The new-generation Maruti DZire 2018 has become the best selling car in India. This compact sedan has beaten the Maruti Alto, which has been leading for a long time. The new Dzire comes as a breath of fresh air and is all-new car. This is very different and highly improved of its predecessors. Underpinned by an all-new platform, makes it wider but shorter than before. The result is better handing, ride and also space management. There are multiple variant option to choose from as well, making the Dzire 2018 as complete car. A reason why it has gone on to become the best seller.
It is based on a new platform, which is called Heartect. The same platform is found on the Baleno as well. It gets a longer wheelbase by about 20mm. The width has also increased. The design has evolved and looks better than the earlier model. The new Dzire now look well-balanced and also more proportionate than before. The styling is a head turner and commands good road presence. For the first time it gets 15-inch wheels as well.
The engines have not changed, though. They are the 1.2-litre petrol and 1.3-litre diesel. Both these engines come mated to a five-speed manual transmission and also have AMT options. There is more than sufficient power and mileage in the two engines. As the new DZire is now lighter by upto 120 kilograms, it makes it an even better package than before. This means an improvement in performance and even mileage.
Maruti Swift DZire 2018 Price in India
|Variant||Price (ex-showroom , New Delhi)|
|LXi||INR 5.45 lakhs|
|VXi||INR 6.29 lakhs|
|ZXi||INR 7.05 lakhs|
|ZXi+||INR 7.94 lakhs|
|VXi AGS||INR 6.76 lakhs|
|ZXi AGS||INR 7.52 lakhs|
|ZXi+ AGS||INR 8.41 lakhs|
|LDi||INR 6.45 lakhs|
|VDi||INR 7.29 lakhs|
|ZDi||INR 8.05 lakhs|
|ZDi+||INR 8.94 lakhs|
|VDi AGS||INR 7.76 lakhs|
|ZDi AGS||INR 8.52 lakhs|
|ZDi+ AGS||INR 9.41 lakhs|
The price of the Maruti Dzire 2018 sees some changes. However, this change is due to the new variants added. There are a lot of new features offered now, so considering that, the price increase doesn’t seem that much as it offers good value even now. Dual airbags and ABS are now a standard feature across all variants. AMT is offered on the top most variant as well.
Maruti DZire 2018 Model Review (Video)
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Maruti DZire 2018 Model Design
The Maruti Swift DZire 2018 is based on all-new platform, which Suzuki calls as Heartect. Earlier, this platform has been seen on the Maruti Baleno. This new platform uses high strength steel, making it stronger and even more lighter. As the Maruti DZire 2018 is wider, it results n better handling.
The Maruti Dzire 2018 now looks very stylish from the front. It is a pleasing design and does not seem like its trying too hard to look good. The new Dzire looks balanced and contemporary as well. The fascia receives a new imposing grille that has a chrome surround, which looks like a lip.
Side and Rear
The side profile looks perfectly balanced. The boot is very well integrated in the body and doesn’t look like a forced job. The new 15-inch alloy wheels add to the look of this car. The rear has similar look to the old Dzire but the styling is much better. The tail lamps are now LED ones and look classier. There is an improvement in the paint quality this time. The New Maruti Dzire 2017 is indeed an excellent job my Maruti.
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New Maruti DZire 2018 Interior
The New Maruti Dzire 2018 has one of the best looking interiors, in the compact sedan space, at least. The car now has many more features on offer and also has more space inside. The interior colour theme is two tone, with a black and beige combination. The quality of materials are also different now. The cabin feels more airy that the earlier model.
This is an area which has seen good improvement. There are matte wood finish inserts that not only look good but stand out too. The steering wheel feels very sporty with the flat bottom and is a joy to hold on to. We would have preferred a more solid feel though, as some areas still feel flimsy. However, overall, the car feels good in terms of quality.
Coming to space, the New Maruti Dzire 2018 breaks new ground. Especially at the rear, the car is much more improved in terms of space. The rear can easily accomodate three adults. There is also more legroom available now, which was the greatest negative point of the Dzire earlier.
Comfort Features (Variant Wise)
The base model is now more equipped with features which weren’t earlier offered on the DZire. For instance, it now gets air conditioner with heater, 12V socket, power steering, 12V charging socket and even pollen filter even on the base model.
The V traim offers more bells and whistles. To begin with, there are rear AC vents, keyless entry (remote operated), 12V rear charging socket, all four power windows, central locking, electromagnetic boot opening, electrically adjustable mirrors, driver side, auto down window, height adjustment for driver’s seat and luggage room lamp also.
The Z variant gets engine push start and stop, smart key for keyless entry, automatic climate control, electrically folding mirrors and driver’s side window auto up and down.
