Maruti Swift Dzire
Updated On: 1 September 2014

Maruti Swift Dzire

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Maruti Swift Dzire

Maruti Swift Dzire Description

Maruti Swift Dzire – Description

Released earlier this year, the 2012 Maruti Swift Dzire notchback has easily stepped into the shoes of its predecessor the 2008 Maruti Swift Dzire. The most exciting attribute of this car is its length of less than 4m which makes this car eligible for enjoying small car benefit of lower excise duty. The price of the car is comparable to the initial version because of the 150 extra features Maruti Suzuki has rendered this car.

 

Maruti Swift Dzire is rolled out in 7 variants all together, 4 for petrol and 3 for diesel. The nomenclature for the variants is: LXi, VXi, VXi AT and ZXi for petrol version and LDi, VDi and ZDi for the diesel version. Maruti Swift Dzire is housed with 1197cc, 1.2-liter K-12 petrol engine mated to a 5 speed manual transmission. In the VXi AT variant is mated to a 4 speed automatic transmission. The petrol engine is capable of driving a max power of 86 BHP at 6000 RPM and a max torque of 114 Nm at 4000 RPM. The diesel engine doing duty is the 1248 cc, 1.3-liter DOHC (Double Over Head Camshaft) engine that is capable of producing a max torque of 190 Nm at 2000 RPM and a max power of 74 BHP at 4000 RPM. This diesel engine is highly efficient as since it is gratified by a superior CRDI fuel injection system with turbocharger and intercooler combination. The top speed for the petrol engine is 169 kmph and the engine has a recorded time of 12.60 seconds for 0-100 kmph. On the other hand the diesel engine sports a max speed of 162 kmph and the 0-100 kmph time is recorded as 14.8 seconds.

 

Moving on to the exteriors of the car, the front end is now adorned with a freshly designed grille flanked by bigger headlamps which are sweeping backwards like the eyes of a hawk; the bumper has been restyled and the fog lamps are nicely done with enclosures. The tail-lamps are also in harmony with the large boot lid which has been divided into two parts with a chrome bar. The length of the car measures 3995mm, the wheelbase is 2430mm, the height is 1555m, the width is 1695m and the boot space is 316 liters.

 

Talking about the interiors, the dual-tone dashboard and the door pads of the car have been graced by beige plastics and wooden trims. The light-colored upholstery and door pads with chrome door handles give the interiors a plush feel. Adjustable headrests, rear centre armrest, seatbelt height adjustment and driver seat adjustment add a lot to the comfort aspect of the car. The central console of the Maruti Swift Dzire is complete in itself with Nippon music system that supports radio, CD and USB. The overall persona of the car is pretty sophisticated and pleasing.

Overall Review

India’s largest car maker, Maruti Suzuki India has once again proved why it is the most loved car brand in the country. This time around, the car maker has come up with brand new Maruti Swift Dzire compact sedan. The new Maruti Swift Dzire has 150 new featrures. This sedan is sleek, compact, stylish and powerful. Seven variants of the car have been launched, which also comprise a four speed automatic petrol variant. Maruti hasn’t taken down the previous version of Maruti Swift Dzire from the market, but the firm has renamed it as Maruti Swift Dzire Tour and it is meant for fleet owners. Maruti India has made the new Maruti Swift Dzire elegant, smart and strong, both on the inside and outside. The interiors have been done with perfection, while the engine and exteriors have been worked out under keen surveillance of Maruti’s highly-qualified engineers. The new Maruti Swift Dzire is under 4 metre in length and the designers of this sedan have made sure that the boot space doesn’t look inapt as was seen in the previous version.

Mileage and Fuel Economy

The petrol variants of Maruti Swift Dzire are very fuel efficient. The 1.2 litre of petrol engine has VVT technology, which make the car to deliver 19.1 km per litre of mileage on the Indian roads. However, the Maruti Swift Dzire VXi AT variant with four speed automatic gearbox delivers a bit less mileage of 17.4 km per litre. Coming to the 1.3 litre of diesel engine, the diesel variants of Maruti Swift Dzire deliver a very proud mileage of 23.4 km per litre on the highways, which is extremely inspiring.

Colors

Pacific Blue, Midnight black, Clear Beige, Arctic White, Silky silver, Bright red, Glistening Grey are the colors in which Swift Dzire is present.

Acceleration and Pick up

The acceleration and pick up of Maruti Swift Dzire is as inspiring as its fuel economy. The K-series petrol engine with five speed manual transmission touches the 0-100 km speed mark in just 12.60 seconds and has a top speed of 169 km per hour. However, the diesel engine helps the car to touch the 100 km per hour mark in 14.8 seconds and has a top speed of 162 km per hour.

