India's highest selling sub-4 meter family sedan has now been introduced in all new avatar. Let's find out what it has to offer...
Know what all the New Maruti Dzire has to offer
Maruti Suzuki has been on top of the charts ever since its inception. The fully owned subsidiary of Japanese automaker Suzuki, the Maruti cars has always delivered something that can fit the right audience in India. Whether we talk about entry level cars to sub-4 meter sedan, the company has successfully presented something that can be cherished by most of the Indian families. The company never forgets to update its existing fleet to meet the current market needs. After becoming the highest selling sub-4 meter family sedan, the company has now introduced the third generation Dzire, this time dropped the name Swift. This time it has been reinvented, based on the Swift design but with the requirements that sedan has over hatchbacks.
This time the company has decided to bring “the Dzire” as a separate car. The new Maruti Dzire 2017 is based “Heartect” platform, the same platform used in Baleno, with completely new chassis, design, and interiors. Though it flashes the same face as the new swift, but with fair changes to set this new car apart.
What’s Different in it?
Unlike, the second generation Swift Dzire, which looked pretty much similar to first generation car, the new Dzire only shares the engine with it. It looks like the designers have spent ample amount of time developing this alongside the new Swift. Now, the boot does not look weird and the overall flow looks complete. This is due to the increased rake of A-pillar which allows roofline to flow smoothly to the rear side. Moreover, it is a little bit wider and lower as compared to the previous generation model resulting in more sedan like stance.
What about the interiors?
As soon as you step into the cabin, you will instantly realize the work company has done to make it apart from other Maruti cars. The black and beige colored dashboard with wood finish adds to its premium appeal. It comes with touchscreen infotainment system which looks very much similar to the ones in Baleno and Brezza but with a different housing. The company has also added Apple’s CarPlay and Android Auto along with the usual navigation and connectivity options. All the functionalities are easy to use and anyone with limited knowledge of smartphone can handle all the functionalities with ease. Both front and rear door pockets can easily carry one-litre bottles with a little space left for other small items.
When it comes to space, the Dzire is 40mm wider than the previous one which results in more leg space and headroom. The under-thigh support for most of the people is adequate but for the taller ones, this could be a little issue. The company has done everything to make it as premium as possible. Going into the interior, we can conclude that it has the best cabin available in a compact sedan in India.
Any Updates in Engine?
No, as said earlier, the company is carrying the similar 1.3litre diesel motor which makes around 74bhp and 190Nm of torque and carries five-speed manual gearbox. But, you do have an option to go for automated gearshift with this engine. When you take the driving seat, you will feel the lag in the motor, however, when you pass over 2000rpm, it will show some urgency. This isn’t a problem in most of the driving conditions, but you may notice it when you try to hurry. However, it comes with well-matched gear ratios and the AGS (Automated Gear Shift) designed to offer a faster response.
How does it run on the road?
With the company’s “Heartect” platform its structural rigidity has gone up. This means it successfully manages the decent balance between the comfort and handling during high speeds. When you press the accelerator pedal and take it to 120kmph, it feels stable and when you take it above a little hint of uncertainty creeps in. In case, the things get out of your hands, the company has gone a further ahead and made ABS and EBD standard across all the variants in order avoid tricky situations. Moreover, it has been added with standard dual airbags at front.
The price is something that decides the fate of any car, Maruti Suzuki has always kep this thing in mind. The new Maruti Suzuki Dzire costs 8.94 Lakhs and 9.41 Lakhs respectively for top end versions. It could have been better if the company priced it Rs. 50,000 cheaper.
Considering the premium looks along with the improved fuel economy, it won’t be wrong to conclude that the new Dzire has everything one can look for in a compact sedan. When it comes to competition, no other car in the segment has does not have much to offer in order to pose a threat to the leadership spot in the segment. With over 2.7 million Dzires running on the road, the new Dzire seems all set to match the number. We would have loved if the company could have updated the engine as well.