The facelifted Maruti Suzuki Dzire compact sedan is weeks away from a launch in India. Uncamouflaged spyshots of the car have now surfaced onto the interweb, revealing detailing changes. The front of the car is where the visual changes are concentrated, with a splattering of chrome to accompany. The grille is a new item and so is the front bumper. The fog lamps have revised chrome surrounds while the alloy wheel design is the other new bit on the facelifted model. At the rear, another dollop of chrome is expected to adorn the boot lid, with a mildly tweaked bumper rounding off changes.
The engines are expected to carry on unchanged, as far as power and torque outputs are concerned. The 1.2 liter-4 cylinder K-Series naturally aspirated petrol engine (86 Bhp-114 Nm) and the 1.3 liter-4 cylinder Fiat Multijet turbo diesel motor (74 Bhp-190 Nm) will be retained, although fuel efficiency tweaks are expected to raise the mileage figures significantly. Interestingly, these are the changes that were seen on the Swift Facelift as well. Five speed manual transmissions will be standard on both engines, with the petrol motor also featuring a 4 speed automatic gearbox as an option.
There’s talk about a five speed automated manual transmission (AMT) being added to the Swift Diesel by the end of this year. A similar option could make it onto the Dzire Facelift in due course of time as both cars share engines and platforms. The interiors of the facelifted compact sedan are expected to gain a push button start, a Bluetooth equipped infotainment system, parking sensors, electrically retracting wing mirrors and revised seat covers. Top end variants of the car will continue to be offered with safety features such as twin airbags and ABS+EBD. The facelifted car is expected to be priced slightly higher than the outgoing variants.
Spyshots courtesy GaadiWaadi on Twitter