With all-new design and several mechanical updates, the 2017 Maruti Swift Dzire is priced between Rs 5.42 lakh – Rs 9.39 lakh.
The New Maruti Dzire 2017 takes most of its styling cues and design bits from the new Swift
The new Maruti Dzire 2017 has now become the top-selling car, beating Maruti Suzuki’s all-time best-seller Alto. According to the company’s sales chart, MSI sold 30,934 units of the new Dzire in August as against 14,703 units sold in July this year. In fact, this compact sedan has outnumbered the Alto hatchback with a huge margin, which sold 21,521 units in August 2017. Adding to it, Maruti has maintained its supremacy in the domestic passenger vehicle market. Seven of its models feature in the list of top 10 selling brands last month in India.
Launched in May 2017, the new Maruti Dzire 2017 prices were reduced due to GST tax regime. While the change in price was minimal, this turn into more bookings for the subcompact sedan that currently commands a waiting period of around 4-5 months. Prices of the car were slashed by up to Rs 4,063; it is now available in the range of Rs 5.42 lakh to Rs 9.39 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).
Currently in its third generation, the new Dzire has received radical aesthetic changes to the exterior. Insides are more upmarket and better packed with an array of new in-cabin tech. Furthermore, the car has even dropped the Swift badge and it comes with the same 1.2-litre petrol and 1.3-litre diesel engines that were used in the predecessor. While the 5-speed manual and AMT units have been carried forward from the previous model, the diesel variants are also offered with the AMT gearbox which was earlier restricted to the petrol line-up.
The new Maruti Dzire 2017 is based on the new ‘HEARTECT’ platform that also underpins the Baleno. It is 105kg lighter than the previous model, and is claimed to offer more rigidity and improved performance. With 105kg of weight scooped out from the body, the diesel version of the new Dzire is claimed to more fuel efficient, returning over 28kmpl. Besides cosmetic upgrades, the new model gets dimensional changes. That said, the new Dzire sits on a 20mm longer wheelbase and slightly increased widht that provides more space on the inside. With visual improvements and more premium cabin, the new Dzire poses threat to several models in the segment including Honda Amaze, Hyundai Xcent, Ford Aspire, Volkswagen Ameo and Tata Tigor.
Talking about features, the sub-4 meter sedan receives several new tech that makes it safer and more desirable. On the outside, this car has new projector headlamps with LED daytime running lights, a new hexagonal grille laden with chrome and new LED taillights. Inside the cabin, the sedan gets a touchscreen infotainment system that is compatible with Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and MirrorLink. In addition, there is an auto climate control, leather wrapped steering and flat-bottom steering wheel. Read – 2017 Maruti Suzuki Celerio To Launch This Festive Season
-Radically changed exterior
-More upmarket interior
-Feature packed cabin
-Most fuel-efficient diesel car in India with 28.40kmpl of mileage
-5-speed AMT unit available on both petrol & diesel
-Standard dual airbags, ABS with EBD & brake assist and ISOFIX child seat anchors
-Chopped rear look
-Despite increase in boot space it fails to match up rivals like Tigor & Xcent
2017 Maruti Dzire Review
Built on the new Heartect Baleno platform, the new Dzire is visually more appealing, sporting new elements and gets a more premium interior. Feature wise, Dzire is loaded with new-age tech. The carline is available in petrol and diesel variants in L, V and Z grades. Maruti Suzuki India has also added a new Z+ variant that sits on the top of the line-up. As for the bookings, one can pre-book this subcompact sedan across authorized Maruti dealerships at a sum of Rs 11,000. This car has been receiving an excellent response from car buyers. If reports are to be believed, it commands a waiting period of around 4-6 months, depending upon variant, city and colour. Read – New-generation Maruti Swift – All You Need To Know
