If there is one car manufacturing brand in India that has managed to find the perfect balance between tradition and innovation, it is ‘Maruti Suzuki’.
The new sub 4-meter subcompact sedan ‘Dzire’ developed by Maruti Suzuki exemplifies this quality to the highest degree. Foregoing the prefix ‘Swift’ from its name, this new 3rd generation model also has numerous features designed right from scratch, in order to cater to the evolutionary traits in the automotive sector.
The new Dzire makes use of Maruti Suzuki’s latest HEARTECT platform, wherein a more rigid as well as light weight chassis is used to provide increased durability, safety and a superior mileage to the car. The initial design of the car has been overhauled to provide a leaner and well-sculpted look, making it one of the most appealing sedan designs by the Maruti Suzuki team. The fashionably elegant exteriors of the Dzire, such as the freshly designed LED projector lamps, fog lamps partnered with chrome fins, the 15 inch precision cut dual tone alloy wheels and the wide front grille with chrome accents, give the ‘Dzire’ an even more refined and sophisticated look.
If you’re impressed with the modifications made to the exterior of the car, wait till you have a look at the interiors of the Dzire. The sedan has a dual toned black and beige dashboard and a touchscreen infotainment system that comes with a plethora of features such as an in-built navigation system, Bluetooth, USB and Aux-in connectivity, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility as well as two 12V power outlets. The Dzire also offers climate control functionality in the top-end models of the car. Due to the increased dimensions of the car, the seating inside the Dzire is extremely airy and spacious while the plush leather seating speaks volumes about Maruti Suzuki’s regard for passenger comfort.
A new and pleasant addition to the interiors is the rear AC vent which accommodates the ventilatory need of the passengers sitting in the rear as well.
The Dzire comes in two engine variants- a powerful 73 hp D13A DDiS diesel engine that provides an impressive 190 Nm of torque and a mighty 81 hp K-12 series VVT petrol engine with 113 Nm of torque. The Dzire is equipped with a 5-speed AMT (automated manual transmission) gearbox, also called AGS (auto gear shift) by Maruti Suzuki, making the shifting of gears a much smoother exercise. With a lighter chassis and powerful well-tuned engine, the Dzire lets you zoom past the traffic on a highway while still being one of the most fuel-efficient cars in the country.
Not one to neglect safety, Maruti Suzuki has stocked the Dzire with an array of safety features, the most fundamental amongst them being its durable HEARTECT body which has led to an increase in the torsional rigidity of the car. The Dzire has an anti-lock braking system (ABS) with electronic brake force distribution (EBD) and brake assist, as well as dual front airbags to ensure optimum levels of car safety. In case that you have a toddler in the family, the Dzire comes equipped with ISOFix anchorages for mounting your child’s seat safely in the car.
With an elegant chrome finished design, a powerful efficient engine and the latest entertainment and safety systems, the Maruti Suzuki Dzire is arguably the best Indian automobile in its division; its three month long waiting period post booking being testimony to the fact.