While some would have you believe that Americans are unique in their general preference for traditional betrunked sedans over hatchbacks, don't let them sway you. There are plenty of markets in the world where trunklids are preferred to tailgates. But while sedans are typically viewed as larger than hatchbacks, the new Maruti Suzuki Swift Dzire.

The product of a Suzuki joint venture in India (which is by itself the largest automaker on the subcontinent), the Swift Dzire is the new sedan version of the nimble little hatchback available in overseas markets. And while the previous-generation version appeared to have added a trunk as an appendage off the back of a Swift, the new version looks like it just lost the upper part of the hatch for what looks like the smallest trunk this side of a newborn elephant. (Cue the ballpark organ music.)

The reason for the Dzire's shortening from one model year to the next is not apparently in an effort to boost sales, as the model already reportedly has a waiting list, but to take advantage of Indian government regulations that more heavily taxes vehicles over four meters in length. Check out additional photos of the Dzire over at IndianAutosBlog.


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      Phandara1971
      • 2 Years Ago
      "But while sedans are typically viewed as larger than hatchbacks, the new Maruti Suzuki Swift Dzire." What in the hell is this supposed to mean?
      Andre Neves
      • 2 Years Ago
      This article is a major FAIL. Everything from the writing to the lack of pictures on the subject matter.
        dklkse1
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Andre Neves
        "a major FAILURE". Fixed it for ya. No need to thank me.
      over9000
      • 2 Years Ago
      I would imagine a black girl from the hood driving one of these.
      SPG1
      • 2 Years Ago
      i am going to be sick
      Greg
      • 2 Years Ago
      bad car design
      • 2 Years Ago
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        Racers15
        • 2 Years Ago
        Considering they are one of the 10 largest car manufacturors in the world and make some great cars like Kizashi, SX4, Swift, Grand Vitara, Jimny, Splash, etc, yeah, there are HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS of people world wide that DO give a damn about Suzuki, and in some countries like India and Japan, they are #1 or close to #1. Maybe you should just go away instead? ;)
        stclair5211
        • 2 Years Ago
        Suzuki makes some fantastic products, unfortunately most are not sold in the U.S.
      Unnikrishnan
      • 2 Years Ago
      Last year india visit i saw some of them on road, they look great on road than photos. I really still not sure why suzuki is not selling New alto (astar ), Ritz (splash ) , Swift and Dzire in north America. All the 4 cars looks great on road.
        mkv
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Unnikrishnan
        Are you nuts? Astar, Ritz and dzire are ugliest cars in whole of indian market. Not only they look junk, they are tin boxes that will never pass America's safety standards. i guess beauty is in eyes of beholder, but your statement about these 3 cars looking great on road had me in splits. can't stop laughing. swift is a little bit better to look at and to drive but other 3 are just horrendous. and yes i have driven all the 3.
      Prestige
      • 2 Years Ago
      It has the worlds deadliest backseat. The last words you hear in the back of a DZire are "oh sh@%"
      banstaman
      • 2 Years Ago
      What exactly is the point of this article? 0.o
      Huy
      • 2 Years Ago
      I bet it still has more cargo space than a Hummer.
      Amith Shukla
      • 2 Years Ago
      Its a nice car with good mileage. It suits on indian roads and the people who where looking for a car at low cost & good attributes Amith shukla http://www.carzix.com
      • 2 Years Ago
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