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

notSet

The Chevrolet Trailblazer, new Skoda Superb and Tata Hexa are the stars of our 16th Anniversary issue. And that, of course, is just the tip of the iceberg. Read on.
What's in this issue?

Most Read
Find a car review

Latest Car Reviews

Range Rover LWB review, test drive

Range Rover LWB review, test drive

2 days ago
The Range Rover LWB is one of the largest, plushest and most spacious cars...
Maruti Ciaz long term review, second report

Maruti Ciaz long term review, second report

5 days ago
Our longtermer handles the concrete jungle with aplomb.
2015 Audi A6 Matrix 35 TDI review, test drive

2015 Audi A6 Matrix 35 TDI review, test drive

Aug 26, 2015
This facelift trims the Audi A6 range down to just one variant, but you can...
Maruti Ciaz SHVS diesel hybrid review, test drive

Maruti Ciaz SHVS diesel hybrid review, test drive

Aug 25, 2015
The Maruti Ciaz becomes even more frugal, thanks to the clever fuel-saving...
Abarth Punto Evo review, test drive

Abarth Punto Evo review, test drive

Aug 22, 2015
The wait for driving enthusiasts is over. India has finally got its first...
Latest News
Audi A3 40 TFSI Premium launched at Rs 25.50 lakh
The new entry-level trim is the only petrol variant in the A3 line-up;...
5 hours ago   1 picture
Land Rover Discovery Sport launched at 46.1 lakh
The Discovery Sport comes in four trim levels; powered by a 2,179cc diesel...
5 hours ago   3 pictures
Mercedes S-class Cabriolet revealed
The new S-class Cabriolet marks return of drop-top S-class after 44 years;...
7 hours ago   3 pictures
Maruti to equip more cars with SHVS tech
The frugal fuel-saving technology is expected to be used in the Maruti Dzire...
12 hours ago   1 picture
Seven-seater SsangYong Tivoli takes shape
This version of the Tivoli will be based on the SsangYong XLV concept; could...
13 hours ago   2 pictures

Autocar Magazine

Issue: 193 | Autocar India: September 2015

The Chevrolet Trailblazer, new Skoda Superb and Tata Hexa are the stars of our 16th Anniversary issue. And that, of course, is just the tip of the iceberg. Read on.
Autocar Magazine