Maruti Suzuki Kizashi Interiors and Comfort
Like previously mentioned, the doors can be unlocked without much fuss and they open absolutely wide enabling an easy ingress and egress inspite of the car being low slung. Just shut the doors and immediately the cabin turns into a peaceful place to stay in. The car gets only beige interiors as standard and yes, they do look nice. The front seats offer a well under thigh support, meaning that the long journeys should be comfortable. The driver side also has electrically adjustable Lumbar jack support, and front seats are electrically adjustable in ten different ways, along with three memory functions. Perfect to store the seat preferences of your choice. Front legroom is fabulous and even tall passengers can accommodate comfortably. The steering wheel can be adjusted for height and also reach, thus, with so many adjustments available, finding a perfect driving position is very easy. The large windscreen also provides an excellent view of the road ahead but the long dashboard and bonnet will be a problem for short-height drivers. Plus, the dashboard reflection is also very minimal and something not much to worry about. The steering wheel feels nice to hold and is leather wrapped, so is the gear knob. The steering wheel has audio controls, cruise control and also paddle shift (Available on AT). The instrument cluster looks nice and gives the required premium sense. It has MID displaying many useful points like Fuel consumption, Distance to empty, Average speed, Gear position, Door ajar warning, outside temperature etc. The odometer comes with two trip meters but they need to be set only manually though. The light and indicator stalks are typical European style which means you get the indicator stalks in the left and wiper stalks in the right, this needs some getting used to but availability of the lane change indicators means that a slight flick will cause the indicator to flash for only 3 times and automatically turn off again.
The center console appears well integrated with the ICE controls and dual-zone climate control. All the buttons are perfectly placed and built, and they easily fall into the hands of driver too. You get plenty of storage spaces in the form of door pockets, cup holders, space beneath the center armrest and a pretty decent glove box (without chill-box). You get illuminated vanity mirrors for both the passenger and driver side, cabin illumination is also good with front reading lamps and a rear cabin lamp. The leather accentuated door trims are nice to touch and feel. The front doors get one touch auto up and down along with anti-pinch as a safety feature. The driver side gets joystick type knob for adjusting the ORVM’S along with auto-folding button and power window controls for all doors. Talking about the ICE, Kizashi has USB and Aux-in connectivity. It has four door speakers, two tweeters and a central speaker placed in the dashboard. Music quality is decent but has the real bass effect but still, audiophiles might require an upgrade. On the rear seats – the legroom is average but with a tall person sitting at the front, it becomes a bit of problem. We feel the main reason due to this is the well cushioned front seats. But for average sized adults this space should be more than adequate. Under thigh support is also fairly nice and should keep you comfortable in those long trips. The centre too has headrests in the rear seat, but the huge bump on the floor could drastically hinder their comfort. However, the centre armrest is soft when folded upside. Just pull one lever in the centre armrest and the cup holders come sliding outside from within the armrest, cool isn’t it? And also, one special advantage about this armrest is that it provides an access to the boot - remove the plastic cover behind the armrest and you can keep in your laptop or other expensive items inside quickly without effort of getting down to open the trunk.