The Dzire from Maruti Suzuki has been able to carve a niche for itself in the crowded entry-level sub 4-metre sedan segment. With the launch of the third-generation Dzire, MSIL has upped the ante by offering a more refreshing upgrade to the Dzire. It scores big points in terms of safety, practicality and convenience, and features a distinctive design theme, which is sure to carry its legacy forward in the Indian market.
The new Maruti Suzuki Dzire carries forward the engine options from the previous generation Swift Dzire with the addition of Auto Gear Shift (AGS) transmission for both petrol and diesel variants. The 1.2 l petrol engine still produces 82 hp and 113 Nm of torque and the 1.3 l Multijet diesel motor is also good for 74 hp and 190 Nm of torque. The car is built on an all-new Heartect platform and uses 36 % higher tensile strength steel. This has allowed the company to reduce the weight of the new Dzire despite the new platform being stronger than its predecessor. MSIL has also increased the wheelbase of the car liberating space inside the cabin, which has translated into more leg space at the back. In terms of features, the new Dzire gets ABS with EBD & Brake Assist, Dual Airbags, ISOFIX child seat anchor and front seat belt pre-tensioners with force limiter.
Maruti has reworked the engines a little to increase their thermal efficiency which in turn has translated into better fuel efficiency. The company claims that the diesel motor of the Dzire will return a fuel efficiency of 28.4kmpl, while the petrol engine is capable of delivering 22 kmpl. The new Dzire is 3,995 mm long, 1,735 mm wide and 1,515 mm tall. The wheelbase and boot space of the car have been increased and now stand at 2,450mm and 378 litres, respectively. The ground clearance has gone done by seven mm and now stands at 163mm. The new Dzire has been reworked and features an all-new front end that’s an improvement over its outgoing predecessor. The interiors feature a new flat-bottomed steering wheel with audio and phone controls, AC rear vent, new instrument panel with integrated SLDA (smartphone linkage display audio) system, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
Automated Manual Transmission [Diesel 1.3L]
Transmission Piston Accumulator
Accelerator Pedal Sensor
Shock Absorbers & Struts
Door Trim Panel
Shock Absorber Seal
Fog Light Lamp
Rear Lamp Bulb
Condenser with Radiator
Exhaust Cold End
Central Body Control Module
Air Temperature Sensors
Manual Heater Control
Rain Light Sensor
Illustration By: Bhavna Mahajan