Maruti Suzuki India Limited is one of the largest manufacturer of passenger cars in the country. The company has quite a few different vehicles in their prestigious stable. One such impressive sedan from their fleet, Maruti SX4 is one of their best sellers. This graceful and spacious sedan is being sold with petrol as well as diesel engine versions for the customers to choose from and was launched in the year, 2007. Since then this premium sedan has been doing numerous sales for the company. The Maruti SX4 ZXI AT is their high end automatic variant in the petrol engine model lineup and has immaculate exteriors along with plush interiors, which will certainly astound the buyers. This automatic variant has been blessed with some of the best in class comfort features, which will certainly lure the customers into buying it. The company has equipped this sedan with a performance packed 1.6-litre VVT (variable valve timing) based petrol engine. This performance packed engine can displace 1586cc and also has a DOHC (dual overhead cam shaft) along with 4 cylinders and 16 valves to generate better fuel efficiency. Some of the most exciting comfort features equipped in this Maruti SX4 ZXI AT variant include a powerful and automatic single zone air conditioner unit with heater, front door pockets on both sides, front seat back pockets, center room lamp, luggage compartment lamp, remote operated fuel tank lid and tail gate and many more such features. Apart from these practical and utility based aspects, the company has also fitted this stylish automatic petrol sedan with quite a number of safety and protective features, which will ensure proper security and protection of the passengers as well as the sedan.
The outsides of this Maruti SX4 ZXI AT variant have been styled with flamboyance. The neatly designed front grille is perforated and is embedded with a prominent logo of the company. This is flanked by a luminous headlamp cluster, which have been equipped with high intensity halogen lamps. The body colored bumper has a wide air dam in the center and also has a pair of bright fog lamps. The front wind screen is large and made of toughened glass and it has been equipped with a pair of intermittent wipers. The side profile has body colored outside rear view mirrors and door handles. While, the pronounced wheel arches have been equipped with a modish set of 16 inch light weight alloy wheels , which are further covered with sturdy tubeless radial tyres of size 205/60 R16. The rear end has a large wind screen that has been equipped with a glass antenna along with a rear defogger as well. The rear tail lamp cluster is bright and the body colored bumper has been fitted with a pair of fog lamps as well. The company is offering this automatic sedan in several vivacious metallic finish options for the customers to choose from. The list includes a Midnight Black finish, a Silky Silver option, an Oyster Blue finish, a Clear Beige option, a French Eclair finish, a Pearl Arctic White option and also an Azure Grey finish as well. The overall dimensions of this Maruti SX4 ZXI AT variant are quite roomy and can take in 5 passengers with ease. The total length of this petrol sedan is 4490mm along with an overall width of 1735mm. The total height of this sedan is 1560mm and it also has a spacious wheelbase of 2500mm. This Maruti SX4 ZXI AT trim has an impressive ground clearance of 180mm and a minimum turning radius of 5.3 meters.
The insides of this premium sedan have comfortable seats and a lot of other features, which ensure utmost luxury to the passengers. The list of interior features include a day and night internal rear view mirror, a vanity mirror for the front co-passenger along with a sun visor for the driver as well. Other storage spaces in this Maruti SX4 ZXI AT trim include a ticket holder, three assist grips, internal courtesy lamp when the central locking switch is turned on, leather accented front and rear door trims that add to the elegance of this interiors, front door trim pockets to keep some smaller things at hand, silver painted inside door handles and door lock, a large glove box to keep quite a few important things at hand.
Engine and Performance
This stylish automatic sedan has been equipped a DOHC based 1.6-litre VVT (variable valve transmission) petrol engine . This power packed engine can displace 1586cc and also has 4 cylinders and 16 valves to generate better fuel efficiency. This commanding petrol engine has the ability to generate 103.3bhp at 5600 rpm in combination with a maximum torque of 145Nm at 4100 rpm, which is quite good. This engine has an MPFi fuel supply system and has been equipped with a 4-speed automatic transmission .
Braking and Handling
The company has fitted this Maruti SX4 ZXI AT variant with a ventilated disc type braking mechanism for the front wheels, while the rear wheels get a drum brake type mechanism . Apart from these, this hatchback also gets the advanced Anti-lock Braking System as well for additional advantage and safety. The front axle gets a independent suspension with gas filled McPherson strut type of a mechanism along with an anti roll bar. Meanwhile, the rear axle gets a semi independent torsion beam with gas filled shock absorbers for better stability and balance.
The list of these practical and utility based comfort features include an automatic single zone air conditioner unit with heater, front door pockets on both sides, front seat back pockets, center room lamp, luggage compartment lamp, remote operated fuel tank lid and tail gate, an EPS (electronic power steering) that has an tilt adjustable steering column and is covered in good quality leather, front and rear power windows, driver seat height adjuster for enhanced comfort to the driver, front and rear leather seats, a rear seat center arm rest for added comfort to the rear passengers, fixed rear seat, front and rear adjustable head rests, a rear defogger, an advanced central locking system with key less entry and many more such impressive features as well.
The company has also equipped this Maruti SX4 ZXI AT variant with quite a number of safety features. These comprise of driver and front co-passenger airbags, 3-point ELR (energy load reduction) front seat belts with pre-tensioners and force limiters and a 2-point lap belt for the rear center passenger , rear doors child lock, height adjustable front seat belts, side impact protection beams, iCATS (intelligent Computerised Anti Theft system) equipped engine immobiliser, an advanced ABS with EBD and many more such aspects, which will ensure proper safety and protection of the passengers as well as this sedan.
Very stylish exteriors, equipped with advanced functions, powerful engine.
Mileage can be better, expensive price tag.
The mechanism by which power is transmitted from the engine to the wheels.Transmission type could be Manual,Automatic, Continuously Variable Transmission, or Semi-Automatic.
The maximum amount of fuel that the engine can burn in one complete cycle of all the cylinders together.
The amount of work the engine can do over a period of time. It is measured in Horsepower. One Horsepower is equal to the energy needed to lift 550 pounds at a height of one foot for one second. 1 PS=1.01387 bhp.
The maximum power output the engine can
produce over a particular range of speed.
Sudden braking at high speeds can cause the brakes to lock up and the car to skid. The electronic sensors in the Anti Lock braking System rapidly pressurize and depressurize the brakes, thus stopping them from locking up.
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