Expert Review of Maruti Swift Dzire
The impressive compact sedan Maruti Swift Dzire series is currently one of the best sellers in the car market. Maruti Suzuki India Limited has introduced this compact sedan in a bid to target budget car buyers, who look for a sedan that comes with an affordable price tag. This compact sedan has been introduced with both petrol and diesel engine options. The Maruti Swift Dzire LDI is the base version in the diesel section, which is powered by a 1.3-litre DDiS engine that comes with a displacement capacity of about 1248cc. This base diesel version comes with an amazing fuel efficiency of about 23.4 Kmpl. Soon after it was first introduced in the Indian automobile segment, it went on the create a huge market space in the country's automobile market. Now, this compact sedan is the second best selling vehicle only next to the highly successful hatch Maruti Alto 800. This base variant has been blessed with all the basic and standard features like air conditioner, power steering system, premium fabric upholstery and several others. Despite being the sub 4 meter length vehicle, Maruti Swift Dzire offers a great interior space with lavish seating space for at least five passengers. This compact sedan is currently facing the likes of Tata Indigo CS and others in the compact sedan segment.
Mileage and Fuel Economy
This newly launched Maruti Swift Dzire LDI diesel trim is powered by a 1.3-litre DDiS diesel engine that can produce impressive mileage figures. The company claims that this diesel version of Maruti Swift Dzire has the ability to return a minimum of 18.6 Kmpl in city traffic. On highways, the mileage goes up to 23.4 Kmpl, which is something that every car enthusiast needs to consider.
The company has rolled out this charming compact sedan, Maruti Swift Dzire with about seven attractive color options for the buyers to choose from. These include exterior paint options such as a refreshing Pacific Blue metallic finish, a flamboyant Bright Red finish opition, a stylish looking Clear Beige metallic finish, a charming Midnight Black finish option, a unique Glistening Grey metallic finish option, a sparkling Arctic White finish option and a subtle looking Silky Silver metallic finish option as well.
Acceleration and Pick up
This newly introduced Maruti Swift Dzire LDI is the entry level diesel version that sports a DDiS diesel power plant, which is fuel efficient and powerful as well. The 1.3-litre diesel mill fitted to the Maruti Swift Dzire LDI enables it to obtain a top speed of about 162 Kmph, which is slightly lower than the petrol powered version. On the other hand, it can reach a speed of about 100 Kmph in just about 14.8 seconds, which is not bad at all.
One should take a close look at this Maruti Swift Dzire LDI compact sedan that looks like a perfect sedan with a macho kind of design. This compact sedan comes under 4 meter length but doesn't look smaller at all. If we just start with the front facade, this Maruti Swift Dzire LDi trim has got hawk-eye shaped headlight cluster that looks larger in size and catches the eyes in the first impression. The radiator grille is smaller in size and it received perforation while the chrome plated company logo fitted in the middle of it. At the bottom of the front facade, there is a bumper painted in body color. This bumper accommodates a large air dam for better air intake for engine cooling. The overall front facade looks just alike its hatchback version. On the side profile, the Maruti Swift Dzire LDI base trim has been blessed with 14 inch steel wheels covered with full wheel covers. Furthermore, the company offered this base trim with non-body color door handles and ORVMs that gives a basic look to the side profile. On the rear end of this compact sedan, it has got a large boot that assures huge storage space while enhancing the style and appearance. There is no doubt that the Maruti Swift Dzire LDI is perhaps the best looking four wheeler you can purchase from compact segment.
As far as the comfort features are concerned, this Maruti Swift Dzire LDI entry level diesel trim is offered with all the basic and standard features. It may not be appropriate to expect for the top of the line comfort features inside this base trim as its price is very affordable. As soon as you take a step inside this variant, its plush interior welcomes you and offers you a pleasant feel while its lavish seating arrangement takes care about your luxury. This four wheeler comes with features including an electric power steering system with tilt adjustable steering wheel column, a proficient air conditioner system with heater, a remote back door opener, front head restraints, front door trim pocket, internally adjustable outside rear view mirrors, sun visors for the driver and the front passenger, a large glove box, a remote fuel lid opener and three folding assistant grips are just to name a few.
This all new Maruti Swift Dzire comes with a total length of 3995mm and with a width of about 1695mm that also includes the external wing mirrors, which is fairly decent. It has a total height of about 1555mm with a minimum ground clearance of 170mm, which is quite impressive. What really impressive about this compact sedan is its wheelbase of 2430mm that assures great amount of interior space along with ample leg room and knee space.
The base diesel version of Maruti Swift Dzire LDI is powered by a 1.3-litre DDiS (direct diesel injection system) fuel supply system based power plant that has the displacement capacity of 1248cc. This diesel engine comes with four cylinders and 16 valves that allows it to produce a maximum power of about 74bhp at 4000rpm, while generating 190Nm of peak torque at 2000rpm, which is rather good for the Indian roads. This engine is equipped with a five speed manual gearbox that delivers the power to the front wheels
This base trim is skillfully fitted with 14 inch steel wheels that are covered with full wheel covers. Furthermore, these steel wheels are equipped with tubeless radial tyres of size 165/80 R14, which have a sturdy grip on the roads. The company has also equipped all the trims of this compact sedan series with a full size spare wheel, which has been fitted in the boot compartment.
As far as the suspension system is concerned, this Maruti Swift Dzire compact sedan's front axle is fitted with the robust McPherson Strut type of suspension. On the other hand, its rear axle comes fitted with Torsion Beam type of suspension, which keeps this compact sedan well balanced.
Handling and Control
This base trim is incorporated with a highly responsive power steering system that responds precisely according to the driver, which indeed offers superior control over this compact sedan. On the other hand, its disc and drum braking system fitted to the front and rear wheels assures powerful braking on any road condition.
Mileage is excellent, interiors are quite spacious.
Safety and comfort features needs to improve, engine noise can be reduced.