At any time played ‘spot the difference’ with a facelifted automobile? Of program, you have. “Is that a new bumper? Have the lights transformed?”… it’s certainly challenging to notify at times. But you can find no this sort of dilemma listed here – Maruti Suzuki’s 2020 Dzire is a automobile that looks very distinct, even at a mere glance.

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Most style changes on the 2020 Dzire are concentrated on the nose.


In put of the slim chrome grille now sits a tall Audi-like, one-body hexagonal ‘Bulgarian beard’. The selection plate is now incorporated into the grille, the fogs get additional matte black all over them, and there are chrome ‘brackets’ less than the chin. So the nose of the new Maruti Dzire looks very distinct. There usually are not any other important changes manufactured to the relaxation of the automobile, and that is a little bit odd.

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This decreased-spec edition helps make do with metal wheels in wheel covers (pictured), although the best-spec trim gets twin-tone alloys.


 Also new is the DualJet engine. Quickly to be absolutely made in India, the engine utilizes two injectors for each individual cylinder, as the name suggests, put in shut proximity to the inlet valves. Fuel shipping and delivery, as a end result, is additional precise. The proximity of the injectors to the cylinder head also quickens response time, and atomisation of gas, critical for full combustion, is superior also. Power now is at 90hp and the engine also has a much healthier torque curve. Idle start out/halt, a to start with-in-class element, is on offer you now, and the Dzire has a larger officially licensed performance rating of 23.26kpl for the guide, against the previously car’s 22.0kpl. 

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The K12N DualJet engine helps make 90hp and 113Nm of torque.


What is it like to push?

Get started up the DualJet and you can promptly notify that you can find one thing distinct less than the hood. The idle is hushed, it is in close proximity to vibration-totally free, and the engine runs so easy, I practically crank it again. Only the tachometer needle, hovering calmly at 800rpm stops me.

This engine is also additional responsive than the standard K-12. Tap the throttle and it spins up practically promptly, pulling the Dzire forward very easily from just one,000rpm. As you convert the engine more quickly, the tug gets progressively much better, and then, limited-shift to a larger gear and this easy performance continues. There clearly is additional oomph at low engine speeds. This implies driving in the town will be a breeze, and you can retain the Dzire in a larger gear and potter all over in targeted traffic.

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The new engine is additional responsive at the decreased close of the rev assortment and is keen to spin fast also.


This engine likes to spin fast also. Continue to be on the gas and it will rev all the way to six,400rpm (100rpm additional than the standard K-12), and retain your foot in following you upshift, and performance feels much better nevertheless. A brief check we executed observed the new Dzire do the -100kph dash in 12.0sec, which is around .6sec more quickly than the previously automobile, and additional than a 2nd more quickly than the also 90hp petrol Honda Amaze. The Hyundai Aura with its turbo GDI petrol engine, nevertheless, is much more quickly, getting just 10.6sec to do the sprint. 

Maruti Dzire acceleration figures: Previous vs new
New Dzire* Previous 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 five.22s five.35s
-70kph six.49s six.72s
-80kph seven.79s 8.18s
-90kph 9.86s 10.24s
-100kph 12.00s 12.59s
20-80kph (in third gear) 12.87s 13.40s
forty-100kph (in 4th gear) 20.15s 20.40s

With additional ability and performance on hand and the assure of superior gas financial system, you can find been a important improve. In any other case, the Dzire is much the exact same from guiding the wheel. The steering does experience like it has a little bit additional body weight, which is nice, and the suspension feels like it has been stiffened marginally, but apart from that, the new automobile stays a steady but un-involving push. 

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


What is it like on the inside of?

There are no important changes to the cabin. And this just isn’t always a undesirable factor. For a person, concentrations of convenience at the front and the rear seats are substantial, even when in contrast to most rivals. You will find loads of space up front, and the Dzire’s lengthy two,450mm wheelbase implies you can find masses of legroom in the rear as perfectly. Two tall travellers, in actuality, can easily sit a person guiding the other. In addition, the again seat is supportive and properly reclined, and because you can find a vent at the rear, it helps make for a very knowledgeable chauffeur-pushed automobile quite outstanding for a compact sedan.

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No big changes to the cabin even decreased variants (pictured) get fake wooden trim on the dashboard.


At the front, there are some modest updates, but these have additional to do the kit on offer you. Even though the automobile we drove was a VXi, the ZXi gets Maruti’s uprated and much neater SmartPlay Studio interface, a new color MID in between the dials, and cruise regulate as perfectly.

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The up-to-date seven.-inch SmartPlay Studio infotainment procedure is now offered on larger variants.


That aside, the flat-bottom steering wheel, with its leather and fake wooden insert nevertheless looks good, the dials are crisp and clear, and even the bits of wooden trim on the sprint are properly completed. Some of the plastics could have been additional solidly created, and the automobile is lacking some kit like wi-fi charging, but, total, the cabin is a very snug put to be.

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The again seat is supportive and properly reclined.


Should really I purchase a person?

With its snug, substantial and perfectly-equipped cabin, friendly driving manners and refined performance, Maruti’s Dzire petrol has savored a lengthy stint at the best of its class. The Dzire might not be the most enjoyable automobile to push and the Hyundai Aura with its turbo engine clearly has additional performance. Even now, what retains the Maruti perched at the best is the actuality that it has been this sort of a good all-rounder. And now that it comes with a smoother, additional refined, additional responsive, additional strong and additional productive engine, and additional kit as perfectly, it is better nevertheless. The best-of-the-line ZXi+ automated is a little bit pricey with an ex-showroom price tag of Rs 8.80 lakh, but if you are searching for a compact sedan, the Dzire really should be at the best of your listing.  

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*Not to Autocar India check standards 

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