Launch of the new generation Swift Dzire is confirmed for next month. The car would come with comprehensive upgrades over the outgoing version. The most noticeable of all is the proportionate design on the three-box model.
The front is identical to the new generation Swift hatchback, but gets more chrome added to appeal to Indian tastes, while the C-pillar now integrates more seamlessly into the boot of the car. The subcompact sedan has increased in width, liberating more cabin space while the rear seats should also be a tad more accommodating over the current model. The boot space has also reportedly seen an increase in capacity.
On the inside it gets new dual-tone finished dashboard, faux-wood inserts, beige upholstery with more premium fabric used for the seats. Upgrades also include an all-new twin-pod instrument console, flat-bottom steering wheel as well as a touchscreen infotainment system with Android CarPlay and Android Auto.
In terms of engine options, the new Maruti DZire will continue to use the tried and tested 1.2 litre K-Series petrol and 1.3 litre DDiS diesel engines under the hood. Transmission options will include the 5-speed manual on both engines, while the petrol will get a 4-speed autobox. The diesel will get the 5-speed AMT unit.