In a few months from now, Maruti Suzuki will debut the all-new Swift Dzire compact sedan in India. The best-seller has been caught testing multiple times, and even un-camouflaged images of the car have just leaked onto the interweb. Here’s the first glimpse of how the all-new Dzire will look like, both from the front and the rear.
The Dzire will share a completely revamped front end design with the all-new Swift, which made its global debut late last year. At the rear though, the design will make a dramatic departure, for the Dzire is a compact sedan that needs to fit into the sub-4 meter bracket, for excise duty benefits.
As the IndianAutosBlog render indicates, the all-new Dzire will have much better boot integration than what the current, outgoing version has. This means a better looking car from the rear. Wrap around LED tail lamps, a large chrome strip, a reprofiled bumper and boot lid are significant changes.
Making a departure from the all-new Swift’s door handle design on the rear door, the new Dzire will get conventional door handles, along with a re-profiled door. On the compact sedan, the C-pillar will slope more gradually. The alloy wheel design is new as well.
As is the case currently, the new Swift and Dzire will continue to be siblings. In other words, that means significant parts and platform sharing. From the interiors to the engines and features, the Dzire will share a lot with the Swift. The 1.2 liter K-Series petrol and 1.3 liter Fiat Multijet diesel engines will be common to both cars.
The diesels could get SHVS mild hybrid systems. 5 speed manual and automatic gearbox options are likely on both cars. Also, the new Swift and Dzire will use a platform that focuses on weight reduction. This means much lighter cars, a-la-Baleno. The result will be better performance and fuel efficiency.
With the Bharat New Vehicle Safety Assessment Program (BNVSAP) norms kicking into force later this year, Maruti will offer both the cars with airbags and ABS as standard safety features. However, the 2017 Dzire will be launched in India, much ahead of the all-new Swift.
The Dzire is expected to be launched in a couple of months from now, and the car will replace the current version on sale. The new Swift is expected to touch down into India by the end of this year. The new Dzire is likely to carry a sharp price, just like the current version.