Maruti Suzuki, India's number one automobile manufacturer has come up with the Swift DZire. The DZire is the sedan version of the Swift hatchback. It was launched in 2008 and the car was a grand success. This model did not enjoy the excise benefit as it was not less than 4 m in length. The Swift DZire is loaded with many features, striking looks, luxurious interiors and many safety components.
Now the vehicle has become compact with the length being less than 4 m. This helps it qualify for the excise duty benefits offered by the government of India cars which are less than 4 m in length. The Swift DZire is available in the following variants- LDI, VDI, ZDI in diesel and LXI, VXI, ZXI, AUTOMATIC in petrol.
The Swift DZire provides a choice of two engines. The 1197 cc 4-cylinder K-Series petrol engine with VVT churns out a power of 86 bhp @ 6000 rpm and a maximum torque of 114 Nm @ 4000 rpm. The 1248 cc 4-cylinder DDiS engine delivers 74 bhp @ 4000 rpm and a maximum torque of 190 Nm @ 2000 rpm. It comes with an option of 4-speed automatic transmission and the 5-speed manual transmission.
The suspension system of the Swift DZire consists of McPherson strut with coil spring in the front and Torsion-beam with coil spring in the rear which imparts higher mounting rigidity and confident stability. The Swift DZire has ventilated disc brakes at the front and drum brakes at the rear.
The Swift DZire has a perfect blend of style and substance with its bold design and magnificent body dynamics. It has a body coloured bumper, high mounted stop lamp, front fog lamp, rear fog lamp, green tinted glass that imparts a sumptuous look. The ORVM with integrated turn indicators, the design of front grille and headlamps give a sophisticated look to the automobile. The boot space meets the rear fluently and gives a classy finish to the car.
The interior of the Swift DZire is luxurious with centre armrest, seat height adjuster, air conditioner, sun visor, remote back door opener, audio antenna, front head restraint, cup-holder and remote fuel lid opener. The instrument panel and the console includes speedometer, seat belt reminder, light-on reminder buzzer, Key-on reminder buzzer, door closure warning lamp and a multi functional display depicting the fuel consumption, trip/odometer and digital clock. The boot space has been reduced from 440 litres to 316 litres.
The Swift DZire has been designed keeping the highest safety standards in mind. It is equipped with many safety features which include ABS (Anti-lock Braking System) with BA (Brake Assist) and EDC (Engine Drag Control) that prevents skidding and helps in ensuring a minimum stopping distance on slippery surface. The rigid body of the car provides superior handling and a comfortable ride.