Could be launched in H1 2017.
The current Maruti Dzire Tour, which is based on the first generation Maruti Swift, is reportedly getting the axe by March 2017. It will likely be replaced by a stripped-down version of the second-gen Maruti Dzire.
IAB's illustrator Shoeb Kalania has shown his depiction of the 2017 Maruti Dzire Tour in a rendering. The current version starts at INR 5,27,408 (ex-showroom Delhi), and to lower the price-point, several aesthetic features will be stripped off the car.
The fleet version will be devoid of chrome elements or rub rails, with the grille made of plastic and the brand and model chrome badges replaced by stickers. The bumpers and door handles will not feature body colour. Alloy wheels may not be included in the standard equipment list, but could be an optional accessories.
In the Swift Dzire Tour, Maruti Suzuki nixed the left-side door mirror, but with safety regulations tightening, it would seem bizarre if such an essential is overlooked. The interior would be devoid of an audio system, and Maruti could upholster using synthetic material.
The 2017 Maruti Dzire Tour should be offered with the 84.3 PS 1.2-litre VVT naturally aspirated four-cylinder petrol engine and the 75 PS 1.3-litre turbocharged four-cylinder diesel engine. A 5-speed manual transmission should be standard, and the AGS option, which is pitched to the self-drive customer, will likely be dropped.