Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Maruti 2012 New Swift DZire LXi

Maruti Swift Dzire - Passengers Side View Door Open Exterior Photo


2012 New Swift DZire
Car Body Type:
C Segment
Top Speed:
Fuel Consumption:
19.10 kmpl.
Fuel Consumption:
13.00 kmpl.


Refined Engines Reasonably Priced
Boot looks like a add-on Cramped Interiors


1197cc, VVT, K-series
Engine Type:
Maximum Power:
86 Bhp @ 6000 rpm
Maximum Torque:
114 Nm @ 4000 rpm


without Climate Control
Power Windows:
Central Locking:
Remote Boot:
Remote Fuel Filler:
Rear Wiper:
Rear Defogger:
Rear Armrest:
Streeing Adjustment
Driver Seat Adjustment:
Music System:
Leather Seats:
Door Mirror:
Both Side Manual
Tinted Glass:
Rear AC Vent:
Folding Rear Seats:
Sun Roof:
on Steering:

Auto Viper:
Auto Headlamp:
on road price Rs. 5,75,000
* Mumbai. May vary.

Maruti Swift Dzire Review

Overview of New Maruti Suzuki Swift DZire
After the successful launch of A-Star, new Swift, Ertiga and Ritz, Maruti Suzuki India has launched the much-awaited 2012 model of their popular sedan ‘Swift Dzire’ in Indian Market. New Maruti Swift Dzire is based on the 2011 model of Swift hatchback which went on sale in August, 2011 in India, promising better dynamics, increased performance and improved CO2 emissions and better fuel economy. Maruti Suzuki India has limited the length of new Swift DZire under four metres to get the excise benefits (excise duty is 10 percent on vehicles under 4 metres and 22 percent above 4 metres in length). As expected because of this benefit the new Swift Dzire is cheaper in comparison to the 2011 models. The base model of petrol Swift Dzire is priced at Rs. 4,79,000 (Ex-Showroom New Delhi) and base model of diesel is priced at Rs. 5,80,000 (Ex-Showroom New Delhi). The new DZire has at least 150 new features compared to the existing one. The company, however, will continue to produce the old DZire in stripped down versions to target the fleet segment. It is exepcted that Maruti will rename the sedan to cater the fleet services.

Maruti Swift Dzire Mileage

Maruti Swift Dzire TachoMeter
New Maruti Swift Dzire is powered by the same engines which power Swift hatchback. The 1.2 litre petrol engine comes from K series family and is associated with variable valve timing.19.1 kmpl is the proud mileage figure that can be attained while driving a new petrol Dzire model. However, this is only for the manual variants and automatic VXi variant suffers from lesser mileage (17.4 kmpl). The 1.3 litre diesel engine is the other type of motors which powers the diesel breed of new Swift Dzire. The engine is found to be pretty much refined with a mileage of 23.4 kmpl on highways. More mileage is the result of DDiS engine with superior CRDI fuel injection system combined with turbocharger and intercooler that offers efficient combustion of each and every drop of fuel. These exceptional figures come straight from ARAI tests and provide much scope for Dzire notchback to enrich its portfolio.

Power of Maruti Swift Dzire

Maruti Swift Dzire Photos

Power is something in which new Maruti Swift Dzire Compact sedan has seen a considerable rise due to new Swift platform used in the manufacturing of the new car. Actually, a K-series engine is used in the petrol models of New Maruti Suzuki Swift Dzire. This 1.2 litre K12 Petrol motors makes for a power of 86 bhp at 6000 rpm and a torque output of 114 Nm at 4000 rpmis given. The key point that needs to be seen here is that Swift Dzire petrol was giving 84 bhp of power and compact version is giving 86 bhp. So, one can enjoy the benefit of 2 bhp in the new models owing to VVT (Variable Valve Timing). The 16 valves have a multipoint fuel injection. It has naturally aspirated air charging system.

Coming to the diesel power train which is said to be more refined, a 1.3 DOHC diesel engine powers the new Swift Dzire. Peak power of 74 bhp at 4000 rpm and peak torque of 190 Nm at 2000 rpm is what one gets out of this 1248 cc engine. The DDIS CRDI engine sourced from Fiat results in great power hauling.

