Thursday, April 25, 2013

The Brand New Honda Amaze diesel vs all new Maruti Suzuki Swift DZire diesel


Japanese auto major Honda has introduced its Honda Amaze compact sedan with i-DTEC diesel engine for the first time in Indian markets. Now the Amaze diesel becomes the first car in the Honda Cars lineup to have the diesel engine under its hood and it is launched against the most popular Maruti Swift Dzire, which is baring the flagship of compact sedans for Maruti cars in india. Now it will be interesting to watch how the fight goes on in between these two compact sedans in the segment. Both the vehicles are fuel efficient and the cost effective sedans that makes it tough for the car buyers to choose one of them. Honda has took a long time to introduce a diesel variant in Indian markets but came up with a reliable engine design that can deliver exceptional performance while producing a great mileage. On the other side Dzire is undoubtedly the most popular and a high performing vehicle but after the introduction of Amaze, you will find that Dzire lags behind. If you are confused in choosing one of these two sedans, you may need to compare both these vehicles so as to make sure you choose right model.


Honda Amaze


If you just look at the newly launched Honda Amaze diesel, it is a sub 4 meter compact sedan equipped with a 1.5 litre, 4 cylinder, i-DTEC diesel engine that churns out a maximum power of about 98.6Bhp at 3600Rpm and makes a maximum torque of 200Nm at 1750Rpm. Its engine is paired with a manual transmission gearbox. Most important thing is its fuel efficiency of 25.8Kmpl, which is certainly an advantage of this sedan. On the other side, Swift Dzire, is blessed with a 1.3 litre, 4 cylinder DDiS diesel 1248cc engine that churns out 74Bhp of power at 4000Rpm 190Nm of torque at 2000Rpm. It is also powered by a manual transmission gearbox and helps the vehicle to produce an attractive 23Kmpl of mileage. The diesel Honda Amaze price starts at just Rs. 5.99 lakh which is the same as the Maruti Swift Dzire price of Rs. 5.99 lakh (ex showroom price, New Delhi). However one should consider the features inside both the vehicles, which will give a clear idea about which one is the best. More or less, Honda Amaze seems to be an ideal choice for the individuals as it is the most featured compared to Dzire. Base version of Amaze diesel offers power steering, power windows, anti lock braking system, central locking and many other features, which are missing inside the base version of Dzire. Thus, it would good to choose Amaze rather than going with the Dzire compact sedan, which lacks some of the most important features in its base version.  

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Maruti Suzuki SX4: Really Class Apart


Maruti Cars, the leading Indian car manufacturer has gone a step ahead of all its competitors by launching its all new facelift Maruti Suzuki SX4. It was concluded in quite a unique, moreover in a peaceful manner. Thus, it has put an end to all the speculations regarding its launching date. It has undergone several changes and additions in both interiors and exteriors extensively.


Maruti Suzuki SX4


Apart from the updated exteriors and interiors, certain level of concentration is paid towards the fuel economy quotient. Surprisingly, Maruti Suzuki SX4 Price still remains the same, despite the addition of several exquisite features. However, the best thing is that the every fuel variant now has an improved fuel economy. Petrol version is now capable of providing a great fuel economy of 16.51 kmpl. It indicates a clear increment of approx. 6% as compared to the previous one. The Diesel version promises an outstanding mileage of 21.79 kmpl. Leaving aside these two variants, what excites audiences the most is the improvisation in the CNG fuel version. It returns an excellent mileage of 22.1 km/kg.


Maruti Suzuki SX4


The several modifications in the exteriors have made it look lavish and dynamic which is quite clear by the Maruti Suzuki SX4 Pictures. It makes it appear more sophisticated and contemporary. It receives a muscular bumper with 2-tone front grille, fog lamp with dual-tone garnish along with two new color options which are Serene Blue & Granite Grey. Courtesy to its new exclusive bumper design, Its length has also been enhanced by 10mm.


Maruti Suzuki SX4


Now if we divert our vision towards the interior section, then can can quote with almost utmost ease that appreciable work is done here. Maruti Suzuki SX4 Features premium seats along with fabric upholstery with dual tone black and beige interiors, black and marble, black and marble finish prints inside, Chrome finish inside handles and Chrome finish AC side louvers. Maruti Cars have also devoted sufficient amount of time in giving it a more classy look by adding electronically adjustable ORVMs with integrated blinkers, touchscreen audio system with GPS navigation and bluetooth connectivity.


Maruti Suzuki SX4


The petrol variant is supported by the 1.6 Litre VVT Petrol Engine whereas the diesel variant features superturbo 1.3 Litre Diesel Engine. In all, these various alterations and additions have made it more elegant, comfortable and affordable. It surely now has more to offer and gain customer's attention and interest towards it.