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Maruti Suzuki Dzire
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Customer Rating
: 4/5
Expert Rating
: 8/10
Warranty
: N/A (Whichever is earlier)
Ex-showroom price in 
Delhi
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5.43 Lakhs-9.39 Lakhs

Strong Areas

  • Stylish Demeanour
  • Good Performance
  • Long Equipment List
  • Quality Cabin
     

Weak Areas

  • Low Ground Clearance
  • Noisy Diesel Motor 
  • Cramped Rear
  • Average Boot 
     
Maruti Suzuki Dzire
 

Maruti Dzire Road Test Review

Maruti has launched new Dzire with emphasis on style, quality, and more importantly, on space. We get behind the wheels to find out what unique it brings to table.


Maruti Dzire Road Test Review

The all new Maruti Suzuki Dzire is here and the company is so confident of its success it has dropped the Swift monikerfrom its name. Dzire is a hugely popular car in its segment and it sells more than all its rivals put together. Not only in its own segment, Dzireis the second highest selling car in India, Maruti Alto being at the top.

           Maruti Dzire Aerodynamics

Despite huge sale numbers, outgoing Dzire has had its own share of limitation. It looked awkward, quality of the materials was average, cabin space is just about normal, and there were some issues with the right department of the cars. Maruti, however, claims that with the new facelift model it has addressed many of these issues. On the surface, it seems that the company claims are right though we decided to go deep inside to find out what 2017 Dzire is all about.

Design, Style and Interiors

The biggest change that Maruti has done is to improve the styling and design of the car. The nose is new and now comes with very modern and contemporary hexagonal grill. Almond shaped headlines also make a fine impression and so are done by L-shaped fog lamps around. The car has got low slung approach and the overall streamlining seems to be better. The A- and C-pillar are more rakish now and give a new Dzire its own identity. The rear of the car has also been changed and now looks better thanks to the use of LED tail lamps. However, it must be mentioned that rear looks unusually up which is awkward. 
             Maruti Dzire Apple CarPlay
Inside the cabin, the quality has taken a massive leave with all
new Dzire featuring high-quality materials and a long list of equipment. Maruti has carried forward dual-tone dash although the material quality has been upgraded. Plastics feel soft-touch and use of revised Centre console also add to the appeal of the car. In terms of equipment, Maruti has introduced its 7-inch smart play infotainment system on the top variant of the car which is loaded with features like satellite-based navigation system, support for both Apple car play and Android auto via mirror link. This monitor also doubles up as a screen for the reverse parking camera.
           Maruti Dzire Navigation System
The biggest highlight of the cabin is the enhanced face as Maruti has extended wheelbase by 20 mm. This has resulted in significant increase in the legroom for the rear passengers, however; headroom and Shoulder room remains in the short supply. Maruti has decreased the height of the car by 20 mm which has resulted in your head room at the back but what is even more surprising is the fact that despite having the best in class width, placeholder dream room for the third passenger remains tight. The hump in the floor also makes the thing difficult for the middle seat passenger which is not very good for the family buyers. Thankfully the boot space has increased and Maruti has now provided respectable 376-litre of trunk space which is more than enough in the normal circumstances. 

Engine & Transmission 

There is no change in the engine options which means you will continue to get 1.2-liter petrol and 1.3-liter diesel engine as a default option in the Dzire. How about now you cannot for automated manual transmission in both petrol and diesel variant which is the clever move by the Maruti. We get behind the wheels of petrol variant which is smooth, refined and extremely rev-happy in nature. Maruti has worked upon the mill thanks to the use of the new platform which resulted in considerable rate savings over the outgoing model; the driving experience has taken a large improvement over the earlier car. There is no hesitation at the lower revolutions and Dzire petrol pulls up cleanly from the start. Noise insulation is really effective and Dzire feels like a big car with a minimum of noise including into the cable. 
              Maruti Dzire Petrol Engine
The 5-speed manual transmission is a joy to use and it is extremely precise and throws a short too. Ride and handling also got their share of attention and unlike the outgoing model, new Dzire offers very pliant and absorbing ride. Steering, on the other hand, 

is the bit disconnected although it is very light to use in the city traffic conditions. The return to Centre is also week and we wish it had some more feedback.

           Dzire Roomy-Cabin-Space
Overall Verdict

Maruti has hit the nail on its head with the new Dzire. This car seems to be tailor made for the Indian customers and it has got all the ingredients of a success in a right quantity. It looks contemporary, comes with quality cabin, and has got improved space for the passengers, dendrites extremely well to give its occupants a big car like feel. To make the deal even sweeter the prices of the Dzire ranging between Rs 5.45-9.40 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) makes it extremely value for money proposition. We won't be surprised if the new Desire continues to smash hold face records and set new benchmark for the rivals. 

Style & Substance    4/5                                    Ride & Handling           3/5

Interiors & Ergonomics:           3/5           Safety & Equipment       4/5

Power-Plant &Transmission      4/5                             Fuel Efficiency            4/5

Value for Money    4/5

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