Maruti DZire Variants
Editorial Test Drive Review of Maruti DZire
Maruti launched the new Dzire on Feb 2012 and it was an instant success. The original Dzire was launched on 26th March 2008 and simply put, was the Swift hatchback with an added boot and a wee bit of extra rear passenger space. A Maruti sedan with a diesel engine at a competitive pricing meant sure shot success for the sedan.The biggest change in the new Dzire is the shortening of the boot. It’s a known fact that the Indian government gives tax benefits to cars which are less than 4 metres in length (the Indigo CS being the perfect example) and hence to get the new Dzire’s price less than the older one, Maruti engineers got down to the exercise of, well, making the overall length less. And this is where the new version is getting a lot of criticism.
The front end is all-new, like the new Swift, though at the same time, the radiator grille and bumper are slightly different from its hatchback sibling. The rear tail lamps seem to have taken cues from the Kizashi premium sedan.Inside the all-black treatment isn’t to everyone’s liking and thankfully, the new Dzire has a different color them on the inside. Step in and you immediately feel the sense of space which is due to the usage of light color for the bottom half of the fascia. The faux wood strip on the front doors as well as below the side air-con vents up front looks premium. The new Dzire also has a longer wheelbase which liberates more leg and knee room.
Further, the back-rest is inclined more and the rear of the front seat scooped. All these changes add up to more space at the back.In engines, it has the FIAT’s much acclaimed 74 bhp 1.3-litre Multi-jet engine. In traffic, the new diesel Dzire is a much better companion at low engine speeds, however, it can still not match up to the fantastic Mahindra Verito, Nissan Sunny or the Toyota Etios in this regard. That said, once on the boil, the engine comes into its own and the car is a hoot to drive fast. The icing on the cake comes in the form of improved fuel economy, which according to ARAI now stands at 23.4kmpl! The petrol engine is the same used on the earlier Dzire though with changes, now produces a couple of Bhp extra as in 84 bhp. The intake gets variable valve technology and Maruti has tuned the engine for efficiency.
This is evident by the fact that as per ARAI, the new petrol Dzire runs 19.1km to a litre. Drive the petrol version and you are impressed by it smooth and rev-happy nature.In suspension, the new one scores heavily over the older version in many ways. Based on the new Swift platform, the driving feel has improved massively. The car has a longer wheelbase and wider track – two essential things for stability. You get a feel of a well planted car, one which feels matured to drive, with the feeling of being from a higher segment. A massive improvement has been the ride quality which is now up there with the best in the class.Prices start at Rs 4.8 lakhs to 7.3 lakhs ex-showrrom. It is a great car and brilliant value. For a detailed analysis read below..
Pros: Excellent value for money, Improved interior quality, Excellent handling, Good ride quality, Excellent mileage (Diesel), Compact yet spacious, High resale value, Available with automatic gearbox
Cons: Does not look like a saloon, Automatic only with petrol, Boot space less than before, Sluggish AT gearbox
Maruti DZire Interiors
The new Swift has a lovely cabin design. However, the all-black treatment isn’t to everyone’s liking and thankfully, the new Dzire has a different color them on the inside. Step in and you immediately feel the sense of space which is due to the usage of light color for the bottom half of the fascia. The faux wood strip on the front doors as well as below the side air-con vents up front looks premium. The moment you sit in to the driver’s seat, the soft padding is evident. The driver’s seat is a nice place to be and ergonomically, the Dzire is one of the better cars around. I especially liked the silver inserts in the steering wheel and around the central air-con vents.
Once it’s gets dark, the orange-red background lightning for the speedometer console looks fab!The overall quality of interiors is pretty good considering the price the car sells for. The top end model comes as loaded as the Swift hatchback – steering wheel controls, automatic climate control, good sounding audio system and those lovely cup-holders in the front of the side vents. This feature will come in very handy during the North Indian summers!Another place where the new Dzire scores over the older one is the space for back-seat passengers as well as the comfort factor. You immediately notice the softer seats which is a boon for chauffer driven tired souls or the elderly in the house.
The new Dzire also has a longer wheelbase which liberates more leg and knee room. Further, the back-rest is inclined more and the rear of the front seat scooped. All these changes add up to more space at the back. Finally, even with a 6-foot driver up front, there is decent space at the rear for normal sized adults. However, that said, the new Dzire simply cannot match up to the likes of the Toyota Etios, Tata Manza and Mahindra Verito in this department. Infact, similarly priced hatchbacks like the Honda Jazz and Hyundai i20 also beat the new Dzire as far as passenger space is concerned.Another limitation of the new Dzire is the boot space, which has reduced by 30% to just 316 litres. In contrast, the Indigo CS and the Jazz have 20% more boot space. The boot is best for a couple of medium sized suit cases for a weekend trip.
