Maruti Suzuki has today unveiled the latest iteration of the Swift Dzire, its 2017 avatar in India in front of the media. It is here that the automaker will reveal all the details regarding this sub-compact SUV which is going to arrive officially in the Indian car market in the month of May this year. Here we bring you live updates straight from the unveiling of the 2017 Maruti Dzire.
7:10 PM: Here it is, in flesh, the 2017 Maruti Suzuki Swift Dzire!
6:57 PM: A few facts about the Dzire, so far Maruti has sold a total of 13.8 lakh units of this compact sedan in the Indian car market, since its launch in 2008.
6:55 PM: The next-gen Dzire will be made available in a total of 6 different colours, these are to include Blue, Brown, Red, Grey, Silver and White.
6:52 PM: The 2017 Dzire is to come with a total of eight variants, four each for the petrol and diesel derivative.
6:50 PM: Talking about the dimensions, the 2017 Dzire is to measure 3995mm in length, 1515mm in height and 1735mm in width.
6:48 PM: The transmission responsibilities will be taken care of by a 5-speed manual gearbox as standard. However, Maruti will also provide the Dzire with an AGS (Auto Gear Shift).
6:46 PM: Now to the powertrains, the petrol derivative is to be taken care of by a 1.2-litre VVT unit while the diesel derivative will feature a 1.3-litre DDiS unit.
6:44 PM: Talking about features, the 2017 Dzire is to come with LED projector headlamps, LED tail-lamps, new touchscreen infotainment system equipped with Apple Car Play, Android Auto connectivity with Mirror link.
6:40 PM: Talking about safety, the 2017 Maruti Dzire is now compliant with frontal offset and side impact regulations, meets pedestrian safety, standard dual front airbags, standard ABD with EBD along with ISOFIX child seat mounts.
6:30 PM: Talking about the interiors, the 2017 Dzire is to feature an all new layout which is to include a dual-tone dashboard, flat bottom steering wheel, burl wood ornamentation along with chrome highlights on the instrument cluster, door knobs, steering wheel, gear knob and instrument cluster.
6:35 PM: Talking about creature comforts, the 2017 Dzire promises to offer the seating position of a sedan, an increased wheelbase of added space at the back, steering mounted controls, rear air-con vents to name a few.
6:26 PM: Few of the exterior highlights of the 2017 Maruti Swift Dzire include a new polygonal chrome grille, two-tone alloy wheels, auto LED projector headlamps.
6:24 PM: Not only this platform light weight, it also offers high safety capabilities.
6:20 PM: The 2017 Swift Dzire is to be based on the automaker’s 5th generation B-Platform! This is the ‘HEARTECT’ platform which uses ultra high tensile and high tensile steal.
5:55 PM: The unveiling of the 2017 Dzire is about to commence soon, stay tuned and keep refreshing the page.
What we know so far is that the 2017 Maruti Swift Dzire is going to be a completely new product from the ground up. It is to feature an all new design profile along with a completely restyled cabin.
It is not just the styling that Maruti has focus on with this update. A lot of new features will be provided to the 2017 Dzire. These are to include a plathora of creature comforts like automatic climate control, steering mounted controls, rear air-con vent, rear-seat arm rest to name a few.
Also, the 2017 Swift Dzire is going to be quite a lot safer, it is to get dual air-bags with ABS as standard equipment.
Talking about the prices, they are to fall in the bracket of INR 5.5 to 8.5 lakh!