In the ever-evolving landscape of the Indian automotive market, Maruti Suzuki is gearing up for a significant transformation with the upcoming release of the new generation Swift and Dzire. Both these models have consistently maintained their status as best-selling cars in India, with the Swift being a favored hatchback and the Dzire equally sought-after as a sedan.
Frequent sightings of spy shots showcasing the new generation Maruti Swift undergoing tests on Indian roads have created anticipation. Now, the first spy shots of the new Maruti Dzire have surfaced, offering enthusiasts a sneak peek into what to expect from the upcoming model. Automotive enthusiast Jain Deepak was able to capture these initial spy shots, adding to the excitement generated by the ongoing testing phase of the new generation Swift.
While the Swift has already had its global debut, providing insights into its styling, it is expected that the upcoming Dzire will draw inspiration from many of these design elements. Both cars share the same platform and will come equipped with identical engine options. The exterior styling of the new Dzire takes cues from the fourth generation Swift, featuring a distinctive large grille. Notably, the Suzuki logo now sits prominently outside the grille, marking a departure in design. The clamshell bonnet adds a touch of muscularity, giving the Dzire a more robust appearance compared to its predecessor.
The lower bumper of the Dzire showcases aggressive cuts and creases, contributing to its overall sporty appeal. Unique 5-spoke alloy wheels set the Dzire apart from the Swift. While the front fascia closely resembles the Swift, the side profile reveals notable differences, including new pillars, front and rear doors, and windows. A chrome lining along the window line adds a touch of sophistication, enhancing the overall aesthetics.
Moving to the rear, the new Dzire pays homage to its current version while incorporating several new elements. A more subdued rear bumper complements the design changes, providing a refreshed look. Inside the cabin, the Dzire mirrors the features and attributes of the fourth-gen Swift.
The dashboard remains largely unchanged, with a notable transformation in the central part. New center AC vents, a larger 9-inch infotainment screen, and a toggle-style automatic climate control panel from larger Maruti models elevate the interior experience.
Under the hood, the new Maruti Dzire will share its powertrain with the Swift. The 1.2L 3-cylinder Z-series naturally aspirated petrol engine, capable of producing 82 bhp of peak power and 108 Nm of peak torque, promises a balance between performance and fuel efficiency. Despite a decrease in performance metrics compared to the current K-Series 4-cylinder engine, the new engine boasts an impressive fuel efficiency of up to 24.5 km/l.
Maruti Suzuki is expected to launch the new Swift in the coming weeks, with the Dzire following suit later. Anticipation is building among car enthusiasts as they look forward to the enhanced features, refreshed design, and improved performance that the new generation Swift and Dzire are set to bring to the Indian automotive market.
There is substantial enthusiasm surrounding fuel economy, as certain sources indicate an expected mileage of about 40 kmpl for the Z-Series engine in test conditions. This marks a significant improvement over the current engine in the Dzire.