2012 Maruti Suzuki Swift Dzire — Images, specs and review

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Driven – Maruti Suzuki Dzire

Last week got a chance to test drive the new Dzire that is going to be today. New? How new is it? Maruti claims to have put in 150 new features. The Dzire is already the leader of its with a 39% market share about 3.3 lakh units in the domestic market.

The company and its have confidently invested 120 crore rupees towards full model range.

Is the car as or better as the old one? Let’s out!

We’ll answer the important question first – this just a Swift a bigger boot?

Yes, but the being smaller, is less It does look better its predecessor. Maruti says the new is based on four pillars dynamic, elegant, energetic and

Even without the help of the division’s vocabulary, one can say the new design is a in the right direction.

While the length stands at a 3.95m, the new sedan is wider at (+5mm), taller at 1555mm and has a larger wheelbase at 2430mm adding to the overall vehicle With its class leading ground clearance and a turning of 4.8m, its really easy to in the city.

On the inside, the two-tone, dashboard with waterfall wood finish inserts, trims and silver accents both sporty and classy. the introduction of two new colors i.e. Blue and Glistering Grey, it now in a total of 7 colors.

The car is installed the same D13A 1.3 ltr DDiS engine but the petrol K-12M now has VVT (variable valve timing) makes it more efficient and the carbon emissions as the engine better. The petrol engine from 0-100kmph in 12.6 sec and its counterpart completes this in 14.8 sec. Different for both engines have the engine noise by 3 db.

The power is delivered to the front via an improved 5 speed manual or a 4 auto (only on petrol VXI gearbox that now has changed ratios, Detent pin technology and less by 30kg in the petrol and 15kg in the diesel models. The weight loss has led to a 7.8% in fuel efficiency for the diesel, now stands at 23.4kmpl and a 6.7% for petrol which returns

The manual gearbox was fun as ever slick, short and accurate The clutch action is not too long or is just about perfect you to shift gears very The difference in gear ratios are noticeable though.

The four-speed gearbox, a first in this is not fun to drive. When you hit the gas pedal, it for two seconds and simply slips the lowest gear possible, is not really a pleasing experience. No how hard you try, the real-time consumption meter didn’t more than 18kmpl.

The hill starts were as the stops the car from rolling as you release the brake pedal. good point is the shifter’s nature – driving modes are in a simple straight line and no zig-zag arrangement like on the SX4 – you get to the car faster.

The petrol motor is and thanks to its low end torque it performs in the city. The engine surprisingly not run out of breath in the highway as there’s power higher up in the rev band. The engine feels very and does not stutter even if you are in the highest gear at low speeds.

The car just seems to glide the potholes its faced with. The quality is as good as it gets for price band. It’s fun to drive around the bends good levels of feedback the steering.

The overall driving was one step better than the generation Swift Dzire be it in the or the highway. The cabin feel roomy and the driver seat you from all around nicely. the car is easier thanks to the new rear design and the suitably shaped

The instrument cluster looks and the multi-information display is easy to Interiors are entirely new and everything is placed to squeeze out the maximum Every button on the console good to operate and the plastic is a notch better. The AC is very and keeps the cabin cool at the lowest fan speed. The rear are much more comfortable to the additional leg and knee room.

The hand rest is retractable and is at an height. With new windows all the cabin feels airy as

The boot at 316 litres can ingest a size suitcase and a couple of bags. The loading lip is a little

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The new Swift Dzire is now safer to with the addition of a new generation ABS and assist system. The brakes are a bit but that’s not to say they aren’t

2012 Maruti Swift positives

Suspension provides ride

Refined and efficient – Fun to drive and superbly fuel

Compact dimensions – easy to and consumes less fuel

Great interiors – Material fit and finish have improved

Loaded with useful – USB connectivity and steering-mounted controls are our

Comfortable seats – Body driver seat helps you out on journeys

Safety features – ABS and dual airbags provide of mind

Slick gearbox – are quick aided by the almost clutch action

2012 Swift Dzire negatives

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