India’s highest selling compact sedan, the Maruti Suzuki Swift Dzire, will get a generation change this year. The update comes hot on the heels of its hatchback sibling which has also undergone a generation change. This is the biggest update since the car was launched in 2007 and is expected to be a major boost for the already successful car. This new Dzire has already been spotted sans camouflage and sports a new design, but retains the silhouette of the current compact model. Ahead of its debut here is what you can expect from the new Swift Dzire.
The spy images tell us that this new Swift Dzire has been designed along the lines of the Swift hatchback, but with enough changes to differentiate between the two. The design of headlamps and grille is the same as the new generation Swift but, with the addition of chrome garnish around the grille as well as on the bumper. The roofline is a bit lower, while the tail lamps have got a new design to give the car a sportier appearance from behind.
Updated feature list
Images of the cabin reveal a dual-tone setup with features like a touchscreen infotainment system, climate control and possible leather upholstery on the top-of-the-line models. The instrument cluster has also been revised and gets a colour display for the information screen. Finally, we can also see that the design of the aircon vents has been revised from the round design of the current car. We believe that Maruti Suzuki will add cup holders to the rear arm rest as well as AC vents in the back.
This new Dzire, like the new Swift, is based on a new platform which debuted in the Baleno. This new platform is expected to reduce the weight of the car significantly, making it much lighter than the current model. This will translate to better efficiency and performance.
Petrol and diesel engine options
The current Dzire is powered by a 1.2-litre petrol and 1.3-litre diesel. The petrol engine produces 83bhp/115Nm while the diesel produces 74bhp/190Nm. Both engines are likely to be offered with a five-speed manual as well as a five-speed AMT.
Last year, Maruti Suzuki tied up with OLA to create a driver training programme. This expected to include the use of the Dzire Tour as a vehicle in the fleet option and in this regard, there might be a more luxurious option than the current car also made available. We believe that this vehicle will be offered in multiple grades to match the various grades of taxi options.