Recently, the good folks at Indian Autos Blog managed to capture pictures of the upcoming Dzire compact sedan. The sedan was being tested in Jammu and it may be noted that the car had no hints of being camouflaged. Just a day ago, we had reported that this car will make it to the market by mid 2012 and it seems like our sources in the industry have again manged to do a decent job. On comparing it with the current Dzire sedan, it won’t be wrong to say that the car has a lot of new design features, both on the exterior and the interiors. The sedan borrows the fascia from the new gen Swift hatchback. The car also gets a set of all new trendy wheel caps. The car benefits from the new surfaces that it has borrowed from the Swift hatchback.Talking of thThe rear end on the Dzire compact sedan (CS) looks quite unlike the one seen on the current Dzire sedan. The tail lamps on the CS are differently styled and are little smaller in size as compared to those on the predecessors. e current Dzire’s overall form, we have always maintained that the car’s proportions have gone for a toss.But, owing to a reduced rear overhang, the upcoming Dzire looks much more proportionate than the current Swift sedan.
On the interiors front, gone are the acres of dull grey tacky plastics of the current Dzire as the new sedan benefits from sharing the interiors with the new Swift hatchback. Dzire compact sedan offers the two tone dashboard that boasts of an upmarket integrated audio interface, stylish air-con vents and a scoop for under dash storage space. The power house is a 1.2-liter K Series petrol engine and 1.3-liter Fiat-sourced Multi-jet engine.
All over the web, this car is being called the new Dzire 3.99 and not without a reason. It may be noted that the current Dzire sedan is longer than 4 metres and this prevents the car from being entitled to the excise duty benefits. Taking cue from the Tata Indigo CS, Maruti Suzuki India Limited has decided to keep their upcoming sedan’s length below 4 metres and hence, benefit from the excise duty relaxation. The manufacturer plans to pass on this benefit to the buyers and it all simply means that the new Dzire, in all probability, will be priced lower than the current Swift Dzire. One hot seller this car should be!
Info courtesy: indianautosblog.com
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Special thanks to Tapan Jadhav, Pune