As Maruti Suzuki India has officially showcased the much awaited third generation Dzire in India today, the car maker will be launching the compact sedan in the country on May 16. The company officially confirmed the launch date ruling out all the speculations and anticipations regarding the compact sedan. The Indo-Japanese car maker has also confirmed that the new Dzire 2017 will be offered in 4 trim levels which include LXi / LDi, VXi / LDi, ZXi / ZDi & ZXi+ / ZDi+. We previously also reported that many dealers have already commenced the pre-bookings for the upcoming Dzire sedan. As Hyundai India launched its updated Xcent sedan in the sub-compact sedan, the arrival of all-new Maruti Dzire will definitely intensify the rivalry in the segment. Also Read: LIVE updates Maruti Suzuki Dzire unveiled; India launch on May 16
The third generation Maruti Suzuki Dzire 2017 now comes with stylish yet proportionate design which is accentuated by hexagonal front grille, projector headlamps, LED DRLs, all-new front bumper, fog lamp that gives the sedan with a premium look. The side profile too gets an appealing look as it sports body coloured ORVMs with integrated side indicators, body coloured door handles, and multi-spoke alloy wheels. The rear profile of the sedan gets Dzire badging at the right side, new boot design, and all-new LED tail lamps. See More: Maruti Suzuki Dzire 2017 unveiled in India; launch date is May 16
The new generation Dzire sub-compact sedan is based on the new Suzuki HEARTECT platform which also underpins the current generation Baleno. This new platform will also form base for the upcoming Maruti Suzuki Swift 2017 which will be launched in India next year. The upcoming car will be lighter in weight thanks to its lightweight platform which will play an essential role in fuel efficiency.
In terms of dimensions, the car gets a length of 3995mm, height of 1,515mm and width of 1,735mm. It also gets a longer wheelbase which is 40mm wider that offers extra shoulder room at the front and rear by 20mm and 30mm respectively. Maruti Suzuki India also has ditched the Swift prefix from the nameplate in order to proffer the sedan with a distinctive uniqueness. See More: Maruti Swift Dzire India unveiling today; Seven things to know
Feature-wise, the new Maruti Dzire sedan now gets a 7-inch infotainment system with Apple Carplay and Android and Mirror-link compatibility, auto climatic control, flat bottomed wooden inserted multi-functional steering wheel, start/stop button and much more.
Coming to the safety aspect, the forthcoming all-new Dzire sedan will be seen with dual airbags, ABS with EBD, ISOFIX mounts as standard across all the variants. Also See: New generation Maruti Swift Dzire 2017 to get all-new avatar; India launch confirmed for May
The new Dzire sedan will continue to source its power from the same set of engines as seen on the current generation wherein the petrol unit comes with a 1.2-litre K-series petrol unit while the diesel variant gets 1.3-litre DDiS unit. The petrol unit can easily produce 84bhp of max power and peak torque of 114 Nm while the diesel engine can effortlessly develop max power of 74 BHP and190 Nm of max torque. Both the engines will come mated to a 5-speed gearbox as standard and 5-speed AMT unit as optional.
The overall appeal of the car is enhanced by the exterior tone which includes 3 all-new exterior shades – Oxford Blue, Sherwood Brown, Gallant Red, Arctic White, Silky Silver and Magma Gray. Also See: New Maruti Swift Dzire 2017 India unveiling on April 24; Official design sketch revealed
Once launched, the car will be continue to take on the rivals such as newly launched Hyundai Xcent, Honda Amaze, Volkswagen Ameo, Ford Aspire and others.
As the new Dzire will be more safety oriented, stylish and premium than the current model, we speculate that the prices of the sedan could see a bump which is likely to fall in the price bracket of INR 5.5 lakh – INR 9 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).