After giving the Brezza a much-needed makeover, Maruti will be introducing an updated version of its subcompact sedan, the Dzire
Maruti Suzuki, India’s largest carmaker, is working on a mid-life facelift for the Dzire sedan. Maruti Dzire is one of the best-selling cars, both in its segment as well as in the company’s entire lineup. The new model is expected to launch in the Indian market by April 2020. Shoeb R. Kalania, of IndianAutosBlog fame, has created a beautiful rendering using the available spy pictures and his imagination.
2020 Maruti Suzuki Dzire facelift rendering
As this is just a mid-life refresh, the car is only expected to feature some minor cosmetic changes. The front grille will now be larger with an integrated air dam, along with a new front bumper and a new design for the alloy wheels. The silhouette will remain the same, although the rear section could see a redesign of the tail-lamp. Overall, the aesthetics of the car will stay largely unchanged. There might be a few changes to the interior as well, but those haven’t yet been spotted in the test mules. The equipment list, however, is expected to remain unchanged.
Pre-facelift Maruti Suzuki Dzire
The car will also feature a few mechanical upgrades. The engine on the Dzire will be the same BSVI-compliant, 1.2-litre, naturally aspirated, K12 petrol engine, but will be assisted by the company’s SHVS mild-hybrid system. This powertrain, which also does duty on the Maruti Baleno, is capable of generating 90 PS and 113 Nm of maximum power and peak torque, respectively. There will no diesel engine option on offer. Previously, there was a 1.3-litre turbocharged diesel engine, sourced from Fiat, that produced 72 PS and 190 Nm. That motor, however, was only BSIV-compliant. Upgrading it to meet the new BSVI-norms would have raised the cost of the vehicle quite a lot, and so the company decided to do away with diesel-powered vehicles altogether.
The prices of the Maruti Dzire are expected to see a slight bump after the facelift model is introduced. The current model is priced at Rs. 5.82 lakh to Rs. 9.52 lakh. The car competes against rivals like Honda Amaze, Tata Tigor, VW Ameo, Ford Aspire, and Hyundai Verna.