New Maruti Suzuki DZire, a highly acclaimed sub compact sedan, has been launched in India. Bookings have opened at a down payment of INR 11,000. The company claims bookings to the tune of 33,000 to date since it opened order books earlier this month. That’s definitely a huge booking order.
1 – Price
Maruti Suzuki India Limited has spent a whopping INR 1,000 crores on the development of the new DZire. 2017 Maruti Suzuki DZire is being offered in a price range from INR 5.45 lakhs to INR 9.41 lakhs. Petrol variants are priced from INR 5.45 lakhs to INR 8.41 lakhs while diesel variants bear price tags from INR 6.45 lakhs to INR 9.41 lakhs.
2 – Variants
With 14 variants and 4 trim levels, the new DZire is presented in LXi/LDi, VXi/VDi, ZXi/ZDi and ZXi +/ZDi + trim levels. Besides the base LXi/LDi variants, each of the other variants gets a 5 speed AGS (AMT) transmission as well.
3 – Exterior Design
Based on the new HEARTECT platform, 2017 Maruti Suzuki DZire comes in lighter, stronger and more rigid than its earlier counterpart. It is seen with a new hexagonal chrome grille, new projector headlamps and integrated LED daytime running lights. It also sports a new bumper design in the front and rear, compact boot and LED tail lamps. Diamond cut alloy wheels enhances it appeal thus making the overall exterior design sportier and more attractive.
– LED Projector Headlamps
– Daylight Running Lamps
– Rear Combination LED Lamp
– High Mounted LED Stop Lamp
– Chrome Accent Front Grille
– Body Colored Door Handles
– Body Colored ORVMs
– Side Turn Indicators on ORVMs
– Precision cut alloys
– Door Outer Weather Strip
4 – Dimensions
Maruti Suzuki DZire measures 3,995mm in length, 1,515mm in height and 1,735mm in width. It sits on a 40mm longer wheelbase thereby contributing to added interior space and a larger boot. Ground clearance is at 163mm and has been lowered by 7mm as compared to the earlier model. Boot space is larger at 379 liters and since facelift model sees extensive use of high tensile steel in its construction, weight is reduced by 85 kgs on the petrol variants and 105 kgs on diesel variants.
5 – Interiors & Features
2017 Maruti Suzuki DZire enters this segment with a bevy of onboard infotainment and passenger comforts. It is seen with a new 7” SmartPlay touchscreen infotainment system, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. It also receives a 2 DIN audio system with USB, CD, AUX, FM/AM, Bluetooth connectivity and a total of 4 speakers.
Among its interior features are start/stop button, keyless entry, automatic climate control system, electromagnetic boot opening, front and rear power windows, height adjustable driver seat and electrically adjustable and retractable ORVMs.
Other onboard features include a flat bottom steering wheel with controls and a twin pod instrument cluster with MID unit. The cabin is roomy with added shoulder space and is seen draped in a black and beige color scheme. Use of quality material is seen throughout its interiors with added storage spaces such as bottle holders on all four doors, integrated cup holder on the rear arm rest and driver side ticket holder.
– Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel
– Urbane Satin Chrome Accents on Console, Gear Lever and Steering Wheel
– Front Dome Lamp
– Front Door Armrest with Fabric
– Smartplay Infotainment System with Navigation and Voice Command (Android Auto and Apple CarPlay enabled)
– Steering Mounted Audio & Calling Controls
– Audio Remote Control
– Door Speakers (4 Speakers)
– Engine Push Start-Stop Button with Smart Key
– Auto Headlamp
– Rear AC Vent
– Rear Seat Center Armrest with Cup Holder
– Remote Keyless Entry System
– Automatic Climate Control
– Pollen Filter
– Front and rear mobile charging points
– Central Locking
– Electrically Adjustable / Retractable ORVMs
– Driver side auto up/down windows with anti-pinch tech
– Height Adjustable Driver Seat / headrest
– Luggage Room Lamp
– Bottle Holder on All Doors
6 – Safety Features
As it is termed as the best sedan in its segment, Maruti Suzuki India Limited has paid close attention to safety features. 2017 Maruti Suzuki DZire gets dual front airbags, ABS, EBD, Brake Assist, reverse parking camera, rear parking sensors and ISOFIX child seat mounts which are offered as standard across all variants. It also gets front seatbelts with pre-tensioner and load limiters.
– Dual Airbags, ABS, EBD, BA
– Reverse Parking Sensors with Camera
– Anti-theft Security System
– ISOFix Child Seat Anchorages
– Engine Immobilizer
– Speed-Sensitive Door Locking
– Night and Day Adjustable IRVM
– Seat Belt Warning Lamp & Buzzer (Driver Side)
– Key-Left Warning Lamp & Buzzer
– Door Ajar Warning Lamp
7 – Engine
Presented with both petrol and diesel engine options, the new Maruti Suzuki DZire gets a 1.2 liter K12B four cylinder K Series engine offering 82 bhp power at 6,000 rpm and 113 Nm torque at 4,200 rpm and a 1.3 liter MultiJet DDIS diesel engine capable of 74 bhp power at 4,000 rpm and 190 Nm torque at 2,000 rpm.
8 – Gearbox and Mileage
Both the petrol and diesel engines get mated to a 5 speed manual gearbox. The new DZire also receives Auto Gear Shift (AMT) technology on petrol and diesel engines in V models and upwards.
Where fuel efficiency is concerned, buyers can be prepared to note higher fuel efficiency to the tune of 22 kmpl where the petrol engine is concerned, going upto 28.4 kmph on its diesel engined counterpart thus making it the most fuel efficient car in India. The older Maruti Suzuki Swift DZire diesel offered 26.59 kmpl. Both mileage figures are ARAI specified.
9 – Competition
2017 Maruti Suzuki DZire enters a sub compact sedan space which has seen increased growth over the past few months. It will therefore face stiff competition from the likes of the Tata Tigor Styleback, Volkswagen Ameo, and Hyundai Xcent facelift besides Honda Amaze and Ford Figo Aspire.
10 – Color Options
To add to its premium and sporty exteriors, Maruti Suzuki has presented the new DZire with innovative new colors. Oxford Blue, Sherwood Brown, Gallant Red, Magna Grey, Silky Silver and Arctic White are color options in which the 2017 Maruti Suzuki DZire is being presented.
It is this attractive selling price, best in India mileage, advanced features and added interior comforts that will ensure that the 2017 Maruti Suzuki DZire continues to remain a best seller in the company lineup as was seen in the case of its earlier counterpart.