India’s most loved sub4m sedan Maruti Suzuki Dzire will get a new avatar in the coming weeks. It was no secret that MSI had started working on the new Gen version of the compact sedan and it has now been spotted sans camouflage revealing the complete design. Maruti is expected to launch new Dzire in May or June ahead of its hatchback sibling, the new Swift.
The New Dzire is based on a similar platform of third Gen Swift and would also borrow some design cues. The new platform would also result in higher efficiency. The car looks more roundish and curvy as compared to current model; it gets sharper creases body coloured A-Pillar, new front rear bumpers and new LED tail lights.
For the time ever, Dzire will get Projector LED headlamps with LED daytime running lights. Up front is a wider three slat front grille with chrome surrounding, three-part air intake with redesigned fog lamps and thin chrome bar. Maruti is also offering new alloy wheels, shark fin antenna and moulded boot spoiler. The car is likely to drop Swift badge from the badge and will now be called Maruti Dzire.
The interiors have also been revamped and to bestow some upmarket feel new Dzire feature dual tone colour theme, wooden faux inserts, sporty dashboard and funky instrument cluster with new Digital MID and new flat-bottomed multi-function steering wheel with leather stitching. There will be a big 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system will be on board supporting Apple car play, Android auto etc.
Engine options will be identical to the current generation; the 1.2-litre K12B petrol engine makes 83bhp power and 114Nm of torque. The 1.3l DDIs diesel engine produces 74bhp power and 190Nm of torque. Both engines will come with a 5-speed manual gearbox as standard along with the optional automatic transmission. Thanks to lightweight platform not only fuel efficiency will be increased but it will also result in more soothing driving experience.
Owing to new features, expect prices to go up by Rs. 50,000 to 60,000 as compared to the ongoing Dzire. When launched, it will compete against Tata Tigor, Honda Amaze, Hyundai Xcent and Ford Aspire.