Maruti Suzuki unveiled the new third generation Swift Dzire in India.The new subcompact sedan will be officially launched on 16 May and bookings will begin from first week of May.
The new Dzire comes with Suzuki’s B platform which is also called ‘Heartect’. This is the same platform that was seen on the Baleno. It is said to be lighter than the previous version and now uses high tensile steel in its construction as well as brings new safety standards.
Just like previous generations, the Dzire is a sedan version of the Swift. All the styling is pretty much similar as the next generation swift hatchback. So you get the new LED projector headlights, the large hexagonal grille and a lot of chrome treatment.The boot has been redesigned giving the car a more sedan like look. Wheel sizes include 14-inch as standard and 15-inch on the higher Zxi/Zdi trims. There is also a two-tone alloy wheel for the top version.
On the inside the cabin gets a light beige and black dual-tone finish There is also an optional faux burl wood inserts available on the dash, door and steering wheel on the top trim. There are also rear AC vents, ABS (anti-lock brakes) with EBD, dual front airbags and ISOFIX child seat restraints as standard. There is a touchscreen system with navigation including Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and Mirror Link.
The engines will remain the same from last year so there will be an option for a 1.2 litre VVT petrol and a 1.3 DDiS diesel engine. Maruti will also offer an Auto Gear Shift (AMT) variant on both the engine types. As for the trims, the car will be available in Lxi/Ldi, Vxi/Vdi, Zxi/Zdi and Zxi+/Zdi+. The base variant will have a 5-speed manual and the rest will get 5-speed AMT as an option. Price will be Approax 8Lakhs to 12 Lakhs.