Maruti Zen Estilo Review
Maruti to halt the production of Zen Estilo
Maruti Zen Estilo N Live Limited Edition launched
4 March, 2013 : Maruti Suzuki latest try to keep Estilo fresh and alive has come out in the form of a Limited Edition christened as ‘NLive’. The Limited Edition of Estilo has arrived with a series of cosmetic changes like body colored mud flaps, NLive Decals, fresh and new body graphics, new wheel covers, dual tone steering wheel cover, artificial leather upholstery, seat cushions, seat pockets, 2-Din audio system with USB support, dual speakers, carpet mats, beige colored rear parcel tray and more. The ergonomics remain same with the 1.0-Litre three cylinder k-series engine and standard five-speed manual transmission. The feature enriched Maruti Estilo NLive might achieve successful if it is priced competitively.
Maruti’s next Gen Alto to offer a whopping mileage
21 February, 2012: Maruti plans to launch the next generation A-Star known as Alto at its home ground Japan. Apparently Japan will be the first market where the upgraded vehicle will be launched. More information on the spec details have emerged and it is said that the next generation Alto will be the more fuel efficient than ever. Suzuki is planning to reach a score of no less than a whopping 33 Kmpl with the Eco variant. Suzuki plans to reach this mind boggling fuel economy from highly efficient R06A petrol engine by reducing weight from the car.
One of the best innovations of Maruti Suzuki is the very new Maruti Zen Estilo which was launched in March, 2011 and till now it has popularized a lot in the Indian Market. The car is available in both petrol as well as CNG versions with increased fuel efficiency. It has got looks of a miniaturized family car and is a blend of a jellybean and tallboy designs that give it a unique look. It is roomier than its previous version and perhaps even more fascinating.
Available in KB – Series petrol engine, this car delivers great power. It is longer in dimensions and has more boot space and superior air conditioning. The CNG variants having CNG kit fitted at the factory are more reliable, responsible and safe. The kit is loaded with Intelligent – Gas Port Injection (i – GPI) bio fuel technology and ensures lesser emissions, higher power and mileage. The car has got five variants which have their on- road prices in the range of Rs. 3.30 lakhs to Rs. 4.17 lakhs.
Maruti Zen Estilo Mileage and Fuel Efficiency
|Maruti Zen EstiloEngine Variants
|Mileage (In City)
|Mileage (On Highway)
|K – Series In - Line Petrol Engine
Maruti Zen Estilo is available in 2 kinds of engine, i.e., petrol and CNG. Petrol engine in the all new version of Zen enhances the fuel efficiency and thus gives an improved mileage of 14.5 Kmpl in city and 18.2 Kmpl on highways with a better displacement. With this mileage, the car is a good competition to other cars in the same segment and hence worthwhile gets the buyer’s preference over other cars. Ultimately, the car is supported by excellent machinery which lets it throw a good mileage and statistics like these.
Maruti Zen Estilo Variants and Features
|Maruti Zen Estilo Variants
|Maruti Zen Estilo LX
|It is the first most variant available with features like adjustable seats, rear seat head rest, front and rear cup – holders, remote fuel lid opener, height adjustable front seat belts, dual tone interiors, molded door trims, low fuel warning light, fabric upholstery, internally adjustable outside rear view mirrors, halogen head lamps, tinted glass, child safety locks, antiglare rear view mirror, door ajar warning, side beam impact and engine immobilizer.
|Maruti Zen Estilo LXI
|Same as LX variant with some extra features like power steering, front and rear power windows, remote trunk / boot opener, center locking and power door locks.
|Maruti Zen Estilo VXI
|Same as LXI variant but with digital odometer, accessory power outlet, vanity mirror, front and rear fog lights, power adjustable outside rear view mirror, body colored bumpers, door handles tail gate handle & outside rear view mirrors, rear window washer, wiper & defogger, integrated antenna and also anti – theft alarm.
|Maruti Zen Estilo Green LXI
|Same as LXI but is available with CNG accomplice.
|Maruti Zen Estilo VXI ABS
|Same as VXI variant but with a tachometer, driver and front passenger airbags, Anti – Lock Brake System (ABS), Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist.
Maruti Zen Estilo Colors
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Maruti Zen Estilo Engine, Power and Performance
As mentioned earlier, the car comes in a petrol engine as well as a CNG accomplice.
