The 2017 Maruti Swift Dzire is being readied for a launch soon, and these fresh spy images reveal more of the exteriors, along with the exterior colour palette.
2017 Maruti Swift Dzire Design
Even though its based on the 2017 Swift, Maruti’s designers have ensured that the new Dzire looks noticeably different. So, instead of the Swift’s Jaguar F-Type like snout, the new Dzire gets a completely redesigned front bumper with a chrome bordered grille for a more upmarket appearance. The new front bumper also gets fresh chrome trimmings, while the Swift’s headlamps have also been tweaked for the compact sedan.
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The hatchback’s blacked out A-pillars and ‘floating’ roof have also been given a miss on the new Dzire. Instead, there’s a more conventional roof-line, which culminates into a stubby boot which does not look like an afterthought for a change. The tail lamps are rather simplistic, with a chrome strip bridging them, while the boot gets an integrated lip spoiler. As for wheels, lower trim levels are expected to ride on 14-inch steel jobs, while higher trim levels will get 15-inch alloy wheels.
2017 Maruti Swift Dzire Interior
Even inside, Maruti has made sure that the third-gen Dzire doesn’t remind its buyer of the 2017 Swift that its based on. So there’s completely revamped exteriors that don’t look anything like its hatchback sibling. The dual tone (beige + black ) cabin of the new Dzire gets its own dashboard that looks like nothing the one inside the new Swift.
The twin pod instrument cluster is very Mercedes-AMG like, and the dual tone (leather + faux wood), flat-bottomed steering wheel is another style element that’s trickled down from more premium cars. The centre console is angled towards the driver, and hosts Maruti’s Smartplay infotainment system with Apple CarPlay functionality.
2017 Maruti Swift Dzire Features
Exterior features on the 2017 Maruti Swift Dzire Z trimes will include projector headlamps with LED DRLs, chrome beading below the windows, a chrome applique on the boot lid, ORVM mounted turn signals and 15-inch diamond cut alloy wheels. Inside, top-trims are expected to feature the aforementioned Smartplay infotainment system, a start/stop button, a multi-function steering wheel and automatic climate control. As for safety, the new Dzire is expected to receive dual airbag and ABS as standard, while other safety features will include a reverse parking camera and an engine immobiliser.
2017 Maruti Swift Dzire Engines
The new Swift Dzire is likely to offer the existing 1.3-litre 4-cylinder diesel engine and the 1.2-litre 4-cylinder petrol engine. While the former will come paired with either a 5-speed MT or s 5-speed AGS (AMT), the latter will come paired to a 5-speed MT or a 4-speed AT. The petrol engine could also come with the 5-speed AGS (AMT) from the Maruti Ignis.
2017 Maruti Swift Dzire Fuel Efficiency
The 2017 Maruti Swift Dzire is based on the lightweight platform that straddles the Baleno premium hatchback. Due to this, the compact sedan is expected to shed close to 100 kg over the outgoing model. As a result, its fuel efficiency figures are bound to increase. Expect it to deliver promising figures of 21 km/l and 27 km/l for the petrol and diesel models respectively.
2017 Maruti Swift Dzire Price
Current ex-showroom prices of the Swift Dzire range from INR 5.27 lakh to INR 8.07 lakh. Expect a hike of INR 50 – 70k across the range when the new model goes on sale in a couple of months.