SUZUKI PHILIPPINES (SPH) brings in the 2021 version of the Dzire sedan, which features key updates and changes.

In a release, SPH Vice-President and General Manager for Automobile Keiichi Suzuki said, “We are very much thankful for the great support that the market has shown to us, especially for the past year. Despite the challenges the we are faced with, this new model serves as our light and hope as we continue to work harder and strive for greatness in the months and years to come.”

He added, “We, in Suzuki Philippines, are happy to announce that the new Dzire offers our latest innovative technology and design (for) an authentic sedan experience. We are optimistic that with this new model, we will be able to continue in championing the ‘Suzuki Way of Life,’ and remain true to our dedication to deliver quality products and services.”

The new Dzire rises upon Suzuki’s HEARTECT platform, and features lightness and high rigidity. Under the hood is a 1.2-liter engine that the company says is efficient and delivers “strong driving performance.” It is similarly mated to Suzuki’s so-called “automated manual transmission” Auto Gear Shift (AGS) “that gives the comfort of driving an automatic with the fuel efficiency of a manual transmission.”

The upgraded version gets a seven-inch infotainment system that accommodates USB and Bluetooth connectivity, GPS navigation, and has a radio AM/FM function. It features an electric fold and adjust outside door mirror, reverse parking sensors, and now ESP (electronic stability program). ESP automatically controls engine torque and brakes to suppress wheel slip during slippery conditions or when the tires lose traction.

The Dzire gets dual air bags, hill hold control, and a light and impact-absorbing body of through the company’s proprietary TECT (Total Effective Control Technology) platform, which also mitigates pedestrian injury by efficiently absorbing and dispersing energy in the event of a collision.

Aside from 378 liters of boot space, the Dzire gets multiple storage spaces and features such as a front console box and cup holders, front door pockets, glove box and rear door pockets, and rear arm rest with cup holders. Rear passengers get their own air-con vents along with a 12V accessory socket.

It receives a chrome grille and a new bumper with fog lamps. The Dzire is also fitted with alloy wheels, and now comes in two variants GL (MT) and GL+ (AGS). A variety of colorways for GL variant includes Arctic White Pearl, Premium Silver and Midnight Black Pearl. For the GL+, the New Dzire is available in Sherwood Brown Pearl, Oxford Blue Pearl Metallic, Magma Gray Metallic, and Phoenix Red Pearl. Pricing is P648,000 for the GL MT variant and P708,000 for the GL+ AGS variant.

For more information, visit any of SPH’s 74 dealerships nationwide or http://suzuki.com.ph/auto/. The company is on Twitter (SuzukiAutoPH) and Instagram (suzukiautoph).