Maruti DZire Interiors Details
Maruti DZire Boot space
Swift DZire has about 440 litres of boot space which is average for a sedan of this size. We have to keep in mind that it is the elongated part of the Swift.
Maruti DZire Speedometer
The speedometer has a sporty and chunky feel to it.
Maruti DZire Gear lever
The gear lever is place well in the middle console and is easier for the driver to change gears.
Maruti DZire Cup holders
There is no cup holders in the car the door panels have some storage place for bottles and some papers.
Maruti DZire Exteriors
The biggest change in the new Dzire is the shortening of the boot. It’s a known fact that the Indian government gives tax benefits to cars which are less than 4 metres in length (the Indigo CS being the perfect example) and hence to get the new Dzire’s price less than the older one, Maruti engineers got down to the exercise of, well, making the overall length less. And this is where the new version is getting a lot of criticism. We at Gaadi.com however feel that this was expected and the end effort done by the engineers is praise worthy. It might not be the prettiest looking sedan in the segment, but that said, from various angles, it does look sporty.
The front end is all-new, like the new Swift, though at the same time, the radiator grille and bumper are slightly different from its hatchback sibling. Dimension wise, the new Dzire is 165mm shorter but 5mm wider and 25mm taller than the older sedan. Look at it from the side-on angle and you see where the length has gone off from – it is obvious, the small boot! Look closely and you also notice that the rear door is longer than that of the Swift’s – this has been done so that the rear windows are able to roll down completely for an airy feel inside.
From the rear three quarters, the new Dzire does look odd but not to the extent of calling it ugly. See the back end of the car standing 20 feet away and you actually find it good enough with the horizontally running chrome strip adding to the ‘premium’ feel. The rear tail lamps seem to have taken cues from the Kizashi premium sedan.The new Dzire continues to sell in three trim levels each of petrol and diesel (and a AT version in VXi trim). The lower LDi / LXi / VXi / VDi versions wear thin 165/80 tyres on 14-inch steel wheels while the higher ZDi / ZXi models wear wider 185/65 tyres on 15-inch alloy wheels. The new Dzire is sold in seven colour options with two being new – pacific blue and glistering grey.
Maruti DZire Exteriors Details
Maruti DZire Front design
The new Swift is definitely a handsome brute, with matured lines, that extended hood and bigger head lights. On the aesthetics front, it really does a much better job than the old Swift. The new DZire also carries over this new front end design from the Swift, and in that regard, looks more elegant from the front than the old DZire ever did.
Maruti DZire Rear design
Rear styling is neatly executed but the squarish profile of the bootlid links the new car with the older DZire
Maruti DZire Side profile
The rear quarter glass has a more conventional fall to it and the rear door is marginally larger as well.
Maruti DZire Ground Clearance
DZire has a Ground Clearance of 170 (mm).
Maruti DZire Engine & Performance
FIAT’s much acclaimed 1.3-litre Multi-jet engine is used by various companies in the world and India too. However, it is Maruti who have made the best use of this fantastic unit. Recently, the two companies also reached an agreement wherein Fiat will now supply 1 lakh of these engines on an annual basis and this is good news for diesel buyers. Coming back to the Dzire, I drove the diesel version first as I own a diesel Dzire back home too (old Dzire) and the differences were immediately apparent. For starters, the NVH (noise, vibration, harshness) levels are well under control and the engine feels very smooth. Within the first few minutes, you also discover that Maruti has tuned the engine and recalibrated the turbo-charger for lower turbo-lag. It is present, however, is less pronounced as compared to the older Dzire.
The trade-off is the fact that the punch of torque isn’t as much as the older model, instead, the power delivery is linear. In traffic, the new diesel Dzire is a much better companion at low engine speeds, however, it can still not match up to the fantastic Mahindra Verito, Nissan Sunny or the Toyota Etios in this regard. That said, once on the boil, the engine comes into its own and the car is a hoot to drive fast.The petrol engine is the same used on the earlier Dzire though with changes, now produces a couple of Bhp extra. The intake gets variable valve technology and Maruti has tuned the engine for efficiency. This is evident by the fact that as per ARAI, the new petrol Dzire runs 19.1km to a litre. Drive the petrol version and you are impressed by it smooth and rev-happy nature. It continues to be a gem of a motor and Maruti is now offering the petrol engine with a choice of a 4-speed automatic transmission.
