It’s finally here! The new Maruti Suzuki Dzire made its official launch yesterday, the car is available in 2 engine and 2 transmission options priced starting from Rs 5.45 lakh for the petrol models and Rs 6.45 lakh for the diesel range (all prices ex-showroom, Delhi).
The company has dropped the Swift name and badges making the name smaller and sweeter – ‘Dzire’. The 2017 Dzire is already on display at all Maruti Suzuki dealerships across the country and bookings too have commenced for an advance amount of Rs. 11,000. It can be opted in a total of 4 variants – LXi/LDi, VXi/VDi, ZXi/ZDi and ZXi+/ZDi+. A total of 6 paint schemes are on offer – Oxford Blue, Sherwood Brown, Gallant Red, Magma Grey, Silky Silver and Pearl Arctic White.
In terms of design, the new Dzire is very clearly based on the upcoming Swift, which has recently been launched some international markets. Based on the lightweight platform called ‘Heartect’, the compact sedan is lighter, rigid, and structurally stronger than older platform. The body is wider by 40 mm, height is shortened by 40 mm, wheelbase upped by 20 mm while the boot has 62 litres more space than the predecessor. This translates to a more spacious leg room at rear (55 mm claimed by Maruti).
Moving inside, dual-tone colour combination has been carried over, but now gets a faux burl wood inserts on the dashboard. A new top-spec Z+ variants offer LED projector headlamps, daytime running lights, 7-inch SmartPlay infotainment system with navigation and Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity, automatic climate control, and a rear AC vent. In terms of safety, all variants of the new Dzire come with dual airbags, ABS with EBD, brake assist, front seat belts with pretensioners and force limiters and ISOFIX child seat mounts as standard across the range.
Under the hood, the 2017 Dzire comes with 2 engine options – a 1.2-litre 4 cyl K-series petrol engine and 1.3-litre 4 cyl DDiS diesel mill. The petrol motor develops 82 BHP @ 6,000 rpm and 113 Nm of torque @ 4,200 rpm, while the diesel unit produces 74 BHP @ 4,000 rpm and 190 Nm @ 2,000 rpm. Both engines can be opted with 5-speed manual gearbox or 5-speed AGS automated manual transmission. Maruti claims a fuel-efficiency of 22 KMPL for petrol manual as well as AMT option, and 28.4 KMPL for manual and AMT diesel variants.
Prices list of the new Maruti Suzuki Dzire (ex-showroom, Delhi):
- Dzire LXi – Rs. 5.45 lakh
- Dzire VXi – Rs. 6.29 lakh
- Dzire ZXi – Rs. 7.05 lakh
- Dzire ZXi+ – Rs. 7.94 lakh
- Dzire VXi AMT – Rs. 6.76 lakh
- Dzire ZXi AMT – Rs. 7.52 lakh
- Dzire ZXi+ AMT – Rs. 8.41 lakh
- Dzire LDi – Rs. 6.45 lakh
- Dzire VDi – Rs. 7.29 lakh
- Dzire ZDi – Rs. 8.05 lakh
- Dzire ZDi+ – Rs. 8.94 lakh
- Dzire VDi AMT – Rs. 7.76 lakh
- Dzire ZDi AMT – Rs. 8.52 lakh
- Dzire ZDi+ AMT – Rs. 9.41 lakh
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