The all new DZire sedan, supposed to launch around May this year, is expected to be based on the next-gen Swift hatchback. The makeover avatar of the sub-4 metre sedan from Maruti Suzuki has been spotted on the roads, as the company was testing it.
Out of its six main rivals, only the current-gen Tata Zest and the upcoming Tata Tigor get projector headlamps with daytime running LEDs. Maruti Suzuki is likely to follow suit and equip the new DZire with the duo, although only in the top-end petrol and diesel models.
The DZire isn’t the roomiest car on the inside. In fact, when compared to its rivals, the passenger cabin space in the DZire is just about adequate.
With the new DZire, Maruti Suzuki will surely address this downside. Since it shares the underpinnings with the next-gen Swift, the DZire will get an extended wheelbase. That should help!
It is a must-have feature these days, isn’t it? I mean, if a car that costs around Rs 3.5 lakh houses one, why not a car which is several segments above it?
The all-new DZire will, in all probability, feature a touchscreen infotainment system with built-in navigation. In addition to that, it is likely to get Apple CarPlay compatibility as well.
We think the addition of the touchscreen infotainment system is extremely likely as Hyundai is expected to equip its face-lifted Xcent with one.
In its current-generation, the DZire doesn’t feature the biggest cargo area. In fact, at 320 litres it is the smallest amongst all its rivals.
With the all-new DZire, however, the Japanese auto giant is likely to address this issue. With better overall packaging and slimmer seats, not only will the new sedan get a bigger boot, but also more room for passengers.
If it comes true, then this is nothing short of a blessing in the scorching heat of Indian summers, and the DZire could be the first to get this in its segment. A blower, which is fed via the air conditioning system of the car, helps keep things cool inside the glovebox.
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