The facelifted Maruti Suzuki Dzire compact sedan, which will soon follow the Swift hatchback facelift into the Indian car market, has been uncovered. The car sans camouflage shows off a new front end and other stylistic revisions. The second and current generation of the Dzire compact sedan was launched in 2012, and this mid life makeover comes as Maruti Suzuki’s response to growing competition in the compact sedan category. The car will go on sale in India in the coming weeks.
The car gets a splattering of chrome on the front, with a new grille and chrome elements around the fog lamps. The alloy wheel design is new while the head lamps get a smoked finish. The front bumper sees a reprofiling, along with revised airdams. The stylistic changes are completed with a revised rear bumper. In terms of features on the inside, the Dzire Facelift gains similar options seen on the facelifted Swift hatchback.
The Dzire Facelift gains Bluetooth connectivity, Bluetooth call and reject stalk under the steering wheel, a push-button start, keyless entry, electrically folding wing mirrors and reverse parking sensors. While the 1.2 liter K-Series naturally aspirated petrol and 1.3 liter Fiat Multijet turbo diesel engines will be retained, expect fuel efficiency figures of both motors to see a gain of about 10 % on the Dzire, as the Swift hatchback that uses the same set of engines has shown a similar mileage gain.
5 speed manual transmissions will be standard on the petrol and diesel engines with a 4 speed automatic gearbox offered as an option on the petrol powered Dzire. Twin airbags and ABS+EBD will be standard safety features on the top-end Dzire variants while new colours are likely to join the Dzire’s paint palette. The facelifted car is likely to be slightly pricier than the outgoing Dzire.