Just last week we had been given with the bit of information that Maruti is going to conduct a rally for teasing newly launched Honda Amaze, that had claimed havoc in media with the fuel efficiency of 25.8 kmpl underneath its new 1.5L i-DTEC diesel engine.
Exclusively, Maruti is pinned very briefly under the veins of Indians and to say more about the carmaker for now, it has challenged even the official mileage inspecting body of India named “ARAI”.
There are various rallies being conducted around the world for calling down different technicalities or so, but here in India, Maruti had organized an event which was targeted to get the best mileage out of their heat facing model plate Swift Dzire, to show faith and the engineering commitment towards customers to gain good sales figure in return, specifically against the Honda Amaze.
As learnt, more than 62 customers with their families have participated in this unique yet exciting action named “Dzirable Mileage Rally” held in Mumbai yesterday.
It was all started from the HP Petrol Pump in Bandra, grasping a distance of 55 kms, sucked down the oil dripping figures at The Park Hotel, CBD Belapur.
Swift Dzire presently enjoys the flourished 5.5 lakh customer base.
Dzirable Mileage Rally was the second in series of celebration that was announced earlier this month due the fifth anniversary of Swift Dzire, being followed by Dzire Regal Edition in limited numbers, just some days before. The celebration was held on pan India basis, and 31 cities were also chosen to derive the best outcome from their beloved metal.
But obviously you’ll will be waiting for the results, let’s announce, Mr. Gurdeep Singh won the competition for knocking down the best mileage at 45.8 kmpl in diesel variant whilst of Mr. Shrirang Chindarkar stood frugal for 42.1 kmpl returns in petrol. Both of the figures are shocking for us because, the certified figures claimed numbers at 19.1 kmpl in petrol and 23.4 kmpl in diesel.
As concluded, the above bespoken figures of rally were chalked out while riding on highways, where the city ride drove in the dust at 30.6 kmpl in petrol against 32.4 kmpl for diesel.
It is slated, prior to the race participants was bestowed with supportive measures like maximum mileage booklet, time chart, route map and tips to enhance fuel efficiency.
Commenting at the occasion, Mr. Manohar Bhat, Vice President (Marketing), Maruti Suzuki India Limited said, “The Dizerable Mileage Rally is an innovative way to thank the old, new and prospective Maruti Suzuki Swift DZire customers. Over 5 lakh customers in just 5 years is a milestone that every automobile manufacturer dreams of and our customers have helped Swift Dzire to achieve it. The sales numbers reflect the strong customer connect of the Swift DZire for its high fuel efficiency, low cost of ownership and the overall value.”
Since the launch in March 2008, Maruti is selling around 18000 units of Swift Dzire every month across the nation, which had made us think, why they had felt the need to do this type of event in the times when sun is scorching the traditional Indian summer. Well, must say a celebration rubs off all the rough patches in between striding through the competitive heats.
However, engineers at Maruti had worked out the following tricks to get best out of the every drop of fuel inside fuel tank, though whatever it maybe petrol or diesel, that doesn’t matter the mentioned course of action can be trusted a lot.
- Do not exceed 50 km/hr
- Drive in correct gears as per speed and engine rpm
- Avoid sudden acceleration / deceleration
- Avoid unnecessary braking
- Do not switch off the engine while in motion
We too are eagerly waiting if this Indian carmaker is going out to conduct test that will judge 0-100 kmph sprinting time and the top speed as well, but do ARAI has to say something on these defying numbers?