The new generation sedan is built on a completely new platform and is lighter than its predecessor

Since there is still some time before Maruti launches the new generation Swift hatchback in India, the Swift Dzire is definitely the next big thing that we all have been looking forward from the Indian auto manufacturer. Now that we know Maruti will be launching the new generation Swift Dzire in India on 16th May 2017 thus expect the bookings to commence from 1st of May onward. Let us get straight into the details of the most popular compact sedan of India.

Maruti had already made quite a name for themselves when they introduced the first generation Dzire back in 2008 and now with the new generation Dzire they surely expecting bigger sales figures. What is surprising is also the fact that Maruti has even dropped the Swift nameplate from the car to give the compact sedan its own identity.

The best thing is that the new generation Dzire will be based on a whole new platform which has helped in reducing the overall weight of the car.The only bad news is that The Dzire will continue to be powered by the same 1.2-litre VVT, while the diesel is the 1.3 DDiS, we also do not expect the numbers to be a whole lot different than the existing car.

Update 16.05.2017: - Maruti launched the new generation Dzire in India today. The new sub-4meter compact sedan is available with both petrol and diesel engines under its hood. We have updated the overview with all the details

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  • 2017 Maruti Suzuki Dzire
  • Year:
    2017
  • Make:
  • Model:
  • Engine:
    inline-4
  • Transmission:
    5 speed
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    45 @ 6000
  • Torque @ RPM:
    83 @ 4200
  • Displacement:
    1.2 L
  • Price:
    545000
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  • size:
  • body style:
  • Overall:
    7.7/10

EXTERIOR

2017 Maruti Suzuki Dzire Exterior
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2017 Maruti Suzuki Dzire Exterior
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2017 Maruti Suzuki Dzire Exterior
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The first and foremost thing we would like to mentioned here before going into any other details is the new generation compact Sedan based on an entirely new Heartect platform which also underpins the Baleno as well as the Ignis. This new platform has helped the car lose some weight and as a result the fully loaded Diesel variant tips weight below 1000 Kilograms.

Let’s talk about styling, and instantly you will realize that the new Dzire shares its front face with the new generation Swift which has not been launched yet. The redesigned headlamps look sharp and are actually slightly smaller than its predecessor. The top end trim gets projector headlight setup. The headlight unit also gets integrated LED detailing inside as standard the high-end trim, on the other hand, gets LED DRL’s as standard. There is no doubt that the new generation Dzire looks much better in the flesh because of its proportionate boot. The rear boot although does not look attractive but the overall modern styling now actually looks better and goes well with the overall car. The rear taillamps get LED units which come as standard across the range. The base and mid variants gts steel wheels the top end trims gets an entirely new set of alloy wheels.

The new Dzire looks identical to the new generation Swift till the B-Pillar and Maruti has done a brilliant job of reworking the rear profile to make it match with the front profile of the sedan.

OVERALL DIMENSION

Length 3995 mm
Width 1735 mm
Height 1515 mm
Wheelbase 2450 mm
Ground Clearance 163 mm
Boot Space 378 L
Fuel tank Capacity 37 L
Kerb Weight Petrol – 860-895 KG Diesel – 955-990 KG

INTERIOR

2017 Maruti Suzuki Dzire Interior
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Unlike the exterior which shares its styling cues with the new generation Swift the interior of the new Dzire gets its own unique identity. The dashboard design is completely different than the one you will find in the new Swift hatchback. The interior of the new Dzire gets a whole new dashboard finished in Black and Beige. The flat-bottomed steering wheel is also new; the new designed twin pod instrument cluster gets a digital screen in between them which provides additional information. The lower trim gets an audio system with CD, USB, AUX, and Bluetooth connectivity the top end trim, on the other hand, gets SmartPlay Touchscreen infotainment system which also comes with Apple Car play system. The dashboard also gets wooden inserts as well which goes well with the overall interior. For the first time, the interior gets a rear AC vents as well while the lower trims get manual AC the top end trims gets an automatic climate control. The back seat has now also been redesigned and it gets a rear armrest as well. The Dzire now provides more boot space towards the rear compared to its predecessor.

