2017 Maruti Suzuki Dzire facelift launched at Rs 5.45 lakh


Maruti Suzuki India Limited (MSIL) has launched the much-awaited Dzire compact sedan at Rs 5.45 lakh ex-showroom, Delhi. It’s no longer a ‘Swift Dzire’, but just the Dzire. The Swift moniker has been dropped owing to its success in the market. The new Dzire comes in four variants, and the variant wise ‘introductory’ prices are listed below, all are ex-Delhi.

Fuel Trim Price
Petrol LXi Rs 5,45,000
VXi Rs 6,29,000
VXi AGS Rs 6,76,000
ZXi Rs 7,05,000
ZXi AGS Rs 7,52,000
ZXi+ Rs 7,94,000
ZXi+ AGS Rs 8,41,000
Diesel LDi Rs 6,45,000
VDi Rs 7,29,000
VDi AGS Rs 7,76,000
ZDi Rs 8,05,000
ZDi AGS Rs 8,52,000
ZDi+ Rs 8,94,000
ZDi+ AGS Rs 9,41,000

The new Dzire is claimed to be lighter and more fuel-efficient than the outgoing model, thanks to the ‘Heartect’ platform, which also underpins the new Swift and the Baleno. ~85 kg on petrol and 95 kg on the diesel has been shaved off. Since the Swift moniker has been dropped, the designers have worked hard to differentiate the compact sedan from the hatchback on which it was originally developed from. The new Dzire now looks more proportionate than ever. Although the headlamps have been inspired by the new Swift, there’s a ‘touch’ of Baleno to its looks, especially on the side. The width has been increased by 40 mm and wheelbase by 20 mm, allowing more room for the occupants.


The interiors too get a significant design change in order to differentiate it from the hatch. While the new Swift has circular air vents in the middle, the Dzire gets a large trapezoid shape. A similar change has been made to the instrument cluster. While the dual-tone interior is standard across the range, the burl wood and satin chrome accents start from the V variant.

Standard Safety
The new Dzire gets ABS with EBD, Brake Assist, dual front airbags, ISOFix child seat mounts, front seat belt pre-tensioner and force limiter, driver seat belt warning, key left warning and door ajar warning as standard across the range. Big thumbs up for that!

The top-spec ZXi+/ZDi+ gets a big list of equipment. These include,

  • LED projector headlamps with DRLs
  • LED tail lamps (standard)
  • Auto headlamps with follow me home
  • 15-inch machined alloy wheels
  • Keyless entry
  • Push button start
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Tilt adjustable steering (standard)
  • Steering mounted controls
  • Burl wood and satin chrome accents
  • Multi-information display (standard)
  • 7-inch SmartPlay infotainment system with Navigation, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
  • Smartphone app for remote control
  • 4 speakers and tweeters
  • Automatic Climate Control (Auto AC)
  • Height adjustable driver’s seat
  • Electrically adjustable and foldable ORVMs
  • Driver side auto up and auto down power window with pinch guard
  • Rear AC vents
  • Speed sensing auto door locks
  • Day/Night IRVM
  • Rear defogger
  • Front fog lamps
  • Reverse parking sensors
  • Reversing camera


Not all goodies are limited to the top-spec ZXi+ trim, the VXi too gets a decent amount of kit. These include keyless entry, burl wood and satin chrome accents, tachometer, audio player with USB and Bluetooth connectivity, audio remote control, 4 speakers, electrically adjustable ORVMs, front and rear power windows with driver-side auto-down, height-adjustable driver’s seat, rear AC vents, speed sensing auto door locks and Day/Night IRVM.

The new Dzire comes with the same engines as the outgoing model. The 1.2-litre (1,197 cc) 4-cylinder petrol unit producing 82 hp @ 6,000 rpm and 113 Nm of torque @ 4,200 rpm. The diesel is a 1.25-litre (1,248 cc) 4-cylinder unit, producing 74 hp @ 4,000 rpm and a healthy 190 Nm of torque @ 2,000 rpm. Both engines are paired to a 5-speed manual transmission as standard, and gets a 5-speed Auto Gear Shift or AMT as an option. Fuel efficiency is claimed at 22 km/l for petrol and 28.4 km/l for diesel.


There are 6 colors to choose from – Oxford Blue, Sherwood Brown, Gallant Red, Magma Gray, Silky Silver and Arctic White.


The compact sedan measures 3,995 mm in length, 1,735 mm in width and 1,515 mm in height. Wheelbase measures 2,450 mm and ground clearance is at 163 mm. Boot space measures 378 litres. The fuel tank capacity is 37 litres.

While the L and V variants ride on 14-inch steel wheels shod with 165/80 tires, the Z trims ride on 15-inch alloys shod with 185/65 tires.

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