This is what happened this year when Maruti Swift Dzire 2012 got launched. Originally launched in 2008, this year it came up as the face-lifted version of the already existing Dzire with some 150 new features and slightly changed overall design.
The sedan of the year was first codenamed as Swift 3.99 as the company cut short its length and kept it slightly shorter than 4 meter making it cheaper than what it would have been otherwise as in India, government has heavy excise duty of around 22% on all the vehicles exceeding the 4 metre length, whereas the cars below 4 metre length are charged for an excise duty of just 10%. This makes it a buying choice of most sedan buyers as it comes cheaper even when you have all the possible amenities of sedan present in it.
Magnificent sedan uses up the same engine which the new Swift hatchback sports. What makes it so demanding car is its availability in both petrol and diesel versions. So you have seven variants of Maruti Swift Dzire 2012 out of which four are petrol based namely LXI, VXI, ZXI, and VXi AT and three are diesel based namely LDI, VDI, and ZDI.
The K-Series engine on the petrol version of the sedan, i.e. 1.2-litre K12 Petrol motors gets you a maximum power of 86bhp at 6000rpm and a top torque of 114Nm at 4000rpm. And the diesel versions sport the diesel power train, a more refined 1.3 DOHC diesel engine that gives a peak power of 74bhp at 4000rpm and maximum torque of 190Nm at 2000rpm.
This wonderful notchback sedan gives you all that you’ll always want your car to do for you, with its power, performance and efficiency. It comes with most steady suspensionss for a joyful ride and steady drive, the front suspension is MacPherson strut with coil spring and Torsion-beam with coil spring makes up the rear suspensions making up the car wonderfully stable, and the braking system is equally efficient with its 15 ventilated front disc and rear drum brakes together with Brake Assist System (BAS) you get to apply the brakes most efficiently even in the situations of great emergency.
Maruti Swift Dzire 2012 is amazing in its mileage quotient also; it offers really wonderful mileage of 16.3kmpl (city) and 19.1kmpl (highways) for its petrol variant and 18.6kmpl (city) and 23.4kmpl (highways) for the diesel variant, though the automatic version of the car (VXi AT) has a slight slump in the mileage with 13.0kmpl (city) and 17.5kmpl (highways).
The interiors are just splendid with wonderful features like tilt adjustable steering wheel, multifunctional display, electronically controlled ORVMs (Outside Rear View Mirrors), its dual-tone interiors comprising of warm beige and stark black together with lots of room for the driver as well as the passengers, it is indeed a fabulous buying choice. The only thing that disappoints is the smaller boot space of the car which has been cut short to maintain below 4 metre length.
So, if you are planning to choose from luxurious Maruti Suzuki cars, new Dzire is indeed the perfect choice Planning to bring home one of the smartest Maruti Suzuki cars ? How about trying your luck at Maruti Swift,a smart car for smart people!