DRIVETRAIN

2017 Maruti Suzuki Dzire Exterior
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The Maruti Dzire gets two engine options under its hood which includes diesel and petrol, however; these are the same engines which also used to power its predecessor. The petrol variant gets the same 1.2 Litre K-series unit which produces about 61 KW of peak power at 6,000 rpm and 113 Nm of torque at 4,200 rpm. The diesel variant, on the other hand, gets the 1.3-litre four-cylinder DDiS turbodiesel engine which produces about 55 kW of peak power at 4,000 rpm and 190 Nm of torque at 2,000 rpm. Both the engines are paired to a 5-speed manual transmission while there is also an option AGS transmission on offer as well with both petrol and diesel engine options.

Although there have been no significant changes when it comes to the power output figures but the lightweight platform has helped the new Dzire to shed a lot of its additional weight which has assisted in giving the fuel efficiency a boost. The petrol engine now promises to return a claimed mileage figures of 22 km to a liter of the petrol while the diesel variant promises to return around 28.48 km/l making it the most fuel efficient diesel car of India.

ENGINE SPECIFICATION

2017 Maruti Dzire Petrol Diesel
Engine Displacement 1.2 L K-Series Petrol 1.3 L DDiS Diesel
Power 84 PS 75 PS
Torque 115 Nm 190 Nm
Transmission 5-speed manual/5-speed AMT 5-speed Manual/5-speed AMT
Mileage 22 km/l 28.4 km/l

SAFETY FEATURES

The good thing about the new Swift Dzire is that Maruti has decided to provide the driver side airbag and ABS as standard across all its variants while the other safety features available in some other options includes Dual Front Airbags, Collapsible Steering, Security Alarm, Fog Lamps and Seatbelts with Pre-tensioners.

PRICES AND VARIANTS

The Maruti Dzire will be available as Lxi/Ldi, Vxi/Vdi, Zxi/Zdi and Zxi+/Zdi+ trims.

2017 Maruti Dzire 1.2 Petrol

Maruti Dzire LXi MT INR 5,45,000
Maruti Dzire VXi MT INR 6,29,000
Maruti Dzire VXi AGS INR 6,76,000
Maruti Dzire ZXi MT INR 7,05,000
Maruti Dzire ZXi AGS INR 7,52,000
Maruti Dzire ZXi+ MT INR 7,94,000
Maruti Dzire ZXI+ AGS INR 8,41,000

2017 Maruti Dzire 1.3 Diesel

Maruti Dzire LDi MT INR 6,45,000
Maruti Dzire VDi MT INR 7,29,000
Maruti Dzire VDi AGS INR 7,76,000
Maruti Dzire ZDi MT INR 8,05,000
Maruti Dzire ZDi AGS INR 8,52,000
Maruti Dzire ZDi+ MT INR 8,94,000
Maruti Dzire ZDI+ AGS INR 9,41,000

COMPETITION

HYUNDAI XCENT

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The Hyundai Xcent is the biggest competitor of the Swift Dzire compact sedan for sure. Just like the Swift Dzire Hyundai too is working on the facelift variant of the Xcent as well. The facelift Xcent sedan will most probably get some cosmetic updates while under the hood it will be powered by the same 1.2-liter kappa petrol develops 83 PS of peak power at 6000 rpm. Torque on the other hand is rated at 114 Nm which available at 4000 rpm. The diesel variant on the other hand is powered by the 1.1-liter U2 second generation CRDi. This power house generates 71 PS and is good for 160 Nm of torque. Peak torque is available across a wide rev range, right from 1500 rpm to 2750 rpm. A 5-speed manual transmission is standard while the petrol can be had with a 4-speed automatic.

CONCLUSION

2017 Maruti Suzuki Dzire Exterior
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The new generation Dzire surely looks modern and loaded. The exterior styling has taken its inspiration from the new Swift and thus has increased its sporty appeal. The interiors also get plenty of new features like a rear AC vents, new 7.0 Inch touchscreen infotainment system and automatic climate control which has given the new sedan some upmarket feel. Although there has been no change in the drivetrain department, the lightweight platform means that car now has better performance besides being more fuel efficient. Lastly, the addition of AGS also means that the both the diesel and petrol variant drivers can now enjoy clutchless driving in bumper to bumper city traffic.

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