The Suzuki Dzire (stylized DZire, previously known as the Suzuki Swift Dzire), now known as the Suzuki Swift Sedan in Colombia and Guatemala, [1][2] is a subcompact notchback sedan made by Suzuki mainly for the Indian market since 2008. It was developed as a sedan variation of the Swift hatchback.

Suzuki Dzire
2022 Suzuki Dzire GLX (Chile)
Also calledSuzuki Swift Dzire (2008–2017)
Suzuki Swift Sedan
Body and chassis
ClassSubcompact car
Body style4-door sedan (2008–2016)
4-door notchback sedan (2012–present)
LayoutFront-engine, front-wheel-drive
PredecessorMaruti Suzuki Esteem

The Dzire was launched in 2008 and was based on the first generation Swift hatchback. It was introduced as a subcompact sedan for the Indian market in order to offer a sedan-like car in a smaller size. Later, in order to get the tax benefits offered to cars with a length below 4 meters in India, it was converted into a sub-4-meter sedan.

First generation (2008)

First generation
  • 2008–2012
  • 2012–2016 (Swift Dzire Tour)
AssemblyIndia: Manesar, Haryana (Maruti Suzuki)
Body and chassis
RelatedSuzuki Swift (first generation)
Transmission5-speed Aisin manual
Wheelbase2,390 mm (94.1 in)
Length4,160 mm (163.8 in)
Width1,690 mm (66.5 in)
Height1,530 mm (60.2 in)
Curb weight1,035–1,080 kg (2,281.8–2,381.0 lb)
Rear view

The Swift Dzire was introduced with a 1.3 L petrol engine and a Fiat-sourced 1.3 L diesel engine. Due to the BS IV emission norms in 2010, Maruti replaced the petrol engine with a 1.2 L K-series engine.[3]

This generation was discontinued in 2012 for general buyers but continued to be produced until 2016 for fleet operators as the Swift Dzire Tour.


Type Engine Transmission Power Torque
Petrol 1.2 L I4 5-speed manual 85 PS (84 hp) at 6000 rpm 113 N⋅m (83 lb⋅ft) at 4500 rpm
1.3 L I4 88 PS (87 hp) at 6000 rpm 113 N⋅m (83 lb⋅ft) at 4500 rpm
Diesel 76 PS (75 hp) at 4000 rpm 190 N⋅m (140 lb⋅ft) at 2000 rpm

Second generation (2012)

Second generation
Suzuki Swift Dzire (pre-facelift)
  • 2012–2017
  • 2017–2023 (Dzire Tour S)
AssemblyIndia: Manesar, Haryana (Maruti Suzuki)
Body and chassis
Wheelbase2,430 mm (95.7 in)
Length3,995 mm (157.3 in)
Width1,695 mm (66.7 in)
Height1,555 mm (61.2 in)
Curb weight960–1,070 kg (2,116.4–2,358.9 lb)
Rear view (pre-facelift)
Front view (facelift)
Rear view (facelift)

The second generation Swift Dzire was based on the second generation Swift hatchback. This update was a very significant one as its length was reduced below four meters in order to get the tax benefit offered to sub-4-meter cars. A 1.2 L K-series petrol engine was introduced, and a 1.3 L DDiS turbo-diesel engine. A four-speed automatic transmission option was only available in the VXi trim.[4]

The 2015 revised Swift Dzire was rated as the most fuel efficient diesel car in India.[5][6]

Maruti Suzuki launched the DZire ZDi with Automatic Gear Shift (AGS) in January 2016.[7] The 5-speed automated manual transmission (AMT) is paired to the 1.3 L DDiS turbodiesel engine.

The second generation Dzire is still available in India for fleet operators as the Dzire Tour S until 2023. Initially the 1.3 L turbodiesel engine was also available, but then dropped in April 2020 due the implementation of BS6 emissions standard. Currently only 1.2 L petrol and CNG engine are available, paired with a 5-speed manual transmission.


Type Engine Transmission Power Torque
Petrol 1.2 L I4 5-speed manual or 4-speed automatic 83 PS (82 hp) at 6000 rpm 113 N⋅m (83 lb⋅ft) at 4400 rpm
CNG 5-speed manual 71 PS (70 hp) at 6000 rpm 95 N⋅m (70 lb⋅ft) at 4000 rpm
Diesel 1.3 L I4 5-speed manual or 5-speed AMT 76 PS (75 hp) at 4000 rpm 190 N⋅m (140 lb⋅ft) at 2000 rpm

Third generation (2017)

