The new Maruti Dzire 2017 has acheived an unprecedented milestone in the Indian car industry. Maruti Suzuki has claimed to have sold 1 lakh units of the new-gen Dzire in India, in just five and a half months. Thanks to this acheivement, the new Dzire 2017 is now the most sold car in India, in the smallest span of time.
Maruti Suzuki had launched the highly awaited 2017 Dzire compact sedan on 16 May 2017. At the time of launch, prices of the petrol range start at Rs. 5.45 lakh, while the diesel lineup was pegged from Rs. 6.45 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). The Dzire is available with 4 variants and two engine options.
The new-gen Maruti Dzire marks the entry of the third-gen model, but this time Maruti Suzuki has dumped the Swift name from the moniker, and thus the car is called the Dzire, not the Swift Dzire. This has been done to give the compact sedan an identity of its own. Additionally, to achieve this result, Maruti has also significantly differentiated the exterior and interior design of the compact sibling from the new-gen Swift.
Maruti Suzuki has already started accepting bookings of the 2017 Dzire compact sedan. Customers interested in getting their hands on the car can now book their new Dzire at any authorised dealership across the country. The company has tagged the Maruti Dzire’s booking amount at Rs. 11,000. Remaining amount will need to be paid at the time of delivery. Knowing the popularity of the Dzire brand in India and the amount of improvements made to the new model, it is obvious that the car will be having huge waiting periods after its India launch. As a result, if you are someone who wants to buy the Dzire, go ahead and book one before its launch to cut short the wait.
The Dzire is a fairly popular car. In fact, it is the second best-selling car in the country. During the last fiscal, Maruti sold 1.99 lakh units of the compact sedan in India. This figure is over 50% of the total number of compact sedans from other manufacturers sold during the same time period. As a result, with the launch of the new Dzire 2017, Maruti will surely be hoping to give a boost to its already popular brand.
Let’s see what all does the new Dzire 2017 have on offer:
The 2017 Maruti Dzire has been launched in the price range of Rs. 5.45 lakh to Rs. 8.41 lakh for the petrol models and Rs. 6.45 lakh to Rs. 9.41 lakh for the diesel variants.
|New Maruti Swift Dzire 2017||Price (ex-showroom Delhi)|
|LXi||Rs. 5.45 Lakh|
|VXi||Rs. 6.29 Lakh|
|ZXi||Rs. 7.05 Lakh|
|ZXi+||Rs. 7.94 lakh|
|VXi AMT||Rs. 6.76 lakh|
|ZXi AMT||Rs. 7.52 lakh|
|ZXi+ AMT||Rs. 8.41 lakh|
|LDi||Rs. 6.45 Lakh|
|VDi||Rs. 7.29 Lakh|
|ZDi||Rs. 8.05 Lakh|
|ZDi+||Rs. 8.94 lakh|
|VDi AMT||Rs. 7.76 lakh|
|ZDi AMT||Rs. 8.52 lakh|
|ZDi+ AMT||Rs. 9.41 lakh|
New Maruti Dzire 2017 waiting period and bookings
According to some insider sources, Maruti Suzuki currently has 30,000 bookings for the new Dzire 2017. The compact sedan is having a waiting period of up to 14 weeks in most cities, which is expected to increase in the near future, owing to the value for money prices of the new Dzire. Customers seem to have an inclination towards petrol models of the new Dzire, which is why the waiting period of 2017 Maruti Dzire petrol is more than that of the diesel.
Not much has been changed in terms of specifications of the new-gen Maruti Dzire. It continues to be available with two engine options: a 1.2-litre petrol and a 1.3-litre diesel. Both these engines are offered with a 5-speed manual gearbox, while an automated manual transmission (AMT) is available from the V variant onwards.
|2017 Maruti Dzire Petrol||1.2-litre K-Series|
|Power||82 bhp @ 6,000 rpm|
|Torque||113 Nm @ 4,200 rpm|
|Gearbox||5-speed MT & AMT|
|2017 Maruti Dzire Diesel||1.3-litre DDiS|
|Power||74 bhp @ 4,000 rpm|
|Torque||190 Nm @ 2,000 rpm|
|Gearbox||5-speed MT & AMT|
New Maruti Dzire 2017 mileage
The petrol models of the Maruti Dzire can deliver a mileage of 22 km/l, while the diesel variants get a company claimed fuel economy figure of 28.48 km/l. This makes the 2017 Maruti Dzire the most fuel efficient car of India.
|Maruti Dzire Variants||ARAI Mileage|
|Petrol mileage||22 km/l|
|Diesel mileage||28.48 km/l|
New Maruti Dzire 2017 Features
- LED projector headlamps with DRLs
- New SmartPlay touchscreen infotainment display
- Reverse Camera
- Navigation support
- New steering wheel
- Twin-pod instrument cluster with MID
- Automatic Climate Control
2017 Maruti Suzuki Dzire Exteriors
The front fascia is similar to that of the new-gen Swift, though it gets a large chrome grille at the front and revised bumper. The car also gets new LED projectors and DRLs on the top-end model and a completely fresh set of 15-inch, multi-spoke alloy wheels.
The side profile looks inspired from the Baleno, owing to the curvy doors and sloping roof line. The rear gets a new boot with a sharper lip, new wrap-around taillights, and a tweaked rear bumper.
2017 Maruti Suzuki Dzire Interiors
On the inside, the Maruti Dzire continues to adorn a dual-tone black and beige layout. However, all parts have been changed on the new model. The dashboard is inspired from the 2018 Suzuki Swift that has already been revealed internationally. The top part is finished in black, while the lower area gets a beige treatment. Additionally, designers have added faux wood inserts around the cabin to add a bit of contrast and detailing. The steering wheel is an all-new three-spoke, flat bottom unit. It will come with a leather-wrapped wheel on the top-end trims.
At the rear, the Dzire 2017 comes with a new middle armrest with two cupholders and a much improved rear kneeroom. In fact, Maruti claims to have added 5 cm of legroom in the new model, thanks to careful packaging of the interiors. Further improving comfort the comfort for rear occupants is the addition of rear AC vents. This will make cooling the cabin on a super hot day a relatively easier task.
New Maruti Dzire 2017 Dimensions, Boot Space and Weight
|Ground clearance||163 mm|
|Boot Space||378 litre|
|Fuel tank capacity||37 litre|
|Kerb Weight||Petrol – 860 – 895 KGDiesel – 955 – 990 KG|
New Maruti Dzire colours
- Oxford Blue
- Sherwood Brown
- Gallant Red
- Magma Gray
- Silky Silver
- Arctic White
New Maruti Dzire 2017 Rivals
- Honda Amaze
- Hyundai Xcent
- Ford Figo Aspire
2017 Maruti Dzire
- Exterior Design
- Interior Design & Comfort
Maruti Dzire 2017 Review
The New Dzire marks a significant departure from the boxy design language of the current model. It not only looks more proportionate from the side, but is also a lot curvier. The engine options have been carried forward, which is not really a bad thing as the 1.2 petrol and 1.3 diesel mills are the best power plants currently in the segment.