Maruti Kizashi Review
The first ultra premium sedan from home grown car maker Maruti, Maruti Kizashi gathered a lot of media attention as soon as it saw the light of day in the Auto Expo held in Delhi in the year 2010. At the heart of the super car model Maruti Kizashi lies the powerful 2.4 litre that assures maximum fuel economy both in Manual Transmission and Continuous Variable Transmission.
The mileage offered here is 12.53 kilometres per litre. The car goes from nil to 100 kilometers per hour in a matter of 7.8 seconds in MT and 8.8 seconds in CVT. The Maruti Kizashi is loaded with features whether it is its exterior or interiors. The meshed front grille looks superb on Kizashi’s muscular body; the silver finished head lamps design has been taken from beautiful things such as jewellery and it looks just apt and in conjunction with the overall appeal while the fog lamps place themselves right below providing clear vision in rough weather; the seventeen inches alloy wheels give the car a premium feel; the tail lamps not only signal the following vehicles but they do so in style. Overall the aerodynamic design houses all the elements that add up to become one stylish car.
Maruti Kizashi Mileage and Fuel Efficiency
|Maruti Kizashi MT (petrol)
|Maruti Kizashi CVT (petrol)
Maruti Kizashi MT with astonishing and newly engineered skills deliver the acceptable performance in the zone of mileage in the city with 9.5 kmpl and approaching up to 12.5 kmpl on the highways assocaited with the powerful petrol engine, while on the other hand the Maruti Kizashi CVT with attractive power gives the mileage of 9 kmpl in the city and rises to reach to the mileage of 12 kmpl on the highways. Maruti Kizashi ultimately delivers a mileage performance that is well suited to the needs of the owner.
Maruti Kizashi Variants and Features
|Maruti Kizashi MT
|Base variant loaded with the advanced features like Dual zone automatic climate control, rear seat centre arm rest, day/night IRVM, 10 way adjustable power seat (driver), 3 position memory system (driver seat), multi functional steering wheel, leather finished interiors, multi reflector projector headlamps, headlamp levelling device, dual exhaust pipe with finisher, vibration diffusion front washer nozzles, rear window defogger, CD changer, front and rear speakers, wireless mobile phone integration, dual front airbag, front and rear side airbag, brake assist, electronic stability control, traction control, cruise control, push button start – keyless start, auto door lock by speed, pollen filter, adjustable lumbar support (front seat), front console arm rest with storage box, rear seat center with trunk pass through, lane change indicators, seat belt pretensioners with load limiter, door lock canceller, energy absorbing trim on pillars and roof side rails, etc.
|Maruti Kizashi CVT
|Hill assist, paddle shift, gear position and rest all the features are same with variant Maruti Kizashi MT (petrol) except automatic continuous variable transmission
Maruti Kizashi Colors
Maruti Kizashi is available with three colors : Super Black Pearl, Premium Silver Metallic, Snow White Pearl.
Maruti Kizashi Engine, Power and Performance
Maruti Kizashi possesses two different types’ engines which are quite effective and responsive but both the engines are conducted by petrol as the prime and only fuel.
Maruti Kizashi Petrol Engine
The 2.4 L petrol engine is advanced with multipoint fuel injection system technology which is a powerhouse and doesn’t compromise in the fuel economy as well. The engine is also enabled with many advanced features like piston displacement of 2393cc, 4 cylinders, 16 valves, VVT valve mechanism, DOHC (double overhead camshaft), electric type accelerator control and delivers superior performance. There is another variant of petrol engine which is quite similar in figures but simultaneously differs in transmission, top speed, fuel efficiency, pickup and acceleration.
Maruti Kizashi Pickup and Acceleration
|Max. power (ps/rpm)
|Max. torque (Nm/rpm)
|Acceleration and Pickup
|100 kmph in 7.8 seconds
|6 speed manual transmission
|100 kmph in 8.8 seconds
The foremost variant of the petrol engine is helpful in generating peak power of 178 ps @ 6500 rpm and maximum torque of 230 ps @ 4000 rpm and also capable of reaching 100 kmph in just 7.8 seconds with top speed 215 kmph supported with 6 speeds manual transmissions. The engine combined with such different features supports to give an established and silent ride but the mileage is a little less. The another variant acquires similar power and torque as the previous variant but it can reach to 100 kmph in just 8.8 seconds with the top speed of 205 kmph and this variant is associated with CVT + manual mode automatic transmission.
Maruti Kizashi Interiors and Features
The all new premium luxury and sports sedan from Maruti, the Kizashi is truly the sword edge, both in terms of technology and the wide range of premium features offered in this supreme sedan. The Kizashi has been moulded and made into a superb beauty involving most of the contemporary essentials including the supreme and flourished dashboard with stylish appearance molded within the lines of silver and platinum finish.