Third generation
Pre-facelift Suzuki Dzire
2023–present (Dzire Tour S)
AssemblyIndia: Manesar, Haryana (Maruti Suzuki); Ahmedabad (Suzuki Motor Gujarat)
Body and chassis
PlatformHEARTECT B platform[8][9]
Wheelbase2,450 mm (96.5 in)
Length3,995 mm (157.3 in)
Width1,735 mm (68.3 in)
Height1,515 mm (59.6 in)
Curb weight
  • 860–915 kg (1,896.0–2,017.2 lb) (Petrol)
  • 955–990 kg (2,105.4–2,182.6 lb) (Diesel)
  • 990–995 kg (2,182.6–2,193.6 lb) (CNG)
Rear view

Maruti Suzuki launched the third generation Dzire sedan in India on 16 May 2017.[10][11] The third generation is based on the third generation of the Suzuki Swift. However, for the first time ever, it drops the "Swift" nameplate from its name (except in Colombia and Guatemala where it is marketed as Swift Sedan).[1][2] The second-generation Dzire continued to be produced and sold exclusively to fleet operators in India, while being rebadged as the Dzire Tour S.

It is built on the HEARTECT platform which uses ultra-high tensile and high tensile steel in its construction, so as to not comprise on structural rigidity. Despite being lighter, Suzuki claims that the vehicle is compliant with frontal and side impact regulations, as well as meets pedestrian safety regulations. The car is also wider and offers increased space for the occupant. Suzuki also claims that the third generation Dzire has 55 mm better rear legroom, as compared to the previous model. Moreover, the boot space has been increased to 378 litres (13.3 cu ft).

It has a completely revised external body design with a special focus on the front section. It has a newly designed large hexagonal grille in the front section flanked by an all-new projector headlamps and a strip of LED DRLs running on the cluster. The body loses its overly bulgy nature and looks cleaner than before.

The engine options on offer at launch include a 1.2 L K12M motor producing 82 bhp (83 PS; 61 kW) and 113 N⋅m (83 lb⋅ft; 12 kg⋅m) of torque, while the diesel gets the 1.3 L D13A DDiS motor with 74 bhp (75 PS; 55 kW) and 190 N⋅m (140 lb⋅ft; 19 kg⋅m) of torque. Both engines can be had with a 5-speed manual or 5-speed AMT. The petrol models is rated 22 km/L (4.5 L/100 km; 62 mpg‑imp; 52 mpg‑US) and the diesel models are rated at 28.40 km/L (3.521 L/100 km; 80.2 mpg‑imp; 66.8 mpg‑US) in the fuel economy department.[12]

Facelifted model appeared in March 2020.[13][14] It comes with redesigned front end with wider grille and modern wood finish interiors, plus new features such as cruise control and VSC (AMT only). For the Indian market, a more refined 1.2 L K12N Dualjet petrol engine was used, replacing the previous petrol and diesel engines. The CNG variant of K12N engine was launched for Indian market in March 2022.[15]


Type Engine Transmission Power Torque
Petrol 1.2 L I4 5-speed manual or 5-speed AMT 83 PS (61 kW; 82 hp) at 6000 rpm 113 N⋅m (83 lb⋅ft; 12 kg⋅m) at 4200 rpm
Hybrid 90 PS (66 kW; 89 hp) at 6000 rpm 113 N⋅m (83 lb⋅ft; 12 kg⋅m) at 4000 rpm
CNG 5-speed manual 77.5 PS (57 kW; 76 hp) at 6000 rpm 98.5 N⋅m (73 lb⋅ft; 10 kg⋅m) at 4300 rpm
Diesel 1.3 L I4 5-speed manual or 5-speed AMT 76 PS (56 kW; 75 hp) at 4000 rpm 190 N⋅m (140 lb⋅ft; 19 kg⋅m) at 2000 rpm



Maruti Suzuki Dzire has been leading the subcompact segment in India ever since its second generation was introduced. Back in 2015, the company added another feature to its hat by crossing the sales mark of 1 million (10 lakh) sold units in the domestic market.[16] The car has been grossing up a sales number of over 15,000 and close to 20,000 in the 2016–17 period where it has registered more than double the sales number of its competitors like the Honda Amaze, Hyundai Xcent and Tata Zest. In September 2023, the sedan has reached sales milestone of 2,5 million (25 lakh) units in India.[17]

The number of Suzuki vehicles sold in Ethiopia since 2017 has crossed over 25,000 units and Dzire making the most of it.[18] Because of this phenomenon, Suzuki Motors is in talks with the Ethiopian government to set up a plant for its auto exports to neighboring African countries.[citation needed]

Year India
2008 ±200,000
2011 99,515[19]
2012 154,273[20]
2013 198,317[21]
2014 210,882[22]
2015 233,570[23]
2016 202,076[24]
2017 225,043[25]
2018 261,603[26]
2019 209,657[27]
2020 124,969[28]
2021 116,222[29]
2022 159,919[30]
2023 157,522[31]



In 2015, the Suzuki Dzire won J.D. Power's Most Appealing Entry Mid-size Car and the Most Dependable Mid-size Car.[32]


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