The three year old Maruti Suzuki Zen Estilo has been redesigned and the more than a decade old brand name Zen has been pushed into history and renamed as Maruti Suzuki Estilo. The new Maruti Suzuki Estilo has been redesigned to suit the Indian taste.
The new Maruti Suzuki Estilo's design is futuristic and more stylish. It uses the powertrain of the Indian WagonR. It falls between the Alto and WagonR segment, and will certainly attract the young buyers in terms of design.
The new Maruti Suzuki Estilo will roll out in four variants -- LX, LXI, and VXI and Green LXI. All the variants are powered by 1.1L K-Series 3cylinder engine mated with Bharat IV compliant. The top-end model comes with optional safety features like Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), airbags and alloy wheels.
The Estilo is powered by the A-Star's 1.0 L K-Series 3-cylinder engine. Power is transferred to the front wheels by a 5-speed manual transmission. The Estilo has enough sprinting power in the second and the third gears; in the third gear, it reaches a maximum of 100 km/h. The fourth and the fifth gears stabilise speed. The Estilo clocks 60 km/h in just 6 seconds and manages 100 km/h in 16 seconds, an all-time better than its stable mate WagonR.
The stiffened suspensions system does well during cornering and also on bad roads, when loaded. The electronic power steering is refined; it utilises least power and also cuts power off the pump, when speed of the car increases. It has a peppy engine with precise handling but the shifting throws could have been shorter and crisp.
The new Estilo is a smart, elegant and contemporary car. It is carved on the Monoform Aerodynamic Design that allows it to cut through air current. The tall boy stance creates some drag but that seems to be minimal. The swept crafted headlamps are head-turners and offer maximum visibility while negotiating darker lanes.
The exterior styling combines drop-gorgeous front fascia that is stunning and has sleek lines. The car has been designed keeping in view the latest trends. The New Estilo boasts elegant head lamps, larger bumpers with built-in fog lamps. The car also has a bigger air dam for better air flow into the powerful engine. The tail lamp cluster is an excellent design, making good use of curves, lines and space. The B and C-pillars, has been a given a black shade and looks sporty and goes well with tinted glasses. Moreover, the body-coloured door handles and exterior rear view mirror highlights the style of the car.
The interiors are just not Maruti Suzuki type; they are quite upscale and plush. The dual-toned dash imparts the impression of a luxurious sedan. The instrument cluster, the AC and the music system on the console are properly placed, adding convenience. The seats are ergonomically designed with shoulder support and adjustable head restraints for comfort. The design offers enough headroom and legroom. The car comes with power windows.
The Estilo has minimal standard features such as power steering, power controls, body-coloured bumper, tachometer, remote keyless entry, power rear door opener, electric mirror adjuster and rear door defogger. Airbags and ABS are optional.