Anton Andres / Suzuki | April 25, 2017 15:34
Suzuki expands B-segment range with all-new Dzire
Earlier this month, photos of the next-generation Suzuki Swift Dzire sufaced online. This time around, the Japanese automaker has fully revealed the car and it's not just the body that's new. For 2017, it gets a name change, now simply called the Suzuki Dzire.
Suzuki has made some changes to the Dzire to further separate it from its five-door sibling. At the front, the hexagonal grill is slimmer than in the Swift. The front bumper is different too with the Dzire having a unique pair of foglight housings, as well as a larger lower air intake. There's also more chrome detailing seen on the grill and the lower section of the front. The headlights meanwhile come straight from the Swift.
On to its side, the roofline is also different from the Swift. In the Dzire, the roof is more rounded, meaning the upper part doors are also unique to this model. The lower half of the door meanwhile is comes straight from the Swift. Being a sedan, the rear doors are also longer and the rear quarter panels have been reshaped for the Dzire. At the rear, it gets a short trunk which are then complemented by a pair of upright, upswept tail lights.
There is a noticeable difference from the inside too. In the Dzire, the dash, while also driver oriented, has more rectangular cues as opposed to the Swift's circular theme. Top-spec models also come with a seven-inch touchscreen which includes multimedia functions, navigation, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and smartphone mirrorlink.
Also standard in the top of the line model is a pair of air-conditioning vents for the rear passengers. As for the rest of the cabin, it's carried over from the Swift save for the trims used on the seats and door panels.
Two power options are available in the Suzuki Dzire. These are the 1.2-liter K-Series gas engine and the 1.3-liter DDiS turbodiesel. Transmission options include a five-speed manual and an automated manual transmission (AMT). Do note that these powertrain options are for the Indian market and may change in different countries.