Maruti Kizashi

Maruti Kizashi Variants

Petrol Variants
Maruti Kizashi MT
2393 cc Petrol, 12.45 kmpl
Rs. 16,52,875
Maruti Kizashi CVT
2393 cc Petrol, 12.53 kmpl
Rs. 17,52,875

Editorial Test Drive Review of Maruti Kizashi

Comfort
Looks
Engine
Interiors
Safety
Mileage

Maruti Kizashi Front View

As Maruti Suzuki venture into the as yet unexplored luxury car segment with the Kizashi, the designers seem to have taken inspiration from an athlete in motion, to give the sedan the sporty look, rather than that of a run-of-the-mill saloon. The Kizashi’s three-dimensional curved bonnet lines make for a strong presence while giving the impression of forward motion. The headlamps with their elliptical rings add to the muscular look of the car, aided and abetted by the mesh-design front grille. The taut shoulder lines run from the nose to the tail, giving the car a dynamic and sporty stance from the side and, at the same time, making it look elegant. The minute you step inside the car, there is an unmistakable air of luxury emanating from the leather upholstery and the fit-and-finish of the plastics and the switchgear. One has never seen this kind of quality in any Maruti product in the past, not even in their high-end SUV.

The sportiness of the car is evident inside too as you get behind the leather-wrapped steering wheel and take a first look at the driver-centred instrumentation layout. The Kizashi hides a 2,400-cc, DOHC 16-valve J-engine under its hood, which develops a healthy 178 PS at 6,500 rpm and 230 Nm of torque at 4,000 rpm. The engine is mated either to a six-speed manual gearbox or, depending upon your choice, a continuous variable transmission (CVT) with a six-speed paddle shift on the steering. As I examined further, the rigidity of the body and suspension were a true revelation.

The straight under-floor members and comprehensively reinforced joints play an important part in increasing the tensional rigidity of the monocoque along with the reinforced pillars and suspension mounts. The suspension up front is standard McPherson strut and there is a multi-link set-up at the rear. The Kizashi is truly a sports luxury sedan and a fun car to drive right from the short-throw six-speed box to the 2.4-litre engine. The gear shift is slick and precise. The pull from this 2.4 engine is very strong up to 4,000 rpm and then it goes a little flat until it hits the rev limiter at 6,700 rpm. The ride is good too. The Kizashi now is only available on order. It is priced at Rs 17.6 to 18.2 ex-showroom New Delhi. For a detailed analysis read below.

Pros: Excellent quality, Superb engine, Good equipment list, Big discounts available
Cons: Poor re-sale, No diesel, High price, Lacks premium image

Maruti Kizashi Interiors

The minute you step inside the car, there is an unmistakable air of luxury emanating from the leather upholstery and the fit-and-finish of the plastics and the switchgear. One has never seen this kind of quality in any Maruti product in the past, not even in their high-end SUV. The sportiness of the car is evident inside too as you get behind the leather-wrapped steering wheel and take a first look at the driver-centred instrumentation layout.

What we like
Is well finished and quality loaded.
What we don't like
Not spacious as other D segmenters.

Maruti Kizashi Exteriors

The Kizashi’s three-dimensional curved bonnet lines make for a strong presence while giving the impression of forward motion. The headlamps with their elliptical rings add to the muscular look of the car, aided and abetted by the mesh-design front grille. The taut shoulder lines run from the nose to the tail, giving the car a dynamic and sporty stance from the side and, at the same time, making it look elegant.The sporty and aggressive design theme is more pronounced at the rear with the high, rounded boot line and twin exhaust outlets.

What we like
Looks muscular and well built.
What we don't like
Design is too generic.

Maruti Kizashi Engine & Performance

The Kizashi hides a 2,400-cc, DOHC 16-valve J-engine under its hood, which develops a healthy 178 PS at 6,500 rpm and 230 Nm of torque at 4,000 rpm. The engine is mated either to a six-speed manual gearbox or, depending upon your choice, a continuous variable transmission (CVT) with a six-speed paddle shift on the steering. The Kizashi is truly a sports luxury sedan and a fun car to drive right from the short-throw six-speed box to the 2.4-litre engine. The gear shift is slick and precise. The pull from this 2.4 engine is very strong up to 4,000 rpm and then it goes a little flat until it hits the rev limiter at 6,700 rpm. The CVT option is good as one can cruise along without having to shift gears and use the clutch. At the same time, one can also have some fun by selecting the manual mode and using the paddle shifters on the steering.

What we like
Has loads of performance and is smooth.
What we don't like
Gearbox is a let-down4.

Maruti Kizashi Mileage and Running Costs

Maruti Kizashi Petrol Mileage 12.45 kmpl

In the Kizashi both the manual and automatic give 12.45 and 12.53 kmpl, which is less and a diesel option is needed. Running cost is good as its a Maruti afterall.

Maruti Kizashi Mileage View full detail

Maruti Kizashi Petrol Variants
Maruti Kizashi MT 12.45 kmpl
Maruti Kizashi CVT 12.53 kmpl

Maruti Kizashi Petrol Mileage

 The four cylindered engine produces a power of 178PS @230Nm of torque. The ARAI tested mileage of both the variant is around 12kmpl.

