With all-new design and several mechanical updates, the 2017 Maruti Swift Dzire is priced between Rs 5.45 lakh – Rs 9.41 lakh.
The New Maruti Dzire 2017 takes most of its styling cues and design bits from the new Swift
New Maruti Dzire 2017 was launched only a month ago in the country, and is already high in demand. Within the first week of its arrival, the sub-compact sedan registered over 44,000 bookings showing the kind of popularity it’s enjoying here. However, the sterling response has increased the Dzire’s waiting period to 15 weeks for the high-spec Z+ trim. To be more specific, the ZDi+ diesel and ZXi AGS are high in demand. Bookings for mid-level VDi and VXi grades and petrol automatic variant, too, are significantly high. The new Maruti Dzire 2017 bears a price tag ranging between Rs 5.45 lakh – Rs 9.41 lakh (all, ex-showroom Delhi). While the petrol variants are available within the range of Rs 5.45 lakh – Rs 8.41 lakh, the diesel models’ prices start from Rs 6.45 lakh to Rs 9.41 lakh (all, ex-showroom Delhi). With all new-design, upmarket cabin and highly-efficient engine setup, the 2017 Dzire competes against Tata Tigor, Volkswagen Ameo, Ford Aspire, Hyundai Xcent facelift and Honda Amaze.
The 2017 Maruti Dzire sits on Suzuki’s all-new HEARTECT platform, thus making it 105kg lighter yet more rigid than its predecessor. Proportionally, the sedan gets 20mm longer wheelbase and 40mm wider that translates to a more spacious and comfortable cabin. What makes the new Dzire different from the old one is the range of high-end features including projector headlamps with LED daytime running lights, LED tail lights, a touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and MirrorLink connectivity, flat-bottom steering wheel, leather-wrapped steering and auto climate control. One must note that aforementioned features vary variant-wise. Aiming to increase its safety quotient, Maruti Suzuki has introduced dual front airbags, ABS with EBD and brake assist and ISOFIX child anchorages as standard across the carline.
Though the 2017 Maruti Dizre carries the same old engine setup, it has been tuned for achieving better fuel efficiency. The 1.2-litre K-Series petrol and 1.3-litre DDiS diesel motors are now capable of returning an ARAI certified mileage of 22kmpl and 28.48kmpl respectively. Both the figures are class-leading. In fact, with such impressive mileage figures the 2017 Dzire diesel becomes India’s most fuel economical car. The power and torque outputs of the petrol motor stand at 82bhp against 113Nm and the diesel unit churns out 74bhp with 190Nm of torque. This time around the Dzire gets an AMT (Automated manual transmission) unit along the conventional 5-speed manual gearbox. 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
The third-generation Dzire has witnessed comprehensive exterior and interior changes along with a new name. The sub-compact sedan has carried forward the L, V and Z hierarchy, though Maruti has added new Z+ trims that sits on the top of the range. The new Dzire bookings are open at authorized Maruti dealers for a token amount of Rs 11,000. Customers also have the option to upgrade their bookings for the second-generation model to the new Dzire, but they could have to wait longer for delivery. The high demand has relatively increased its waiting period up to 15 weeks (i.e. around 3 months) for the fully-loaded top-spec trim. Read – New-generation Maruti Swift – All You Need To Know
|Variant||Introductory Price (ex-showroom, Delhi)|
|LXi||Rs 5.45 lakh|
|VXi||Rs 6.29 lakh|
|ZXi||Rs 7.05 lakh|
|ZXi (+)||Rs 7.94 lakh|
|VXi||Rs 6.76 lakh|
|ZXi||Rs 7.52 lakh|
|LDi||Rs 6.45 lakh|
|VDi||Rs 7.29 lakh|
|ZDi||Rs 8.05 lakh|
|ZDi (+)||Rs 8.94 lakh|
|VDi||Rs 7.76 lakh|
|ZDi||Rs 8.52 lakh|
|ZDi+||Rs 9.41 lakh|
Compared to the second-generation model, the new Dzire is slightly more expensive. With significant aesthetic upgrades, new underpinnings and additional kit, the 2017 Dzire comes within the range of Rs 5.45 lakh to Rs 9.41 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). Read – New Maruti Dzire Vs 2017 Hyundai Xcent
|Petrol Model||22kmpl (MT & AMT)|
|Diesel Model||28.40kmpl (MT & AMT)|
On the fuel efficiency ground, the new Dzire takes a lead over all its rivals. Sitting on Suzuki’s HEARTECT platform, the sedan’s new model weighs significantly (up to 105kg) lighter than its predecessor. The same platform also underpins the Baleno premium hatchback and Ignis mini SUV. The shredded weight has helped the car achieve better fuel economy, making it India’s most fuel-efficient diesel car with 28.09kmpl of fuel economy. Petrol variants also witness slight increase in mileage at 22kmpl for both manual & AMT versions. 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|
Engine setup for the new Dzire remains unchanged. The petrol version uses the same 1.2-litre, four cylinder, K-Series engine that pushes out a maximum power output of 83.1bhp, while making 115Nm of torque. On the other hand, the diesel Dzire continues deriving its power from the tried & tested 1.3-litre DDiS unit that’s good enough for 74bhp and 190Nm of torque. Transmission choices include a 5-speed manual unit (standard) and a 5-speed AMT (optional). It is to be noted that the base LXi & LDi trims are available only with manual transmission. Read – New Maruti Swift Dzire Vs Old Dzire – What is the difference?