|Variant||Pre-GST Price (ex-showroom, Delhi)||Post-GST Price (ex-showroom, Delhi)|
|LXi||Rs 5,45,000||Rs 5,42, 706|
|VXi||Rs 6,29,000||Rs 6,26,608|
|ZXi||Rs 7,05,000||Rs 7,02,059|
|ZXi+||Rs 7,94,000||Rs 7,90,386|
|VXi||Rs 6,76,000||Rs 6,73,159|
|ZXi||Rs 7,53,000||Rs 7,48,611|
|ZXi+||Rs 8,41,000||Rs 8,36,937|
|LDi||Rs 6,45,000||Rs 6,43,855|
|VDi||Rs 7,29,000||Rs 7,28,050|
|ZDi||Rs 8,05,000||Rs 8,03,867|
|ZDi+||Rs 8,94,000||Rs 8,92,422|
|VDi||Rs 7,76,000||Rs 7,74,880|
|ZDi||Rs 8,52,000||Rs 8,50,530|
|ZDi+||Rs 9,41,000||Rs 9,39,084|
Before the GST pricing was revealed, the petrol-powered Dzire was priced between Rs 5.45 lakh to Rs 8.41 lakh and the diesel version was available between Rs 6.45 lakh to Rs 9.41 lakh. However, after the recent price slash owing to the GST regime, the new Dzire is priced in the range of Rs 5.42 lakh to Rs 9.39 lakh (all prices are ex-showroom, Delhi). Read – New Maruti Dzire Vs 2017 Hyundai Xcent
|Petrol Model||22kmpl (MT & AMT)|
|Diesel Model||28.40kmpl (MT & AMT)|
In terms of fuel economy, the new Dzire is claimed to offer best-in-class mileage, thanks to the new Heartect platform that makes it up to 105kg lighter than the previous model. This is the same platform that also underpins Maruti Suzuki India’s stellar model Baleno and the new entrant in the mini-SUV segment, Ignis. With up to 105kgs scooped out of the sedan, it has become more fuel efficient, claiming to return 28.09kmpl, the diesel Dzire is the most fuel-efficient diesel car in its league. While the petrol model is also frugal with ARAI rated mileage of 22kmpl for manual and AMT trims. Check Out – New Maruti Swift Dzire 2017 – Picture Gallery
|Petrol Engine||1.2-litre K-Series|
|Max Power||83.1bhp @ 6000rpm|
|Max Torque||115Nm @ 4000rpm|
|Diesel Engine||1.3-litre DDiS|
|Max Power||74bhp @ 4,000rpm|
|Max Torque||190Nm @ 2000rpm|
|Transmission||5-speed MT & AMT|
Engines powering the new Dzire have been inherited from the predecessor; that means it continues to feature the 1.2-litre K-Series petrol and 1.3-litre MJD diesel engines. The 4-cylinder petrol engine is capable of producing a maximum power output of 83.1bhp at 6,000rpm and a peak torque of 115Nm at 4,000rpm. A five-speed manual gearbox driving the power to the front wheels come as standard.
On the flip side, the Fiat’s sourced 1.3-litre DDiS unit churns out a maximum power output of 74bhp at 4,000rpm and a peak torque of 190Nm at 2,000rpm. Transmission choices on the carline include a standard five-speed manual and an optional 5-speed AMT. One must note that the AMT unit is now also offered on the diesel variants, save for LDi and LXi trims. Read – New Maruti Swift Dzire Vs Old Dzire – What is the difference?
Maruti Suzuki India has made comprehensive design changes on the new-generation Dzire. Aside from the addition of new design and styling elements, one of the major changes on the subcompact sedan is the new underpinnings that allow copious changes, both outside and inside. Built from high tensile steel, the car now weights substantially lighter compared to the predecessor. That said, the petrol-powered Dzire is 85kgs lighter as compared to the diesel model that now weighs 105kgs lesser. The new underpinnings also lend rigidity to the car and improves performance. To give it a separate identity, MSI has added new elements to the new Dzire.
The front profile is a far cry from the previous model that carried a small grille up front. Sporting a new hexagonal grille, slightly reshaped projector headlamps with LED units and LED daytime running lights, the face of the new Dzire looks appealing. Additonally, the bumper and fog lamps have been revised. Also See – New Maruti Dzire Picture Gallery & Details
The look from side has been largely retained, save for the 15-inch alloy wheels (available from Z trim onwards). It is to be noted that the precision cut, two-tone alloy wheels are restricted to the range topping variants and the raked A-pillar enhances its sedan-like stance.
Maruti has made changes to the rear, albeit the new styling fails to get rid of the chopped look. Although, the new styling is slightly better than before.