The Z+ variant also gets features like automatic headlamps, Follow me home. These are the additional features on Z+ variants.
In terms of storage, there are bottle holders on all the four doors. There is even rear arm rest, driver side ticket holder and glovebox with compartments.
Touchscreen Infotainment/Music System
The Maruti Dzire 2018 now gets a 2-DIN music system on the V variant. It also gets Bluetooth, USB port, aux-in, and plays MP3 format too. The steering has controls for audio and bluetooth telephony. There a for speakers and the sound quality is decent. The Z variant gets six speakers. In the Z+ variant there is a touchscreen offered which has Apple car play and Android auto. It also has Navigation built-in and voice commands too.
Z variant offers leather-wrapped steering wheel and wooden touches too. Dual-tone interiors are standard and then there is also the driver information system, outside temperature display (from Z variant). LED tail lamps are also standard across all variants.
The boot is much larger than before. The utility value of this car has gone up several notches, due to this.. In the previous car, boot space was too little.
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New Maruti Dzire 2018 Safety
The safety features on offer include dual airbags, ABS with EBD and even brake assist. There is also ISOFIX on all the variants, which makes it a good option to consider. The other features on offer include the front seat belt with pre-tensioners, immobilizer, force limiter, seat belt warning lamps. Key left warning and door open warning are a part of this list.
In the V variant, the additional features are day and night adjustable IRVM, speed sensitive door locking and anti-theft security system.
Z offers reverse parking sensor, front fog lamps, rear defogger as additional features.
The Z+ also offers some additional features too. There is reverse camera with guide that is an extra over the Z variant.
2018 Maruti DZire Mileage
|Petrol in City||14 km/l|
|Petrol on Highway||18 km/l|
|Diesel in city||17 km/l|
|Diesel on Highway||24 km/l|
The Maruti Dzire 2018 has always been up there, when it comes to fuel efficiency. The New Dzire has now shed around 100 kilograms, hence it has got even better now. The reduced weight has resulted in better mileage as well as better performance. This makes it the Swift Dzire most fuel-efficient car in the country with an economy of 28.4 km/l. Petrol has also seen an increase in its mileage to 22km/l, for both manual and AMT versions.
Maruti Suzuki DZire 2018 Model Specifications
|Engine||1.2-litre K-Series||1.3-litre DDiS|
|Transmission||5-speed manual & AMT||5-speed manual & AMT|
The new Maruti Dzire 2018 makes use of the same engines that powered the earlier model. There is no change in the power and torque figures of the engines. The petrol engine is the 1.2-litre K-series engine that has four cylinders and a power output of 83bhp. The torque is 115Nm for this engine. This is a sufficiently powerful engine and offers brisk performance in the city and on the highway.
It is a good thing that Maruti has stuck to this engine, because we feel that currently it is the best performing petrol engine in its segment. The AMT offered with this engine works amazingly well. The lag one generally feels in AMTs is minimal and it functions smoothly.
The diesel engine also has good performance. The car is light in weight, hence performance becomes even better. The good amount of torque helps achieve good driveability also. This is quite a peppy engine too. It has a 1.3-litre DDiS, four-cylinder diesel engine making 75bhp of power and 190Nm of maximum torque. It does get a bit noisy at higher RPMs, but offers good drivability and performance.
The AMT on the diesel of the Swift Dzire could have been better tuned. While both engines are offered with AMT, our pick is the petrol one. It is a smooth performer and has better drivability that the diesel. The AMT option is not available on the base version which are Lxi and Ldi.
New Maruti DZire 2018 Colours
The new Maruti DZire 2018 is offered in six colour options. These include
- Sherwood Brown
- Gallant Red
- Oxford Blue
- Arctic White
- Magma Gray
- Silky Silver
Maruti DZire 2018 Dimensions
Though being a compact sedan, the new Maruti Dzire 2018 has good dimensions now. For instance, the wheelbase has been increased by 20mm to 2,450mm. The car is now wider by 40mm making it to make 1,735mm wide. The height has been reduced by 21mm, which makes it 1,515mm tall. The ground clearance has been cut by 7mm, which now tallies at 163mm. As the new Heartect platform is used, it has reduced the weight of the car by about 105 kilograms, making it quicker, agile and efficient. The new dimensions give its dynamic a real lift.
Should you buy?
The 2018 Maruti Dzire has upgraded itself in terms of design, styling, features and also performance and mileage. If this is not a good enough reason to buy this car, then we wonder what is. This is a much more evolved car now. It is loaded with several contemporary features and also the quality has improved. So, definitely the New Maruti Dzire 2018 is a recommended buy.
Many features on offer
Powerful and fuel-efficient engines
Safety across all features
AMT on both engines and many variants
Fit and finish not the best