Monday, July 30, 2012
Maruti Swift Dzire automatic is definitely nothing like its other counterparts. The old Dzire has already topped the charts and just when you thought that there is nothing else for the Dzire to conquer, the company has launched an automatic gearbox variant of the highly successful sedan. The new Swift Dzire makes the under 4 metre cut but let us see if it makes the people’s cut.
In terms of the looks, the new Swift carries on the mature image and improvises with curves, an extended hood and bigger head lights. The front end style remains the same but looks a lot more elegant.
On the inside you are in for an absolute delight. The delights come in the form of new steering wheel, new dashboard and dash of beige. There is also the option of two tone black colour scheme. The seats are spacious and comfortable and the cabin has a pretty premium feel to it. Like the back end design, the back seats however take a bit of a beating though the wheelbase of the new car is about 40mm longer.
In terms of the performance, the Dzire comes in both the 1.2-litre petrol and 1.3-litre diesel variants that are currently on offer in the new Swift. The Dzire now has the option of a 4-speed automatic gearbox in the mid-level VXi petrol variant. The new automatic delivers a power of 87PS @ 6000rpm and a torque figure of 114Nm @ 4000rpm. It hits the 100km/h in 16.49 seconds. Moving around city traffic, the drive is an absolute breeze and the neither the gearbox nor the engine feel laggy at any point. The steering is nicely weighted and carving corners on a twisty mountain road is as fun as it gets in this segment of cars.
The new Swift Dzire delivers a mileage of 16kmpl. The Swift Dzire automatic gearbox comes at an extra cost of Rs. 35,000. You can also check out the likes of Mahindra Verito and the Toyota Etios.