Upcoming New Maruti Dzire Showcased, Launch on May 16

Claudine Rigal
Mai 16, 2017

While Maruti Suzuki will come out with its new generation Dzire, Hyundai Motor India has launched its all new Xcent. The same is will be launching on the 16th of May.

Built on the Heartect platform, new Dzire continue with the current tried and tested engines.

At over 4,00,000 units per annum, it's a substantial market and the Dzire is India's second best-selling auto after Alto. With this facelift, Maruti plans to raise the bar to another level.

The 2017 Maruti Dzire is to come with features like LED projector headlamps, LED DRLs, LED tail-lamps, multi-functional steering wheel, automatic climate control, touchscreen infotainment system, rear air-con vents, day and night IRVMs, electrically adjustable ORVMs, leather wrapped steering wheel, rear seat arm rest with cup-holders to name a few. "Why fix something when it's now broken" is the ideology that Maruti uses when it comes to fiddling around with major components like the engine.

As it's often the case with adapting a subcompact hatchback to a sedan, this metamorphosis has to be done in line with guidelines in mind, especially as far as size is concerned.

The new Dzire is expected to be launched on May 16 and will take on the Honda Amaze, the Figo Aspire, the Tata Zest and the Volkswagen Ameo. The new Dzire now sits a bit lower at 163mm from the ground - that's 7mm of short over the outgoing model. Now, the vehicle also sports new projector headlamps, LED DRLs and redisigned alloy wheels as well.

The latest version of the compact sedan has been one of the most anticipated launches during the year. There are also three new colour options on offer - Oxford Blue, Sherwood Brown and Gallant Red. This has led to the rear shoulder room being increased by 30mm and by 20mm at the front. Despite the decline, the model accounted for 50% of the total sales in the segment.

This is the 3rd generation of the Dzire and is made on 5th generation B-platform.

Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) is back to the game it started in 2012, of making sedans under four metres, the length limit which attracts lesser duties on a vehicle.

The 2017 Maruti Dzire is available with the 1.2-litre petrol engine that produces 84.3 PS and 115 Nm of torque and the 1.3-litre diesel engine that develops 75 PS and 190 Nm of torque. Moreover, the company is offering Auto Gear shift (AGS) or AMT in four petrol and diesel variants.

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