To be pitted against the likes of new Hyundai Xcent, Honda Amaze, Ford Aspire, Tata Tigor, the new Maruti Dzire will be launched with a competitive price which is likely to be in the bracket of INR 5.5 lakh to INR 9 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).
As far as design is concerned, the 2017 Dzire sports a chrome-garnished hexagonal front grille, wide air-dam, redesigned fog lamp enclosures with chrome accents and a revised front bumper. The car gets LED projector headlamps with integrated LED daytime running lights. The side profile of the car is completely new as compared to the current model, as the car gets more sedan like proportions on the side profile. The new car also gets new design for the 15-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels. The rear profile has been redesigned with new LED taillights, new bumper and tailgate design.
The 1.2-litre petrol engine will develop 82bhp @ 6000 rpm against the peak torque of 113Nm @ 4200 rpm whereas the 1.3-litre diesel will generate 74bhp @ 4000 rpm and 190 Nm @ 2000 rpm of power figures. Both the units will come mated to a 5-speed manual as standard while a 5-speed automatic (AGS) will be offered as an option on V, Z & Z+ trims.