Maruti Suzuki India Limited is the leading automobile maker in the country and they have been in the top slot for many years now. The company has quite a number of splendid cars in the lucrative Indian car market. One such magnificent premium sedan from their fleet is Maruti SX4, which is one of their top selling cars in the country. This sleek sedan is being sold to the Indian population with petrol as well as diesel engine based options and was first launched in year 2007 in the country. Since then this premium sedan has been doing numerous sales for the company. The Maruti SX4 ZXI MT is one of their mid level trim in the petrol engine model line-up and has sleek exteriors along with luxuriant interiors, which will certainly entice the customers. This variant has been bestowed 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 a better fuel efficiency. Some of the most exciting comfort features equipped in this Maruti SX4 ZXI variant includes a powerful and automatic single zone air conditioner unit with heater, front door pockets on both sides, front seat back pockets, centre 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 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 designers of the company have done a marvellous job on the outsides of this Maruti SX4 ZXI variant. The exteriors have been styled with elegance and the overall structure is extremely aerodynamic. The neatly designed signature front grille is perforated and is affixed with a chrome plated emblem of the company. This is surrounded by a radiant and large headlamp cluster, which has been equipped with high intensity halogen lamps. The front body coloured bumper has a wide air dam in the centre and is flanked by a pair of bright fog lamps. The front wind screen broad and made of toughened glass and it has been equipped with a pair of intermittent wipers as well. The side profile has body coloured outside rear view mirrors and door handles. While, the wheel arches have been equipped with a classy set of 16-inch alloy wheels, which are further covered with sturdy tubeless radial tyres of size 205/60 R16, which have a superior road grip. 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 coloured bumper has been fitted with a pair of fog lamps as well. The company is offering this 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 variant are rather good and can take in five passengers easily. 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 mid level Maruti SX4 ZDI MT variant 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 that are covered with premium upholstery 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 MT trim includes 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
The company has housed this stylish petrol sedan with a 1.6-litre, VVT (variable valve transmission) petrol mill. This performance packed engine has a DOHC (dual overhead cam shaft) and can displace 1586cc as well. This engine also has 4 cylinders and 16 valves to generate a 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 proficient 5-speed manual transmission . The company claims that this sedan can generate a reasonably good mileage in the range of 11.5 to 15.5 kmpl and this engine is also compliant with all the norms of BS-IV, which means lesser emissions as well.
Braking and Handling
The company has fitted this Maruti SX4 ZXI MT variant with a ventilated disc type of a braking mechanism for the front wheels, while the rear wheels get a drum 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 best in class and no-nonsense comfort features include a powerful and automatic single zone air conditioner unit with heater, front door pockets on both sides, front seat back pockets, centre 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 , a rear seat centre 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 MT variant with quite a number of safety features. These comprise of driver and front co-passenger airbags, 3-point ELR (energy load reduction) front and rear seat belts with pre-tensioners and force limiters and a 2-point lap belt for the rear centre passenger, rear doors child lock, height adjustable front seat belts, side impact protection beams, iCATS (intelligent Computerised Anti Theft system) equipped engine immobilizer , 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.
Stylish and aerodynamic exteriors, loaded with sophisticated functions, an influential engine.
Mileage can be better, an 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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