2017 Dzire Re-Starts Testing; Coming This Year

2017 Dzire Launch is now expected towards the second half of this year.

After a brief hiatus, the 2017 Dzire is again on the roads testing going by the latest set of spy pics shared at Team-BHP. New Dzire was spotted last in December 2016 in Gurgaon by an Indianautosblog reader.

These 2017 Dzire mules sport LED tail lamps at the rear and what appears to be projector headlamps at the front along with vertical DRLs. The fascia does have similarities with the new-gen Swift but instead of the honeycomb front grille the Dzire is running with horizontal slats (as we told you earlier).

According to the exclusive information we have (shared here), the exterior of the car will be comprehensively modified. The most interesting bit is that the 2017 Dzire will come with a new chassis and the complete emphasis is on reducing weight. Both the 1.2 liter petrol and 1.3 Liter diesel will continue to do duty but they will be tweaked. And with lesser flab, expect better overall performance and fuel economy. We are not sure if the 1.0 liter Boosterjet petrol engine will grace the Dzire (chances of it going to the new Swift are higher).

2017 Dzire Launch spy pic front
Those illuminating elements on the headlamps.. are they DRLs?

2017 Dzire Launch & Production

According to an older report at NDTV, 2017 Dzire was to be launched either in April or May this year but we are unsure if it will come so early. We expect it to be a launch candidate for the second half of this year, but in all probability, before the next-gen Swift which is speculated to be coming at the 2018 Auto Expo (more details). It will be produced at Maruti’s new Gujarat plant alongside Baleno and is expected to continue retail sales from regular Maruti showrooms.

Maruti has been keeping low-profile designs but we hope there is something sporty and interesting under that camouflage.

Next Reading: Maruti’s Kwid-Rivalling Small Cross-Hatch Coming at Next Auto Expo [Speculation]

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