We have already reported about the 2017 Maruti Suzuki Swift in great detail. It has always been for sure that the next generation Swift will give birth to the all-new Dzire. However, it is now being speculated that Maruti has advanced the development of the new Dzire. Also, it is possible that the new Dzire might come to us before the 2017 Swift makes it to India. The all-new Dzire, as per various reports, could make its debut in H1, 2017. Our guess is that the new Maruti Dzire 2017 launch date will fall in the first quarter of next year. Details on the Dzire 2017 are scarce. However, you can read on for all that’s known about the new Maruti Dzire 2017 launch date and price.
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New Maruti Dzire 2017 Launch in India
The next generation Swift looks all set make its debut at the upcoming Paris Motor Show in October this year. With India being a vital market for Suzuki, the new Swift could arrive in showrooms in the first half of 2017. Although traditionally, the compact sedan derivative of a hatchback arrives a few months later, Maruti could fast-track the development of the new Dzire. A reason for that could be the fact that the Dzire currently sells more than the Swift.
|Model Name||Expected Launch Date|
|New Maruti Dzire 2017 India Launch||Mid 2017|
Maruti wouldn’t be the first manufacturer to launch the sedan before the hatchback. Ford adopted the same strategy for the Figo twins, launching the Aspire before the new Figo. However, both those cars were developed simultaneously. With the Dzire being specific to the Indian market, its development is likely to commence after that of the hatchback.
New Maruti Dzire 2017 Price in India
|New Maruti Swift 2017||Estimated Price (ex-showroom)|
|2017 Maruti Dzire LXi||INR 5.50 Lakhs|
|2017 Maruti Dzire VXi||INR 6.25 Lakhs|
|2017 Maruti Dzire ZXi||INR 7.40 Lakhs|
|2017 Maruti Dzire LDi||INR 6.60 Lakhs|
|2017 Maruti Dzire VDi||INR 7.20 Lakhs|
|2017 Maruti Dzire ZDi||INR 8.35 Lakhs|
There will be a difference of around 50,000 – 60,000 Rupees in the pricing of the new Swift and Dzire. Also, new Maruti Dzire 2017 model will witness a small price hike over the current model.
New Maruti Dzire 2017 Specifications
In all probability, the 2017 Dzire will continue drawing power from the same 1.2-litre petrol and 1.3-litre diesel units that power the current car. While the 5-speed AMT that comes with the Diesel is likely to continue, a more cost-effective AMT unit could replace the 4-speed petrol automatic. Manual transmission variants will continue with a 5-speed gearbox.
|Engine Type/ Displacement||1.2 L K-Series Petrol||1.3 L DDiS Diesel|
|Power (estimated)||87 PS||78 PS|
|Torque (estimated)||115 Nm||190 Nm|
|Transmission (Gearbox)||5-speed manual/5-speed AMT||5-speed Manual/5-speed AMT|
|Mileage (estimated)||19 km/l||27 km/l|
Maruti could add the 1.0-litre Boosterjet petrol engine to the lineup of the 2017 Dzire. This engine will soon make its debut with the launch of the Maruti Baleno RS. Also, the new platform will result in a lighter car, which will help boost fuel economy. The 2017 Swift Dzire could also get the SHVS mild hybrid system.
New Maruti Dzire 2017 Mileage
|New 2017 Maruti Dzire||Estimated Mileage|
|Petrol||Upto 20 KMPL|
|Diesel||Upto 27 KMPL|
We will surely see a hike in the mileage figures of the new Maruti Dzire 2017 thanks to new, lighter platform and possible use of SHVS mild hybrid technology.
New Maruti Dzire 2017 Rivals
Like the current model, the new Dzire will continue to rival the current flock of compact sedans on sale in India –
New Maruti Dzire 2017 Features
- All New Exterior
- New Front grille
- Projector headlamps
- LED DRLs
- Sportier alloy wheels
- LED tail lamps
- Blacked out A and B pillars
- All new cabin design
- SmartPlay Touchscreen infotainment system
- Apple CarPlay
- New Multi-Information Display
- Rear AC vents
- Rear centre armrest
- Body colour highlights
- Flat Bottomed steering wheel
New Maruti Dzire 2017 Exterior Design
Much like the current Dzire, the new model will also be identical to the Swift hatchback till the B-pillar. Keeping the 4-metre restrictions in mind, the car will feature a stubby boot. Hopefully, it will gel with overall design better than the current car. The boot will be an extension of the tail of the donor car. Expect the tail lamps to be similar to the 2017 Swift. Maruti is likely to throw in other features such as projector headlamps and LED daytime running lights. Overall, we will see a more aggressive exterior design, but being a compact sedan, it won’t be winning any beauty contests.
New Maruti Dzire 2017 Interior Design
The interiors of the next generation Dzire will be a direct lift from the 2017 Suzuki Swift. While the hatchback is expected to come with interiors draped in all black, the Dzire could get a black-beige colour scheme. Design wise, it will almost identical to the one that can be seen in the picture below. It gets a centrally mounted touchscreen unit with circular AC vents positioned above. The climate control gets a circular setup. There is a new twin-pod instrument console and a sporty flat-bottomed steering wheel. However, the latter could be reserved for Swift RS variants not sold in India. The India-spec production version of the Dzire is likely to come with a conventional circular steering wheel.
New Maruti Dzire 2017 Engine and Transmission
As is the case with the current Swift and Dzire lineup, the 2017 models will also share their engine and transmission lineup. The new Maruti Dzire 2017 will employ a 1.2 L Petrol engine that makes 87 PS and 115 Nm. Diesel variants will continue to draw power from the 1.3 L Fiat-sourced Multijet engine. However, Suzuki has been working on a 1.5 L Diesel engine that could replace the 1.3 L unit. Also, a new 1.0-litre Boosterjet could find a place under the hood of the upcoming Maruti compact sedan. 5-speed manual transmission will continue with the petrol and diesel engines. The 5-speed AMT currently on offer is likely to continue as well.
Stay tuned to Car Blog India for more updates on the New Maruti Dzire 2017 Launch, Price and other details.
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