Front fascia is where the changes are concentrated.
Post the launch of the new Alto K10 which is confirmed for November 3, Maruti is expected to make an announcement on the refreshed Dzire, which according to reports has already entered production.
Unlike the Swift facelift which saw almost no cosmetic changes, designers have spent more time on the Dzire to give it a visibly distinct front fascia. The headlights receive a dark tint, while an abundance of chrome is seen on the grille and areas surrounding the foglight enclosures. The front bumper is all-new and gets wider air intakes.
Over to the sides, the Dzire facelift will get new 10-spoke alloy wheels. New colors, such as this blue shade, are also expected to be offered. The rear of the Dzire will get a very mild change in that the centrally-mounted foglight will no longer be seen on the refreshed car.
The Dzire facelift is expected to get features such as electrically-adjustable and folding wing mirrors, push button start, keyless entry and a Bluetooth enabled music system with integrated controls on the steering wheel. The engines would be retuned like in the 2015 Swift to extract more mileage (about 10 percent more).
Competitors: Tata Zest, Honda Amaze, Hyundai Xcent, 2015 Ford Figo sedan
Expected Price: INR 5-7.5 lakhs, ex-showroom
Launch Date: Late 2014 or early 2015
[Spyshots from GaadiWaadi]