With all-new design and several mechanical updates, the 2017 Maruti Swift Dzire will go on sale in India on May 16.
The New Maruti Dzire 2017 will take most of its styling cues and design bits from the new Swift
New Maruti Dzire 2017 has been officially revealed in India ahead of its launch on May 16, 2017. The bookings have started unofficially, however official bookings will start in the first week of May. First launched in 2008, Dzire is one of Maruti’s mainstay models that will witness a generation leap. The third generation Dzire will take most of its styling cues and design bits from the new Swift, that will be out early next year. While the sedan will retain the contours from the current model, there will be slight change in the wheelbase that has been slightly increased to offer more space at the rear end.
In terms of looks, it has matured and changes are made to make it appear more upmarket. While it is heavily inspired by its donor hatchback Swift, the overall treatment is a bit distinct that gives it an individuality. Just like the Xcent facelift, the new Dzire is also aimed at the individual buyers and the current gen model has been replaced with the Swift Dzire Tour that’s now available with petrol and diesel engines. Read – New Maruti Swift Sport Might Come To India
With focus to make the sedan more premium, Maruti has made radical changes to the cabin that comes with better quality material. Additionally, it now gets more connectivity features, comfort goodies and standard ABS and dual airbags. The engine options have been carried over from the previous model implicating, there is no new oil burner as speculated earlier. Therefore, the new Dzire will get the same 1.2-litre K-Series petrol and 1.3-litre DDiS oil burner that power the 2nd gen model. Transmission options will include a standard 5-speed manual unit and an AMT. As per Maruti’s claims, it is no longer the ‘Swift Dzire’, but it is a true sedan.
The third-generation sedan will make its debut in India on May 16, 2017 ahead of new Swift that is set for launch at the 2018 Auto Expo in February. To give insight on the new-gen model, Maruti unveiled it officially on April 24, 2017. Read – New-generation Maruti Swift – All You Need To Know
|Base Model||Rs 5.5 lakh|
|Top Model||Rs 8.5 lakh|
It is expected that the new Dzire will be priced slightly more than the current model that has been launched as the new Dzire Tour priced between Rs 5.24 lakh and Rs 5.99 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) in petrol and diesel variants respectively.The third Dzire with copious cosmetic updates and additional kit is likely to be priced in the range of Rs 5.5 lakh to Rs 8.5 lakh. Read – New Maruti Dzire Vs 2017 Hyundai Xcent
|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|
Under the skin, it will retain the same engines that power second gen model. The petrol Dzire will use the 1.2-litre K-Series unit tuned to make 83.1bhp at 6000rpm and 115Nm of torque at 4000rpm. Diesel Dzire will draw power from Fiat sourced 1.3-litre oil burner good for 74bhp at 190Nm of torque at 2000rpm. Both the engine will get a standard 5-speed manual gearbox and AMT unit (on petrol & diesel engines). Read – New Maruti Swift Dzire Vs Old Dzire – What is the difference?
|Diesel Model||Around 27kmpl|
With no change to the mechanical front, the new Dzire will continue returning same mileage as the previous model. The estimated mileage for the petrol engine is rated at 20kmpl and the diesel unit at around 27kmpl. Check Out – New Maruti Swift Dzire 2017 – Picture Gallery
The segment has witnessed plethora of launches in the last few years, although the rate at which it was growing in terms of sales has become stagnant lately. Addressing the need to upgrade, the new Dzire is a much premium product that aims at catapulting the segment in a similar way as Toyota Innova Crysta.
While Dzire has always been a bestseller, the new entrant Tata Tigor with its aggressive pricing is one of the biggest threats. Additionally, the visually better Xcent facelift with a new engine and a host of features is another strong contender in the subcompact sedan space. Aside from these models, the new Dzire will also go up against Honda Amaze, Volkswagen Ameo, Ford Aspire and Tata Zest in the segment.
With no change to the length and height, the new Dzire will measure 3995mm in length and 1,555mm in height. There will be a slight increase in the wheelbase for better space at the back. The wheelbase has now been increased by 20mm to 2,450mm making more room at rear. And the width has also been increased by 40mm from previous 1695mm. The sedan is now 85kgs lighter thanks to the use of high tensile steel. Even the seat height has been lowered by 40mm courtesy the sharply angled A-pillar. Read More About: New Maruti Suzuki Ciaz Facelift | New Maruti S-Cross
-New Alloy Wheels
-Nex Hexagonal Grille with chrome surround
-Standard 14-inch wheels
-15-inch two-tone unit on Zxi/ZDi
-Maruti’s SmartPlay Touchscreen infotainment system
-Rear AC Vents
-Flat bottomed steering wheel
– Standard Anti-Lock-Braking System
-Standard Electronic Brakeforce Distribution
-StandardDual Front Airbags
-Standard ISOFIX Child Seat Restraints
The new Dzire 2017 will share underpinnings with the new Swift that is built on the Baleno platform. Styling updates on the new Dzire are radical and most of it have been borrowed from the new Swift. However, Maruti has added new bits to give Dzire a different identity. The fenders, headlamps, bonnet and the hexagonal grille with chrome surround will be taken from the new Swift. It is to be noted that the chrome bits will be offered only on the higher trims.
The bumper with 3-part air-intake and fog lamps with chrome accents will look entirely different from the current one. From sides, it will be largely same with superficial changes. There are several new bits at the back such as the new taillights with LED units, reworked bumper shark fin antenna and moulded boot spoiler. The carline will come with two new colour options including Oxford Blue and new brown shade. Picture Gallery – Upcoming Maruti Suzuki Cars in India
The interior retains the dual tone black and beige colour scheme. There has been a visible change in the fit, finish and quality of the material used inside. This altogether exudes a more premium feel inside. In terms of space, the cabin is more comfortable offering better legroom and slightly more space at the back. The top-spec variant is layered with Maruti’s touchscreen infotainment system with navigation, Apple CarPlay Android Auto, MirrorLink etc. Other features such as rear AV vent and redesigned seats will also be a part of the kit. In terms of safety, it will get standard ABS with EBD, dual front airbags, ISOFIX child seat restraints to name a few.
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.