2021 Suzuki Dzire debuts with subtle design tweaks, same 1.2L engine

Updated Feb 04, 2021 | Same topic: Automotive Industry Updates

The subcompact sedan introduces minor yet noteworthy tweaks.

Subcompact sedans combine practicality and agility in a space-efficient package. As the segment continues to be a contested one among car brands, Suzuki Philippines (SPH) hopes to use every advantage it can muster with an upgraded version of the Dzire subcompact for 2021.

2021 Suzuki Dzire PH debut

The upgraded Dzire looks a little more dynamic than the outgoing model

The changes are subtle yet noteworthy, enabling Suzuki to position the Dzire as the more mature alternative to the Swift hatchback which it shares its platform with. For starters, the fascia receives a makeover, with the grille now extending farther down the front bumper in a single-frame design, giving the nose a more flat profile.

Two thick slats on the grille replace the previous version’s four narrow ones. Even the fog lamp housings have been reworked with thicker chrome trim. The power-adjustable side mirrors now have an auto-fold feature as well for the midrange GL and range-topping GL+ variants.

2021 Suzuki Dzire

The revised fascia is just the beginning

Inside, the Suzuki Dzire retains the cabin of the outgoing model, offering amenities such as rear aircon vent and multiple storage spaces to complement its 378-liter trunk. The changes are mostly concentrated on the instrument panel, with a new multi-color information display.

The fuel and engine temperature indicators are now analog meters, integrated within the speedometer and tachometer dials.

Under the hood, the 2021 Dzire retains its 1.2L gasoline power plant that delivers 82 hp and 113 Nm of torque, mated to either a 5-speed manual or an Auto Gear Shift (AGS) transmission.

The Dzire’s standard safety equipment is now complemented by Electronic Stability Program (ESP), Hill Hold Control, and reverse parking sensors. All these are housed within Suzuki’s Total Effective Control Energy (TECT platform).

2021 Suzuki Dzire poster

The new features will help the upgraded Dzire stand out in its segment

>>> Related: Which 2021 Suzuki Dzire variant should you buy? [Comparison Guide]

“We in Suzuki Philippines are happy to announce that the New Dzire offers our latest innovative technology and design that offers an authentic sedan experience,“ said SPH Vice President and General Manager for Automobile Keiichi Suzuki, expressing his gratitude for the market’s continued support.

Prices for the 2021 Dzire range from Php 549,000 for the GA manual, Php 648,000 for the GL manual, and Php 708,000 for the GL+ automatic.

Get a glimpse of updates on your favorite models at Philkotse.com.

Know more about Suzuki Dzire 2024

Suzuki Dzire

The Suzuki Dzire 2023 is a subcompact, front-wheel-drive sedan distributed by Suzuki Philippines. Currently, Suzuki Dzire Price Philippines from Php 549,000 to Php 698,000. These variants include the entry-level Dzire Dzire GA 1.2 MT, the midspec Dzire GL 1.2 MT, and the top-of-the-line Dzire GL+ 1.2 AGS AT.

Powering the Suzuki Dzire is a 1.2-liter inline-4 gasoline engine capable of making up to 82 horsepower and 113 Nm of torque. Depending on the variant, it either uses a  five-speed auto gear shift transmission, or a five-speed manual gearbox.

Locally, the Suzuki Dzire competes against the Hyundai Reina, the Kia Soluto, and other similarly prices models.

₱ 609,000 - ₱ 819,000

Joseph Paolo Estabillo

Joseph Paolo Estabillo


Joseph holds a degree in Journalism from the University of the Philippines Diliman and has been writing professionally since 1999. He has written episodes for CNN Philippines' motoring show Drive, and has worked on corporate projects for MG Philippines and Pilipinas Shell. Aside from being Philkotse.com’s Content Lead, he also writes content for numerous car dealerships in the U.S., spanning multiple brands such as Alfa Romeo, Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and Maserati, among others.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kapatilya

View more