There is a fair chance that its hatchback sibling might get the 1.0 Litre Ecoboost unit instead

Even before the launch, we all thought that Maruti will get a more powerful engine under the hood alongside the regular 1.2 Litre and the 1.3 Litre diesel unit. The rumours almost seemed true when we heard that the new generation Dzire will use the new platform which also underpins the Baleno hatchback. Now because Ford has already introduced a sports variants of their Figo Aspire sedan there was a possibility that Maruti might have introduced a slightly powerful and sportier Dzire variant in India. We all thought that the sportier Dzire will get the slightly more powerful 1.0 Litre Boosterjet unit. This is the same unit which also powers the newly introduced Baleno RS.

The 1.0 Litre, three cylinder Boosterjet unit produces about 102 Bhp of peak power under the hood of the Baleno RS. However, Maruti has called this rumours baseless and denied that they do not have any plans of introducing the more powerful unit of the Dzire. They also stated that sedans are for everyday use and leisurely drive people would rather be interested in buying a sporty hatchback than a sedan.
We say that although the Dzire might not get the powerful engine but there is a fair chance that Maruti might decide to power their upcoming new generation Swift hatchback with the 1.0 Litre unit which produces way more power than their 1.2 Litre unit.

For all your information once again the Dzire is available with the same 1.2 Litre K series petrol and the 1.3 Litre Multijet diesel unit and is priced in the range of Rs 5.45 lakh for the entry-level petrol to Rs 9.41 lakh for the top end diesel unit.

Source: Autocar India

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