Maruti Swift Dzire is one of the best-selling compact sedan in the lucrative Indian car market. The company is selling this vehicle in both petrol and diesel engine options for the buyers to choose from. Among the variants available, the Maruti Swift Dzire LXI is the base trim. It comes with a 1.2-litre, K-series, VVT based petrol engine with a displacement capacity of 1197cc. It has the ability to churn out 85.8bhp and 114Nm of peak torque output. The company claims that this petrol compact sedan can produce a decent mileage of about 17.4 Kmpl on the bigger roads. The internal cabin of this trim has been offered with some standard features including a proficient air conditioner with heater, power steering, integrated head restraints and so on. Apart from these, this base variant is also bestowed with a few safety features, which gives the passengers a stress free driving experience. On the other hand, the exteriors are equipped with well designed headlight cluster, bumper with air dam, radiator grille and several other aspects. It is designed with an overall length of 3995mm along with a total width of 1695mm and a decent height of 1555mm. The large wheelbase of this vehicle measures 2430mm that ensure a roomy cabin and it comes with a minimum ground clearance of 170mm. It has a 42 litre fuel tank and a spacious boot compartment of 400 litres as well.
To begin with the frontage of this compact sedan, it comes with a sleek bonnet, which has a few visible character lines. The large windscreen is made of tinted glass and is integrated with a pair of 2-speed fixed intermittent wipers. The bold radiator grille is fitted with a chrome plated company logo in the center. This grille is flanked by a well designed headlight cluster that is equipped with high intensity halogen lamps and turn indicator . The body colored bumper has a wide air dam for cooling the engine quickly. The side profile is designed with body colored door handles and internally adjustable external rear view mirrors. The pronounced wheel arches are fitted with a sturdy set of 14 inch steel wheels. These rims are further covered with 165/80 R14 sized tubeless radial tyres. The rear end has a bright tail light cluster, a body colored bumper with reflectors and an expressive boot lid. The wind shield is integrated with a centrally located high mounted brake light. Currently, this compact sedan is available in seven exterior paint options for the buyers to pick from. The list of colors include Glistening Grey, Bright Red, Silky Silver, Arctic White, Clear Beige, Midnight Black and Pacific Blue finish option.
The spacious internal cabin of this Maruti Swift Dzire LXI variant comes in beige and black color combination. It is incorporated with a number of utility based aspects, which include cup and bottle holders, front door trim pockets, front seat back pockets, a spacious boot compartment for storing ample of luggage, assist grips, a 12V power socket for charging gadgets, remote fuel lid opener and many other such features . It also has a three spoke steering wheel, a large glove box and an instrument panel. The dual tone dashboard with wood inserts, chrome plated inside door handles and beige finished door pads gives it an elegant look. The well cushioned seats are covered with fabric upholstery and they provide enough leg space for minimum five passengers. The presence of meter cluster with silver accents and 3D acrylic graduations on instrument panel looks very striking.
Engine and Performance:
This base variant is powered by a 1.2-litre petrol engine under the bonnet, which has a displacement capacity of 1197cc . This K-series, VVT (variable valve timing) technology based power plant is integrated with 4-cylinders and 16-valves . It has the ability to churn out 85.8bhp of power at the rate of 6000rpm in combination of a peak torque of 114Nm at 4000rpm. It is skilfully mated with a five speed automatic transmission gear box, which allows it to achieve a maximum speed of 169 Kmph. At the same time, it can cross the speed barrier of 100 Kmph in about 12.6 seconds. With the help of a MPFI supply system, this compact sedan can generate close to 13.2 Kmpl in the city limits, while on the highways its mileage goes up to 17.4 Kmpl that is quite good for this segment.
Braking and Handling:
The company has given this Maruti Swift Dzire LXI variant an efficient braking and suspension mechanism, which keeps it well balanced and stable at all times. The front wheels are equipped with a set of ventilated disc brakes, while the rear gets solid drum brakes. On the other hand, the front and rear axle is assembled with a McPherson strut and torsion beam type of mechanism respectively. It is blessed with an electronic power assisted steering system , which is tilt adjustable and makes handling comfortable even in heavy traffic. This steering wheel supports a minimum turning radius of 4.8 meters.
This trim comes with a lot of sophisticated features, which includes manual air conditioning system with a heater, remote back door opener, integrated rear seat head rests, comfortable seats and many other such aspects. The advanced instrument panel is equipped with a digital tachometer, driver seat belt and headlamps on reminder notification, speedometer, a digital clock, tripmeter and door ajar warning. Apart from these, it is also equipped with a 12V power socket for charging gadgets, a roof mounted antenna, rear seat back folding, tilt adjustable steering column and so on.
Being the base variant, it comes with almost all the essential safety features for the protection of the occupants. The list includes an engine immobilizer, central locking system and rear doors with child locking system. It also has 3-point seat belts for all occupants and the company has given it a rigid body structure, which enhance the safety of the occupants in case of collision.
1. After sales service is very good.
2. Spacious boot compartment is a plus point.
1. Absence of music system is a big disadvantage.
2. Many more safety and comfort features can be added.