Maruti has launched the all-new 2017 Dzire compact sedan in India at Rs 5.45 lakh(ex-showroom Delhi). The new Dzire has been built ground-up and gets all new styling. Look wise, the new car has retained the essence of the Swift.
The new 2017 Dzire gets the new horizontally slatted hexagonal grille with chrome lining and chrome accents on the air dam. The headlamps now have LED daytime running lamps embedded in it. The profile is also largely similar to the previous car with the signature flared wheel arches and all-new alloy wheels.
From interior, the car gets wooden inserts on the dashboard, steering and the door trims. The steering is all-new and Maruti Suzuki has opted for a flat bottom wheel for the first time in India. The head unit for the entertainment system has been sourced from the Baleno along with the automatic climate control unit that will be offered only with the higher trims.
The Dzire will be offered in five trims – L, V, V+, Z and Z+ with two engine options each – petrol and diesel. The petrol engine is the same old 1.2-litre four cylinder unit that develops 84bhp of power and comes mated to a five-speed manual and a five-speed AMT gearbox option. The diesel mill is also the tried and tested 1.3-litre turbocharged diesel Multijet engine that develops 74bhp of power and comes with the same gearbox options as the petrol.
The automatic option is available on all trims except the base L trims. Maruti claims the fuel efficiency for the petrol variant to be at 22kmpl while the diesel is at 28.4kmpl.
The 2017 Maruti Suzuki Dzire will continue to compete against the Hyundai Xcent which was recently updated, as well as the Honda Amaze, the newly launched Tata Tigor and the Ford Aspire as well as the Volkswagen Ameo.