The new Maruti Swift Dzire generated lots of curiosity prior to its launch. But, despite being within 4 meters in length, the Dzire looks aren’t impressive. The recessed boot isn’t very appeal. Though one of the top-end models of the Dzire Vxi, has the choice of Automatic Transmission. The fuel average has improved, and some new changes has been brought in place just like with the hatch, Swift. What can one say about the best selling hatchback in India that already hasn’t been said and written to death? Well, there is certainly merit in the fact that Maruti Swift is one of the hottest selling cars from MSIL. It’s swift, it’s cute, and it’s been re-launched in a better looking form. Besides that, there is a 3-4 months waiting period for delivery of that car. It comes with excellent features, gives great mileage, and is a keeper.
|Maruti Swift||Maruti Swift Dzire|
|Engine Size||1.2L, 1197cc, 85bhp KB Series Petrol Engine||1.3L 85PS AlTec32 engine|
|Price Range||Rs 4.5L- Rs 6.77L (approx)||Rs 4.9 – Rs 7.35L (approx)|
|Power||85ps @ 6,000rpm||87PS@6000 rpm|
|Gear box||5 speed||5 speed|
|Variants||3 Petrol + 3 Diesel||4 Petrol + 3 Diesel|
The Verdict: The enhanced fuel efficiency and refined engine are a definite improvement over the old Dzire, but the smaller boot space and average looks are a huge let down. The New Swift has now entered the ‘premium hatch’ segment because of almost 140 new changes that have been included in it. However, the waiting period for both these new face lifted cars can be a damper for those keen to buy them.