Maruti Swift Dzire Colours

These colors are available with all variants of Maruti Swift Dzire
Pacific Blue
Midnight black
Clear Beige
Arctic White
Silky silver
Bright red
Glistening Grey

Acceleration & Pick-Up

Maruti Swift Dzire Gear
The K series petrol engine of the new Maruti Swift Dzire crosses the barrier of 100 km in just 12.60 seconds and reaches top speed of 169 kmph. This 1.2 litre engine is mated to a five speed manual transmission and four speed automatic transmission. This is for the first time that Swift is being offered in automatic transmission. So can one expect the level of ease for driver. On the other hand, the 1.3 litre diesel engine has a better acceleration compared to petrol motor and reaches 100 km in just 14.8 seconds and top speed of 162 kmph. It is quite evident that diesel is quicker and refined than the petrol guise. It has a fixed geometry turbo charger with intercooler.

Maruti Swift Dzire Exteriors

New Maruti Swift Dzire looks extremely pleasing from outside. The Swift Dzire has been given a touch-up and new features are quite evident on outside. The exteriors are simple yet elegant and perfectly suit the look of an entry-level notchback.  The features that one will witness for the first time in a Maruti car are slated grille in black which incorporates Suzuki emblem in chrome. That said chrome is missing from the grille, fog lamp enclosing and air dam to present the notchback in a sporty look. The hawk eye headlights are quite unique in its styling. Body color bumpers, provide a neat and clean look to the front of fresh Maruti Swift Dzire.

The side profile is also interesting. New Maruti Swift Dzire has a notchback three box-sedan body type. The ORVMs are provided with turn indicators. Wheels have a lot of alloy just like Swift hatchback but only in top-end variants while costs of all other variants are checked by steel wheels.  Since the overall length is shortened, the sedan looks small from side, however the rear door are quite large in comparison to Swift hatchback. Body color door handles and body color ORVMs add pride to the owner. When viewed from the side, the boot lid appears to be elevated thus giving this car a unique look.

At the boxy rear, one would find small boot as the very noticeable change in the new car. Large trapezoid tail lamps are new for Swift range of cars. A roof antenna gives the car necessary aerodynamics and makes it a superb performer. Stop lamp is placed on the base of rear windshield. A thick chrome bar divides the boot lid in two parts and looks lavish. Overall, the Compact sedan looks entry level only and there is not much in terms of design to boast about. However, the performance of the car amalgamated with features and goodies make it a head-turner.    

Exterior Measurements

This is an arena where most of the changes are visible as compared to Maruti Swift Dzire sedan. The new Compact sedan is based on the new Swift hatch platform and so is made on extended wheelbase. The wheelbase of this car is 2430 mm. Hence one finds enough space in the car. The length however, feels a scissor on it which now stands at 3995 mm. The below 4 metre mark is an achievement for Maruti engineers which helped the company to save to excessive bucks on excise duty. They have made the overall look of the car very intact and gluey now. The height of the compact sedan is 1555 mm and width is 1695 mm. The ground clearance is a good 170 mm that keeps the car above all bumps.  The kerb weight is equal to its hatchback sister and varies from 960 kg-1080 kg depending on the selected variant.

Maruti Swift Dzire Interior

Maruti Swift Dzire is essentially an entry-level notchback car and perfect to drive five members in comfort. The performance of car overshadows the overall looks. Nevertheless, the car maker has put in all efforts for top class fit and finish.  The dual tone dashboard with beige plastics below and black above separated by wooden trim. The door pads and the seat fabrics are all done in beige thus giving a luxurious look. Integrated stereo on higher models and climate control air conditioning are some features never seen in entry level car. The company has loaded 150 new features in this compact sedan. The inside door handles are done with chrome and add notch feel to the interiors. The instrument cluster and centre console and neatly designed with all equipments in place. The sporty na├»ve instrument panel has a meter cluster with silver embellishments and 3D acrylic graduations that look even better when illuminated. Chrome-finish elements have been added to the louvers and door handles while wooden-grain panels extend from the instrument panel to the door, all to give a sharp finish to the interiors.

