The Maruti Suzuki Dzire (stylised as the Maruti Suzuki DZire, previously known as Maruti Suzuki Swift Dzire) is a subcompact sedan made for the Indian market since 2008. It was developed as a variation of the Suzuki Swift hatchback.
The Maruti Suzuki Dzire was launched in 2008 and was based on the second generation of the Swift hatchback. It was introduced as subcompact sedan for the Indian market and African marketing in order to offer a sedan-like car in a smaller size. Later, in order to get the tax benefits offered to cars with a length below 4 metres, it was converted into a sub 4-meter sedan.
The Swift Dzire was introduced with a 1.3-litre petrol engine and a Fiat-sourced 1.3-litre diesel engine. Due to the BS IV emission norms in 2010, Maruti replaced the petrol engine with a 1.2-litre K-series engine.
The second generation of the Swift Dzire was based on the third generation of the Suzuki Swift. This update was a very significant one as its length was reduced below four metres in order to get the tax benefit offered to sub 4-meter cars. A 1.2-litre K-series petrol engine was introduced, and a 1.3-litre DDiS diesel engine. A four-speed automatic transmission option which was available only in the VXi trim.
The 2015 revised Maruti Suzuki Swift was rated as the most fuel efficient diesel car in India.
Maruti Suzuki launched the DZire ZDI with Automatic Gear Shift (AGS) in January 2016 at INR 8.39 Lakhs (ex-showroom Delhi).
The 5-speed automated manual transmission (AMT) is paired to the 1.3-litre DDiS diesel engine in the Dzire ZDI variant.
Maruti Suzuki has launched the third generation Dzire in India. It is available in diesel and petrol variants and transmission options include a 5-speed manual and an AMT gearbox. Maruti Suzuki has tried to make the car roomier as the new DZire is 3995 mm long, 1515 mm tall, 1735mm wide and has a wheelbase of 2450 mm. These dimensions mean that the length is unchanged but the sedan is 40 mm wider, 40 mm shorter in height and has a 20 mm longer wheelbase. The new dzire also sits 7mm closer to the ground at 163mm and the boot space has been increased by 60 litres, taking it to 376 litres.
The third generation, called Dzire, no longer Swift Dzire, was launched on 16 May 2017, and is based on the fourth generation of the Suzuki Swift.
Maruti Suzuki Dzire VXi VVT – Subcompact Car – Kolkata 2018-01-17 7579.JPG
The Suzuki Dzire is built on the lightweight HEARTECT platform sourced from the India-spec Baleno hatchback. It has a completely revised external body design with special focus on the front section. It has a newly designed large hexagonal grille in the front section flanked by all-new projector headlamps and a strip of LED DRLs running on the cluster. The body loses its overly bulgy nature and looks leaner than before.
Maruti Suzuki Dzire has been leading the subcompact segment in India ever since its second generation was introduced. Back in 2015, the company added another feature to its hat by crossing the sales mark of 1 million (1 million) sold units in the domestic market. The car has been grossing up a sales number of over 15,000 and close to 20,000 in the 2016–17 period where it has registered more than double the sales number of its competitors like the Honda Amaze, Hyundai Xcent and Tata Zest.