The petrol engine is powered by 1061 cc K - Series engine from the A – Star. The engine works efficiently boosting up to give a maximum power of 64 bhp @ 6200 rpm and also a maximum torque of 84 Nm @ 3500 rpm. Technical highlights of this engine includes DOCH (Double Overhead Cam Chaff) with offset crank shaft, resulting in better volumetric efficiency, improved power and FE, high compression ratio, plastic intake manifolds for reducing weight and suction losses, Smart Distributor Less Ignition System for superior atomization. The engine oil is also required to be changed only after 10000 Km thus lowering the running cost.
It even comes with a new Cable – type transmission technology. This new transmission reduces the gear shifting efforts by reducing mechanical losses. The car has even been fitted with an advanced ‘detent pin’ gear shift and select mechanism which eliminates the sliding friction (line contact) between parts and provides rolling friction (point contact). The car is even available with CNG accomplice which also gives best results.
Maruti Zen Estilo Pickup and Acceleration
|Max Power(Bhp @ Rpm)
|Max Torque(Nm @ Rpm)
|Pickup(0 – 100 In Sec)
|K – Series In - Line Petrol Engine
|64 / 6200
|84 / 3500
|5 – speed manual transmission
The car is powered by petrol accomplice with the K – series In – Line petrol engine which contributes a maximum power of 64 bhp @ 6200 rpm and a maximum torque of 84Nm @ 3500 rpm with a manual transmission of 5 gears along with the excellent speed variation which boosts up the car to 100 Km in 16.26 seconds but the maximum speed attained by the car is 160 Kmph.
Maruti Zen Estilo Interiors and Features
The interiors of the new version of Maruti Zen Estilo have been spruced up to give it a more up market look than before with its dual tone interiors of chocolate brown – cum – beige color combinations. This gives a feel of rich and elegant looks given to the interiors of the car. Starting with the front, the center console has been modified a bit with addition of silver accent around the music system and AC controls which looks cool. The drives become effortless and enjoyable with the power steering and you look forward to the reasons to drive your car for. The steering wheel with three spokes and a big Suzuki logo in the center of it makes it look very dominating.
Then is the instrument cluster with a three pod design with speedometer in center flanked by a tachometer on left and temperature plus fuel gauge on right. The silver lining adds to its elegance. But the digital trip meter is one of its standard features. Describing its Instrument Panel is a pleasure itself. It is for the driver’s comfort and helps him with some extra things while driving. There are cup holders in centre console, although there are cup holders in the rear section of the car as well. Then there is the Instrument Panel pocket which is quite useful for carrying small things and also Lights – off reminder and Key reminder chime are some of its common features with tachometer. Other important and useful things present in instrument panel are Accessory Socket, Ashtray – if you want to enjoy your drive with smoking, digital fuel level indicator display and of course and the steering wheel with 3 spokes.
The interiors also show the brilliance of mind, used in designing the car as the designers have also taken care of the comfort and convenience of the user and have added this factor to the interiors of the car. So to comfort you with, there are power windows and the power steering that can be used effortlessly. It makes you relax and gives you a little peace along with the efficient cooling of the car due to the presence of powerful AC which isolates the atmosphere in the car from that of the outside atmosphere, especially on hot weather days. The remote keyless entry system integrated with key, backdoor opener (power lock + key), remote fuel lid opener, and central door locking system with the option of front door lock on co – driver’s side are some of the features which are in place for the convenience of the driver. The sun visor with ticket holder and vanity mirror on the driver and co – driver’s side are also for assisting the user while driving and making the drive more enjoyable.
The seats too have a great contribution in making the overall drive more comfortable. If endeavoring a long haul, you need not worry about back aches. The designers have made adjustable front seats and rear seats with head restrainers and head rests. The fabric upholstery with the floor carpets give elegant and luxurious looks to the car. The color scheme of the interiors of the car coordinates the seat fabric giving you a feel of pride at your choice. The seat fabric is of new standard type in LX & LXI variants and of new luxury type in VXI variant with the front seat door pockets on the driver seat not only make the car look much better but also are very much soothing and comfortable. Also there is a huge rear luggage shelf if you are going on vacations. If in case, the luggage is more and occupants are less then you even have the option of foldable rear seats to get more space for your luggage. Rear parcel tray is also available for this purpose and can be used to keep extra things and is of great convenience as it provides easy storage.