The new entry level notchback is leveraged with all necessary material comforts. The owner would not have to doubt about comfort in this Maruti car. Adjustable headrests and a rear centre armrest please the passengers like nothing else. Even driver seat height adjustment and seatbelt height adjustment is possible. The rear-seat is pretty comfortable but the backrest is a bit reclined. The front seats carried away from the Swift hatch, are very comfy, whileincreased rear space acts as cherry on the cake which was actually missing from the Swift Dzire. The dual sun visors protect the driver and passenger from scorching light. The boot although is small but still manages to add practicality to the car on weekend drives. Automatic transmission on middle petrol variant needs no explanation for contributing in comfort.

Interior Measurements

The legroom, headroom and shoulder room is more than enough just like all Maruti cars which are quite reliable in India. Boot space is a decent 316 litres and is enough to carry a weekend’s luggage.

Maruti Swift Dzire Engine and Performance

Maruti Swift Dzire Engine

Engines on new Maruti Swift Dzire are same as new Swift hatchback. Both petrol and diesel options are kept for customers to choose from. Starting with the petrol model, one finds a K series engine in the bonnet that is powerful enough to spit out 86 bhp at 6000 rpm and a torque of 114 Nm at 4000 rpm. The 1.2 litre engine has a displacement of 1197 cc. The BSIV compliant engine is mated with a five speed manual and a four speed automatic transmission. The USP about this K 12M petrol engine is that it is combined with a Variable Valve Timing so that one can see a jump in power and improvement in fuel efficiency. As per ARAI, the petrol version is able to deliver 19.1 kmpl of mileage.

The other trim is in diesel guise. A 1.3 litre DOHC (Double Over Head Camshaft) diesel engine with a displacement of 1248 cc is fitted in the new diesel car in India. This DDiS engine is bestowed with superior CRDI fuel injection system with turbocharger and intercooler combination that offers efficient combustion and higher torque of 190 Nm at 2000 rpm.  This advanced diesel engine produces an impressive peak power of 74 bhp at 4000 rpm. The mileage offered by diesel variants is phenomenal at 23.4 kmpl.


Maruti Swift Dzire Wheels
Fourteen inch wheels with steel rims are used in the base and mid level variants while the top end petrol and diesel models are bestowed with 15 inch alloy wheels. The tyre size is noted to be 165/80R14 for the steel wheels and 185/65R15 for elegant alloy wheels. Five spoke wheels look cutting-edge. These cult alloy wheels have a new-age pinwheel style that expresses the oomph of Dzire.

Braking & Handling

Maruti Swift Dzire DashBoard

Ventilated Disc brakes are used for front wheels and drum brakes are used for rear wheels. The ventilation lets the heat to be passed out while applying brakes and thus wear and tear of wheels is avoided. The front suspension is of Mc Pherson strut with coil spring and rear suspension is of torsion beam with coil spring same as Swift hatchback.Advanced braking techniques like EBD, ABS with Brake Assist, etc are used for providing excellent braking facility in new Maruti Swift Dzire. The gearbox is a smooth unit that is extremely apt for city driving and a boon for any city dweller. Gearshifts on the five-speed gearbox are said to be perfect. Even four speed automatic gearbox is butter smooth and makes the driver in love with car. This gearbox adapts to the changes in throttle inputs. Overall, the handling is very good on the car and engines are well refined with perfect driveability and handling. The new car provides an unforgettable drive each time you experience it.

Handling & Safety

Maruti Swift Dzire Safety
Safety features are taken care of in Maruti’s new Swift Dzire. The sedan, though, have been crushed to come up with a compact version, but safety features are top-notch, usually not expected in an entry level mule. Front dual SRS airbags, ELR seatbelts, AntiLock Braking System, Brake Assist, Electronic Brake Distribution and an Engine Drag Control system are the safety features that would be present in new Dzire models. ABS with Brake assist and EDC prevents skidding and ensures a minimum stopping even on the most slippery roads. Rigid body structure ensures cent percent safety and handling.

Stereo & Accessories in Maruti Swift Dzire

Maruti Swift Dzire Accessories
Integrated stereo with MP3 player on higher models is present. Nippon music system blends the music well in this new car. 4 dynamite speakers translate the music very well in the cabin along with 2 tweeters. Radio with CD player and USB adds practicality in this car.

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