The steering panel of the sedan has multifunctional console involving the beautiful cruise control option that makes it even sportier in appearance. The 3 spoke Maruti steering has a beautiful insignia of the company engraved in platinum. The audio and stereo controls mounted on the top of the steering delivers even sensuous looks. The Kizashi has fine dual tone interiors with the dint of leather upholstery that derives its fabricated panels very beautifully enrolled in the interiors of the sedan. The adjustable head rests of the seats are yet quite an extraordinary example and something we haven’t seen from the Maruti in a long time.
The Kizashi has each and every thing pretty well fitted and on to the right places, speaking of which one gets reminded of the 2- din audio system with digital tachometer and the sharp illuminated instrument cluster, together with the panellized AC vents.
The extra fine door trims further contribute to the appearance of the car. The Maruti Kizashi stands out somewhat different amongst the rest of the cars from the same company. In a way, the sedan has great, perhaps vast room and ample space for great seating arrangement in the form of the large seats that are extra comfy and splendid. The adjustable head rets and the arm rests play their part very well and seem extraordinary in offering comfort at the very best. The thigh and back support of the plush leather upholstery is superb. The passengers of the car further get delighted with the amazing automatic climate control of the car that is very effective.
Also the very useful and thoughtful placement of a number of storage compartments inside the cabin makes it easier for the task of storage. The glove box and the chiller is vast with a separate inbuilt section for sunglass holder. The cup and can holder at the front and at the bifurcation between the sections front and rear is very crucial in terms of your luxury and comfort. A similar phenomenon is the magazine holder near the fabricated door trims that impart perfection and a sense of completeness. The interiors of the Kizashi truly offer a joy ride like no other and here is a point where this sport sedan competes head to head with certain high end cars of the country.
Maruti Kizashi Exteriors and Features
The Exteriors of the sports sedan from Maruti does not lack behind in any of the aspects. The sedan favors speed and is itself favored by the nature. The aerodynamics of the car is simply stunning and magnetic. The Kizashi has been reformed into a glamorous structure that fits well into the Maruti’s definition of the sedan. The classic and highly appealing headlights of the car are very dramatic and resemble a very sporty look. The Kizashi is amazing in the appearance. The front fascia of the car has a beautiful grille that is extremely wide and covers the front area quite sufficiently. The fog lamps integrated on to the bumpers of the car are a sight too. The insignia of the company at the center grille looks elegant as ever and the rest of the area is adorned by the beautiful bonnet with scintillating body lines and graphics. The angles of the Kizashi are pretty bold and impulsive along with the stunning body kit like that of a race car. The rear of the sedan is very stylized with the tail lights being a peculiar shape. The finish of the exteriors is mesmerizing with the platinum and chrome used very sufficiently. The side lines, door handles and the overall body of the Kizashi look exceptional and matchless.
Safety Features in Maruti Kizashi
Maruti Kizashi has been designed with best safety features which certainly bring all round safety to its owners. Maruti Kizashi perfectly helps its users to feel like protective covering in the car. Few of the common features are driver airbag, front passenger airbag, front and rear side airbag, antilock brake system (ABS), SRS curtain airbags (front seats), electronic brake force distribution (EBD), remote lock, unlock of doors and boot lid, brake assist, seat belt height adjuster. Hill assist, paddle shift, gear position, lane change indicators and seat belt pretensioners with load limiter add stars to the safety and security factor.
Maruti Kizashi Driving and Handling
The Maruti Kizashi is simply smooth on the roads and firm even on not so obedient terrains with strong grip and super responsive steering. The Maruti Kizashi is full package to provide good comfort, stable ride and attractive mileage. The McPherson strut front suspension and multi link rear suspension system is highly rigid and light which brings easy driving and handling. Electric type accelerator control, electric power / rack & pinion steering system, front ventilated disc brake system, rear disc brake, 2WD drive system, CVT shift lock and alloy/tubeless/radial tyre type are few of the advanced features which are capable in providing best driving and handling comfort.
Maruti Kizashi Accessories
Maruti Kizashi comes fully loaded with almost everything. CD player, center speaker × 1, MP3 player, CD changer, AM / FM radio, audio system remote control, front and rear speakers, front and rear cup holders, 12v accessory socket × 2, luggage compartment lamp, luggage area light, rear reading lamp, glove box light, and much more are well put in, which are really impressive and responsive.
Maruti Kizashi Conclusion
Maruti Kizashi is bit expensive but is also worthy due to the matchless luxury and trust it offers in the name of a Maruti. The car is a one time investment and also stands over many expectations. There are few cars in the market which are good competitors of the Kizashi like Volkswagen Jetta, Skoda Laura, Honda Accord and few more.
Maruti Kizashi VariantsWrite Review
16,52,875Get On Road Price
9.5 Kmpl (City)
12.5 Kmpl (Highway)