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What to expect from the next generation Maruti Suzuki Swift Dzire

What to expect from the next generation Maruti Suzuki Swift Dzire
Desirazu Venkat Desirazu Venkat Monday 10 April 2017, 21:41 PM

The next generation Maruti Suzuki Swift DZire will be launched for the Indian market later this year. This is the second generation of the compact sedan and it is expected to be followed by its hatchback sibling a little later on. This new Dzire has already been spotted sans camouflage and it sports a new design but retains the silhouette of the current compact model. Ahead of its debut, here is what you can expect from the new Swift Dzire.

Revised design

The spy images tell us that this new Swift Dzire has been designed along the lines of the Swift hatchback, but with enough changes to differentiate between the two. The design of headlamps and grille is the same as the new generation Swift but, with the addition of chrome garnish around the grille as well as on the bumper. The roofline is a bit lower, while the tail lamps have got a new design to give the car a sportier appearance from behind.

Updated feature list

Images of the cabin reveal a dual tone setup with features like a touchscreen infotainment system, climate control and possible leather upholstery on the top-of-the-line models.  The instrument cluster has also been revised and gets a colour display for the information screen. Finally, we can also see that the design of the aircon vents has been revised from the round design of the current car. We believe that Maruti Suzuki will add cup holders to the rear arm rest as well as AC vents in the back.

New platform

This new Dzire, like the new Swift, is based on a new platform which debuted in the Baleno. This new platform is expected to reduce the weight of the car significantly, making it much lighter than the current model. This will translate in better efficiency and performance.

Petrol and diesel engine options

The current Dzire is powered by a 1.2-litre petrol and 1.3-litre diesel. The petrol engine produces 83bhp/115Nm while the diesel produces 74bhp/190Nm. Both engines are likely to be offered with a five-speed manual as well as a five-speed AMT.

Dzire Tour

Last year, Maruti Suzuki tied up with OLA to create a driver training programme. This expected to include the use of the Dzire Tour as a vehicle in the fleet option and in this regard there is expected to be a more luxurious option than the current car. We believe that this vehicle will be offered in multiple grades to match the various grades of taxi options. 

 

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