Maruti Suzuki New 2017 DZire

Maruti Suzuki's highest selling compact sedan, the DZire, is expected to be introduced in India by April 2017. It is expected to be powered by a 1.2 litre petrol engine option and a 1.3 litre diesel engine option. Both engines will be mated to a 5 speed manual transmission and automatic gearbox options are also expected for both engines.

Maruti Suzuki New 2017 DZire

Rs. Rs 5.2 lakh to Rs 7.9 lakh *

Expected showroom Price (New Delhi) When to expect: February 2018

The new Maruti Suzuki DZire is expected to be launched by April 2017 and will go through a number of cosmetic and design changes. Power delivery is expected to be carried forward by the existing 1.2 litre K-Series petrol engine and the 1.3 litre DDiS diesel engine. Both engines will be offered with a 5 speed manual transmission, however, it is speculated that both engines may also get automatic gearboxes, a 4 speed torque converter for the petrol engine and a 5 speed AMT or Automated Manual Transmission.

The key changes would be a revised exterior design and some added features on the inside. Like the upcoming Maruti Suzuki Swift, the new DZire will be underpinned by Maruti Suzuki's new generation platform which is expected to reduce the kerb weight of the Maruti Suzuki DZire by over 100 kg.

The interior would have a completely new layout which is expected to include a new steering wheel design, a new dual tone dashboard design and a host of new features. These features are expected to be a 7 inch infotainment system, similar to the one seen on the Maruti Suzuki Ignis. This system, if introduced, will support Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. The unit will also support navigation through an SD card and audio playback would happen through USB, AUX, Radio as well as Bluetooth. The higher variants or the top end are also expected to get steering mounted audio and phone controls.

Engine Options: 1.2 litre petrol, 1.3 litre diesel

Transmission options: 5 speed manual for both engines, automatic transmission is also expected for both engine options

Expected Price: Rs 5.2 lakh to Rs 7.9 lakh. Image is of the current generation DZire, for representational purpose only.