MSI has started trial production of the new Dzire that will qualify for excise duty benefit given on small cars in India.
The new Dzire will, however, be exported to markets in Latin America, North Africa and the West Asia before being launched in India early next year. “The new Dzire will be exported to countries like Morocco, Algeria, Chile, Peru and Saudi Arabia to start with. Initially, 1,000-1,500 units every month are being targeted… to be produced only at the Manesar plant.
The new Dzire will be launched in India at the 2012 Auto Expo. We can expect the Dzire CS to start at around Rs. 4.60 lakh for base variant and could have a difference of around 30-40 thousand compared to the Swift
MSI will retain the existing Dzire to target fleet operators and tour operators unlike what it did with the Swift by replacing the old model with a new version.