The most striking new feature on the upgraded Suzuki Dzire is the new grille and front bumper, which combine the grille and flared lower air intake into one double-volume hexagonal grille with black number plate mounting.
The designers have also added two striking new colours: Premium Silver Metallic and Phoenix Red Pearl to the line-up in addition to the Sherwood Brown Metallic, Arctic White Pearl, Oxford Blue Metallic and Magma Grey Metallic.
Suzuki Dzire: Upmarket family appeal — spacious interior, large boot
“The new design emphasises the model’s unique character, which retains some of the sporty appeal and driving dynamics of its mechanical brother, the Swift, but, adds upmarket family appeal and a more spacious interior and large boot.”
For the new model year, Suzuki has refreshed the Dzire’s exterior design and crammed in even more specifications and safety features, without increasing the price
Buyers of this specification level will now also be treated to new 15-inch alloy wheels in place of the wheel covers that are still found on the GA specification level and which were standard across the range before the upgrade.
It is not only the exterior that has benefitted from the mid-life upgrade.
Inside, Suzuki has introduced new-look upholstery, which creates a premium feeling in the cabin and is hard-wearing and durable.
Both specification levels have a long list of features to which customers of the new Dzire can now benefit from Electronic Stability Programme (ESP) at no extra cost.
All Dzire models, for instance, offer electric windows, power steering, an immobiliser and alarm system, air conditioning and remote central locking as standard.
The GL specification level adds chrome detailing, front fog lamps, an audio system with auxiliary input, USB and Bluetooth connectivity and a tachometer.
The GL-model also adds adjustable rear air vents with an additional 12V socket, as well as a rear armrest with integrated cup holders.
K12M engine standard across the range
The Dzire range will retain the very popular Suzuki K12M engine, which is also available on models such as the Swift and the Ignis.
At present, only the GL specification level fitted with the K12M engine and a five-speed manual transmission is available.
Suzuki Auto South Africa has made its compact sedan, and the best-selling car in large markets such as India, even more “Dzireable”.
The Suzuki Dzire shares a platform and mechanical underpinnings with the ever-popular Suzuki Swift, but since 2018 it has been a stand-alone model range with the option of two specification levels and a manual or automated manual transmission (AMT).
For the new model year, Suzuki has refreshed the Dzire’s exterior design and crammed in even more specifications and safety features, without increasing the price.
With the addition of an ESP system across all models, the Suzuki Dzire now has even more impressive safety credentials.
As before, Suzuki has opted not to differentiate on safety between its different model grades, which means that all buyers will receive the same peace of mind, regardless of their budget.
The safety features on the Dzire include two airbags, ABS brakes with electronic brake force distribution (EBD) and emergency brake assistance (BA).
All models also have integrated side impact protection bars in both the front and rear doors, a high-level stop lamp and ISOFIX child seat mountings on both sides of the rear bench
Service plan and warranty standard
As before, the Dzire model range will be sold with a promotional five-year/ 200,000km comprehensive mechanical warranty and a service plan for two years or 30,000km.
The 1.2 GL with manual transmission is available immediately at R196,900.