Maruti Suzuki Dzire Petrol (MT) 2015 Driven


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Maruti Suzuki Dzire 2015 Face-lift Version

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This is the Test Drive Review for the 3rd Generation Maruti Suzuki Dzire launched in February 2015 at a starting Ex Showroom (Delhi) price of Rs. 5.07 Lacs by Maruti Suzuki India for the Indian Market. Since it’s the face-lift so from the previous generation of the Sub 4m Maruti Suzuki Dzire this one has upgraded exteriors and refined & upgraded interiors as well. There are following variants of the 2015 Face-lift Maruti Suzuki Dzire:

Petrol​

• Lxi : This is the basic Variant of the 2015 Maruti Suzuki Dzire which is not equipped with Airbags, ABS and EBD

• Then is the Lxi (o) which stands above the Basic Lxi trim and even this variant does not get the Airbags, ABS and EBD.

• After Lxi (o) comes Vxi which also is not equipped with Airbags, ABS and EBD. This is something which definitely works against model selection. This is a cost cutting measure by Maruti Suzuki to say and something that also leads to fall in demands for a specific variant. However, it does have electric ORVM.

• After Vxi comes the feature loaded Top End Variant i.e Zxi. The Zxi Variant is loaded with safety features like:

a) Dual Front Airbags (Driver + Passenger)

b) ABS with EBD

c) Inbuilt Parking sensors.

d) Height Adjustment of Seat belts.

e) Driver Seat Height Adjustment.

f) Electric ORVMs

Technical Specification of Maruti Dzire 2015

The Face-lift Maruti Dzire has been launched in 2 Variants as usual i.e Diesel and Petrol. In this 2015 face-lift Maruti Suzuki has also provided an option of a 4 Speed Automatic Transmission in Petrol along with the standard 5 Speed manual transmissions.

Petrol Engine Specs

• Petrol Engine is the K12 VVT 1.2 L Engine.

• The Engine is a 4 Cylinder Engine.

• Delivers Maximum Power of 84.3 PS.

• Delivers a Torque of 115 Nm at 4000 rpm.

Diesel Engine Specs

• Diesel Engine is 1.3 L DDiS Engine

• It is also a 4 Cylinder Engine

• Delivers power of 75 PS

• The Diesel Engine provides a Torque of 190 Nm at 2000 rpm.

Please Note both the engines of the Maruti Suzuki Dzire Face-lift 2015 are BS 4 Emission Norms Compliant.

Dimensions of 2015 Maruti Suzuki Dzire

Length: 3995mm

Width: 1695mm

Height: 1555mm

Wheelbase: 2430mm

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Re: Maruti Suzuki Dzire Petrol (MT) 2015 Driven.

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The Chief Competitor of the 2015 Face-lift Dzire are:

Tata Zest: Some features of TATA Zest

a) Based on Horizonext Technology with great in-car gadgets.

b) An all new product and not a mere face-lift by TATA

c) Look wise Zest is more contemporary to Maruti Dzire

d) Uses Projector Headlamps unlike the Maruti Dzire.

Official Review

Hyundai Xcent: Some features of Hyundai Xcent

a) Interior Quality is always refined.

b) All new product from Hyundai not a face-lift of Viva and Accent Executive.

c) Appears as stretched version of Grand i10 Hatchback.

d) Nice overall Paint finish on the body of the car.

Official Review

Honda Amaze: Some features of Honda Amaze

a) 1.5 L Engine is really well tuned in performance.

b) Looks better as a sub 4m sedan than Maruti Dzire.

c) A more premium feel when one sits inside.

d) Great Paint Quality in comparison to Maruti.

Diesel Engine Variants​

• LDi: This is the base variant of the Diesel Engine and is not equipped with Airbags, ABS and EBD.

• Then above LDi comes VDi which is equipped with Electric ORVM, ABS and EBD but misses on the Airbags.

• Above VDI comes the Top Variant ZDi that is equipped with Airbags, ABS and EBD and Electric ORVM.