Maruti Zen Estilo Exteriors and Features
With a bold new styling and, aerodynamic contours and smooth curves, the all new Estilo is a perfect combination of sturdiness and class. Its exterior styling combines the drop – gorgeous front fascia that is stunning and has sleek lines. The designing has been done, keeping in view the latest trends. In this new version of Zen, the exteriors are entirely upgraded with new bumpers, new head lights, new front grille and new fog lights.
The front view of the car is more grown up with the large tear – drop shaped head lamps which are dynamically designed accompanied with a more mature looking front chrome grille with the logo ‘S’ of the company in its center . The new bonnet, fenders, tail lamps and aggressively styled bumpers give a sporty look to the car. The front and rear fenders have a design of the robust wheel arcs which add to the exterior looks of the car with the wheel covers which compliment them giving smart looks to the car.
The tail lamps have been designed excellently making good use of lines, curves and space. The B and C – pillars, disguised in black, go well with tinted glasses. Creased hood and sculpted fog lamps reflect your taste for finesse and style. It is crafted to bring freshness to your daily life. The side moulding of the body gives it a bold styling. To enhance the exteriors there are body colored door handles and also body colored Outside Rear View Mirrors (OVRM’s) on the left and right side which are electronically adjustable from the inside at the touch of a button. To ensure that you get a clear rear view, there are rear window wiper and washer and also there is rear window defogger which helps you to have a clear rear view in the foggiest weathers even. The black out film and integrated antennas give a complete finishing to the exteriors of the car.
Safety Features in Maruti Zen Estilo
The car is well equipped with all active and passive safety features that you would expect from a car in this price range. With the set of advanced safety features, the all new Estilo is designed to let you enjoy your drive without any worry. The top model comes with ABS (Anti – lock Braking System) which does not let you lose balance on the slipperiest of road or at the time of sudden impact. EBD (Electronic Brake Distribution System) helps you to have a smooth ride on the bumpiest of roads by reducing tension on the brakes and thus giving a jerk less drive. The tyres even provide the accurate friction and maintain the drive. The fog lamps even work as a safety feature and let you have a clear vision even in the foggiest days to avoid collision and have a safe drive. Working on to give clear vision, the features like rear window wiper, washer & defogger are even counted in the list of safety features.
Not only the exteriors but also the interiors of the car also include some safety features. The SRS Airbags on the driver’s side are very much helpful and effective at the time of a sudden impact thus protecting the driver not to collide and prevent injuries. The 3 – point seat belts even resist you from falling forward by providing great force and thus work as a safety feature.
In terms of security the VXI variant is provided with the system of i – CATS integrated keys, five door center – locking system and anti – theft alarm system to give you a fresh level security wherever you may go. The car is given TESS (Total Effective Strength Structure) to enhance the occupant’s safety further. The side door beam impact, high mounted stop lamps, steering lock and security system are even proved to be quite advantageous for security.
Maruti Zen Estilo Driving and Handling
The all new Estilo includes the VGR (Variable Gear Ratio) steering system that responds sensitively and precisely, giving the wagon, a smaller turning radius and making the car easily maneuverable, despite of its size. Its intelligent electronically controlled 5 – speed paddle shift takes driving comfort to a whole new level. With a smooth brake system, gear system & highly responsive clutch, it gives a perfect drive. The front ventilated disc brakes & rear drum disc brakes never let the car skid even at a shorter distance and maintain balance on the road. It has also got advance suspensions which are acknowledged as one of the world’s best forms of vehicles suspensions proven in rally winning cars. Independent McPherson struts & coil spring anti-roll bars in front limit body sway in corners and enhance handling & grip on the roads. Semi-independent torsion beam & gas dampers in rear are placed for better handling on rough roads, hence proving advantageous.
Maruti Zen Estilo Accessories
The Estilo has been fitted with speakers but the stereo system is absent. Perhaps it can be well configured from the company stock itself. The accessories like sun visor, vanity mirror, floor carpet, ash tray, cup holders etc. are present in the car. Other upgrades can also be made as per choice.
Maruti Zen Estilo Conclusion
Maruti Zen Estilo is a standard quality car with petrol accomplice and CNG compatibility and is well supportive of many features that make it a complete package which satisfies all your needs. Thus giving you the best drive and an ultimate satisfaction under such an affordable price.
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