The first prototype of Maruti Suzuki's new Dzire has been spied undergoing preliminary testing in India, lending credence to the discussion that the work on the new-generation Dzire sedan is well underway in the country.
Maruti Suzuki, which has witnessed phenomenal success with its recent models such as the Baleno premium hatchback and the Vitara Brezza is clearly not keen to rest on its laurels. The carmaker is expected to bring the Ignis compact crossover and Baleno RS, the powerful variant of the hatchback soon to the Indian market and this will later be also joined by the new Dzire.
The prototype of the new Dzire was caught on camera by the motor buffs at CarToq and needless to say, it was seen in its fully camouflaged form. Although there is nothing much once can pull from the images since it is in its early stages of development, the original publishers of the images say that the sedan seems to have adopted changes both inside and outside.
While the exterior of the new Dzire is likely to see changes such as the addition of the new projector headlight with day time running lights (DRLS), bold grille and the LED tail lamp cluster at the rear, the cabin of the new avatar of the popular sedan is likely to gets treatment in line with the new Swift. Maruti is expected to equip the new Dzire with features such as larger touch screen infotainment system, new alloys and high resolution MID (multi-information display).
Expected to be rolled off from the company's new plant in Gujarat, which will be operational in early 2017, the new Dzire is expected to pack the same 1.2 liter petrol and 1.3 litre diesel engines under the hood. Rumours are also rife that 1.0 litre BoosterJet engine could also make it to the new Dzire along with SHVS (Smart Hybrid Vehicle by Suzuki) technology.
The new Maruti Suzuki Dzire is expected to see the light of the day in late 2017 or in early 2018.
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