New-generation Maruti Swift Dzire will see comprehensive cosmetic and mechanical updates.
New Maruti Dzire 2017 is surely one of the most-awaited launches of this year. The subcompact sedan, which is set to enter its third generation, is reported to have its debut in May 2017. While the official unveiling of the new-generation Dzire is a few months away, the company has commenced its production at its Manesar plant. Interestingly, this time around Maruti Suzuki will drop the ‘Swift’ badge from its name – thus it will now be called Maruti Suzuki Dzire. For 2017, the compact sedan will see comprehensive cosmetic updates inside and out along with a pack of new features.
Mechanically, the new Maruti Dzire will receive Suzuki’s new diesel powertrain benefited with SHVS mild-hybrid technology. Though, it will also retain the existing petrol engine. Reports suggest that Maruti Suzuki might introduce an optional AMT or CVT gearbox on the vehicle. All these updates will certainly make it a bit pricier than the current model. Recently, a fully-camouflaged prototype of the 2017 Dzire was snapped closely covering all its design and interior details. Read – New Maruti Swift Sport Might Come To India
While the new-gen Dzire will be the first Swift sibling to be rolled out in the Indian market, the subcompact sedan might have its debut in summer (May, 2017). The 2017 Dzire will go on sale in India during this year’s festive season (i.e. October – November). Whereas, the 2017 Swift hatchback will arrive at the 2018 Delhi Auto Expo in February. One must note that Maruti Suzuki hasn’t yet confirmed the launch details of both the vehicles.
|Base Model||Rs 6 lakh|
|Top Model||Rs 9 lakh|
Prices of the new Maruti Swift Dzire 2017 will be more than the outgoing models, since it will see significant design and mechanical updates. We expect it to be Rs 60,000 – Rs 70,000 more expensive than the outgoing model. The entry-level variant might come at Rs 6 lakh, and the top-spec version could be priced around Rs 9 lakh.
|Diesel||Suzuki’s new Diesel Unit|
|Petrol||1.2-litre, 4-cylinder K-Series Petrol|
|Maximum Power||83.14bhp @ 6000rpm|
|Maximum Torque||115Nm @ 4000rpm|
|Transmission||5-speed Manual & AMT or CVT|
Suzuki’s self-developed diesel engine with SVHS mild hybrid technology will be the major mechanical update that will made to the 2017 Maruti Dzire. The subcompact sedan will also retain the current 1.2-litre, 4-cylinder K-Series petrol engine. This gasoline unit churns out a peak power of 83.14bhp and 115Nm of torque. What also will continue to come with the new Dzire is the conventional 5-speed manual gearbox. Speculations are on rife that the 2017 Dzire might come with an automatic manual transmission (AMT) or CVT autobox option.
|Petrol Model||Over 20kmpl|
|SHVS Model||Over 30kmpl|
On the fuel efficiency front, the 2017 Swift Dzire will beat most of its rivals. While its petrol version is estimated to return over 20kmpl, the SHVS variant might give more than 30kmpl. With these mileage figures, the 2017 Maruti Swift Dzire SHVS will become India’s most fuel efficient subcompact sedan. However, it is yet to be seemed if Maruti Suzuki boasts its compact sedan with hybrid technology or not.
In the sub-compact sedan space, the new Maruti Swift Dzire 2017 will gun up straight against the Honda Amaze and newly-launched Tata Tigor. The subcompact sedan will also take on the Ford Aspire, Volkswagen Ameo, Hyundai Xcent and the upcoming Chevrolet Essentia.
The 2017 Maruti Dzire will go under comprehensive knife job, and receive several design upgrades. However, it will retain its original shape and dimensions. Major changes will be made on the front fascia of the sedan. It will receive a large hexagonal grille, new headlamp clusters, re-designed bumpers, Baleno-inspired front fenders and wraparound taillights. The new model might share its platform with the Baleno premium hatchback that will make its lighter, stiffer and safer than the current model. Picture Gallery – Upcoming Maruti Suzuki Cars in India
Interior of the 2017 Dzire will be more up-market, and loaded with several new comfort and safety features. The material quality, too, will be better than before. The compact sedan might appear with beige fabric seat upholstery, while the dashboard design will remain unchanged. The list of features will include a touchscreen SmartPlay entertainment system, automatic climate control, new steering wheel with mounted controls, twin pod instrument dials, new center console design with circular HVAC vents and many more. Maruti Suzuki might offer dual airbags and ABS with EBD as standard safety equipment on the sedan.
New Maruti Swift Dzire 2017 will receive significant exterior and interior updates along with a range of new comfort and safety features. Besides this, the sedan might also come with Suzuki's new diesel engine with SHVS system, and AMT or CVT gearbox options.