India’s second best selling car – Maruti Suzuki Dzire – finally entered its third generation in May 2017. Priced between Rs 5.43 lakh – Rs 9..39 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi), the sub-compact sedan witnesses radical cosmetic updates and a raft of new equipment. Changes to the cabin infuse a more premium look, albeit mechanics remain unchanged, carried over the from the previous version. While the internet is flooded with the copious changes Dzire has received, we bring you five things that have remained unchanged in the new Dzire, read on to know more.
1.Same Petrol & Diesel Engines
Maruti has infused comprehensive cosmetic changes in the new Dzire but under the skin, it remains unchanged with the same 1.2-litre K-Series and the 1.3-litre DDiS oil burner. The petrol unit with 83.1bhp at 6000rpm will continue making 115Nm of torque at 4000rpm. With unchanged power figures, the DieselDzire will dish out 74bhp at 4000rpm and 190Nm at 2000rpm.
2.Transmission Units Have Been Carried Over
Just like the engine set up, the transmission options have also been retained from the predecessor. The conventional five-speed manual gearbox will be standard across line-up and the AMT unit which was earlier offered only with diesel engine will now also be available with the petrol engine.
3. Based On Swift
In line with the previous generation models, the new Dzire is based on the same underpinning as Swift. The new Swift that is also gearing up for a generation change early next year, is built on Suzuki’s new platform used in newer models like Baleno. In tandem with the new Swift, the third-gen Dzire is also based on the Baleno platform that makes it lighter and lends rigidity for improved performance.
4.Almost Similar Price & Positioning
Despite copious changes to the exterior and interior there will be no change in the positioning of the subcompact sedan. While it is expected to be lighter by 105kgs, the diesel Dzire is claimed to be the most fuel-efficient car in India with 28.40kmpl of mileage. The sedan with remarkably premium interior and plethora of in-cabin equipment is unlikely to witness substantial price change.
5. View From Side is Largely Same
It has received new elements in front such as the new hexagonal grille with chrome surround, reshaped projector headlamps with LED units, LED DRLs, revamped bumper with fog lamps etc for a completely transformed look. Styling updates are also made to rear to get rid of the chopped look, but minimal changes are made to the side profile with most of the bits carried over from the predecessor. Though it now resembles a lot like Baleno especially from the front wheel arch & surrounding section.