Maruti Suzuki Dzire exports growing bigger, launched in Algeria
Last Updated at
- 12:52 pm, June 29, 2012
After two destinations in South America, the compact sedan will retail in African country starting Rs 7.29 lakh.
The Indian auto industry is not doing so well at this moment. The fuel prices, inflation, high interest rates and devaluating Indian rupee has cause lot of manufacturers to even halt production at their plants to control the inventory. One of the best ways to limit the damage in the current situation is through exports, as the company also makes a bit more in rupees for the dollars that the car fetch in international market.
Maruti Suzuki is doing that pretty well at this moment. The Ertiga MPV has huge demand in the Indonesian market, where it is despatched as a CKD. Similarly the new Dzire compact sedan is now been offered in various markets. The Dzire was launched in Uruguay and Chile sometime back, and now the car is being offered in the African continent for the first time. Suzuki with its local partner Elsecom has launched the Swift Dzire sedan in Algeria for a starting price of Rs 7.29 lakh (1.1 million Algerian Dinar).
The company is offering the 1.2-litre K-series petrol engine with the car, which churns out 85PS and is mated to a five-speed manual gearbox. The car will be offered in three trims with the top-end GLX variant costing about Rs 10 lakh.
The car was also offered for a test drive to the Algeria media, who were impressed with the sedan and believe that it will do well for Elsecom Suzuki in the country.
First Published on 12:52 pm, June 29, 2012
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