The Maruti Dzire is currently leading the segment in the compact sedan space. Here is all that you need to know about it before you go ahead and buy it.
The Maruti Suzuki Dzire took no time in reaching the top spot in the compact sedan segment right after its launch in India last year. And since then it continues to maintain its position with a considerable lead over its competition. Unlike the previous generation, the new Dzire looks quite attractive, more like a proper sedan, thanks to better proportions. In addition to this, it also feels like a proper sedan, thanks to its extensive feature list and a supple ride quality. making the car an overall package is its engine line-up which consists of a fuel-efficient yet a peppy set of motors. In this report, we have compiled every minute detail of the 2018 Dzire. Read along to know all about this compact sedan before you go ahead and buy it.
Ever since its launch in 2008, Maruti Suzuki has been able to sell over 13.8 lakh copies of the Dzire. The second-generation iteration of this Sub-4 metre compact sedan from Maruti went on to achieve great success. However, the advent of fresher competition in the form of Honda Amaze, Hyundai Xcent, Ford Aspire and VW Ameo left a dent in the sales figures of the Dzire. Now, however, the new of this vehicle looks all set to reclaim its lost territory with an attractive price tag, high mileage, many new features and fresh looks.
Maruti Dzire Price
|Minimum Price||Rs 5.45 Lakh|
|Maximum Price||Rs 9.41 Lakh|
Thanks to the introduction of new features and a modern platform, the new Dzire commands a slight premium over the outgoing model, but only in the case of certain trims. The new look Maruti Swift Dzire 2017 model has a starting price of Rs 5.45 lakh. Its most expensive model costs Rs 9.41 lakh.
Maruti Dzire Video Review
Maruti Dzire Specifications
|Engine Displacement||1.2 L K-Series Petrol||1.3 L DDiS Diesel|
|Power||87 PS||78 PS|
|Torque||115 Nm||190 Nm|
|Transmission||5-speed manual/5-speed AMT||5-speed Manual/5-speed AMT|
|Mileage||22 km/l||28.4 km/l|
The new look Maruti Swift Dzire 2017 gets the same engines as the outgoing model. This means while the petrol variants get an ultra-smooth 1.2 L K-Series petrol engine, the Diesel model comes with the tried-and-tested 1.3 L DDiS Diesel engine. Performance from these engines stand at par with the competition. A big change, however, is that the Petrol engine will no longer come with a 4-speed Automatic gearbox. Instead, both the Petrol and the Diesel engines will come with a 5-speed AMT. Thanks to a lower kerb weight, the new Dzire offers higher average mileage than before.
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Maruti Dzire Mileage
The new look Dzire is more frugal than the outgoing model. The slight increase in the mileage us due to the lower kerb weight. Additionally, Maruti could have re-tuned the engines for improvement in mileage.
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Maruti Dzire Features
- New lightweight ‘HEARTECT’ platform
- Usage of Ultra High Tensile and High Tensile Steel
- All-new Design
- Chrome Grille
- Precision Cut Two-tone Alloy Wheels
- Auto LED Projector Headlamps
- Longer Wheelbase
- Higher Legroom
- Steering-mounted Audio and Telephone Controls
- Rear AC Vents
- Compliant with Frontal Offset
- Meets Pedestrian Safety Regulations
- Standard Dual Front Airbags
- Standard ABS with EBD
- ISOFIX Child Seat Restraint System
- Seatbelt Warning Audio Alarm
- Door Ajar Warning Light
- LED Projector Headlamps
- Front and Rear LED Headlamps
- Touchscreen AVN
- Apply CarPlay
- Android Auto
- Mirror Link
Maruti Dzire Colours
- Oxford Blue
- Sherwood Brown
- Gallant Red
- Magma Gray
- Silky Silver
- Arctic White
The new look Maruti Swift Dzire 2017 is on sale with the above colour options. The new 2017 Maruti Dzires possesses an entirely new look, which makes it look far more modern and attractive. Hence, we feel, the new Dzire is capable of pulling off all the above paint colour options rather well.
Maruti Dzire Dimensions
The new look Dzire is wider than the outgoing model (1735 mm vs 1695 mm). This should make the new car considerably more spacious. Also, while the length of the Dzire remains the same, the new model 2017 Swift Dzire benefits from a longer wheelbase. Finally, the new model Dzire is lower than the outgoing model (1515 mm vs 1555 mm). Maruti is yet to reveal the ground clearance but we think there won’t be a significant change.
Maruti Dzire Review – Exterior Design Review
Unlike its predecessors, the new generation Maruti Dzire doesn’t look much like the corresponding generation of the Swift. While the two cars still share in plenty, the new Dzire manages to still have its own distinct identity. Up front, you get a nose that doesn’t look much like that of the new generation Swift. It gets a different bumper and grille. There’s enough chrome to make the car look upmarket. Even in the side profile, there’s enough to catch your attention. The silhouette is all-new and even the A-pillars are different. The rear is also completely new. The boot continues to look rather stubby, but the new LED taillamps look very upmarket. The headlamps, on the other hand, come with LED projectors and DRLs.
We do love the way the design has evolved True, there’s nothing ground-breaking with the way the new Dzire looks, but we are happy there’s little similarity with the new look Swift.
Maruti Dzire Interior Review
Even on the inside, the new Dzire doesn’t look much like the new Swift. Compared to the new Swift, the new Dzire’s dashboard is a lot different. While the Swift’s cabin gets an all-black treatment, this car’s interior gets a beige-black theme. Also, compared to the round aircon vents on the new Swift, the new Dzire’s cabin gets trapezoidal AC vents. Our favourite bit is the flat-bottom steering wheel, which infuses a touch of sportiness with the cabin.
Thanks to a longer wheelbase and wider track, the new Dzire’s interior is a lot more spacious now. This will be helpful while having 5 occupants over long journeys. Also, the new look Dzire’s interior gets many more features. The highlight here is the touchscreen AVN unit that supports Android Auto, Apple Car Play and Mirror Link.
Maruti Dzire Engine and Transmission
The new model 2017 Maruti Dzire gets its engines from the outgoing model. This means the new car comes with a 1.2 L and 1.3 L Diesel engines. Performance figures remain the same but in all likelihood, the new engines will offer a higher mileage. A big change comes from the fact that the petrol engine no longer gets the 4-speed Automatic Gearbox. Instead, both the Petrol and the Diesel engines get the option of a 5-speed AMT.
This should translate into a competitive price for the Automatic models. Thanks to the introduction of the AMT, the price difference between the manual and the automatic models of the new look Dzire won’t be much. Also, another advantage of AMTs is that the fuel mileage doesn’t take a hit.
Maruti Dzire Images
Maruti Dzire- Specification Sheet
|Launch Date||Launched- 20th December 2017|
|Price||INR 5.45 Lakh to INR 9.41 Lakh|
|Fuel||Petrol / Diesel|
|Engine||1.2-litre VVT / 1.3-litre DDiS|
|Power||82 BHP / 74 BHP|
|Torque||114 Nm / 190 Nm|
|Transmission||5-Speed Manual/ 5-Speed AMT|
|Mileage||22km/l / 28.4 km/l|
|Features||Touchscreen Infotainment System, Auto Climate, Projector headlamps, LED DRLs, Alloy Wheels|
|Safety Features||Dual Airbags, ABS with EBD, ISOFIX Child Seat Mounts, Reverse Parking Sensors, Reverse Parking Camera|