Maruti Suzuki has announced the launch of its all-new Dzire Tour-S taxi sedan in India. It is based on the facelifted latest-gen Maruti Suzuki Dzire which is currently on sale in the Indian market.
The Dzire Tour S is the entry-level fleet-only sedan by Maruti Suzuki that is available in both petrol and a factory-fitted S-CNG option. The petrol version is priced at INR 6.51 lac while the CNG version costs INR 7.36 lac (ex-showroom).
In terms of design, apart from badges, the Tour S remains unchanged when compared to the actual Dzire, but being a low-priced taxi model it does miss out on features such as alloy wheels, fog lamps & side mirrors with integrated turn signals. It has steel wheels, black door handles & black side mirrors, and dedicated Tour S badges.
As for features, the Dzire Tour S taxi gets LED taillamps, a tilt-adjustable steering wheel, a front accessory socket, a manual air conditioner with pollen -filter, ISOFIX seat anchorages, and speed-sensitive door locks. In terms of safety, the car comes equipped with ABS with EBD & BA, ESP, a Speed Limiting System, Reverse Parking Sensors, and Dual Airbags.
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Under the hood, the Maruti Dzire Tour S gets a 1.2L K-Series Dual Jet, Dual VVT engine that makes 90 hp and 113 Nm in Petrol mode and 78 hp and 99 Nm in CNG mode. Both variants are paired with a 5-speed manual transmission. The fuel-efficiency figures are impressive as the petrol-powered Tour S delivers 23.15 km/l while the CNG variant does 32.12 km/kg, making it 21% more efficient than the outgoing model.
Commenting at the launch, Shashank Srivastava, Senior Executive Officer (Marketing and Sales), Maruti Suzuki India Limited, said:
“The All-new Tour S with modern design, new-age safety features, greater practicality, and Advanced 1.2L K-Series Dual Jet, Dual VVT engine is a revolutionary model for the commercial sedan segment. We are confident of exceeding the expectations of our commercial segment customers once again, as we continue to deliver the perfect sedan experience with the All-new Tour S.”
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