Maruti Suzuki DZire
Maruti Suzuki DZire Price List
The Maruti Suzuki DZire is a sub 4-metre compact sedan which is a five seater car that is ideal for a regular family. The previous generation DZire was a hugely popular car for customers who wanted to have the added practicality of some extra luggage space with a reliable car at an affordable price range. The third generation DZire is based on an all new platform and offers more cabin space, features and more safety equipment as standard. The new Maruti Suzuki DZire comes with a 1.2-litre, 4-cylinder petrol engine and it also has the option for a 1.3-litre, 4-cylinder diesel as well. Both engines come with 5-speed manual gearboxes as standard while 5-speed AMT automatic transmissions are also offered for both variants.
Maruti Suzuki DZire Editorial Review
The third generation Maruti Suzuki DZire sees a significant change from the previous model. Firstly, Maruti has decided to drop the ‘Swift’ from the name, calling it just the DZire. The new generation DZire has now sits on the same platform as the Baleno hatchback. This allows the DZire to me significantly lighter in overall weight, thus leading to better fuel economy, and also a roomier cabin than before.
The new generation DZire gets the same engines as before. The 1.2-litre, 4-cylinder petrol engine and the 1.3-litre, 4-cylinder turbo diesel engine are identical to the previous generation. The petrol engine develops 81bhp of power @6,000 rpm and 113Nm of torque @ 4,200rpm. While the 1.3-litre diesel churns out 73bhp of power @ 4,000rpm with 190Nm of torque @ 2,000rpm. Both engines come with either a 5-speed manual transmission or a 5-speed AMT automatic gearbox.
The everything apart from the engines on the third-gen DZire is completely brand new. The exterior for example LED projector headlamps with LED daytime running lamps are completely new. The DZire also gets an all new front bumper with a chrome embellishment around the fog lamp housing and a new front grille with a chrome garnish. The rear of the car features and all new design starting with the newly shaped tail lamps with LED technology which is complimented by the all new bumper and redesigned tailgate with a chrome strip. The car sits on 165/80 R14 steel rims as standard, 185/65 R15 alloy wheels are offered as options, with the top trim being offered with diamond cut alloy design.
The Interior of the new Maruti DZire gets a dual-tone, black and beige coloured cabin. The dashboard has an all new layout with a new instrument cluster and a newly shaped 3-spoke steering wheel. The DZire features a touchscreen Smartplay Infotainment System with Navigation and Voice Command with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, leather wrapped steering wheel, satin chrome accents on the console, gear lever and steering wheel. The DZire features only fabric upholstery for the seats which can accommodate two passengers at the front and three in the rear comfortably. And due to the new body design, the cabin space has also been optimized to provide as much room as possible as well, with the inclusion of an AC vent for the rear passengers to add to the comfort quotient. Also, as the wheelbase has been extended, the legroom for the rear passengers has had a beneficial effect.
As for safety equipment, the Maruti DZire features dual airbags, ABS with EBD and ISOFIX child seat restraint anchors as standard equipment. All of this is equipped into a Suzuki HEARTECT body which has been engineered to be safe as possible in city speed crashes. Other equipment highlights include rear view camera, rear parking sensors, keyless entry and engine start / stop, electric folding ORVMs and more.
Due to the weight reduction the new DZire is now more fuel efficient than ever before. The 1.2-litre petrol powered car with the manual or the automatic gearbox returns a fuel efficiency of 22km/l. The diesel powered DZire returns 28.4km/l. Both the fuel economy figures are as claimed by the manufacturer and certified by ARAI.
The boot space of the DZire is rated at 378-litre capacity. The boot opening is designed to be large making it easier to load and unload luggage. The storage capacity can be extended by folding down the rear seats if required.
The DZire sits in a very competitive sub 4-metre sedan market and competes with the Hyundai Xcent, Ford Figo Aspire, Honda Amaze, Tata Zest and the Volkswagen Ameo. Despite the fierce competition, the DZire has been one of the best-selling cars in the market, and is the segment leader by a huge margin. This is mostly due to Maruti’s long lasting and reliability offered with a vast after sales and service base across the country, low ownership cost, and being a trusteed brand among Indian consumers.
