How about a Maruti Dzire Fastback? – IAB Rendering
Aravind Jayachandran, It goes without saying that I'm a huge petrolhead and can apparently convert all my driving emotions into words you can read.
Shoeb’s purely imaginative rendering that won’t go beyond this webpage.
Following the rendering of the Maruti Dzire with a regular boot, IAB’s Shoeb R Kalania has finished a rendering of the Dzire with a fastback or in other words, if it had taken the approach of the Tata Tigor.
While the styling has worked wonders for the Tata Tigor, we are not sure if the new Dzire can carry it well. If you squint your eyes, it does look like a Maruti Baleno, due to the ‘Liquid Flow’ design lines and colour. With this approach, Maruti can further extend the wheelbase for class-leading legroom, but at the cost of boot capacity, although Tata did come with an ingenious solution to implement a 4-bar mechanism for the lid to liberate a class-leading 419L boot volume.
At the tape, the new Dzire measures 3,995 mm in length, 1,735 mm in width and 1,515 mm in height, and has a wheelbase of 2,450 mm. Compared to the previous car, it is 40 mm wider and has a 20 mm longer wheelbase compared to the outgoing model. The ground clearance, however, has gone down 7 mm to 163 mm.
The new Dzire will retain the outgoing Swift Dzire’s engine options, which include the 1.2-litre petrol engine that produces 84.3 PS and 115 Nm of torque and the 1.3-litre diesel engine that develops 75 PS and 190 Nm of torque. Transmission choices include 5-speed manual and 5-speed automated manual for both variants. Fuel efficiency is expected to cross the 26.59 km/l and 20.85 km/l mileage figures of the outgoing car’s diesel and petrol versions, thanks to the new HEARTECT lightweight platform that has shaved up to 105 kg compared to the outgoing vehicle.
Prices of the new Dzire are expected to be INR 50k-70k higher than the current version, which ranges between INR 5,35,483 and INR 8,57,534 (ex-showroom Delhi), It will compete against the Hyundai Xcent, Honda Amaze, Tata Zest, Tata Tigor and VW Ameo.