New Maruti Dzire spy shots show first in segment sunroof


Not too long after all-new Maruti Suzuki Dzire was first spied in India, the upcoming compact sedan has been spotted again. This time, the Dzire is winter testing in Himachal Pradesh, and the spy shots reveal that it’ll sport a segment-first at launch – a sunroof.

  1. New Maruti Dzire likely to be the most feature-rich compact sedan
  2. It’ll share most of its mechanicals with the Swift hatchback
  3. Dzire CNG is expected to arrive soon after the standard model

2024 Maruti Dzire interior highlights, features, exterior

Until now, we expected the Dzire compact sedan have more or less the same features set as the new and upcoming Swift. The addition of the sunroof will definitely set the Maruti apart in the segment, though whether the new Swift will also receive it is yet unknown. In international right-hand-drive markets, such as the UK and Japan, the new-gen Swift does not get a sunroof.

In top-spec form, the Dzire is likely to be the best equipped model in its class thanks to the sunroof. Other expected features include a floating 9.0-inch touchscreen unit, steering-mounted cruise control and infotainment buttons, a large digital MID, an auto climate control system, keyless entry and go, among other creature comforts, all seen on the new Swift abroad. However, the ADAS tech is unlikely to make it to the Indian-spec Swift or Dzire. On the other hand, Maruti could equip the compact sedan with the 360-degree camera kit seen on newer models.

The overall design of the Dzire’s cabin, from the dashboard to the seats, will be shared with its hatchback sibling – the aesthetic, switchgear and buttons will be familiar to those who have spent time in the Baleno or Fronx. The Dzire is likely to have lighter colour materials and touches of brushed aluminium and faux wood to help set it apart.

2024 Maruti Dzire

As we reported when the Dzire was first spotted testing, the sedan will look a lot like the hatchback it is based on, baring the rear. Nearly every body panel, from the nose to the rear door, is identical. However, the compact sedan does get a straighter roofline, and a new rear glass.

2024 Maruti Dzire powertrains

At launch, the Dzire will share its 1.2-litre Z Series petrol engine with the Swift; in the Japanese market, this three-cylinder unit makes 82hp and 108Nm of torque, and also comes with a mild-hybrid option. A 5-speed manual and a 5-speed AMT are expected to be on offer, and a CNG-powered version will arrive soon after.

2024 Maruti Dzire price, rivals

Considering the current Maruti Dzire is priced between Rs 6.57 lakh-9.39 lakh, ex-showroom, Delhi, expect the new model to be priced in the Rs 7 lakh-10 lakh bracket. Maruti’s compact sedan will continue to rival the Hyundai Aura (Rs 6.49 lakh-9.05 lakh), Honda Amaze (Rs 7.16 lakh-9.10 lakh) and Tata Tigor (Rs 6.30 lakh-9.55 lakh). Tata's compact sedan recently debuted a segment-first of its own, an automatic CNG model.


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