The 2018 Maruti Dzire has been spied once again near the company’s plant in Manesar. Based on the next gen Swift hatchback, the new DZire is set to be manufactured at Suzuki’s upcoming Gujarat plant. The new manufacturing facility which is wholly owned by the parent company will begin its operations in January 2017 by rolling out the Baleno.
The next gen Dzire will be the second model to be produced at the new factory and it will be based on a new platform. Like the new Swift, it will also be based on the lightweight platform of Baleno, resulting in higher fuel efficiency.
2018 Dzire, the sub-4m sedan would derive its design cues from the new Swift whose images were leaked at a dealer conference earlier this year. A revamped exterior design, all-new interior and added features will be the highlights. Interiors too will be completely revised, and feature colour touchscreen infotainment system in the center dash, while a colour LCD display as MID will also be added, just like we have seen in the Baleno.
Engine options will be same as what is on offer today. But thanks to a lighter body, fuel efficiency will be increased. This will also result in a more responsive driving experience.
The construction of the new Gujarat plant is reported to be on track. The first assembly line would have a production capacity of 2,50,000 units per annum. Based on the demand, Suzuki may set up a second line at a later stage.