Review

Maruti Swift Dzire review, test drive

Maruti has trimmed the boot of the Dzire. So is it a proper saloon or just a ‘hatchback plus’? Read our comprehensive review.

RATING
8 / 10
DETAILS
12
photos

The original Dzire made its debut in March 2008, Maruti engineering a boot onto the Swift hatchback to make the India-specific model, despite much apprehension from parent Suzuki. The car has been a huge success and Maruti has sold more than 300,000 cars in the four years that it’s been around. Don’t think you’ve seen the last of it though; the car will continue to soldier on, albeit only in the base diesel LDi guise, and only in the taxi market. However, this new Dzire diesel starts at Rs 5.8 lakh, which is where the Indigo CS tops out. So it’s clear that Maruti is aiming its new ‘only-for-India’ creation at someone who is willing to spend a little more, doesn’t particularly need a big boot, but doesn’t want a hatchback either.

The pricing also slots it neatly into a narrow gap between big hatchbacks and full-fat entry-level saloons like the Tata Manza and Toyota Etios. So the question is, what exactly is the new Dzire like? Is it an entry-level saloon, a hatchback or something in between?

Performance >>
See more about:  swift, dzire, review, roadtest, amaze
comments powered by Disqus

notSet

An exclusive drive of the Kaptur – Renault’s upcoming premium crossover, a new Indian Speed Record, the all-new Audi A4, Track day 2016 and lots more!
What's in this issue?

Trending Now
Find a car review

Latest Car Reviews

Jeep Wrangler Unlimited review, test drive

Jeep Wrangler Unlimited review, test drive

5 hours ago
We take the legendary Jeep Wrangler Unlimited off the tarmac to see whether...
Jeep Grand Cherokee diesel review, test drive

Jeep Grand Cherokee diesel review, test drive

5 hours ago
Iconic American carmaker Jeep is back in India. And the Cherokee looks the...
Renault Lodgy long term review, second report

Renault Lodgy long term review, second report

1 day 10 hours ago
Several months in, the Lodgy continues to be a most reliable workhorse,...
2016 Hyundai Elantra India review, test drive

2016 Hyundai Elantra India review, test drive

3 days ago
The new, sixth-generation Elantra comes with an attractive price tag. Can it...
Nissan Kicks review, test drive

Nissan Kicks review, test drive

5 days ago
Our sister magazine Autocar UK takes a short spin in the India-bound Nissan...
Latest News
UM Motorcycles launches first showroom in Mumbai
UM’s cruiser range now available in Mumbai.
56 minutes ago   1 picture
Maruti Swift Deca launched at Rs 5.94 lakh
The special-edition Swift gets additional features and is available in two...
2 hours ago   4 pictures
Jeep Grand Cherokee, Wrangler petrol coming this November
CEO Kevin Flynn confirms petrol-powered variants; likely to come with a...
2 hours ago   1 picture
Jeep Wrangler Unlimited price, features and specifications explained
The iconic Jeep off-roader is available in the four-door Unlimited form and...
4 hours ago   1 picture
Jeep Grand Cherokee, SRT, Wrangler launched in India
Jeep commences its India ops with two dealers. Prices for the Wrangler,...
6 hours ago   1 picture

Autocar Magazine

Issue: 205 | Autocar India: September 2016

An exclusive drive of the Kaptur – Renault’s upcoming premium crossover, a new Indian Speed Record, the all-new Audi A4, Track day 2016 and lots more!
Autocar Magazine
Latest Poll
For riding around in the city, would you prefer a moto-scooter like the Aprilia SR150 or a motorbike?


or View results
Yes, these scooters are fun and way more practical
  77%
 
No, only a motorbike will do for me
  23%
TOTAL VOTES: 340

Vote now
View previous Polls »