It's only been around for two years but Suzuki has already decided to give the third-generation Dzire a bit of a nip and tuck. For the 2020 model year, the Dzire gets relatively minor updates and upgrades, as well as a slight power bump under the hood.
The grill opening has been made wider and is set lower than before. It now has a single frame design and incorporates a three-bar look with thicker slats. Because of that, the entire bumper had to be redesigned as well. While they're at it, Suzuki also re-profiled the entire front apron for a flatter appearance, as well as changing the fog light housings.
Also new for 2020 are the wheels. While it's the same design as the current model, Suzuki gave it a two-tone design this time around. Also, the Dzire now comes with the option of LED projector headlights and daytime running lights on higher trim levels. As for the rest of the car, it carries over largely unchanged.
Inside, changes are mostly relegated to the instrument cluster. There's now a multi-colored multi-information display, replacing the basic, digital type seen in the present Dzire. To make room for that, the fuel and engine temperature indicators revert back to analog gauges and are housed within the tachometer and speedometer. On higher trim levels, it comes standard with automatic climate control, rear armrest, and even cruise control.
Now for the engine and it gets a little bit more kick, as well as cleaner emissions. It still uses the same 1.2-liter, four-cylinder engine, but it gains 8 more horsepower. The result is 90 PS and while it doesn't transform into a sport sedan, a power boost is always nice. Torque, on the other hand, is retained at 113 Nm. The upgraded engine is now Euro 6 compliant and features an automatic stop-start system. Transmission options remain the same with a five-speed manual or five-speed automated manual transmission (5-AMT). All AMT variants come standard with stability control.
It's been launched in India but given the current situation, the updated and upgraded Dzire might take a while before it lands here in the Philippines.