Maruti has been working on an all-new Dzire for some time now. We were the first to bring you the spyshots some time back (Link). It’s now time to take things to an all-new level. Yes, here are the first images of the car fully revealed.
The Dzire is the sedan version of Swift which has been the highest selling compact sedan in the country. This is based on the new Swift. Unlike previously where we have gotten the Swift first and not the Dzire, the company has opted to turn things around this time. We will be first getting the Dzire, by May this year followed by the Swift later in the year. Production for the same has already begun as you can see from the images.
The new Dzire looks a lot similar to the new Swift that made its global debut late last year. Up front, it shares a similar grille to that on the new Swift, however we now get a massive chrome surround and chrome accents on the bumper as well. The headlamps have LED DRLs which give the car an upmarket look and will also be the first car in the segment to get it. The back gets a new tail lamp cluster which looks a lot smarter than the outgoing version.
On the inside, there is massive change. There is an all-new dashboard that house a touch screen system with Apple Car Play and Android Auto (most likely). You also have a new instrument cluster and a new 3-spoke steering wheel with wooden accents, that looks very premium. This is something that a lot of new buyers are going to like. There is a wooden trim on the dashboard as well. From the looks of it, Maruti has really upped the ante with the interiors of this car and is certainly taking it to the next level.
Under the hood, we expect the same 1.2 liter K-Series petrol engine and 1.3 liter DDiS engine to do duty. We expect the company to skip the SHVS, given they said that they are still considering it for their smaller cars. The car that was snapped had an automatic gearbox, which makes us believe that the car will continue to have a petrol automatic and diesel automatic, like the current one has.
The new Dzire will most likely adhere to the crash test norms (frontal offset and side impact tests) when it is launched.
As is the case with the current version, the all-new, 2017 Dzire compact sedan will compete with the Xcent, the Zest, the Aspire, the Amaze and the Ameo.
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