Infact the petrol AT Dzire is now the cheapest automatic sedan in the country. While some may run the Dzire AT down for being ‘just’ a 4-speed one, the fact is that it works just fine in city traffic. It is geared tall for fuel economy but goes about doing its duty in an able manner. Drive the car with a light right foot and the system up-shifts quickly to 4th. Stomp the accelerator hard and it down-shifts quickly for extra performance. You don’t get the same punch as from the manual version no doubt but on the good side, the system has an overdrive lock (to prevent it from shifting into 4th) as well as selectable 1st, 2nd and 3rd cogs.
Maruti DZire Engine and Performance Details
Maruti DZire Acceleration
DZire accelerates very well it accelerates from 0-100 in about 14.33seconds.Thanks to its improved gearings.
Maruti DZire Top speed
DZire has a top speed of about 158kmph.
Maruti DZire In-gear acceleration
Maruti Suzuki Swift DZire can accelerate during overtaking between 40 to 60 in 5.14 seconds in the 4th gear and can reach 80-100 in 5.73 seconds.
Maruti DZire Gearbox
Gearshifts on the five-speed gearbox were smooth and light in operation too. Among the 3 petrol variants, one (Vxi) will be available with an optional 4-speed automatic transmission.
Maruti DZire Mileage and Running Costs
There are two engine options in the Dzire- a petrol and diesel. There is the 1.3-litre Multi-jet diesel engine which now has improved fuel economy, which according to ARAI now stands at 23.4kmpl! The petrol gives 19.1 kmpl. The A/T petrol give the least economy as expected, the diesel is clearly what you want if you want efficiency.
Maruti DZire Mileage View full detail
|Maruti DZire Petrol Variants|
|Maruti DZire LXi||19.1 kmpl|
|Maruti DZire VXi||19.1 kmpl|
|Maruti DZire ZXi||19.1 kmpl|
|Maruti DZire VXi AT||17.4 kmpl|
|Maruti DZire Diesel Variants|
|Maruti DZire LDi||23.4 kmpl|
|Maruti DZire VDi||23.4 kmpl|
|Maruti DZire ZDi||23.4 kmpl|
Maruti DZire Mileage Details
Maruti DZire City fuel economy
Swift DZire ZXI gives 16.1 Kmpl in the city, DZire ZDi gives 18.35 Kmpl in the city
Maruti DZire Highway fuel economy
Swift DZire ZXI gives 22.8 Kmpl in the highways, DZire ZDi gives 23 Kmpl in the Highways
Maruti DZire ARAI rated economy
Maruti DZire ZDi Fuel Diesel (ARAI Specified) 23.4 Kmpl Maruti DZire ZXi Fuel Petrol (ARAI Specified) 19.1 Kmpl
Maruti DZire Tank Range
The tank range of Swift DZire is about 770 Kms in petrol and 850 Kms approx for diesel variant.
Maruti DZire Handling Braking & Safety
In the Dzire ventilated Disc brakes are for the front and drum brakes are used for the rear. The front suspension is of Mc Pherson strut with coil spring and rear suspension is of torsion beam with coil spring which is the same as the Swift hatchback. When it comes to safety it has front dual SRS airbags, ELR seatbelts plus AntiLock Braking System and Brake Assist with EBD.
Maruti DZire Handling, Braking & Safety Details
Maruti DZire Handling
The gearbox complements the petrol engine quite well and shifts are smooth too. Moreover, it adapts well to changes in throttle inputs. Its only when you floor the throttle that the build of power is slightly jerky.
Maruti DZire Braking performance
Swift DZire uses Front Ventilated Disc and Rear Drum brakes for all its variants. These brakes are able to stop the car from 100-0 in about 3.94seconds.
Maruti DZire Safety features
Safety features are taken care of in Marutis new Swift DZire. The sedan, though, have been crushed to come up with a compact version, but safety features are top-notch, usually not expected in an entry level mule. Front dual SRS airbags, ELR seatbelts, Antilock Braking System, Brake Assist, Electronic Brake Distribution and an Engine Drag Control system are the safety features that would be present in new DZire models. ABS with Brake assist and EDC prevents skidding and ensures a minimum stoppi
Maruti DZire ABS
There is an option for ABS for the DZire.
Maruti DZire Traction control
There is an option for Traction control for the DZire.
