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Maruti Suzuki Swift DZire Review: Maruti Suzuki DZire

Maruti Suzuki DZire

By Satish Kalepu; April 22, 2008

Maruti Suzuki Dzire, the entry level sedan,  is finally in the showrooms after its launch in March this year. The model has already bagged a huge fan-base and the reviews are extremely encouraging. Maruti Suzuki is one of the largest car manufacturers in India. It specifically launches a model in India that suits the necessity and the budget for the customer in that segment. You can expect the same from the new Dzire from Maruti Suzuki .

 

The Engine 

The engine more or less falls in the similar category as Swift and weighs around 30 kg more than Swift. However, the performance remains the same as regular hatchback model. It is available in two versions of petrol and diesel. The four cylinder 1,298cc petrol engine rated at 87 bhp, with 11.5 kgm of torque. The four cylinder 1,248cc turbo charged diesel engine rated at 75 bhp, with 19.37 kgm of torque. It has three variants with lxi, vxi and zxi in the petrol version while ldi, vdi and zdi in the diesel version.

The quality of the ride has been greatly improved with modifications done in rear suspension. This has also enabled to cope with additional weight of the boot. Moreover, the car has already been driven till 50,000 kms and no major issue has been reported so far. Thus, you may drive the car to 100000 miles and still be happy with it.

 

Interiors and Exteriors  

Maruti Suzuki has realized that the customers not only want a big car but also the luzury and style associated with it. After Esteem, it has lapped up all elements of style and design in its new model.

The front is more or less the same but the change in design is more visible at the back. Rear door is especially bigger and showcases visible signs of change. It is bigger than other hatchback models with larger glass area.

It has typically chiseled shoulder line to chrome grille that compliments its over all looks and exteriors. The interiors are also classy with better attention paid to more comfortable interiors this time. You can expect a good audio system with remote and powerful speakers. Moreover, the audio controls are mounted on the steering itself. It also comes with Automatic Climate Control, multi functional display, tilt steering that is easily adjustable to your driving posture, Power windows, sound absorbing material and more comfort at the back seat.

 

Other Specialties 

The new Maruti Suzuki Dzire comes with all the safety features for more security of its passengers. It has dual front airbags to cushion front seat passengers and collapsible steering. It also comes with anti-braking system, seat belts, electronic brake force distribution that distributes brake force between front and read wheels.

 

The Price 

Maruti Suzuki has launched an entry level sedan that competes with Logan and Tata Indigo. The petrol variant is placed somewhere below Rs 5 lakh and the diesel version falls around Rs. 5.2 to 5.4 lakh onwards. It is one of the cheapest diesel models in its category.

Maruti Suzuki clearly wants to promote luxury cars for the middle class people who have a little more dispensable income to be spent on luxury and have always wanted to own a sedan.

 

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