Maruti Suzuki India is the country’s largest and most popular car maker. MSI is known for offering small cars that hand out amazing fuel efficiency and come under the budget of a regular Indian car aspiring consumer. The most popular models from MSI comprise of Maruti Alto, Maruti 800, Maruti Swift, Maruti Swift Dzire and Maruti Zen Estilo. Amongst these, Maruti Zen Estilo is one of the most attractive products by MSI, which has done quite an amazing business in the country. The car is offered in both CNG and petrol engine options. The Maruti Zen Estilo LX is the base variant in the range and comes with roomier interiors filled with lavish features. The air conditioning is present to cool down the interiors in no time. The dual-tone theme with high quality fabric upholstery makes the inside appear very subtle and sophisticated. The seating arrangement is truly comfortable and makes you relax all the way through your journey. On the outside, the beautiful chrome finishing on the grille with big bumper, good-looking headlamp cluster, elongated tail lights and body coloured ORVMs and door handles make the car appear very alluring and smart. Besides the comfy interiors and good looks, under-the-hood scenario of the car is also strong. The Maruti Zen Estilo LX BS IV comes with 998cc petrol engine, which is capable of churning out maximum power of 64bhp along with 84Nm of peak torque. The 5-speed manual transmission coupled with the engine makes the car deliver good mileage figures of around 14.5 to 18.2 kmpl. On the safety part, this model comes with child safety lock, seat belts, engine immobiliser, anti-glare rear view mirror and side impact beams.
Maruti Zen Estilo LX BSIV comes with unique and very attractive exteriors. The aerodynamic silhouettes with smooth curves make this model turn out to be quite classy and subtle at the same time. The front profile of the car comes with big bumper coupled with good-looking headlamp cluster, chrome finished grille with a chrome plated Maruti Suzuki logo positioned right at the centre of the grille. The nose is smooth and quite alluring. on the side, the body colored ORVMs with body handles awaits for you. The wheel arches are pronounced well. Coming to the rear part, Maruti Zen Estilo LX BSIV has very chic and stylish tail lights accompanied by high mounted stop lamp, sporty rear bumper and well carved out boot lid. Overall, the appearance of this model is innovative and very alluring as compared to its competitors available in the Indian car market.
On the inside, Maruti Zen Estilo LX BSIV comes with designer interiors feature dual-tone theme with high quality fabric upholstery. The dual tone dashboard looks very attractive that is coupled together with floor carpet, adjustable head rests and well placed glove box. The AC vents are also positioned well and a bit of chrome finish on the vents give it a more glamorous appearance. The instrumental cluster is nice and has digital fuel level indicator. The cup holders present in the front and rear cabin is also present. On the whole, the interiors in Maruti Zen Estilo LX BSIV are decent and provide a very roomy and airy ambiance to the occupants.
Under the hood of Maruti Zen Estilo LX BSIV, you will find a dynamic 998cc, 3-cylinder, KB series petrol engine that comfortably produces a maximum power output of 64bhp at the rate of 6200 rpm along with 90Nm of maximum torque at the rate of 3500 rpm. The engine is BS IV complaint; therefore, this one is fit for all metropolitan cities in India. A 5-speed manual transmission has been coupled with the engine to make the car performance impressive and inspiring. The car’s pick up and acceleration is okay and managed to touch 0-100 kmph speed mark in 16.26 seconds. The top speed of the car is 160 kmph. The mileage delivery of the car model isn’t disappointing either. On the city roads, it gives out 14.5 kmpl of mileage, while on the highways; fuel economy figure touches 18.2 kmpl figure.
Braking and Handling
The braking and handling of Maruti Zen Estilo LX BSIV is decent and not a letdown as such. The brake system of the car variant comprises of ventilated disc brakes for the front and drum brakes on the rear. On the other hand, the handling of the car is augmented with the presence of sophisticated suspension system comprising of McPherson strut with torsion type roll control device on the front and coil spring, gas filled shock absorbers with three link rigid & isolated trailing arm for the rear.
In the name of comfort Maruti Zen Estilo LX BSIV comes with a very proficient air conditioning system with heater, which is strong enough to cool down the interiors in a matter of few minutes. The cup holders are present on the front and rear, along with remote fuel lid opener and rear headrests. The seating arrangement is truly comfortable and provides plenty of legroom and headroom to all the occupants. The high quality fabric for the seats ensures relaxing road trip for the passengers. Being the base variant, the car model doesn’t feature power steering, power windows or a music system. But it does feature low fuel warning light, which would alert you when your car is running low on fuel. Plus, there is ample of boot space as well, which could fit in a lot of luggage when going on a picnic or a long road trip.
The safety features in Maruti Zen Estilo LX BSIV are not ample in number as this one is the base variant. But keeping the safety of the occupants in mind, the company has provided the car model with the basic safety features. these comprise of child safety locks, passenger side ORVM, halogen headlamps, rear seat belts, side impact beams, centrally mounted fuel tank and engine immobiliser.
Smart design, affordable price along with good mileage figures
Lack of safety and comfort features
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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