Maruti DZire Comfort & Suspension
The old Dzire was known for a plaint ride. It absorbed bad roads pretty easily though was not a car meant for spirited driving around corners which had the rear end loosing grip. The new one scores heavily over the older version in many ways. Based on the new Swift platform, the driving feel has improved massively. The car has a longer wheelbase and wider track – two essential things for stability. You get a feel of a well planted car, one which feels matured to drive, with the feeling of being from a higher segment.A massive improvement has been the ride quality which is now up there with the best in the class. The suspension, as compared to the Swift, feel softer which is a good thing as the new Dzire will be more of a family car. It rides very nicely over bad roads and undulations. Further, drive the car hard and it holds ground very well without losing composure.Steering effort is minimal and like other Maruti products, this one too is of the EPS variety (electronic power steering) as well which it is light (though not feather light in this case) at low speeds and becomes devoid of any assist at high speeds for better feedback.
Maruti DZire Comfort & Suspension Details
Maruti DZire Comfort
The new entry level notchback is leveraged with all necessary material comforts. The owner would not have to doubt about comfort in this Maruti car. Adjustable headrests and a rear centre armrest please the passengers like nothing else. Even driver seat height adjustment and seatbelt height adjustment is possible. The rear-seat is pretty comfortable but the backrest is a bit reclined. The front seats carried away from the Swift hatch, are very comfy, while increased rear space acts as cherry on
Maruti DZire Front suspension
The DZire shares suspension hardware with the Swift, though the rear has been tuned for comfort. DZire uses a McPherson strut and coil spring at the front.
Maruti DZire Rear suspension
DZire uses a Torsion beam and coil spring at the rear.
Maruti DZire Specifications and Features
Wheels & Tyres
|Wheel Size||14 inch|
Maruti DZire Features
|Maruti DZire||LXi||VXi||ZXi||VXi AT||LDi||VDi||ZDi|
Maruti DZire Price
The ex showroom price of Maruti DZire ranges from Rs 4.85 Lakh to Rs 7.32 Lakh. Maruti DZire is available in 7 variants. To find the on road price of Maruti DZire you need to click on the check on road price.
Maruti DZire has 4 Petrol variant(s), 3 Diesel variant(s), the cheapest variant is Maruti DZire LXi which has a Petrol engine, and starts at Rs 4.85 Lakh, the most expensive variant is Maruti DZire ZDi which has a Diesel engine and is for Rs 7.32 Lakh .
Maruti DZire News
Maruti DZire Reviews
By ginni singh Posted on Feb,02,12 11:17 PM
Pros Looks good nice interiors
I bought dezire new model. I find it the perfect compact sedan. I have booked swift vdi few months back on seeing dezire I converted in to swift dezire vdi. Swift was 649000 on delhi road and new dezire vdi was 719000 on road on paying 70000more than swift vdi I was getting nippon cd player for fm radio and beige interior and a dockyard so I find the new dezire value for money great looks and driving comforts
By dr saurabh Posted on Jun,06,01 5:56 PM
Cons poor suspension,, turbo
hi guys.. bought a new swift dzire,,, i am having a tough time with this car,,, after just 1600kms cars TURBO spoiled,, after that now some problem in suspension,,, company workshop fellows trying from last 2 wks,, problem unsolved,,, they tried and replaced parts,, no correction till date,,, now recent diagnosis,, problem in axel of car(crack etc),,,, horrible,,, i think maruti is using inferior quality products as they know that car is selling like a hot cake,,, and yes,,, mileage of my car on highway,,17 kmlit only,,, think twice before buying this car......
By vijay Posted on Mar,03,16 11:46 PM
Pros Great looks
Cons less confortable
It is one of the suberb car from maruti suzuki looks so good by performance and smooth too but may increase the sharpness at the edges,overall a nice car in the market, cc might also be increased and may increase rear side leg space.
Posted on Jun,06,25 6:22 PM
Pros its a very stylish car ,comfortable
Cons nothing bad
best car from maruti suzuki , it gives very good mileage even in city its pickup is also very good it has a strong and durable metal body, and air conditioners are also powerfull , its VVT engine is silent interior is not very attractive but not boring. its seat are comfortable,soft... its engine gives very good max. torque the main thing of maruti suzuki that it gives a very nice service ,its spare parts are cheap. Overall ITS A LOVELY CAR...
By Deepak Ahuja Posted on Jun,06,27 11:04 PM
Pros perfect car
Cons interiors is black
i love this car and maruti is doing a great job and from last 5 years m driving its perfect car for value for money
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