Maruti Kizashi Handling Braking & Safety

The Kizashi’s engine and gearbox lived up to its sports sedan billing, but it was the suspension and steering that really completed the sports package. The steering was light yet precise and gave an excellent feedback. The firm suspension set-up with 215/55/17 tyres gave the car a leech-like grip and it was put to full test when I took some of the corners well in excess of 170 km/h. Most cars behave themselves under normal circumstances, but I had to manoeuvre the Kizashi as I came round a corner in excess of 170 km/h and, ran into a stretch that was dug up.

What we like
Safety features and also good handler.
What we don't like
Steering lacks feedback.

Maruti Kizashi Comfort & Suspension

The rigidity of the body and suspension were a true revelation. The straight under-floor members and comprehensively reinforced joints play an important part in increasing the tensional rigidity of the monocoque along with the reinforced pillars and suspension mounts. The suspension up front is standard McPherson strut and there is a multi-link set-up at the rear. The ride is plush and solid.

What we like
Bets ride for Maruti.
What we don't like
High speed ride could be better.

Maruti Kizashi Specifications and Features

Dimension & Weights

Overall Length 4650 mm
Overall Width 1820 mm
Overall Height 1490 mm
Ground Clearance --

Engine

Torque 230Nm @4000rpm
Displacement 2393 cc
Power 178PS @6500rpm
No of Cylinders 4

Fuel Efficiency

Mileage Highway 13.45 kmpl
Mileage City 11.45 kmpl
Mileage Overall 12.45 kmpl

Wheels & Tyres

Tyres 215 / 55 R17
Wheel Size 17 inch
Wheel Type Alloy/Tubeless/Radial

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Maruti Kizashi Colors

  • Super Black Pearl
  • Premium Silver Metallic
  • Snow White Pearl

Maruti Kizashi Price

Maruti Kizashi Price in New Delhi

Rs 16.53 L - 17.53 L
ex-showroom price in New Delhi
Check On Road Price

The ex showroom price of Maruti Kizashi ranges from Rs 16.53 Lakh to Rs 17.53 Lakh. Maruti Kizashi is available in 2 variants. To find the on road price of Maruti Kizashi you need to click on the check on road price.

Maruti Kizashi has 2 Petrol variant(s), the cheapest variant is Maruti Kizashi MT which has a Petrol engine, and starts at Rs 16.53 Lakh, the most expensive variant is Maruti Kizashi CVT which has a Petrol engine and is for Rs 17.53 Lakh .

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Maruti Kizashi
Maruti Suzuki Kizashi Athlete in motion
By carindia Posted on Feb,02,28 10:57 AM

As Maruti Suzuki venture into the as yet unexplored luxury car segment with the Kizashi, the designers seem to have taken inspiration from an athlete in motion, to give the sedan the sporty look, rather than that of a run-of-the-mill saloon.

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Kisazhi..The Black Horse
Posted on Mar,03,19 11:18 AM

Pros Great looks and performance.

Cons Fuel efficiency, resemblence to SX4

Kizashi has got good looks,but from the front, especially the hood and front grill gave us the resemblence of SX4.But the view from rear and side are excellent.Very spacious interior,comfortable seating, high quality plastics and leather seats. Ride superior,excellent stability.. we can drive with ease even at 150 kmh!!!!! Great power.Only negative is fuel efficiency. But its okay for such a power generating machine.But if you have got a big pocket..just go for ittt...

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maruti esteem-the josh machine
By Posted on Sep,09,26 10:31 AM

Pros Great Looks,Good Performance,Fuel Efficiency,Comfort,

Cons CongestedUncomfortable,

Esteem was my dream car since i was in the womb! Luckily, by now, i own a 96model esteem vx,white colour dashingly altered with alloys,leather seats,pioneer system and sporty vinyls. The shape,the design of the baby makes her an eye-turner.Alloys and the leather seats are her jewels. The vinyls make her look like a sports car...indeed she is..The 1.3L beast gets her meal from the carburetter to rev like a hunting cheetah. The 17 year old beauty still pleasures me by roaring upto 140kmhr with full control at fingertips and doesnt let any of your body parts vibrate..Thats the beauty of it..Full n finally,i do love my baby forever ..The crave to ride u never ends...!

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The car just need to pull on the average and that's all.
By Posted on Oct,10,10 10:57 PM

Pros Great Looks,Good Performance,Great Interiors,Comfort,It's just great on POWER, just release the clutch and feel it below the hood...

Cons Average Fuel Efficiency,It moves toooooooooooo lesss for one liter of the petrol....

High in style, power and comfort, one can say just OWESOME.....

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Maruti can do better
By Posted on Mar,03,19 4:24 PM

Pros Great Looks,

Cons Average Fuel Efficiency,

I have had good experience with owning Maruti cars in the past and now that I have bought this car I have enjoyed driving as well. It is a sporty looking car and it is very modern in its style but interiors could have been better. It does feel premium but now when i look at new cars i dont think it is that premium. Service centre has taken good car of my car and i mostly use it for going to office itself. My drive drives me to office everyday but i have driven my car on many occasions as well. The engine performance is good but i think skoda is better but Maruti is reliable with its engines. I initially bought this car because i wanted something different and it was a good decision but i want to buy a new car now but now i am not getting good resale value for the Kisazhi. What should i do

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