Check out Maruti Suzuki Dzire detailed review, variant wise price list, mileage, specifications, exterior, interior, features and other details.
Today, where buyers are increasingly seeking towards owning bigger vehicles like SUVs or compact SUVs, the desire to get behind a sub-4 meter sedan has seen a noticeable dip. But despite the increased competition from compact SUVs which fall under similar price range, the Maruti Suzuki Dzire continues to be a volume driver for the Japanese carmaker and with the next-generation model, its demand has only augmented. Reason? Its overall practicality in terms of low running costs, hassle free after sales, improved design and interior space along with host of new features. The new Dzire has beaten the bestselling Maruti Suzuki Alto for three consecutive months (Aug-Oct 2017) with sales crossing the 34,000 mark in September!
The all-new Dzire minus the ‘Swift’ badge now comes with a lot of new additions that make it almost new and fresh offering. With the third generation model, Maruti has increased the stake in the game as they have improved the car in every department.With all that gusto, Maruti Suzuki Dzire strikes hard on the Hyundai Xcent, Honda Amaze, Volkswagen Ameo, Tata Tigor and Ford Figo Aspire in its class.
Though the all new Dzire starts at Rs. 5.43 lakh, its top-spec ‘Z’ trim goes up to Rs. 9.39 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).
|LXI||Rs. 5.43 lakh|
|VXI||Rs. 6.27 lakh|
|VXI AMT||Rs. 6.73 lakh|
|ZXI||Rs. 7.02 lakh|
|ZXI AMT||Rs. 7.49 lakh|
|ZXI+||Rs. 7.90 lakh|
|ZXI+ AMT||Rs. 8.37 lakh|
|LDI||Rs. 6.44 lakh|
|VDI||Rs. 7.28 lakh|
|VDI AMT||Rs. 7.75 lakh|
|ZDI||Rs. 8.04 lakh|
|ZDI AMT||Rs. 8.51 lakh|
|ZDI+||Rs. 8.92 lakh|
|ZDI+ AMT||Rs. 9.39 lakh|
*All prices Ex-Showroom, Delhi
The all new Dzire is made on the fresh Heartect platform. The car has grown in dimensions compared to its predecessor and now looks a more proportionate car then before. At the front, the Dzire features a large hexagonal grille with a chrome border and auto projector headlamps with LED DRLs that are sweptback like the older version. The car is bestowed with new clamshell bonnet and circular foglamps with L-shaped chrome inserts. On the side, the Dzire rides on 15-inch 16-spoke precision cut alloy wheels (Z+ trim), that cleverly manages to fill the slightly beefed up wheel arches. Its L and V variants are adorned with 165/80 R14 tyres. The ORVMs are electrically foldable and gets integrated turn indicators. With stubby rear bumper, new set of tail lights and LED DRLs, the car looks pleasing to the eyes even from the rear.
|Model||New Maruti Suzuki Dzire||Old Maruti Suzuki Dzire|
The all new Dzire carries the same length at 3995mm, the width has been increased by 40mm while the height has been reduced by 40 mm. Ground clearance at 163mm is 7mm less than the older model.
Just like the outside, the cabin also takes a leap forward. The improved quality and design is noticeable as soon as you step in. Its dual-tone dashboard enhances the cabin appeal while the black and beige combination seems quite familiar as we saw in the Ignis. Seats are very supportive and comfy, it feels more softer than before. Headroom is lower than before that could have been improved for better seating position. The engineers have also ironed-out the pain point of the Dzire – cramped rear cabin. The rear legroom and shoulder room has increased adequately.
|Model||Maruti Dzire||Tata Tigor||Hyundai Xcent||Honda Amaze|
|Boot space||378 litres||419 litres||407 litres||400 litres|
The boot space in the new Dzire has been substantially increased by 62 litres compared to the older variant.
Engine and Performance
|Max Power||83bhp at 6000rpm||75bhp at 4000rpm|
|Max Torque||113Nm at 4200rpm||190Nm at 2000rpm|
|Transmission||5- Speed Manual/ 5-Speed AMT||5-Speed Manual/ 5-Speed AMT|
The new Dzire continues to employ same engines as seen in its predecessor – the 1.2-litre K12 petrol and the 1.3-litre DDiS diesel engine. The petrol unit pumps max power of 83bhp and peak torque of 113Nm. It’s mated to a 5-speed manual or an automated manual transmission (AMT) transmission. On the flipside, the 1.3-litre diesel can produce 75bhp and yield max torque of 190Nm. Engine comes mated to 5-speed manual and 5-speed automatic transmission.
|Model||Maruti Dzire Petrol||Maruti Dzire Diesel|
The Dzire continues its legacy of returning high fuel efficiency. Where petrol engine is capable of delivering 22.0kmpl, the diesel variant is an excellent mile muncher with a claimed mileage of 28.4kmpl. The diesel version makes the all new Dzire the most fuel efficient car in India as well.
Maruti has bestowed its compact sedan with upmarket features. The company has incorporated a newer flat bottom steering wheel which looks and feels plush. The 7-inch SmartPlay infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay remains the key attraction of the new Dzire. The tablet-like touchscreen which gets piano black finishing also has navigation, Bluetooth, USB, Aux-In and SD-card connectivity. Apart from this, the car retains the whole bunch of features such as multi information display, rear AC vents, push start/stop with smart key, reverse camera and automatic climate control.
On the outside, the Dzire lives up to its identity with features such as auto projector headlamps, LED DRLs, and electronically adjustable and foldable outside mirrors.
Safety and Security
Manufactured with the new Heartect platform that contains 36% high tensile steel, the chassis of Dzire is safer than before. Maruti claims that Dzire fulfills all the standard crash tests norms set by the government. The company has gone up an extra mile in offering ABS with EBD and dual airbags as standard on all the variants – a standard it is following with all its new cars.
The new Maruti Suzuki Dzire is available in 6 colour options – Sherwood Brown, Oxford Blue, Magma Grey, Gallant Red, Silky Silver and Pearl Arctic White.
Things We Like
- All new Dzire is very smartly packed, gets spacious and stylish cabin
- Suspension offers a comfortable ride and neutral on-road performance
- Dual airbags, ABS and child seat mounts are standard in all the variants
Things We Don’t Like
- AMT though worked on, didn’t match conventional ATs on speed and smoothness. Car still gets jerky
- Ground clearance reduced to 163mm and smaller 37L fuel tank raise concerns.
- The waiting period is very long currently, stretching up to three months.