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The tax benefits offered by the Indian govt. for cars less than four meters in length is a tempting opportunity. Maruti has decided to put it to good use by shortening the length of the Swift Dzire. The Dzire is currently 4.16 meters and attracts a duty of 22 per cent, as against 10 per cent for the smaller cars. Also Read - India to be Under Lockdown For 21 Days, Confirmed COVID-19 Cases Spike to 536
The new, shorter Dzire, code name Swift 3.99 (3.99 meters?), is under development at an investment of Rs 500 crore. Expect the car to head to Latin American and European markets as well. Also Read - COVID-19 LIVE: Next 3-4 Weeks Are Crucial, PM Modi Tells State CMs | Top Developments
We don’t anticipate too many changes in the interiors and the car will be powered by the same 1200cc petrol and 1250cc diesel engines as on the current Dzire.