Maruti Kizashi


4.0/5 4 reviews

Maruti Kizashi Variants

Petrol Variants

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

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  • Interiors
     
  • Exterior
     
  • Engine & Performance
     
  • Mileage
     
  • Braking & Safety
     
  • Comfort
     

Editorial Test Drive Review of Maruti Kizashi

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.

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Maruti Kizashi Pros & Cons

Pros

  • Excellent quality
  • Superb engine
  • Good equipment list
  • Big discounts available

Cons

  • Poor re-sale
  • No diesel
  • High price
  • Lacks premium image

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 Front View
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Maruti Kizashi Exterior vs Similar Cars Exterior


Maruti Kizashi

Toyota Corolla Altis

Chevrolet Cruze 2012-2013

Skoda Laura
Exterior rating
What we like
  • Handsome looks
  • Quality
  • Better looking than last version
  • Good build quality
  • Presence
  • Muscular looks
  • Handsome looks
  • Great build quality
  • Great build quality
What we don't like
  • Conservative design
  • Still bland looks
  • Not as tough as European rivals
  • Lacks build quality of rivals
  • Starting to look old
  • vRS needs more colour options
Gallery link View Maruti Kizashi Photo View Toyota Corolla Altis Photo View Chevrolet Cruze 2012-2013 Photo View Skoda Laura Photo


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 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 Engine


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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 Mileage and Running Costs

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

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 Mileage vs Similar Cars Mileage


Maruti Kizashi

Toyota Corolla Altis

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Similar Petrol Cars Mileage CVT12.53 kmpl
MT12.45 kmpl
1.8 JS14.53 kmpl
1.8G14.53 kmpl
1.8G (AT)14.36 kmpl
1.8GL14.53 kmpl
1.8VL (AT)15.22 kmpl


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Maruti Kizashi Features

Maruti Kizashi MT CVT
Safety
ABS Yes Yes
EBD No No
Airbags Yes Yes
Child safety lock Yes Yes
Immobilizer Yes Yes
Traction control Yes Yes
Hill control No No
Hill descent No No
4WD No No
ESP No No
Central locking Yes Yes
Interior
Power Steering Yes Yes
Tilt Steering Yes Yes
Power windows Yes Yes
Auto down for power windows Front-Yes
Rear-No
Front-Yes
Rear-No
Anti-pinch for power windows Front-Yes
Rear-No
Front-Yes
Rear-No
Cup holders No No
Air-con Yes Yes
Rear A/c vents Yes Yes
Audio system Yes Yes
Keyless start-stop button Yes Yes
Electric mirrors Yes Yes
Electric foldable mirrors Yes Yes
Deffoger Yes Yes
Tachometer Yes Yes
Leather seats Yes Yes
Arm rest Yes Yes
Reversing camera No No
Steering controls Yes Yes
Bluetooth connectivity No No
Driver info display Yes Yes
Cruise control Yes Yes
Foot rest No No
Remote boot release Yes Yes
Driver seat height adjust No No
Chilled glovebox No No
Power Seats Yes Yes
Exterior
Keyless entry No No
Fog lights Yes Yes
Sunroof No No
Moon Roof No No
Rear wiper No No
Auto headlamps No No
Rain sensing wipers No No
Steel rims No No
Alloy wheels Yes Yes
Rear spoiler No No
Roof rails No No
Chrome grille No No
Projector lamps No No
Day time running lamps No No

Maruti Kizashi Colors

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

Maruti Kizashi Specifications

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Maruti Kizashi Petrol Price
Maruti Kizashi MT Rs 16.53 Lakh On-Road Price
Maruti Kizashi CVT Rs 17.53 Lakh On-Road Price

Maruti Kizashi Price vs Similar Cars Price

Petrol Option Diesel Option

Maruti Kizashi
Rs 16.53 L - 17.53 L On-Road Price N/A  

Toyota Corolla Altis
Rs 12.10 L - 16.38 L On-Road Price Rs 12.80 L - 16.25 L On-Road Price

Chevrolet Cruze 2012-2013
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Skoda Laura
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gopi | Posted on Feb,14,2014 at 15:24 PM
do u have diesel variant Reply to this post  
ck mohammed | Posted on Aug,01,2013 at 23:31 PM
looking Used Maruti Kizashi Car , now im in delhi , tomorrow will be in lucknow Reply to this post  
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