Maruti Dzire facelift to launch next month – Report

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Expected to mirror the refreshed Swift’s new features.

Maruti’s top-selling product, the Dzire compact sedan will get a facelift next month according to a report. Spyshots of the refreshed Dzire surfaced as early as last year indicating that India’s largest car maker was indeed working on an update for its compact sedan, which despite increasing competition managed to sell over 17,000 units last month.

2014 Maruti Dzire facelift rendering
Our artist’s rendering of the refreshed Dzire with a chrome finished grille and foglight enclosures.

The refreshed Dzire is expected to wear a new chrome-finished grille, a new front bumper with chrome enclosures for the foglights, multi-spoke alloy wheels and a chrome strip for the bootlid. Apart from these cosmetic changes, Maruti is likely to increase the color palette of the car as well.

Inside, the Swift-derived sedan will benefit from added features such as a Bluetooth-enabled music system, keyless entry with push button start, electrically adjustable and folding wing mirrors and a Call answer/end buttons on the steering wheel.

Maruti Swift Dzire dashboard
A Bluetooth-enabled music system and keyless entry with push button start will be among the major feature additions on the Dzire.

Also read: Maruti Swift diesel AMT to launch in festive season period of this year

Like the refreshed Swift which saw a 10 percent increase in fuel efficiency, the Dzire too could incorporate this update on its 1.2-liter petrol and 1.3-liter diesel engines. The former is also available with a 4-speed automatic transmission.

Competitors: Honda Amaze, Tata Zest, Hyundai Xcent, Ford Figo sedan
Expected Price: INR 5-7.5 lakhs, ex-Showroom
Launch date: Next month

Maruti Dzire Opula at the 2014 Auto Expo – Image Gallery (Unrelated)

[Source: Business Standard]

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