Maruti DZire Diesel
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Editorial Test Drive Review of Maruti DZire Diesel
When a particular model sells over 3.3 lakh units of a sedan in a market, it ought to be a very good product. And if the same company decides to get a new model, an update of the existing one, then expectations, naturally, are very high. 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. I, Bunny Punia, own one and can understand why this car has always had a waiting period extending into several months. So, is the new Dzire better in every single aspect and more importantly, can it live up to the expectations and side-line the rivals? To find out, we took both the diesel and petrol (in AT avatar) for a spin in and around Delhi.
Pros: Value, engines, automatic, interiors
Cons: Limited boot space, subjective looks, rivals have better rear seat space
Maruti DZire Diesel 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!
Maruti DZire Diesel 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 Diesel 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.
Maruti DZire Diesel 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 Diesel 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.
Maruti DZire Diesel 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 Diesel 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 Diesel Mileage View full detail
|Maruti DZire Diesel Diesel Variants|
|Maruti DZire Diesel ZDi||23.4 kmpl|
|Maruti DZire Diesel VDi||23.4 kmpl|
|Maruti DZire Diesel LDi||23.4 kmpl|
Maruti DZire Diesel Mileage Details
Maruti DZire Diesel City fuel economy
Swift DZire ZXI gives 16.1 Kmpl in the city, DZire ZDi gives 18.35 Kmpl in the city
Maruti DZire Diesel Highway fuel economy
Swift DZire ZXI gives 22.8 Kmpl in the highways, DZire ZDi gives 23 Kmpl in the Highways
Maruti DZire Diesel 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 Diesel Tank Range
The tank range of Swift DZire is about 770 Kms in petrol and 850 Kms approx for diesel variant.
Maruti DZire Diesel 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 Diesel 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 Diesel 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 Diesel 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 Diesel Specifications and Features
Wheels & Tyres
|Wheel Size||14 inch|
Maruti DZire Diesel Features
|Maruti DZire Diesel||ZDi||VDi||LDi|
Maruti DZire Diesel Price
The ex showroom price of Maruti DZire Diesel ranges from Rs 5.79 Lakh to Rs 7.32 Lakh. Maruti DZire Diesel is available in 3 variants. To find the on road price of Maruti DZire Diesel you need to click on the check on road price.
Maruti DZire Diesel has 3 Diesel variant(s), the cheapest variant is Maruti DZire ZDi starts at Rs 7.32 Lakh, the most expensive variant is Maruti DZire LDi is for Rs 5.79 Lakh .
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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
Used Maruti DZire
- Maruti, DZire VDI(2008)
36000 kms, in New Delhi @ Rs. 4,60,000
- Maruti, DZire VDi(2009)
45000 kms, in New Delhi @ Rs. 4,15,000
- Maruti, DZire VDi(2010)
35000 kms, in New Delhi @ Rs. 4,65,000
- Maruti, DZire VDi(2010)
31000 kms, in New Delhi @ Rs. 5,00,000
- Maruti, DZire VXi(2010)
36 kms, in New Delhi @ Rs. 3,85,000