Appearance

Talking about Maruti Swift Dzire’s looks and exteriors, the car has managed to score high marks in this segment. The fluidic design with smooth curves makes the compact sedan look extremely alluring and attractive. The elegantly placed headlamps give the car a very sleek look. The slated black colored grille accompanied with fog lamp enclosing and the air dam provides Maruti Swift Dzire a very sporty and racy look. Body colored bumpers sprinkle a very clean and edgy look to the front end of the car. These stunning exteriors are continued to the side and rear part of the notchback.   The body colored ORVMs is present with the turn indicators, while the body colored door handles adds more charm to the looks of the sedan.

Comfort Feature

Coming to the interiors of the new Maruti Swift Dzire, the compact sedan doesn’t lag behind anywhere. The spacious interiors have been done with great style making it more chic and comfortable at the same time. The dual tone dashboard with elegant plastics in beige and black separated by a wooden trim has been done tastefully. The seat fabrics and the door pads in beige provide the interiors a very sophisticated look. The effectual air conditioning with climate control and incorporated stereo system is just perfect. Besides this there are about 150 new features in the new Maruti Swift Dzire. Some of these inspiring features comprise of a remarkable centre console and an instrument cluster/ the sporty instrumental panel sports meter cluster accompanied with 3D acrylic graduation and silver ornamentations, which look amazing when lit up. The chrome finishes given to the door handles and to louvers are alluring whereas the wooden grain panels extended from instrumental panel give a sharp edge to the interiors of this compact sedan.

The quality of the fabric used in the upholstery of the seats is top-class along with the intensified comfort of armrest and adjustable headrest. The rear seats are as comfortable as the front ones. The increased space at the rear is the icing on the cake, which was actually missing in the older version of Maruti Swift Dzire.

Dimensions

Apart from frugal diesel and petrol engines, Maruti India has worked hard on the size and proportions of Maruti Swift Dzire. The fresh and new Maruti Swift Dzire is 3995mm in length, which has made the car cheaper than the old one as government charges less duty on cars below 4 metres. The entire design and development of the new Maruti Swift Dzire has been done by Maruti India and has been specially made for the Indian car market. Another highlighting point of this compact sedan is its boot space. The car carries about 316 litres of boot space that would allow the owner to stack up ample of luggage in case of long journey. With an increased wheelbase of 40mm, the new Maruti Swift Dzire comes with 2340mm of wheelbase, making the sedan ride much smoother and better than ever before.

Engine

Maruti India has launched the new Maruti Swift Dzire with the same engine, which is there in Maruti Swift hatchback. The sedan has been rolled out in both diesel and petrol variants. There are 4 petrol and three diesel variants of Maruti Swift Dzire, namely VXi, LXi, ZXi, VXi AT, VDi, LDi and ZDi. In the petrol variants of new Maruti Swift Dzire, the company has fitted in K-series 1.2 litre of petrol engine that has a displacement of 1197cc. The engine is capable of churning out 86 BHP of peak power at 6000 rpm and 114 NM of peak torque at the rate of 4000 rpm. The fresh and sturdy K-series petrol engine gained 2 BHP of power from VVT technology as compared to the older version. This petrol engine is mated with five speed manual transmission, whereas the mid-variant, called VXi is also proffered with the very impressive four speed automatic gearbox.

On the other hand, the diesel variants of Maruti Swift Dzire are as impressive as the petrol ones. The diesel variants of this compact sedan have been powered with 1.3 litre of Double Over Head Camshaft or DOHC diesel engine. This 1248 cc of diesel engine is immensely frugal and make sure that car delivers an awesome mileage even on the rough and rugged Indian terrains. This DDiS diesel engine taken from new Swift hatchback has also been blessed with the advanced CRDI fuel injection system, with intercooler and turbocharger, which ensures efficient combustion along with 190 Nm of torque at the rate of 2000 rpm. The advanced and superior 1.3 litre of DDiS diesel engine is capable of producing 74 BHP of maximum power at the rate of 4000 rpm.

Wheels

The 14 inches of wheels accompanied with shinning steel rims have been used in the base and mid variants. On the other hand, the top end variant features 15 inches of alloy wheels. The tyre size is 165/80R14 for the steel wheels and 185/65R15 for elegant alloy wheels. Five spoke wheels look advanced and racy. These offbeat alloy wheels have an advanced pinwheel style that articulates the liveliness of Dzire.

Suspension

On the front wheels, Maruti Swift Dzire has used Ventilated Disc brakes while drum brakes are present with the rear wheels. The ventilation allows the heat to pass out during application of brakes and hence wear and tear of wheels is evaded. Mc Pherson strut with coil spring features in the front and torsion beam with coil spring is there at the rear

Handling and Control

Besides the ultimate comfort features, Maruti Swift Dzire has also been bestowed with great safety features. The advanced braking system of Maruti Swift Dzire include in anti lock braking system with electronic braking distribution and brake assist which basically prevent the tyres from locking up. On the other hand the gears on the five speed manual gearbox are as smooth as butter and ensure that the driver have an amazing experience while driving the car.

Pros

Mileage, refined engines, lenght.

Cons

Overall looks, boot space.

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