Maruti Suzuki Dzire Overview

Maruti is all set to launch the new generation Swift in India and like you already know by now this will be replacing the old model which is for sale in the Indian market for quite some time now. The new generation Dzire is based on an entirely new Heartect platform which also underpins two of the other Maruti’s new generation products including the Baleno and the Ignis. This Platform is not only agile but lightweight at the same time. This lightweight platform has actually helped the Swift to shed a lot of weight. The new sub-4 meter sedan is now lighter than its predecessor and thus might be more fuel efficient as well at the same time. View offers on Maruti Cars from Maruti dealers in Hyderabad at Autozhop.

Maruti Suzuki Dzire Style

While the styling is from the Swift hatchback, a lot of effort has been put to make the Dzire look like a proper sedan. The fascia and the presence of a large blacked-out grille gives a very unique character. The thin chrome strip around the grille add to the overall appeal. The swept-back headlamp unit which houses the projector headlamp looks premium. The bumper too, is nicely shaped and sports large air intakes. Even though it’s a small inclusion, but having L-shaped chrome strips around the fog lamps does enhance the overall look.

Move over to its side and there are two things that are bound to catch your attention. First, the 15-inch alloy wheels that gets some fantastic design. Second, the curvy and the flowing lines on the body shell which makes the Dzire look proportionate. This was something that was missing on the outgoing model. The A-pillar looks well integrated into the body and the C-pillar merges nicely with the boot. The rear of the new Dzire looks matured, thanks to the wide hips and wheel arches. The large horizontal chrome strip at the rear and LED taillight flows well with the overall design.

Maruti Suzuki Dzire Space

Step into the new Dzire and a brand new experience awaits you. Why brand new? That’s because Maruti has tinkered a lot with the interiors to offer maximum pleasure, comfort and space. The overall layout is pleasant, and is more driver focused. The combination of black and beige in the interiors gives a better sense of space. The steering wheel is new and gets flat bottom with faux wood. The cluster feels good to look at, and the appropriate fonts have been used to make reading quite friendly.

The most important design change for this Dzire is the driver-centric center console. It is slightly tilted towards the driver (like Volvos) so that operating the controls doesn’t require much focus. The large infotainment system screen, however, doesn’t look in sync with the dashboard design. The quality of plastics used on the dashboard isn’t really premium. It is of the same quality as seen on the outgoing model. But at some places, like the side doors, the plastics feel nice. Maruti has used generous amount of faux wood on the dashboard and on the front doors. Because of its matte finish, the wood doesn’t feel cheap and does improve the overall look and feel. The seats are quite comfortable and supportive.

The cushioning is spot on, too. Due to the extra width, there’s more than enough shoulder room in the front seats, even for two six footers. The front passenger seat benefits from an interesting dashboard design. The pushed-back design has helped Maruti get more leg and knee room. But that has also compromised the size of the glove box which is now smaller. The wheelbase has been increased to 2450mm and that means more leg room at the rear. This also means that even with a six footer in the driving seat, there’s enough space for another tall person behind. For more info on Maruti Suzuki Dzire visit

The headroom is acceptable for a regular sized passenger. However, tall people are bound to get little uncomfortable. For the first time, the Dzire gets AC vents with individual adjusters at the rear. Above this unit, there’s a 12V power socket and a smartphone holder. In terms of practicality, the boot space is now larger at 378 litres but gets a high loading lip. There’s also six cup holders and four bottle holders inside the car which is really good for a car this size.

Maruti Suzuki Dzire Engine

The Maruti Dzire continues to come with the same set of engines. The petrol engine is a 1.2-litre K-series unit churning out 82 horses at 6000 RPM and 113 Nm at 4200 RPM and it is offered with a 5-speed manual or AMT gearbox. The engine is smooth and refined and power delivery is decent for a car of this size. The engine likes to be revved and there is plenty of action even near the redline. The clutch is light and the petrol engine can churn out an efficiency of 13-4 km/l in the city and around 16-17 km/l on the highway in real world conditions. The AMT gearbox is a tad jerky but overall response is good and the petrol mill is definitely the more fun motor of the two.

Talking about the diesel engine, it is the famous 1.3-litre DDiS mill that is offered in the 74 HP tune (at 4000 RPM) with 190 Nm of torque at 2000 RM. The powerplant is again offered with either a 5-speed manual gearbox or an AMT unit. The oil burner has quite a lot of clatter and sounds noisy at high RPMs. Turbo lag is present but power delivery in the mid-range is punchy and the Maruti Dzire has good performance to boot. In terms of efficiency, the claimed figure for the diesel engine is 28.40 km/l and in real-world conditions, you can expect 16-17 km/l in the city and 19-21 km/l on the highway. The clutch is light here too while the gearbox feels smooth. The AMT will be a good pick for those who want convenience and efficiency but it isn’t meant for enthusiastic drivers.

Maruti Suzuki Dzire Driving

The suspension gets a softer setup and hence the ride feels much better than the previous generation Maruti Dzire. The body control has also improved and the car feels composed even over bad patches. Talking about steering feel, the diesel variant gets a heavier steering and has decent feel while the petrol variant gets a lighter steering which lacks feel. Just like other newer Maruti cars, the steering doesn’t self-centre and feels dead at times. Handling is good and the Dzire is fun to drive. The ground clearance isn’t the best but the vehicle didn’t really scrape anywhere. Braking performance has improved and the stopping power is really good.

Maruti Suzuki Dzire Safety

The 2017 Dzire is the only car in its segment which gets dual-front airbags (driver and front passenger) along with ABS (anti-lock braking system), EBD (electronic brake-force distribution) and brake assist as standard across all its 8 variants. The car also is built around a reinforced steel cage which is also stronger than its predecessor. With all these additional safety features the Dzire has become a much safer car now.

Maruti Suzuki Dzire Cost in Hyderabad

Maruti Suzuki Dzire On-Road Price in Hyderabad ranges from 6,18,646 to 10,74,046 for variants Dzire LXI and Dzire ZDI Plus AT respectively. Maruti Suzuki Dzire is available in 14 variants and 6 colours. Below are details of Maruti Suzuki Dzire variants price in Hyderabad. Check for Dzire price in Hyderabad at Carzprice

Maruti Suzuki Dzire Conclusion

The most obvious observation is the price, which has gone up, making the top-end AMT versions really expensive. Plus, the car doesn’t get any new additions in terms of engine options. But the kind of improvements Maruti has done on this vehicle over its predecessor is overwhelming. These additions have made the 2017 Dzire a fantastic family car. And now, with more AMT options, the Dzire is an ideal choice for someone who don’t want to settle for less and wants a relaxing drive. The new Dzire will be launched with a total of eight variants which includes the LXi, LDi, VXi, VDi, ZXi, ZDi, ZXi+ and ZDi+. The LXi being the base and the ZDi+ being the top end variant. This car also gives us a glimpse and idea of what you could expect the new generation Swift which will be launched in the Indian market soon.

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