Some Salient Features of Maruti Suzuki Dzire Zxi 2015​

• Immobilizer

• Push Button Start with Smart Key

• In Dash Entertainment System

• Steering Mounted Controls.

• Front and Rear Speakers with 2 Tweeter

• Body Color Door Handle and ORVMs

• Speed Sensitive Door Locks

• Front Fog Lamps with Chrome Stripe.

• 12 Volt Socket in Front and Rear

• Integrated side indicators on ORVMs

• Wooden Door trims

• Passenger Vanity Mirror

• Front Chrome Grill

• Alloy Wheels

• Intermittent Wipers

• Auto Climate Control AC

• Smoked Headlamps

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Interiors of Maruti Dzire 2015 Face-lift

Power Steering with Tilt Function and Audio and Bluetooth Control​

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Push Button Start​

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Speedometer Console

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In-Dash Audio System with Auto Climate Control​

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Dashboard in 2-tone shade and Wooden Garnish​

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Well Placed Power Window Switches

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Internal Rear View Mirror and front roof map light

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Rear seats with good quality fabric and decent thigh support and legroom.​

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Front Cup Holder

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Chrome Door Locks​

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12V Socket in Front and Rear with Front USB Port

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Storage Spaces in Front and Rear

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Parking Sensor and Headlamp Leveler

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Rear Roof Lamp

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Brake Lamp placed Inside Rear windscreen

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Driver Side Seat Height Adjuster

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Passenger Roof Wrist Grip

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Height Adjusting Seat Belts

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Wiper and Indicator Levers

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Hood Lever​

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The Glove Box

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What I Liked in New Maruti Dzire 2015 Face-Lift

• Interiors are Refined from previous generations.

• Head lamps look cool from previous generation.

• Dual Horn is quite loud.

• Steering is feather light with easy gear shift.

• Powerful AC

• 170mm GC makes egress and ingress really easy.

• Audio Quality is good.

What I feel can be Improved

• Undue Chrome use.

• Front looks more inspired from Honda Amaze

• NVH on the higher side in Petrol Engine

• Petrol Engine lacks bit of torque and slightly sluggish.

• No Automatic Transmission in Diesel Version

• VXi Version not having basic safety features.

• Suspension needs to be better as on minor bumps at speed of 20-30 km/h jerks feel harsh.

• Cabin Insulation can be further improved.

• Alloy Wheels missing in V Version.

• Projector Headlamps missing.

• Rear Profile is still same.

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Re: Maruti Suzuki Dzire Petrol (MT) 2015 Driven.

Exteriors of Maruti Suzuki Dzire 2015

The 1.2 L Petrol k12 Engine with under-hood cladding

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Front Smoked Headlamp and Fog Lamp with Chrome inserts

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Outside Rear View Mirrors with integrated indicators

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Smart Key Sensors on Door Handle

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The Rear Tail Light​

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The Boot Space

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Brakes, Wheel and Tyre:

Good Year OEM Rubber with Alloys and Dzire 2015 gets front disk brakes and rear has drum brakes. There are 2 rims options i.e 14" and 15". Alloy has 185/65/R15 Spec and Steel has 165/80/R14

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So friends, As I conclude this Test Drive Review, I believe though Maruti has made an effort to improve and differentiate the Dzire from Swift Hatch but still it has long way to go and needs lot of improvement in all respects including small areas like making rear defogger as a standard. With the increasing competition, the new face-lift Maruti Dzire still looks pretty dated. Adding chrome and cosmetic changes wont be of much use. The upgrades in Maruti Dzire 2015 need to be distributed in variants properly and not just focus on one specific variant category.

Some Final Pics of Maruti Suzuki Dzire 2015

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All pics are for The Automotive India Only. Re-Use of Above Pics needs full credit to T.A.I

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Hi Akash1886,

I bought new dzire LXI(O) 1 month back. I need to height the driver seat. What is the solution?
if you know reply

Thanks for advance.

