2017 Maruti Suzuki Dzire Review

Hello friends today we have the third gen maruti suzuki dzire. Yes they have removed the swift and now it's just the dzire. It is the compact sub 4 metre sedan with an complete makeover both at the front and the rear.

At front are the new styled head lamps with projector lamps integrated in them. Sadly these projectors are only available at the top of the range zdi plus.The front hexagonal grille is new and looks fresh. 4 strips run horizontally holding the large suzuki logo in them. The fog lamps are neatly integrated and don't look out of place. Overall the front end looks wide and new and it will attract the crowd surely.

The side profile remains the same. The first gen dezire had an bulky rear end which just looked out of place. The second gen had an compact boot but still it looked like an 3 yr old had removed one part of one car and sticked it on another.This one though looks neat and blends in to the rest of the car. Yes it's not as good as the TATA's tigor but credit where its deu, maruti has listened to its customers. The tail lights are good and an chrome strip runs through between them. There is an attempt of making a spoiler like rear which looks appealing and reminds of the ciaz's rear end.

Getting on inside the first thing we are reminded is the touch screen which is the same as we have seen on baleno, which means that it is easy and hassle free to operate.

It gets the dual tone black and beige interior with wood like plastic running between them. It is fresh and of good quality. Central console houses touch screen then ac controls featuring automatic climate control. At the bottom it houses a 12V socket and an USB AUX outlet.

The chunky steering wheel houses buttons for operating music system, taking calls and hands free command. The dials are big and clear. Between them is an small info display which shows avg fuel consumption, distance to empty, trip meter, temp,fuel gauge, etc. Overall it is an nice place to sit and definitely miles better than previously model.

Getting in to the back first things to notice is the rear ac vents and the armrest. It's the new addition to tackle with the competition. Seats are comfortable and supportive and decent space is available at the rear. I'm 5-10 and it was okish. I had good headroom and legroom but taller people will struggle. 3 lean people will fit easily but big guys will be a squeeze.

Boot is of 378 litres which will house your daily shopping and travel needs. But it is smaller as compared to 407 liters of Hyundai Xcent and 417 liters of Tata Tigor.

Taking about the engine. It has the same  1.2L petrol and fiat derived 1.3L diesel.
Petrol develops 82 bhp and 113 Nm of torques where diesel develops 74bhp and 190 Nm of torque. It's the same with the petrol being the under powered and diesel being the torqui one. Enthusiasts will love the diesel but the petrol is the silent one.

NVh levels have decreased as compared to before. The top of the model zdi plus only houses 2 airbags with abs and ebd. It's sad because ford offers 2 airbags at the lowest variant and 6 airbags at the top of the model. It is now euro 4 complaint and the company claimed fuel efficiency is 28 for diesel and 22 for petrol

It runs on the 14 inch 165/80 section Bridgestones. It houses an attractive alloys which are only available at the top of the range model.

My verdict is that it is an good looking car, drives well, has all the gadgets and after all it is maruti so customers will get benefits of dealer networks. It is packed with everything and an waiting list of 3 months, again maruti has shown who is the king of the Indian market!