The 2017 Maruti Suzuki Dzire has finally arrived in the Indian market. With all-new design and lots of new comfort and safety features, the sedan’s third-generation model is surely a step ahead than its predecessor. Besides this, the new version is more economical than the previous one.
Price – The new Dzire comes in a total of 14 variants with both petrol and diesel engine options. The entry-level LXi petrol and LDi diesel versions are priced at Rs 5.45 lakh and Rs 6.45 lakh respectively. The high-spec ZXi (petrol) automatic model costs Rs 8.41 lakh, and the ZDi (diesel) automatic comes at Rs 9.41 lakh. All aforementioned prices are ex-showroom, Delhi.
Lighter Than Before – The 2017 Maruti Dzire underpins Suzuki’s Heartect platform that has already been used in Baleno premium hatchback and Ignis mini SUV. The lightweight body-built not only improves its fuel efficiency, but enhances its overall performance and handling as well. While the petrol version has witnessed 85kgs weight loss, the diesel version is around 105kgs lighter than before.
New Design - Aesthetic changes & styling updates on the outside make the new Dzire look more premium. Upfront, the car receives a new front grille with chrome surround, redesigned projector headlamps with LED DRLs, revised bumper and fog lamps. Other key updates include 15-inch alloy wheels, new taillamp enclosures, etc.
Upmarket Cabin - The interior also receives radical changes including a newly designed dashboard, with most of the bits borrowed from the new Swift. Use of dual-tone colour scheme, faux wood etc has been retained from the previous model. Material quality, fit and finish go up.
More Spacious & Loaded - Another vital change on the Dzire is the slightly increased wheelbase (20mm) that allows more space to the occupants. Additionally, it packs new twin-pod instrument console, flat bottomed steering wheel and anew touchscreen infotainment system with AppleCarPlay and Android Auto.
Safer Than Before – With an aim to improve safety levels of the car, Maruti Suzuki has offered dual airbags, ABS with EBD and brake assist and ISOFOX child seat anchors as standard fitments across the range. The sedan also comes with reverse parking camera and sensors, rear defogger, anti-theft security system, night & day adjustable IRVM, speed sensitive door locking and many more features.
Power Figures - Engine set up remains unchanged with 1.2-litre petrol and 1.3-litre oil burner powering the range. The former makes a top power of 83bhp against 115Nm of torque, the latter one offers 74bhp with 190Nm. Transmission choices include a 5-speed manual and AMT.
More Frugal – The 2017 Maruti Dzire is significantly lighter than the previous model. This weight loss has improved the fuel efficiency of the sedan. The petrol version delivers a claimed mileage of 22kmpl, the diesel variant offers 28.40kmpl. With such impressive figures, the Dzire (diesel) becomes the most fuel economical car in the country.