We told you about the launch of the all-new Dzire (READ) yesterday – the car indeed is brilliant and will continue to be India’s largest selling sedan. The company claims they have got over 30000 bookings so far which means waiting periods will soon run into months. So does that mean the Dzire should be your ideal choice in the Rs 7-10 lakh bracket? We think otherwise and here is why…
The Ciaz is Dzire’s elder cousin and Maruti shifted the product to Nexa showrooms a couple of months back. This move was important to keep the Ciaz from cannibalizing the sales of this new Dzire, prices of which have increased over the older version. Infact, if you are looking at the diesel versions, the price difference has narrowed down significantly in New Delhi – the Ciaz enjoys tax benefits due to its mild hybrid technology. Here is a look at the prices
New Dzire Diesel MT Prices:
Rs 6.45 (LDi)/ Rs 7.29 lakh (VDi) / Rs 8.05 lakh (ZDi) / Rs 8.94 lakh (ZDi+)
Ciaz Diesel Prices:
Rs 7.88 lakh (Sigma) / Rs 8.29 lakh (Delta) / Rs 8.96 lakh (Zeta) / Rs 9.56 lakh (Alpha)
If we compare the Dzire VDi prices vs base Ciaz (Sigma), the price difference is only Rs 59,000 in Delhi. These models are comparable in terms of features. Infact, by paying this amount, what you get extra in the Ciaz is:
- More power
- More space
- Projector lamps
- Outside temp display
- Rear defogger
- Front arm-rest
- Mild hybrid technology
- Also note: the Ciaz enjoys a 25k exchange bonus!
If you happen to exchange your old car, there are chances you might end up getting a higher amount that the market price, thanks to the exchange bonus. This will further reduce the cost difference of Rs 59,000.
The Ciaz is definitely from a segment above and feels far more premium. Do note that this case study is only valid for New Delhi. Makes sense? Happy shopping!