The Maruti Suzuki Dzire sedan has expanded to Suzuki’s range of 2018-2019, the car is presented on April 24 as part of a special event in the Indian capital, Delhi. In the review, a compact four-door Maruti Suzuki Dzire – photo, price, configuration, technical characteristics of a compact sedan – a new-generation soplatform brother of the Suzuki Swift hatchback. Sales of the new model Maruti Suzuki Dzire in the Indian market will start on May 16, 2017 at a price of 9300-9500 dollars.
In Russia, the Japanese company Suzuki is presented quite modestly: a mini SUV Suzuki Jimny and a pair of crossovers Suzuki SX4 and Suzuki Vitara , whose company may soon complement the latest hatch Suzuki Swift. Not densely, as for the manufacturer that released in 2016, more than 2.4 million cars, of which almost every fifth Suzuki Swift! Just imagine, Suzuki produces and sells more cars in the world than Mercedes , BMW , Audi or Renault . And the main market for the Japanese company is India, the Suzuki lineup is represented by as many as 14 cars. So it’s no surprise that the Suzuki Swift hatchback and the Suzuki Swift Dzire sedan are being sold in the Indian market in parallel.
The new version of the four-door, however, lost the same name with the hatch name Swift and is now called simply Maruti Suzuki Dzire (the last 10 years the previous two generations of the model were called Maruti Suzuki Swift Dzire). The new Maruti Suzuki Dzire 2017 is the 3rd generation of the model and, of course, is based on the latest Heartect platform, which is the basis of the Suzuki Swift hatchback. The new platform allowed the novelty to drop from 85 to 105 kg of curb weight, compared with the predecessor model sedan 2 generation. At the same time, the new generation of Suzuki Dzire will please owners with a sturdy body made with the wide use of high-strength steel with increased torsional stiffness, better handling, comfortable suspension settings and a cozy, welcoming cabin for the driver and passengers, and a more capacious luggage compartment.
- The external dimensions of the body of the Maruti Suzuki Dzire 2018-2019 are 3995 mm in length, 1735 mm in width, 1515 mm in height, with 2450 mm of wheelbase and 163 mm of ground clearance.
- The body of the sedan Maruti Suzuki Dzire is 155 mm longer and 20 mm higher than the body of the Swift hatchback.
It’s a shame only that the four doors, having received three body with a separate trunk, lost stylish and original silhouette of the soptform hatch. The impression is that the designers quickly created a sedan, depriving the car of stylish stashed in the glass panes of the rear door handles and magnificent punches, extending the rear arches, falling to the stern of the roof as if hovering over the rear pillar and light bulbs of complex shape.
The sedan turned out to be fresh and boring. Even the stronger slope of the windscreen frame and other glazing, the original bumper and the abundance of chrome parts on the front, the full-LED headlamps, dimensional LED lights and stylish 16-inch alloy wheels (expensive accessories) can not provide the novelty with a bright exterior.
- The body of the new sedan can be ordered painted in one of the proposed enamel colors: Arctic White, Oxford Blue, Silky Silver, Magma Gray, Gallant Red or Sherwood Brown.
In the Indian market, the new Maruti Suzuki Dzire is offered in four fixed trim levels. The basic version, with an understandable case, is quite poorly equipped. But the sedan in the maximum configuration (presented in the photo) will please not only the cream salon with decorative inserts for wood on the front panel, on the steering wheel and door cards, but also with a mass of modern equipment.
In the arsenal of equipment for expensive trim levels, a multifunctional steering wheel, a rigorous and informative instrument panel with an onboard computer screen, an advanced multimedia system with a 7-inch color touchscreen (navigation, Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and MirrorLink), air conditioning with an original control unit, System of keyless access to the saloon and the engine start button, power windows on all doors, exterior mirrors with LED repeaters and electric adjustment.
Saloon Saloon Suzuki Dzire in general is very similar to the interior of the hatchback Suzuki Swift, but there are some differences. The sedan has a simpler instrument panel and steering wheel, a different shape of the central ventilation deflectors and the original climate control unit. Also, four doors can boast a capacious trunk, capable of taking 376 liters of cargo volume. In the cabin, the driver and three passengers will comfortably settle, if desired, of course in the second row will sit and three, but you can forget about comfort – tightly in the shoulders, however. At the same place for the feet and above the tops is enough.
Technical characteristics of Maruti Suzuki Dzire 2018-2019. At the heart of the sedan is the Heartect platform with an independent front suspension (McPherson strut) and a semi-independent rear suspension (curled beam). Front wheel brakes are ventilated disc brakes, the rear wheels are drum or disc, depending on the level of equipment.
Under the hood, the petrol engine 1.2 VVT (84 hp 115 Nm) or the diesel engine 1.3 DDiS (75 hp 190 Nm) with standardly installed 5 MKPPs (the 5-step robotic gearbox is offered as an option) is located from the previous generation model to the new sedan.
Modern turbocharged Boosterjet engines and a moderate hybrid power unit Mild hybrid system, offered for the new generation of Suzuki Swift hatchback, the novelty of the Indian market for the Dzire sedan did not fall.