Here is a specs, features & design based comparison between the upcoming new Maruti Dzire and the current Swift Dzire.
Maruti Swift Dzire, a known nameplate in the subcompact sedan segment is set for a generation change by mid-2017. The sedan’s success is largely attributed to its Swift resembling looks, frugal set of engines returning impressive mileage and great value for money that’s intrinsic coming from the stables of Maruti.
Now that the new Dzire is only a couple of months away from its official launch, we bring you a detailed spec-based comparison between the upcoming and current model to find out what’s new on the third gen Dzire.
Maruti Swift Dzire is essentially a hatchback based subcompact sedan, based on its twin hatchback Swift. The changes made to the exterior are in line with its smaller sibling, which is also gearing up for a generation leap sometime next year. Visually, the sedan will appear more appealing and upmarket with radical changes on the outside. Most of the changes are made to the face with large hexagonal grille, new headlamp clusters, reshaped bumper and Baleno inspired front fenders transforming the front profile. The rear end also has changed, sporting reworked bumper and new set of wrap-around tail-lamps. Read – New Maruti Dzire Vs 2017 Hyundai Xcent
Updates to the cabin will be comprehensive with more upmarket styling and a host of new comfort and connectivity features upping the premium quotient. Maruti has addressed issues from current model and tried to work on it. There is a notable change in the quality of material used inside and it sports beige coloured seat covers inside. Styling changes apart, the sedan will also receive new connectivity features such as a touchscreen SmartPlay entertainment system, automatic climate control, new steering wheel with mounted controls, new centre console design with circular HVAC vents and twin-pod instrument system etc. On the safety front, the carline is likely to receive standard dual airbags and ABS with EBD. Read – New Maruti Swift Coming At Auto Expo 2018
In terms of equipment, the new Dzire will be richer with new design and styling elements enhancing the visual appeal. The sedan will come with a host of new exterior features including new large hexagonal grille, new headlamps, reworked bumpers in front and rear, Baleno-inspired front fenders and wraparound tail-lamps. There will be no change to the dimensions and silhouette of the new Dzire.
The 1.2-litre, 4-cyinder, K-Series petrol engine will be carried over from the current model. Tuned to produce 83.14bhp and 115Nm of torque, the petrol engine will use the 5-speed manual gearbox and there could either be an AMT unit or a CVT on the carline. One of the major changes expected on the new Dzire is Maruti’s self-developed oil burner with SHVS mild hybrid technology. If Maruti launches a new oil burner with SHVS technology on the new Dzire, the current 1.3-litre DDiS engine will be dropped from the carline. Check Out – New Maruti Swift Dzire 2017 – Picture Gallery
The petrol engine is expected to witness subtle or no change in the mileage with the fuel economy estimated at 20kmpl opposed to the 18.5kmpl for automatic and 20.85kmpl for manual trims from the old Swift Dzire. On the contrary, diesel version might offer increased mileage with the SHVS system pushing fuel economy to 30kmpl against the 26.59kmpl returned by the 1.3-litre oil burner.
The current gen Maruti Swift Dzire is priced between Rs 5.35 lakh to Rs 8.57 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi), but with all the above changes the new Dzire is likely to undergo slight increase in price. Prices for the new Dzire are estimated to fall between Rs 6 lakh to Rs 9 lakh, with entry level trim expected to cost around Rs 65,000 more. Just so you know, the new Dzire will drop the Swift name and is likely to be sold under the ‘Dzire’ nameplate.