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.

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

Maruti Swift Dzire review, test drive

notSet

The Porsche Macan tested on Indian roads, the first images of the new Hyundai i20 and lots of comparison tests in this issue of Autocar India.
What's in this issue?

Most Read
Find a car review

Latest Car Reviews

New Fiat Punto Evo review, test drive

New Fiat Punto Evo review, test drive

3 hours ago
The Fiat Punto has been thoroughly revised both inside and out, and drips of...
Porsche Macan S Diesel review, test drive

Porsche Macan S Diesel review, test drive

3 days ago
With mixed sportscar and SUV DNA, this new Porsche is a unique package....
Volkswagen Vento TSI long term review first report

Volkswagen Vento TSI long term review first report

4 days ago
It’s been a while since the automatic Vento came into our fold, but...
2014 Volkswagen Polo 1.5 diesel review, test drive

2014 Volkswagen Polo 1.5 diesel review, test drive

Jul 15, 2014
VW's new Polo hatchback gets cosmetic upgrades and a new 1.5-litre diesel...
Tata Zest review, test drive

Tata Zest review, test drive

Jul 14, 2014
With the Zest, Tata wants to claw back lost ground from Maruti, Hyundai and...
Latest News
Porsche Cayenne facelift revealed
The updated Porsche Cayenne will be launched at Paris motor show; gets new...
50 minutes ago   2 pictures
Castrol launches new engine oil for engines with stop-start system
The Magnatec Stop-Start has been developed specifically to protect against...
2 hours ago   1 picture
New Toyota Innova coming in 2016
Next-generation Innova likely to feature refreshed exterior styling, more...
5 hours ago   1 picture
Honda CB Shine 2014 edition gets new paint shades
Honda will not levy any extra cost for the new paint shade.
8 hours ago   2 pictures
Indian Harley owners to attend Sturgis rally
Thirteen Indian Harley-Davidson riders to participate in the 74th Sturgis...
9 hours ago   11 pictures

Autocar Magazine

Issue: 180 | August 2014

The Porsche Macan tested on Indian roads, the first images of the new Hyundai i20 and lots of comparison tests in this issue of Autocar India.
Autocar Magazine
Latest Poll
Would you buy Honda's MPV, the Mobilio, instead of a family sedan?



or View results
Yes
  38%
 
No
  49%
 
Maybe
  12%
TOTAL VOTES: 795

Vote now
View previous Polls »