Image gallery: All-new 2017 Maruti Suzuki Dzire first drive review

Team OD  /
25 May 2017 18:48:18 IST

Maruti Suzuki recently launcheda new version of its bestselling sedan, the Dzire. The new Maruti Suzuki Dzire is based on the same Heartect platform that underpins the Baleno and the next-generation Swift, which we'll see in India next year. Itwas launched ata starting price of Rs 5.45 lakh (ex-Delhi), but withthe top-endvariant costing Rs 9.41lakh, it comes close toCiaz territory. Wewere in Goa recently to drive the new Maruti Suzuki Dzire, when we found the car to bean improvement over the previous-gen car in almost every area.

Here's a thorough look at the car from our drive in Goa.

The front-end of the car resemblance to the next-gen Swift thanks to the clam-shell bonnet, and the LED headlights and DRLsThe front end of the car resembles the next-gen Swift thanks to the clamshell bonnet and the headlights

aFrom the side, the Maruti Suzuki Dzire loses almost all semblance to the new Swift. Apart from the added boot, it gets larger doors and doesn't feature asloping roof

vvUnlike with most sub-4m sedans, the boot of the Dzire doesn't look like an afterthought.You do see a little bit of the Ciaz with the pinched lip of the boot lid

The 2017 Maruti Suzuki Dzire gets LED projector headlamps with DRLs, just like the next-gen SwiftThe 2017 Maruti Suzuki Dzire gets LED projector headlamps with DRLs, just like the next-gen Swift

The circular detailing within the Maruti Suzuki Dzire's taillight is a smart and premium touchThe circular detailing within the Maruti Suzuki Dzire's tail light is a smart and premium-looking touch

The 16-inch - width=The 15-spoke 16-inch wheels go very well with the overall premium-looking design of the car

bThe new Maruti Suzuki Dzire comes with the same engines as before - an 83PS/113Nm 1.2-litre petrol and a 75PS/190Nm Multijet diesel. Both engines get the option of a 5-speed manual and AMT

nBoot space in the new Maruti Suzuki Dzire has gone upsignificantly from 316 litres to 378 litres

nThe new Maruti Suzuki Dzire gets a more premium, upmarket-lookingdashboard

nNew white on black dials are simple but classy. The black and white MID screen has some unused space, especially in the manual which doesn't get a gear position indicator

sRear seat kneeroom is greatly improved. Passengers get a split air vent and a 12V power outlet. Headroom is reduced but shouldn't be problematic for people below six feet tall

Here's our first drive video review:

Also from OVERDRIVE on the 2017 Maruti Suzuki Dzire:

All-new 2017 Maruti Suzuki Dzire first review

All-new 2017 Maruti Dzire launched in India at Rs 5.45 lakh

Difference between old and new Maruti Dzire

Spec comparison: 2017 Maruti Suzuki Dzire vs 2017 Hyundai Xcent vs 2017 Tata Tigor vs Volkswagen Ameo

2017 Maruti Dzire diesel to be the most fuel-efficient mass production car in India

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