The Maruti Suzuki Esteem had been a favourite on the Indian roads for long. But with time its popularity started fading away and Maruti Suzuki had to do something to maintain its market share. The car maker intelligently introduced the Swift DZire. This new car is the sedan version of the popular Swift hatchback and resembles it in most aspects. Let’s have a look at the features of the Swift DZire Car in this article.
The front fascia of the DZire looks very similar to that of the Swift. The rear, however, is completely different; it shares the looks of the Maruti SX4 sedan. The DZire is available in both BS III and BS IV variants. They are LXi, VXi, and ZXi (Petrol) and LDi, VDi, and ZDi (Diesel). All variants come with a host of advanced features that are high on safety too. By taking cues from the Swift hatchback, Maruti has saved a lot on design costs.
The petrol variants of the DZire come with a 1298cc 16-valve In-line 4 motor that spews out 83.8 bhp at 6000 rpm and a max torque of 113 Nm at 4500 rpm. The diesel variants are strapped with a 1248cc turbocharged DDiS engine that delivers 73.9 bhp at 4000 rpm and a peak torque of 190 Nm at 2000 rpm.
Compared to other cars in the segment, the Swift DZire has a low kerb weight. While petrol variants weigh around 1010-1035 kg, the diesel variants show 1090-1115 kg on the weighing scale. This low kerb weight directly translates into better performance. The gears are smooth and can be shifted with ease and accuracy.
On the whole, the DZire is a driver’s car delivering great ease and performance. The flashy chrome grille and sharp design headlights accentuate the premium looks of the Maruti Suzuki Swift DZire. Comapred to the Swift hatch, this sedan has larger doors and more massive window glass areas making the occupants feel the car is much more spacious than what it actually is.
The car’s trunk lid has been raised and it has a lip that merges with the car’s shoulder line. There’s a lot of chrome accentuation above the number plate at the rear which balances the heaviness of the extra-large trunk lid. The new clear-lens lighting adds a touch of sophistication to the sedan.
The car’s interiors are loaded with high-quality materials. The same steering wheel that features in the Swift and SX4 is carried in this sedan too. The instrument console that has round dials in chrome enclosures and features white backlight are a visual delight.
The high-end variants come with standard steering mounted controls for the music system and the new music system has been incorporated in the dashboard. The seating is very comfy with rear seat backrests angled at 27 degrees.
The VXi, ZXi, VDi, and ZDi variants have been fitted with an integrated audio system, tachometer, audible headlights-on reminder, cabin lights in the centre and front, vanity mirror, rear seat center armrest, and front electric power windows. The high-end variants, ZXi and ZDi come fully equipped with more safe and smart features like airbags, ABS with EBD, rear window defogger, adjustable tilt steering, and automatic climate control.