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According to our sources, the official bookings for the upcoming Dzire will commence from the 1st week of May. Maruti Suzuki will look to revive the growth in compact sedan segment in the country with the launch of its third generation Dzire next month.Maruti Suzuki has till date sold 13.81 lakh units of the model in India since its launch in March 2008, will roll out an all-new version of Dzire on May 16. Last full model change of the Dzire happened in February 2012. Last year, the company launched the compact sedan with auto gear shift (AGS) technology.2017 Maruti Suzuki Dzire. (Photo: Rahul Ghosh)Price:We expect the new generation Dzire to come for a base price of Rs 6 lakh (ex showroom, New Delhi)- Rs 9 lakh (ex showroom, New Delhi) for the top end variant.Engine:The new generation Maruti Suzuki Dzire will come with the same 1.2-litre petrol engine that produces 83 bhp of maximum power and 115 Nm of maximum torque, while the Fiat-sourced 1.3-litre multi-jet diesel engine churns out peak power of 74 bhp and peak torque of 190 Nm.2017 Maruti Suzuki Dzire. (Photo: Rahul Ghosh)Transmission:Both the engines will come mated to a AGS unit. The petrol engine will also come mated to a five-speed manual transmission.Design:The new generation Dzire will come with a completely new and fresh look. Maruti Suzuki Dzire has been redesigned with a hexagonal grille with a chrome strip around it. The front bumper and the headlamp cluster gets an appealing makeover. At the rear, the new generation Dzire gets minor cosmetic change as the tail lamps has a revised design. The new Dzire will also sport new projector headlamps, LED DRLs and redesigned alloy wheels.advertisement2017 Maruti Suzuki Dzire. (Photo: Rahul Ghosh)Features:The new generation Maruti Suzuki Dzire will come with an upgraded list of features to compete with its competition in the segment. The list includes touchscreen infotainment system, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto Bluetooth, USB and Aux-in among others.Dimensions:The new generation Dzire will be 3995 mm in length, 1735 mm in width, 1515mm in height and 163 mm of ground clearance.2017 Maruti Suzuki Dzire. (Photo: Rahul Ghosh)Competition:The new generation Maruti Suzuki Dzire will compete against the recently launched Hyundai Xcent facelift, new Tata Tigor, Honda Amaze, Ford Aspire and Volkswagen Ameo.ALSO READ:Maruti Suzuki unveils new generation Dzire in India; launch on May 16ALSO READ:New generation Maruti Suzuki Dzire: Everything you need to knowALSO READ:This is what the new Maruti Suzuki Dzire will look like. We think it’s neat