Riding on a new platform, the all-new third-generation Dzire gets significant dimensional changes. While the length of the subcompact sedan has been retained, the width has been increased and the height has been trimmed by 21mm to 1,151mm. The ground clearance also sees a drop by 7mm to 163mm. The biggest change has been made in the form of its wheelbase which now measures more. With the extended wheelbase of 2,450mm, the car offers more space at the back. The new lightweight Baleno platform also makes it up to 105kg lighter than before. Read – New Maruti Swift Sport Might Come To India
The new 2017 Dzire comes in a choice of six paint schemes – Oxford Blue, Sherwood Brown, Gallant Red, Magma Grey, Silky Silver and Pearl Arctic White.
The subcompact sedan segment came into existence long back. While Tata Motors gave birth to the subcompact sedan space, Maruti Swift Dzire took it to a new height. Ruling the segment for long, Dzire is hands down the most popular model in its league chipping in healthy monthly numbers. In the crowded segment, the new Maruti Dzire fields against Volkswagen Ameo, Honda Amaze, Ford Aspire, Hyundai Xcent facelift and Tata Tigor among others
Changes made to the contours carve out more room inside the cabin for occupants at the back. Wrapped in the black and beige colour theme, the interior come with improved fit and finish. The quality of material has also bettered over the previous model.
When it comes to quality, the change is visible. The use of better material adds on the appeal and make the interior plusher. This altogether exudes a more premium feel inside.
The increase in width and wheelbase caves out more legroom for the passengers sitting at the back. The change in contours makes enough space inside to seat five passengers comfortably.
Comfort (Variant Wise)
Aside from the styling updates, Maruti has packed a host of comfort features on the inside including the manual air conditioner with heater, pollen filter, front socket accessory and tilt steering as standard.
The V trims come with AC vent, rear centre armrest, remote keyless entry, rear accessory socket with mobile pocket, central locking, electromagnetic trunk opening, front & rear power windows, power-operated ORVMs, driver side auto down power window, height adjuster for driver, adjustable front headrests and luggage room lamp.
While the Z trims get the above features, they also pack in engine push start-stop button with smart key, automatic climate control, electrically folding ORVMs and driver side auto up power window.
Sitting at the top of the line-up, the Zi+ grades sport auto headlamps with lead me to vehicle & follow me home functions.
In line with other Maruti cars, this one too gets multiple storage points such as bottle holders in all four doors, integrated cup holder in rear arm rest, driver side ticket holder and glovebox etc.
The V grades in the line-up come loaded with an audio player with USB, CD, AUX and FM/AM with Bluetooth connectivity, steering mounted controls, audio remote control and 4 door speakers. While the Z trims additionally get tweeters and the range topping Z (i) variants get Maruti’s SmartPlay infotainment system with navigation & voice command, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
Leather-wrapped steering wheel, dual tone interior colour scheme, MID, low fuel warning lamp, front dome lamp, tachometer, outside temperature display etc. While on the outside, it gets body coloured door handles, ORVMs, chrome laden grille, rear combination LED lamp etc.
New Maruti Dzire 2017 Boot Space
With altered proportions, the new Dzire now offers more space inside the luggage compartment. That said, the boot space has been expanded by 60-litres to 376-litres.
The new Dzire carline gets standard dual airbags, ABS with EBD & brake assist and ISOFIX child seat anchors. Other standard fitments include front seat belt with pre-tensioner and force limiter, immobilizer, seat belt warning lamps & buzzer (driver side), door ajar warning lamp & key left warning lamp & buzzer (driver side).
The V variants additionally get anti-theft security system, speed sensitive door locking and night & day adjustable IRVM.
Placed a notch above V trims, the Z variants come loaded with reverse parking sensors, front fog lamps, rear defogger and pinch guard power window for driver.
On the other hand, the newly launched top-spec Zi+ trims in the line-up exclusively gets a reverse parking camera over the above-mentioned features.
Stopping power on the carline comes from disc units at front and drum units at rear*
Should You Buy It?
In a bid to make the new Dzire more desirable, the company has made radical changes to the exterior. As much as it looks appealing visually, the car is a step up on the inside compared to the previous model. Sitting on the loner wheelbase, there is slight more room for rear occupants. Maruti has now added rear vents which were missing earlier and the overall interior quality has improved. While Maruti Suzuki India has tried to improve rear styling, it still appears chopped. In the segment, the new Dzire takes on the likes of Tata Tigor, Hyundai Xcent facelift, Volkswagen Ameo, Honda Amaze and Ford Aspire.