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I bought new dzire LXI(O) 1 month back. I need to height the driver seat. What is the solution?
if you know reply
Hi Prasad, Since your car's variant is the one above Lxi variant it has all the manual adjustments for both the front seats i.e driver and passenger. I would suggest you to use a seating cushion to raise the height or else you may get the driver's seat re-done by inserting an additional sheet of foam/cushioning material.

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Hi Prasad, Since your car's variant is the one above Lxi variant it has all the manual adjustments for both the front seats i.e driver and passenger. I would suggest you to use a seating cushion to raise the height or else you may get the driver's seat re-done by inserting an additional sheet of foam/cushioning material.

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Hi Akash,

Thank you for suggestion seating cushion. if any idea about pricing and models available for dzire..,

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I bought new dzire LXI(O) 1 month back. I need to height the driver seat. What is the solution?
Hello ARPrasad

You can straight away swap the driver seat with that of the top variant. It would be a costlier option though and a waste of money as you won't be fiddling with it much after finding your sweet spot.

Keeping a pillow (or sofa cushions) is the cheapest idea, followed by getting the seat customized by adding foam. The second option should not cost more than 1000-1200 bucks, and that too for above average craftsmanship.

OT - How much waiting period was there for this Optional trim? And were the discounts similar to that of regular Lxi?

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Hello ARPrasad

You can straight away swap the driver seat with that of the top variant. It would be a costlier option though and a waste of money as you won't be fiddling with it much after finding your sweet spot.

Keeping a pillow (or sofa cushions) is the cheapest idea, followed by getting the seat customized by adding foam. The second option should not cost more than 1000-1200 bucks, and that too for above average craftsmanship.

OT - How much waiting period was there for this Optional trim? And were the discounts similar to that of regular Lxi?

Regards,
Alpha



Hi Alpha,


I decided to bought a car budget Rs.5.5lacs and Good mileage and low service cost. I test drive Tata tiago petrol, ford figo, grand i10, honda amaze, maruti celerio.

After all conclusion tiago some gear rod vibration and noise for cabin so i reject, ford figo not my budget on road 6.2 lacs so i reject, grand i10 i heard about service cost is high so i reject, honda amaze good car but i'm not interested. celerio its fit for my budget zxi variant. but my friends suggested not go for this. so reject. after that i find out dzire base variant LXI(O) Rs.6.20Plus lacs mentioned in one show room.

LXI(O) model have remote key, front power window, tiltable power steering.

VXI model its around Rs.6.80lacs. its beyond my budget.

LXI(O) model search all in and around show room. waiting period 4 weeks to 6 weeks mentioned by Sales person. in one show room one LXI(O) available. i cheacked the car and i blocked that one. my car manufacture month is JULY 2016. i booked the car 14 SEP 2016. got delivery on 30 SEP 2016.

my be that my car in yard nearly one month AUG full month. i checked the meter display 38km. may be its tuned or not.

But no issue my car till now. my 1st serive orvered. but just weekly once i get a outside. nealy 850km running. because of RC not got in 2 weeks . its more than one month.


I'm HAPPY About Swift Dzire LXI(O) .

Hi Alpha,



Cash Discount till SEP Rs.15000 offered all Maruti show room in coimbatore.
Around Rs. 605000 i got final price. 70% i put loan.

I fitted car audio system, full floor mat, sun film, wheel cover, number plate around Rs.30000 expenses.


still i'm not fitted seat cover. I enquired Rs.7500 for PU Leather seat cover available in MGA.

which is best for seat cover PU Leather or fabric.
 
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@ARPrasad, Swift Dzire is bigger car, let it be Lxi or Zxi commendable engine, good road presence, good suspension, space and overall good package in all aspects, it is the reason for its massive sales.

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@ARPrasad, Swift Dzire is bigger car, let it be Lxi or Zxi commendable engine, good road presence, good suspension, space and overall good package in all aspects, it is the reason for its massive sales.

-suryaputhra
Hi suryaputhra,


yes, you are right. i heard about last oct sales nearly 17k plus . This Dzire occupied 2nd place top 10 selling cars list in india.

I Happy With Maruti Dzire.[:)][:)]
 
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