Review: Maruti Suzuki Swift Dzire 2012 | new maruti Dzire | price | review | specs | diesel | petrol | GQ India

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Maruti Suzuki Swift 2012

It’s got a booty everyone’s talking about

The new Suzuki Dzire is essentially a that lets you move a premium segment, despite compact enough to squeeze the parking space of a hatchback. the Maruti Suzuki Dzire life as a Swift hatchback a boot in 2008, many thought that the Dzire disproportionate, while others went ahead to call it ugly. Despite its love-me-hate-me 330,000 Dzires have in India since.

Faced the task of giving the best sedan in India a facelift, designers decided to make the even more compact. By that they have managed to deliver a much premium feel to the car. The Dzire is based on the new Swift#39;s and comes with a stubby in order to fit under the 4-meters that the Indian government for cars to claim excise benefits.

In the previous generation of the Dzire, the overhang was an eyesore. The 2012 does away with The downside though is that you now get 316 litres of storage space by sedan standards.

The nips and continue with the new tail which endow the Dzire a more compact look, a big from the bulbous-ness of its predecessors. As for the the flared headlamps give the a contemporary appeal and the grille and bumper have been to clearly differentiate the it from the

The only place where the might look a little out of is the side profile, where the height and decreased length in the Dzire looking a little too As for the interiors, Maruti has made use of the wood and grain effect, when coupled with trimmings and a new twin-tone dashboard, to be a generational leap from the model. The wider body in the rear seats getting spacious thanks to a 40mm wheelbase.

You#39;ll find a 1.2-litre petrol motor and the 1.3-litre diesel engine under the of the petrol and diesel variants The petrol motor now gets valve timing, bumping up to 87bhp, while torque at 114 Nm. The diesel engine produces of peak power and 190 Nm of peak

We tested both the cars, and can that although the petrol felt peppy, the five-speed has to be worked hard to keep the performance optimised. Once you get it you#39;ll make very progress. Maruti also the petrol-engined Dzire with a automatic gearbox.

The diesel motor on the other is torquey with a decent kick that makes it fun to drive.

Based on the new Swift, the handling closely resembles its sibling. While the Swift#39;s is a lot firmer, the Dzire is softly and this softness gives the car a ride quality over tarmac. The softer suspension it roll more than the when pushed hard spirited cornering. The Dzire#39;s is light and weighs up nicely as build up, giving the car good speed stability.

Performance wise, the petrol variant can accelerate to 100 in about 12 while the diesel takes 15 seconds to get there. Top speed of cars is about 170 kph. claims a fuel economy of kmpl for the petrol Dzire and Kmpl for the diesel variant, figures being quite to say the least, even if they are by 3-4km in each case.

Top end of the Dzire get ABS, EBD and twin as standard, with the price of the model being Rs 6.19 ex-showroom Delhi, and the diesel priced at Rs 7.09 lakhs Delhi. You now pay about Rs 30,000 for 2012 Dzire compared to variants of the 2011 Dzire. is turning out to be a happy new year all.

Jay is the editor of IndianCarsBikes, a car and motorcycle

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