Maruti Suzuki’s highly popular compact sedan – Swift Dzire – entered into its third generation in May 2017. Interestingly, the company has dropped the Swift badge and the new Maruti Dzire 2018 comes with the same 1.2-litre petrol and 1.3-litre diesel engines that were used in the predecessor. The new Dzire has received radical aesthetic updates to the exterior. Insides are more upmarket and better packed with an array of new in-cabin tech. The new Maruti Dzire 2018 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. 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.
– The Indo-Japanese carmaker will increase monthly production of the new Dzire to 20,000 units. Speaking to a media publication, R.C. Bhargava, Chairman, Maruti Suzuki, has confirmed this news. By the end of November, 2017, the sedan observed a waiting period of around 17-18 weeks.
– Under the Service Campaign, the Indo-Japanese carmaker announced a voluntary recall for the new Dzire. Over 21,494 units of the sedan produced between February 23 and July 10, 2017 have recalled due to the rear wheel hub fault. Continue Reading…
– In October 2017, the new Dzire crossed 1 lakh sales mark in the country. With this move, the sedan became the fastest vehicle to achieve this sales milestone in the country. The sedan achieved this mark within five and an half month of its arrival in the domestic market. Continue Reading…
– The new Dzire registered its highest ever monthly sales of 34,305 units in September 2017. The high demand proportionally increased the waiting period of the car up to 3 months. And the company had a huge backlog of the sedan. Continue Reading…
– In August 2017, the new Maruti Dzire 2018 became 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.
New Maruti Dzire 2018 Picture Gallery
New Maruti Dzire 2018 Key Features
– Based on ‘HEARTECT’ platform
– New projector headlamps
– LED daytime running lights
– New hexagonal grille with chrome
– New LED taillights
– Touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and MirrorLin
– Auto climate control
– Leather wrapped steering
– Flat-bottom steering wheel
– Most fuel-efficient diesel car in India
-Standard dual airbags
– ABS with EBD & brake assist
– ISOFIX child seat anchors
New Maruti Dzire Bookings
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 17-18 weeks, depending upon variant, city and colour. Read – New-generation Maruti Swift – All You Need To Know
New Maruti Dzire 2018 Price List
|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|
The sedan 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. Currently, the petrol version of the 2018 Maruti Dzire is available in the range of Rs 5.42 lakh to Rs 8.36 lakh. On the other hand, the diesel variants are priced between Rs 6.43 lakh – Rs 9.39 lakh. One must note that the aforementioned prices are ex-showroom, Delhi. Read – New Maruti Dzire Vs 2017 Hyundai Xcent
New Maruti Dzire 2018 Exterior Design
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. The front profile is a far cry from the previous model featuring a small grille up front. The face of the 2018 Dzire looks appealing – thanks to its new hexagonal grille, slightly reshaped projector headlamps with LED units and LED daytime running lights. Additionally, the bumper and fog lamps have been revised.
Save for the 15-inch alloy wheels (available from Z trim onwards), the look from side has been largely retained. 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. Read – Maruti Suzuki Swift Hybrid India Launch On The Cards
New Maruti Dzire 2018 Colours
The new 2018 Dzire comes in a choice of six paint schemes – Oxford Blue, Sherwood Brown, Gallant Red, Magma Grey, Silky Silver and Pearl Arctic White.
New Maruti Dzire 2018 Competition
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 takes on the Volkswagen Ameo, Honda Amaze, Ford Aspire, Hyundai Xcent facelift and Tata Tigor among others.
New Maruti Dzire 2018 Interior
Changes made to the contours carve out more room inside the cabin for occupants at the back. When it comes to quality, the change is visible. The use of better material adds on the appeal and makes the interior plusher. Wrapped in the black and beige colour theme, the cabin come with improved fit and finish. The quality of material has also bettered over the previous model. This altogether exudes a more premium feel inside.
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. Features such as leather-wrapped steering wheel, dual tone interior colour scheme, MID, low fuel warning lamp, front dome lamp, tachometer and outside temperature display are also on offer. Read – Top 5 Alternatives of Maruti Swift
New Maruti Dzire 2018 Specifications
|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 use the 1.2-litre K-Series petrol and 1.3-litre MJD diesel engines. The 4-cylinder gasoline unit churns out 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 other hand, the Fiat’s sourced 1.3-litre DDiS oil burner can make 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?
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. Check Out – Upcoming Maruti Suzuki Cars in India
New Maruti Dzire 2018 Mileage
|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
New Maruti Dzire 2018 Comfort
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.
New Maruti Dzire 2018 Practicality
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. 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. 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.
New Maruti Dzire 2018 Safety
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.
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