Maruti Suzuki has made lots of design and styling changes to the new Dzire. Besides all the cosmetic updates, the major upgrade comes in the form of Suzuki’s ‘Heartect’ platform with high tensile steel, which is already used in the Baleno. This new architecture now only allows dimensional changes but made the car significantly lighter than old one as well. The petrol and diesel versions of the sedan are around 85kgs and 105kgs lighter, respectively, compared to the predecessor. Additionally, the high tensile steel component improves rigidity and strength to the car. While the changes made to the exterior are in line with the new Swift, set for a grand launch at the 2018 Auto Expo, Maruti has also added some new elements to give it a separate identity.
The front looks completely different from the predecessor with a new hexagonal grille, slightly reshaped projector headlamps with LED units and LED daytime running lights. The revised bumper and fog lamps add more its new appearance. Also See – New Maruti Dzire Picture Gallery & Details
Save for the 15-inch alloys (available from Z trim onwards), the look from side remains largely unchanged. While the precision cut two-tone alloy wheels are specific to the top-spec trims. The raked A-pillar enhances its sedan-like stance.
In a bid to revamp the rear profile, Maruti has made changes to the rear styling, albeit it still looks chopped up.
Dimensionally, the new Dzire is 40mm wider to 1,735mm than the old model. The wheelbase,too, has been extended by 20mm to 2,450mm. While the height has been shortened by 21mm to 1,515mm and the ground clearance has been trimmed by 7mm to 163mm. The length of the sedan sees no change and measures 3,995mm long. Additionally, the new Heartect platform has sliced significant weight, though Maruti it yet to reveal the actual weight, the sedan now weighs up to 105kgs lighter. 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 segment started gaining traction sometime towards the beginning of the current decade. While Maruti Swift Dzire entered the segment little later, it emerged a strong contender garnering blockbuster sales year by year. As it sprints into the third generation, the sedan readies to take on the likes of new entrants including Tata Tigor, Volkswagen Ameo and Ford Aspire. From the older lot, it will face off with Hyundai Xcent facelift and Honda Amaze.
Dimensional changes make for a slightly roomy cabin with more shoulder space for passengers. Draped in the black and beige colour tone, the cabin offer better fit and finish. The quality of material used inside is also a step up from the previous one.
There has been a notable change in the quality of material used, fit and finish of the interior. This altogether exudes a more premium feel inside.
The increase in width and wheelbase by 20mm & 40mm respectively allows more space for the rear passengers. That said the new Dzire comfortably accommodates 5 adults inside.
Comfort (Variant Wise)
In a bid to make it more desirable, Maruti has packed a raft of comfort goodies inside including the manual air conditioner with heater, pollen filter, front socket accessory and tilt steering as standard.
The V trims get rear 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.
In addition to these, the Z variants get engine push start-stop button with smart key, automatic climate control, electrically folding ORVMs and driver side auto up power window.
While the top-spec Z (+) trims get an additional auto headlamp with lead me to vehicle & follow me home functions.
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 trims feature audio player with USB, CD, AUX and FM/AM with Bluetooth connectivity, steering mounted controls, audio remote control and 4 door speakers. Aside from the above tech, the Z trims get additional tweeters. While the range topping Z (i) variants come with 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
The changes in proportions has enabled Maruti to expand the luggage compartment by 60-litres to 376-litres.
The safety brigade comprises of standard dual airbags, ABS with EBD & brake assist and ISOFIX child seat anchors. Other standard features 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 trims get additional anti-theft security system, speed sensitive door locking and night & day adjustable IRVM.
While the Z variants pack reverse parking sensors, front fog lamps, rear defogger and pinch guard power window for driver.
The top-spec Z (i) trims on the other hand come with an additional 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?
With extensive styling changes on the outside, more premium cabin, additional tech and improved mileage, the new Dzire is hands down more desirable than the previous model. In the third-gen version, Maruti has tried to address issues in the predecessor, however the boot space still cannot match up with that of rivals’. And the rear still carries the chopped look, despite styling updates. Overall, the subcompact sedan is a good bet at . In its segment, it goes straight against Hyundai Xcent, Honda Amaze, VW Ameo, Ford Aspire and Tata Tigor.
New Maruti Swift Dzire 2017 receives significant exterior and interior updates along with a range of new comfort and safety features. Besides this, the sedan also gets AMT gearbox with fuel efficient engine lineup.