Maruti Suzuki DZire Exterior Review
The Maruti Suzuki DZire has been given a complete exterior styling makeover. At the front the DZire has LED projector headlamps with LED daytime running lamps, an all-new front bumper with a chrome embellishment around the fog lamp housing. It also has a new front grille with a chrome border. The rear bumper is also brand new and so are the LED tail lamps. The DZire is offered with either a choice of 165/80 R14 steel wheels, or 185/65 R15 alloy wheels, which on the top trim have a diamond cut design.
Likes: Very upmarket look
Dislikes: Nothing really.
Maruti Suzuki DZire Interior Review
The Maruti DZire is now based on a new platform and all new body which has been designed to be lightweight, and offer the most amount of cabin space as possible which can seat up to 5 passengers. The interior cabin of the DZire has an all new layout with a dual-tone colour scheme on the dashboard and door panels. The DZire now features a touchscreen Smartplay Infotainment System with Navigation and Voice Command with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, leather wrapped steering wheel, satin chrome accents on the console, gear lever and steering wheel. However, there are some hard plastics and the burl wood ornamentation on the steering wheel and dashboard is an acquired taste.
Likes: Ample space, Equipment
Dislikes: Use of hard plastics
Maruti Suzuki DZire Features Review
The Maruti DZire comes loaded with features like a touchscreen Smartplay Infotainment System with Navigation and Voice Command which features Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, Bluetooth connectivity, Navigation, rear parking sensors and camera, keyless entry, electric folding ORVMs, projector headlamps, ABS with EBD, dual airbags, automatic climate control and more.
Likes: Loaded with equipment
Dislikes: Nothing really
Maruti Suzuki DZire Engine Specifications and performance Review
The Maruti DZire comes with two engine options. A 1.2-litre four-cylinder petrol engine that develops 81bhp of power @6,000 rpm and 113Nm of torque @ 4,200rpm. Due to the light weight of the overall car, the throttle response is linear and peppy. The 1.3-litre, 4-cylinder turbo diesel engine churns out 73bhp @ 4,000rpm with 190Nm of torque. This makes the engine feel punchy and helps in quick acceleration. Both engines come with 5-speed manual or an optional 5-speed automatic gearbox. The manual gearbox is very easy to use. However, the automatic AMT unit in the DZire is a little slow on the downshifts which is not ideal for highway runs.
Likes: Light weight helps in acceleration
Dislikes: Both engines lack power, AMT could be a little quicker.
Maruti Suzuki DZire Mileage Review
The Maruti Suzuki DZire is based on an all new platform. The DZire has a kerb weight of just 895kgs for the petrol variant, and 990kgs for the diesel variant. Thus being light weight has helped the DZire achieve ARAI certified mileage figures of 22km/l for the petrol engine and 28.4km/l for the diesel version.
Likes: Extremely fuel efficient
Dislikes: Nothing really
Maruti Suzuki DZire Ride and Handling Review
The Maruti Suzuki DZire has a very comfortable ride as it features a McPherson Strut suspension at the front, and a torsion beam set up at the rear. However, the rear set up is a little stiff at slow speeds, but at higher speeds, it evens out the bumps very well.
Likes: Decent body control, comfortable ride
Dislikes: Rear suspension is a little stiff
Maruti Suzuki DZire Engine & Gearbox
The Maruti Suzuki DZire comes with a choice of one diesel and one petrol engines. The 1.3-litre diesel DZire comes mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox or a 5-speed AMT automatic transmission. The petrol DZire has a 1.2-litre engine that comes as a 5-speed manual and a 5-speed AMT automatic gearbox option.
Maruti Suzuki DZire Competition
The Maruti Suzuki DZire is positioned in a very competitive sub 4-metre sedan segment. The DZire is the best-selling vehicle in its segment and one of the best-selling models in India. The DZire directly competes with the Hyundai Xcent, Ford Figo Aspire, Tata Zest, Volkswagen Ameo and the Honda Amaze.
Maruti Suzuki DZire Safety Features
The Maruti Suzuki DZire comes with standard with dual airbags, ABS with EBD, Front seatbelts with Pre-Tensioner and Force Limiter, Engine Immobilizer and ISOFIX Child Seats Restraint anchors as standard equipment among other passive safety equipment. The DZire is based on a brand new platform which features Suzuki’s HEARTECT body which is designed to be as safe as possible in the event of a crash.