Maruti Suzuki Dzire unveiled in India, launch on May 16
Maruti Suzuki has unveiled the third-generation of the best selling sedan in India, the Dzire.
Maruti Suzuki has unveiled the third-generation of the best selling sedan in India, the Dzire. Ever since the carmaker invested in the Swift-based sedan, it has remained on top of its segment with the sales volumes. The new Dzire is built on Suzuki's new B-platform which also underpins the new Swift.
The DZire will still be a sub-4m sedan. However, the Maruti Suzuki has managed to improve the wheelbase by 20mm. As a result, cabin space is expected to be better than the outgoing version. The new Dzire also complies with the upcoming crash tests and will get safety features like dual front airbags and ABS as standard. Boot space for the new Dzire is rated at 376-litres, which is 60litres more than before. The Dzire is not just more spacious than before but is also lighter. It's shed about 85kgs compared to the outgoing petrol version and 105kg for the diesel.
Engine options for the sub-4m sedan remain the same, the 1.2-litre engine doing duty on the petrol Dzire and the 1.3-litre on the diesel. The Dzire's diesel engine will continue to deliver 190Nm of peak torque, which remains the same as before. Both the diesel and the petrol engines will now come paired with a 5-speed manual and an AGS transmission, unlike the previous Dzire which sported the AGS only on the diesel while the petrol engine came paired with a 4-speed torque converter. The Dzire equipped with the AGS transmission from V variant onwards.
The Dzire will be available in four grades at launch - L, V, Z and Z+. Maruti Suzuki will launch the new DZire on 16th May 2017, and it will compete with the likes of Tata Tigor, Ford Aspire, Honda Amaze, Volkswagen Ameo and Hyundai Xcent.