Best family compact sedan
Crank the diesel DZire and the first thing you'll notice is the substantially improved refinement level. The engine settles into a nice idle. Maruti engineers have clearly worked hard at improving overall refinement levels which are, honestly, better (all through the revv range) than some sedans from a full segment above.
While engine noise is well controlled within the city, even on the highway, you would be hard-pressed to tell that it's a diesel when cruising at a 120kph speed. This 1.3L diesel engine is rated at 74bhp at 4,000rpm and 190Nm of torque at 2,000rpm. There is definite lag under 2,000rpm, just like in other applications of the same engine, but it's lesser than in the outgoing DZire.
The turbo seems to be running in a milder state of tune, and power delivery is a lot more progressive. Still, the lag will affect city driveability and cars like the Fiesta, Verito
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