A Class Of Its Own

2020 Maruti Suzuki Dzire facelift review, test drive

Ever played ‘spot the difference’ with a facelifted auto? Of training course, you have. “Is that a new bumper? Have the lights altered?”… it can be genuinely difficult to inform at occasions. But you can find no this kind of trouble in this article – Maruti Suzuki’s 2020 Dzire is a auto that looks quite unique, even at a mere look.

Most structure improvements on the 2020 Dzire are concentrated on the nose.


In location of the slender chrome grille now sits a tall Audi-like, one-body hexagonal ‘Bulgarian beard’. The amount plate is now incorporated into the grille, the fogs get more matte black close to them, and there are chrome ‘brackets’ less than the chin. So the nose of the new Maruti Dzire looks quite unique. There aren’t any other significant improvements built to the relaxation of the auto, and that is a little bit odd.

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This reduced-spec edition tends to make do with metal wheels in wheel addresses (pictured), nevertheless the major-spec trim will get dual-tone alloys.


 Also new is the DualJet motor. Quickly to be thoroughly made in India, the motor employs two injectors for just about every cylinder, as the identify implies, positioned in shut proximity to the inlet valves. Fuel shipping and delivery, as a final result, is more accurate. The proximity of the injectors to the cylinder head also quickens reaction time, and atomisation of gasoline, vital for total combustion, is much better too. Electrical power now is at 90hp and the motor also has a more healthy torque curve. Idle start out/prevent, a initially-in-class attribute, is on provide now, and the Dzire has a better formally licensed performance ranking of 23.26kpl for the guide, against the earlier car’s 22.0kpl. 

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The K12N DualJet motor tends to make 90hp and 113Nm of torque.


What is actually it like to push?

Begin up the DualJet and you can instantly inform that you can find some thing unique less than the hood. The idle is hushed, it is around vibration-free of charge, and the motor operates so easy, I just about crank it once more. Only the tachometer needle, hovering calmly at 800rpm stops me.

This motor is also more responsive than the typical K-12. Faucet the throttle and it spins up just about instantly, pulling the Dzire forward effortlessly from just one,000rpm. As you turn the motor more rapidly, the tug will get progressively more powerful, and then, short-change to a better equipment and this easy effectiveness continues. There evidently is more oomph at reduced motor speeds. This implies driving in the metropolis will be a breeze, and you can hold the Dzire in a better equipment and potter close to in traffic.

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The new motor is more responsive at the reduced end of the rev array and is eager to spin speedy too.


This motor likes to spin speedy too. Remain on the gasoline and it will rev all the way to six,400rpm (100rpm more than the typical K-12), and hold your foot in just after you upshift, and effectiveness feels more powerful still. A fast examination we done noticed the new Dzire do the -100kph dash in 12.0sec, that is more than .6sec more rapidly than the earlier auto, and more than a 2nd more rapidly than the also 90hp petrol Honda Amaze. The Hyundai Aura with its turbo GDI petrol motor, nonetheless, is a lot more rapidly, using just ten.6sec to do the sprint. 

Maruti Dzire acceleration figures: Outdated vs new
New Dzire* Outdated Dzire
-10kph .67s .56s
-20kph one.38s one.15s
-30kph two.07s two.00s
-40kph two.75s two.82s
-50kph three.77s three.81s
-60kph 5.22s 5.35s
-70kph six.49s six.72s
-80kph seven.79s 8.18s
-90kph nine.86s ten.24s
-100kph 12.00s 12.59s
twenty-80kph (in 3rd equipment) 12.87s 13.40s
forty-100kph (in 4th equipment) twenty.15s twenty.40s

With more ability and effectiveness on hand and the assure of much better gasoline overall economy, you can find been a significant up grade. If not, the Dzire is a lot the exact from at the rear of the wheel. The steering does come to feel like it has a little bit more weight, which is nice, and the suspension feels like it has been stiffened marginally, but apart from that, the new auto remains a stable but un-involving push. 

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Other than the new motor, the Dzire feels the exact to push as in advance of.


What is actually it like on the inside of?

There are no significant improvements to the cabin. And this isn’t really always a lousy detail. For 1, stages of consolation at the front and the rear seats are substantial, even when compared to most rivals. You can find loads of house up front, and the Dzire’s extended two,450mm wheelbase implies you can find masses of legroom in the rear as nicely. Two tall travellers, in actuality, can comfortably sit 1 at the rear of the other. In addition, the again seat is supportive and nicely reclined, and due to the fact you can find a vent at the rear, it tends to make for a quite capable chauffeur-driven auto very extraordinary for a compact sedan.

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No major improvements to the cabin even reduced variants (pictured) get faux wooden trim on the dashboard.


At the front, there are some smaller updates, but these have more to do the kit on provide. Even though the auto we drove was a VXi, the ZXi will get Maruti’s uprated and a lot neater SmartPlay Studio interface, a new color MID in among the dials, and cruise management as nicely.

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The up to date seven.-inch SmartPlay Studio infotainment method is now obtainable on better variants.


That apart, the flat-base steering wheel, with its leather-based and faux wooden insert still looks good, the dials are crisp and very clear, and even the bits of wooden trim on the sprint are nicely finished. Some of the plastics could have been more solidly designed, and the auto is missing some kit like wi-fi charging, but, overall, the cabin is a quite snug location to be.

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The again seat is supportive and nicely reclined.


Should I acquire 1?

With its snug, large and nicely-outfitted cabin, friendly driving manners and refined effectiveness, Maruti’s Dzire petrol has savored a extended stint at the major of its class. The Dzire may perhaps not be the most enjoyment auto to push and the Hyundai Aura with its turbo motor evidently has more effectiveness. Nevertheless, what retains the Maruti perched at the major is the actuality that it has been this kind of a good all-rounder. And now that it comes with a smoother, more refined, more responsive, more effective and more effective motor, and more kit as nicely, it is better still. The major-of-the-line ZXi+ automated is a little bit expensive with an ex-showroom selling price of Rs 8.80 lakh, but if you are hunting for a compact sedan, the Dzire really should be at the major of your listing.  

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*Not to Autocar India examination standards 

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