The wait is going to be over tomorrow! It may be noted that the car has been the bread and butter model for Maruti Suzuki India Limited and the new generation of the entry level sedan will be based on the popular Swift hatchback. The new generation will have an Automatic Transmission petrol variant along with having an option of re-tuned Multijet diesel engine. Here are a few details of the car. Expect a full fledged drive review after the launch tomorrow.
To be available in 7 different colors:
Dimensions and other measurements:
length 3995 m
height 1695 mm
height 1555 m
wheelbase 2430 mm
GC 170 mm
turning radius 4.8m
tyres 165/80 R14 (LXI/ LDi/ VXI/ VXI AT/VDI)
185/65 R15 ZXI/ ZDI
ARAI certified mileage:
petrol MT: 19.1 kmpl
petrol AT: 17.4 kmpl
diesel MT: 23.4 kmpl
The front end of the car is almost similar to the Swift hatchback, which is a good thing, and viewed front on, the car can be easily mistaken for the hatchback sibling. Minor changes include a departure from honey comb pattern in the grille, larger fog lamp housing and trafficators on Outside Rear View Mirrors (ORVMs). Maruti has done a good thing by differentiating the hatchback and sedan sibling by providing little alterations.
Talking of the 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. The car benefits from the new surfaces that it has borrowed from the Swift hatchback.
It is the tail section where most of the changes have happened. It is being said that the boot has been made lighter and the issue that people were facing while taking revering the car has been taken care of.The 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.
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.
Photos- Nitin Gupta, Delhi