Maruti Suzuki India Ltd to launch 2012 Dzire compact sedan on 1st Feb
| Friday, Jan 20 2012 12:30PM IST
New Delhi: The 2012 Dzire compact sedan will be launched by the Maruti Suzuki India Limited (MSIL) on 1st February 2012. Talking about the model, the compact sedan version is reduced by 4 metres in length as the short length automatically makes it eligible for excise duty benefits. This also makes the automakers to reduce the price of compact sedans thus making it cheaper than the full sized sedans.But the case may not be same for 2012 Dzire compact sedan as MSIL is considering a new model to substitute the existing Dzire.Along with compact sedan line up, Mahindra Verito CS and Tata Manza CS will also join the line-up.According to the reports, the new Dzire has been designed on the new Swift platform. The model is 3995 mm in length, 1695 mm in width and 1530 mm in height. The wheelbase is 2430 mm. the weight of new Dzire is 1000 kg.The car will be available with the same K 12M VVT petrol engine and D13A DDiS diesel engine.