Soon, Maruti Suzuki will launch the facelifted Dzire compact sedan in India. Spyshots of the car have already hit the interweb and working with those, CarToq has come up with a render of the Dzire Facelift. In terms of styling, the facelifted Dzire will see a minor makeover. The front end will see a splash of chrome, a restyled grille and tweaked bumper. At the rear, things are expected to remain largely unchanged but for a tweak in the rear bumper. The top end variants could gain day time running LEDs.
In terms of engines and gearboxes, the Dzire Facelift will retain the set up with which it is sold currently. A 1.2 liter K-Series petrol engine that outputs 86 Bhp-112 Nm and a 1.3 liter Fiat Multijet turbo diesel engine (75 Bhp-190 Nm) will continue unchanged and both engines will get 5 speed manual transmissions as standard. The petrol engine of the Dzire gets a 4 speed automatic gearbox as an option. On the inside, new features are expected to be added. A push button start and a keyless entry system will be the two major additions to the car. The Dzire has seen its sales taking a slight hit after the launch of the Xcent sedan.
The facelifted model will therefore come as a salve to halt the sales slide. Like the Dzire compact sedan, the Swift hatchback, on whose platform the former car is based on, will also get a facelift soon. The facelifted Swift is expected to be similar to the Dzire in terms of features gained. Styling will be slightly different, with lesser chrome at the front in order to differentiate the hatchback from its compact sedan sibling. Both the Swift and Dzire facelifts are expected to be priced a few ten thousands higher than the pre-facelift models.