If we consider the sales volume, then Maruti Suzuki Dzire is the second most popular car in the Indian market. In 2017, Maruti was selling more than 16500 units of Suzuki Dzire per month. This number is more than the combined sales figure of all its competitors.
Maruti Suzuki Dzire has evolved a lot over the time and has managed to make a name for itself thanks to its beautiful looks and compact dimensions. The profile of the car looks proportionate and it comes with a smooth roofline. The front end of the car with its Chrome badging looks elegant. The almond-shaped clear lens headlamps, further accentuate the beauty of this car along with the beautifully designed engine grill with chrome surrounds. To give this car a sporty look, the designers have included character lines at the sides of this car. When you walk to the back of this car, you will find that it is a bit raised with a thick chrome strip that connects the two beautiful looking tail lamp LED cluster. The sloping angle of the back windshield of this car is a bit steep, while the one at the front is just perfect.
Maruti has tried to improve the level of comfort for the riders in its latest Dzire model. However, when you step inside the passenger cabin, you will find that most of the interior of the new car is similar to an earlier model. The company has tried to tweak the plastic dashboard a little and make the instrument cluster a bit sporty. However, there are certain changes that make this car a bit different from the one that it has replaced. One such change is the three-spoke multifunctional steering wheel. The flat bottom steering wheel feels very compact and solid in your hand and the multifunctional buttons embedded in it looks and feels high quality (you will not find them to wobble). The front seats are tilt and height adjustable. All the seats in this car are ergonomically designed and come with adequate legroom and thigh support. The designers have tried to improve its upmarket look by including a wood panel in the dashboard, but the quality of the wood panel looks cheap. While the car has increased its width, it is still not comfortable for three people sitting in the back seats. However, two things that will improve the comfort level of the back passengers is the presence of AC vents and a 12V power outlet to charge the smartphones. Overall, the comfort level of this car is adequate considering that this is an entry-level sedan.
There has been no change in the engine configuration of this car. The petrol model is still available with a 1.2 L four-cylinder motor that can pump out a maximum power of 83 HP. To propel the diesel model smoothly, it comes with a 1.3 L engine that can produce a maximum power of 75 HP. You can buy both these cars with either a five-speed manual transmission box or an automated manual transmission box. The engines of this car are very efficient and the power they produce increases in a linear fashion. However, when you are driving the diesel trim, you will find that it takes a little bit of time to build up power and then it works like a charm.
You can buy the base level petrol trim with manual transmission for a price range of Rs. 5.6 lakhs to Rs. 8.47 lakhs (approximate) with AMT for the upper-end trim. If you are interested in the diesel model, then you can buy the base trim for a price range of Rs. 26.58 lakhs to Rs. 9.45 lakhs (approximate) for the upper-end trim. The main competitors of Maruti Suzuki Dzire are the Hyundai Xcent, Tata Zest and Volkswagen Ameo.