombia is available in five colors and comes with alloy wheels as standard. The car is priced at 31.9 Million Colombian Pesos, a price which converts to about 9.48 lakh rupees in Indian Rupees. Apart from the just-launched Swift Dzire, Suzuki sells a range of cars in Colombia, and most of these cars that are also sold in India. The Swift hatchback, SX4 Crossover, the SX4 Sedan, the Alto K10, the A-Star(Called the Celerio in Colombia), the Jimny SUV, the Grand Vitara SUV, the APV van and the Kizashi sedan are the cars sold by Suzuki in Colombia.