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Maruti Suzuki launches DZire at Rs 8.39 lakhs

Maruti Suzuki launches automatic diesel DZire at Rs 8.39 lakhs

Leading automobile manufacturer Maruti Suzuki India on Thursday in New Delhi launched auto gear shift (AGS) technology powered diesel DZire sedan. The country's largest car maker Maruti SuzukiBSE -4.75 % India Limited (MSIL) today launched auto gear shift technology in top-end diesel version of entry-level sedan DZire tagged at Rs 8.39 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). With this DZire becomes the first diesel car - and the fourth model in Maruti Suzuki's portfolio - to be offered with AGS technology. R S Kalsi, executive director (marketing and sales), Maruti Suzuki India Limited, said, "Auto Gear Shift, a two-pedal technology, enables customers to drive with comfort and convenience, especially in congested city conditions. This convenience is available to them at an attractive price, without any compromise on fuel efficiency." Maruti Suzuki introduced the AGS technology in India with Celerio. The company currently offers it in Alto K10 and WagonR. The AGS transmission will be available in the top end ZDi variant of DZire and will be priced at Rs. 8.39 lakh, ex-showroom, Delhi. (ZDi Manual Transmission ex-showroom Delhi price Rs 7.90.) DZire with AGS will deliver a fuel efficiency of 26.59 Km/l*, same as that of the manual transmission. Till date, Maruti Suzuki has sold over 1.15 million units of DZire making it the only sedan in India to cross a million units sales mark.