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By : Rohit Kumar, Solutions Architect, TooStep
Industry : Automobile Functional Area : Autos
Activity:  1 comments  2189 views  last activity : 02 22 2012 06:26:37 +0000
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A month back i had a chance to drive the Maruti's heart car called the DZire ZDI 1.3L diesel car. I had driven for almost 100 odd km on the trip meter and enjoyed the peppy ride that the DZire carries from its sibling the path breaking swift.

Specifications:(Source Maruti Suzuki DZire website)

DZire Petrol

DZire Diesel
Type MPI petrol/in-line/SOHC Multijet/DDis/DOHC
Fuel distribution Multipoint injection Common Rail
Capacity 1298 1248
No. of cylinders 4 4
No. of valves 16 16
Bore x Stroke 74 x 75.5 69.6 x 82
Compression ratio 9.0:1 17.6:1
Maximum power (Bhp@rpm) 87@6000 75@4000
Maximum torque (Nm@rpm) 113@4500 190@2000
Air charging system Naturally aspirated Fixed geometry turbo charger with intercooler
Emission BS III BS III
Kerb weight (kg)
Type 5 speed manual, with synchromesh in all gears, one reverse 5 speed manual, with synchromesh in all gears, one reverse
Gear ratios
Gear Ratio 1st 3.545 3.545
Gear Ratio 2nd 1.904 1.904
Gear Ratio 3rd 1.280 1.233
Gear Ratio 4th 0.966 0.911
Gear Ratio 5th 0.757 0.725
Reverse 3.272 3.250
Wheel Base (mm) 2390
Overall Length (mm) 4160
Overall Width (mm) 1690
Overall Height (mm) 1530
Ground Clearance (mm) 170
Front Track (mm) 1470
Rear Track (mm) 1480
Turning radius (m) 4.7
Boot Space (liter) 440 (Zxi & Zdi)
464 (Lxi, Ldi, Vxi & Vdi)
CHASSIS All Variants
Steering Rack and pinion,
Pinion type electronic power assisted
Front Brakes Ventilated Discs
Rear Brakes Drum
Front Suspension MacPherson strut and coil spring
Rear Suspension Torsion beam and coil spring
Wheel type Steel wheels (Lxi, Vxi, Ldi, Vdi)
Alloy wheels (Zxi, Zdi)
Wheel size 14"
Tyre type Tubeless
Size 165/80 R 14 (Lxi, Vxi, Ldi, Vdi)
185/70 R 14 (Zxi, Zdi)
Fuel tank capacity (L) 43
Seating capacity (persons) 5
No of doors 5



75 BHp at 4000 rpms and 190Nm torque at 2000 rpm is pretty good for city drive as well as highways. The DZire feels silky smooth,with almost no diesel clatter invading the cabin, but beware, the braking is hard, thanks to the added ABS/EBD with brake assist.

Fully integrated stereo
Audio controls mounted on steering
Automatic climate control , just adjust and forget
Tilt steering column

The swift chrome grill, indians love chrome , dont we?
High mounted stop lamp at the rear
Fog lamps

Height adjustable driver seat
Power windows all around
Back row still sucks

1.3L DDIS engine , same as swift and also does duty on ritz oozing 75bhp@4000rpm and 190nm@2000rpm

Dual frontal bags
Collapsible steering column
3 point pretension-er seat belts with force limiter
ABS, EBD with booster assisted brakes
Ventilated disc brakes which keep the brakes cool
Rear fog demister



16/23 kmpl


Pricing Ex-showroom*

Swift Dzire Ldi 537732.60
Swift Dzire Lxi 451531.76
Swift Dzire Vdi 581839.46
Swift Dzire Vxi 497554.21
Swift Dzire Zdi 663305.95
Swift Dzire Zxi 586682.61


*Tax, Octroi, RTO Charges etc extra.



Nothing special with this car. Still every body wants to own one. Minimum waiting period 2 months here in Bangalore. Mind blowing mileage for this price and with path breaking 1.3L DDiS engine.Still its a neighbors envy and owners pride.

Safety - 5
Value for Money - 5
Features - 5 (What cheaper do u want now?)

I have never loved maruti for any reason, even use to hate Maruti of its cheap car but now I must admire them to have such a wonderful car and I can bet this is best in compare to any car within this price point with the feature what it all has.


Drive Safe and always stop at the red signal ;)





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1 comments on "Maruti Suzuki Swift Dzire ZDI review"
  Commented by  Lavin Vora, Freelancer, Insurance    | 11 08 2010 07:54:38 +0000
Excellent car by Maruti Suzuki....Swift Dzire the the Best Car for me in sense of power,performance and pocket...i drive this car dzire for last 1 yr had driven 28,000 and not spent a penny yet...xcellent and its making lots of waves also trust me it is a sturdy and stable car even @170 km/ph
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