The Swift Dzire has been an important vehicle for Maruti Suzuki, when it comes to sales. Though the compact sedan segment was started by Tata Motors (with the e-CS), it is Maruti that made the segment popular by slapping on a boot to the Swift. Over the years, the Dzire has built up a pretty strong brand name for itself. Now, Maruti is planning to launch the all new Dzire before the launch of the all-new Swift in India. The launch is expected to take place by May 2017.
A month back we brought you exclusive spy shots of the all new vehicle testing in the country for the first time. Ever since then, spotting the Dzire test mule has become a common affair. The new vehicle will feature the updated styling borrowed from the all-new Swift which will make its debut at the 2017 Geneva Motorshow. The vehicle, as seen from the spy shots will get LED DRLs in the headlamp and will most likely get projector lamps as well. At the back, the vehicle will feature LED tail lamps as well.
On the inside, we expect an all-new dash which will house a new touchscreen infotainment system. The system will most likely feature Apple Car play, which is something we have been seeing Maruti do. The engines are expected to be the same 1.2 liter K-Series unit which currently does duty on the Swift and Dzire siblings and the diesel one is also going to be the same 1.3 liter unit. Now the person who sent us the spy shots said that he was having a tough time keeping up with the Dzire in his diesel Swift, which goes to show that Maruti could put in the 90 Bhp state of tune in the Dzire to take on both the more powerful Ameo and Aspire sedans.
Maruti however has declined to comment on when the vehicle will be exactly launched. What is surely known is that the Dzire will launch before the Swift hatchback and it will be manufactured at Suzuki’s new plant in Gujarat. This will also be sold through regular Maruti outlets and not through the premium Nexa outlets.