Maruti Dzire 2017 India launch next month?
Everybody knows that the Dzire has been one of the top-selling cars in its segment. Indo- Japanese carmaker Maruti Suzuki is on a roll and will be launching the all-new 2017 Maruti Dzire sometime in May this year. Though the company hasn`t revealed any details about the compact sedan`s launch date, we believe its launch is around the corner as the Dzire has been spied on numerous occasions. The Dzire is a sedan version of the Swift and will be launching ahead of its hatchback sibling. The 2017 Maruti Swift will launch in India sometime in 2018. We expect prices for the new Dzire to start from Rs. 5.5 lakh ex-showroom.
The Dzire has been a very strong product for Maruti and has always sold in more numbers than the Swift. Achieving this in a segment that is being flooded every month with new and updated contenders, the Dzire surely has the brand name loyalty that other manufacturers only dream about. The updated model will receive exterior and interior upgrades. The car will look more stylish and will get an improved feature list. As usual, engine options would include the tried and test 1.3 L DDiS oil burner and the 1.2 L k-Series petrol unit. There is also a strong possibility that the car might get the 1.0 L turbocharged BoosterJet engine that does duty in the Baleno RS.
As a result, when the new Dzire is launched in India next month, it will be required to fill fairly large shoes of its predecessor. And to make this possible, Maruti Suzuki appears to be playing the right cards. We say so because the recent spy shots have revealed that the new-gen Dzire 2017 will get a more proportional design, instead of the current model’s rather bloated look, especially from the rear three-quarter. The boot of the new car is well integrated and doesn’t appear to be an afterthought.
The rear also shows that the updated Dzire will be getting LED taillights. The boot-lid appears to get a sharper structure, though the same can now be confirmed yet since it might just be the way Maruti has camouflaged the test mules to provide an illusion.
The new Dzire will be based on the Baleno’s lightweight aluminium-core platform. It will be slightly less heavy than the model it replaces, and is thus expected to be more nimble around corners, as well as be a lot more fuel efficient. Continue reading further to find out more details about the 2017 Maruti Dzire.
Next-gen Maruti Dzire 2017 Expected Launch
The new Dzire is expected to launch in India in May 2017.
Next-gen Maruti Dzire 2017 Expected Price
We expect Maruti to price the new model very competitively in the range of Rs. 6 lakh to Rs. 9 lakh (ex-showroom).
|Minimum||Rs. 6 lakh|
|Maximum||Rs. 9 lakh|
Next-gen Maruti Dzire 2017 Rivals
Once launched the Maruti Swift Dzire 2017 will fight it out with the likes of Tata Zest, Volkswagen Ameo, Hyundai Xcent, Honda Amaze, and the Ford Aspire in the highly competitive compact sedan space.
Next-gen Maruti Dzire Design Details
Interior- The New Swift Dzire will be loaded with comfort and safety features. The car will feature a new steering wheel with mounted controls, touchscreen SmartPlay entertainment system along with auto climate control, new center console design with round HVAC vents, twin pod instrument dials and much more. The next-gen Dzire will also feature black, beige and dual tone colour schemes which will be more premium in nature as compared to the current model sold in India. Highlighting the safety equipment, ABS with EBD and dual airbags might be offered as standard.
Exterior- Just like the 2017 Maruti Swift hatch, the new Maruti Dzire too might feature design updates. However the original dimensions and shape can be retained. According to the rendered image the elegant look of the current model had been replaced with an aggressive and sporty design. The next-gen Dzire will be stiffer, lighter and safer than the current model, thanks to the Baleno influenced platform. It is being speculated that the front fascia will get updated bumpers, fresh large hexagonal grille, new headlamp clusters and Baleno like front fenders and wraparound tail lights.
Next-gen Maruti Dzire Technical Specs
Not much information is available at the moment regarding the engine options that Maruti will deploying under the hood of the new Dzire, but we are assuming that the carmaker will continue with the tried and tested 4-cylinder, 1.2-L K-Series gasoline unit to power the next-gen model. The petrol engine churns out maximum power of 83.14 bhp and peak torque of 115 Nm and will be paired with a 5-speed manual gearbox. We are further expecting the manufacturer’s self-developed diesel engine boosted with Smart Hybrid Vehicle by Suzuki (SVHS) mild-hybrid system to power the car. Transmission options might include an AMT or CVT gearbox.
|Petrol||1.2-litre, 4-cylinder K-Series Petrol|
|Max Power||83.14bhp @ 6000rpm|
|Max Torque||115Nm @ 4000rpm|
|Transmission||5-speed Manual & AMT or CVT|
Next-gen Maruti Dzire Fuel Efficiency
If at all Maruti introduces SVHS on the new Dzire, it will deliver mileage figure of over 30 kmpl making it most fuel efficient car in the country.
New Maruti Swift Dzire Spy Images
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