An important member of the compact sedan segment, the Dzire is an important player in the market owing to its competitive pricing and the backing from Maruti Suzuki, which is the highest selling brand in the Indian market. The Dzire was launched a while ago and is ready to receive a mid-life upgrade so Maruti is going to give the exteriors as well as interiors a fresh lease of life. The facelift Dzire is likely to witness the addition of the mild SHVS hybrid system from Maruti Suzuki. The price tag of the base variant is likely to be around INR 6 lakh whereas the top spec model will reach a price of INR 9 lakh (ex showroom Delhi).
2017 Maruti Suzuki Dzire Exteriors
Maruti Suzuki Dzire follows the similar silhouette as the previous model from the sides with changes inculcated up front and rear. The changes upfront include an updated front grille which is larger than the existing model. The front fascia is concluded by the projector headlamps with integrated DRLs and circular fog lamps. This is visibly similar to the upcoming new Swift for the market. The sides show that the fenders are similar to the premium Baleno hatchback, while the C-pillar is also redesigned like the Baleno. Taking some more cues from the Baleno it also has wraparound tail lights along with a subtly raised boot lid. The chassis has also been lifted from the Baleno making the new model 100 kg lighter.
2017 Maruti Suzuki Dzire Interiors
The interiors will be welcomed with several comfort as well as safety features. The dashboard consists of circular HVAC vents in the center whereas the instrument cluster comprises of large twin pod instrument dials flanking a digital readout. The central console will finally be topped by a infotainment screen with Apple Carplay and other connectivity options like USB, Bluetooth, AUX-in etc. The seating ergonomics will remain same but the upholstery will be of better quality than before. The safety features will consist of ABS with EBD, dual airbags, parking sensors with camera, integrated head rests, electrically adjustable ORVMs and day/night IRVMs.
2017 Maruti Suzuki Dzire Engine specifications and Mileage
As earlier, the Maruti Suzuki Dzire will have both petrol and diesel derivatives to choose from. The petrol is a 1.2 litre 4-cylinder K-series engine that produces 83.14 bhp @ 6000 rpm and max torque of 115 nm @ 4000 rpm. The engine will be mated to a 5 speed manual or an AMT (automated manual transmission). This time around the Dzire is likely to feature the mild hybrid 1.3 litre diesel engine teamed up with lithium ion batteries. The same proffers a mileage of at least 26 kmpl whereas the power figures are yet to be revealed by Maruti Suzuki.
2017 Maruti Suzuki Dzire Launch date, Price and Competition
The 2017 Maruti Suzuki Dzire might be making its way to the launch by the mid of 2017. The 2017 Maruti Suzuki Dzire will continue to lock horns with the Honda Amaze, the Hyundai Xcent facelift which is also slated to enter by first half of 2017, Ford Aspire, Volkswagen Ameo and the Tata Zest. The pricing will be kept competitive with marginal hike as this is a Maruti. The base petrol variant will be priced at INR 6 lakh while the top spec diesel with SHVS technology will be retailed at around INR 9 lakh (ex showroom Delhi).