Maruti Swift DZire Diesel VDi Review
One of the Most Successful Compact Sedans in IndiaMonday, March 24, 2014
Maruti Suzuki Dzire was launched in India on March 26, 2008. It is a sedan version of the Maruti Swift hatchback with the same engine as the hatchback. The project on Swift Dzire started in 2005 to design a three-box notchback version of Swift hatchback. Various changes were made into the design but the wheelbase was kept constant. The Swift Dzire is available in market with seven variants named as LXi, VXi, ZXi, LDi, VDi, ZDi and VXi AT. The overall dimensions of Swift Dzire are 3995mm in length, 1695mm in width and 1555mm in height. It has a wheelbase of 2430mm. It has rack & pinion type steering wheel that is electrically powered and allows tilt adjustment.
The Swift Dzire is available in diesel engine as well as in petrol engine. The K-12 petrol engine with VVT (Variable Valve Timing) makes 1197cc of displacement. With 4-cylinders and 16-valves engine, the Dzire generates power up to 86bhp at 6000rpm. The maximum torque generated by this engine is 114Nm at 4000rpm. This engine is mated with 5-speed manual transmission and has an option for 4-speed automatic transmission. The gross weight of Dzire with manual transmission is 1415kg and the gross weight of Dzire with automatic transmission is 1435kg. It gives an impressive mileage of 19kmpl (on highways) and 13kmpl (in city) .
The DDiS diesel engine of Dzire makes 1248cc of displacement. The power generated by this engine is 75bhp at 4000rpm and the maximum torque produced is 190Nm at 2000rpm. The air charging system employed in the Dzire is fixed geometry turbo charge with intercooler. The Swift Dzire diesel is equipped with 5-speed manual transmission and has a gross weight of 1505kg. With fuel tank capacity of 42liters, it gives an average mileage of 23.4kmpl (on highways) and 17kmp l(in city). It offers a minimum ground clearance of 170mm and has a minimum turning radius of 4.8meters. The front axle uses McPherson strut with coil spring suspension system while the rear axle is provided with Torsion Beam with coil spring suspension system. It has 15-inch ventilated disc brakes in front tires and drum brakes in rear tires. This Swift Dzire with diesel engine has gross weight of 1505kg.
The headlamps of Swift Dzire are in Hawk-eye shaped that gives better & efficient scattering of light for better visibility. It has been equipped with rear spoiler that gives this sedan extra aerodynamic stability and style. The outside rear view mirrors are electronically controlled and have mounted side turn indicators for convenience and style. The sporty fog lamps add up to the image of sedan and provide visibility in bad and foggy weather. The interiors of Dzire include unique wood & chrome finish, retractable cup-holder, dual tone interiors, electronically controlled OVRMs and tilt-adjustable steering wheel. The Swift Dzire is equipped with a powerful automatic climate control air conditioner that gives ample cooling of cabin and heating.
The advanced audio system installed in this sedan supports AM/FM, CD, MP3 and has USB port with a large display screen with illuminated buttons. A 12V power outlet is provided for the charging of mobile, laptop and other accessory. Along with all the comfort features, this sedan is also equipped with security features like dual front air bags, ABS (Anti-lock brake system) with EDC (engine drag control), 3-point ELR seat belts, child door locks and rigid body structure. It is available in Indian market with seven vibrant colors named as Bright Red, Clear Beige, Arctic White, Glistering Grey, Pacific Blue, Silky Silver and Midnight Black.