Suzuki has introduced the new Dzire sedan as a standalone model in South Africa. Herewith specs and pricing for the newcomer…
You may recall the Swift Dzire sedan which was sold alongside the popular Swift and often referred to as ‘a Swift with a boot’? Yes? Well, that model is no more. Instead, Suzuki has now developed the Dzire sedan as a standalone model, featuring its own styling and riding on a new platform to best serve its intended target market — young families.
The Dzire is light, which means its 1.2-litre petrol engine should provide adequate pulling power while returning good fuel consumption figures.
The Suzuki Dzire is fitted with the same naturally aspirated 1.2-litre petrol engine that powers the new Swift. This engine has outputs of 61 kW and 113 Nm of torque and can be had with either a 5-speed manual or an automated manual transmission (AMT).
Weighing in at only 890 kg, some 75 kg less than the previous Swift DZire sedan, this new Dzire carries a claimed fuel consumption of 4.9 L/100 km and it should prove to be quite frugal in real-world driving situations.
The new Dzire sedan wears a polyoganal grille with chrome accents and is flanked by large headlights and integrated fog lights. LED tail lights are seen at the rear. Suzuki says that the design of the Dzire has an improved drag coefficient of 18% compared with the previous Swift Dzire, which results in a quieter cabin when driving at speed and consumes less fuel overall.
Buyers can choose from a range of exterior colours including Oxford Blue Pearl Metallic, Sherwood Brown Pearl Metallic, Gallant Red Pearl Metallic, Arctic White Pearl, Silky Silver Metallic, Magma Grey Metallic and Midnight Black Metallic
The Dzire GL offers reasonable standard specification...
The Dzire now features its own uniquely styled cabin with silver accents used extensively on the dashboard while the air vent design matches the look of the front grille.
A new instrument cluster with a multi-information display is fitted and the DZire GL derivative adds a tachometer, additional silver accents, white illumination, rear air vents, extra 12V socket, sound system with USB and Bluetooth support, steering wheel mounted controls and electric colour-coded side mirrors. GL specification also includes a foldable rear armrest with integrated cup holders.
All Dzire sedans feature manual air conditioning, front and rear electric windows, 2 airbags (driver and front passenger), a tilt-adjustable steering column, a security alarm and immobiliser and rear ISOFIX child seat mounts.
Boot space has increased by some 26% in this latest Suzuki Dzire.
In terms of practicality, space for rear passengers has improved dramatically with an additional 55 mm of legroom while shoulder room has improved by 15 mm. The driver and front passenger now have an additional 10 mm of shoulder room. The DZire’s boot now measures 378 litres which some 78 litres or 26% bigger than the previous Swift Dzire.
Suzuki Dzire - Price in SA (June 2018)
Suzuki Dzire 1.2 GA Manual - R161 900
Suzuki Dzire 1.2 GL Manual - R177 900
Suzuki Dzire 1.2 GL AMT - R191 900
The Suzuki Dzire is sold with a 5-year/200 000 km mechanical warranty and a 2-year/30 000 km service plan.