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Maruti Kizashi

Rs 16.53 - Rs 17.53 Lakh
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Maruti Kizashi

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    Harman Baweja Mar 19, 2014

    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 Read More

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    Rajiv Oct 10, 2013

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

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    Dhananjay Sep 26, 2013

    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 Read More

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  • Premium Silver Metallic

  • Snow White Pearl Metallic

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Review of Maruti Kizashi

Overview

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.

  • Overview
  • Interior
  • Exterior
  • Mileage Running Cost
  • Comfort Suspension
  • Engine Performance
  • Braking Safety

Interior

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 dislike

    Not spacious as other D segmenters.

Exterior

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 dislike

    Design is too generic.

Mileage Running Cost

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.

  • What we like

    Only in petrol the automatic is more frugal.

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 dislike

    High speed ride could be better.

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 dislike

    Gearbox is a let-down4.

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 dislike

    Steering lacks feedback.

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