Maruti Versa mini-van has become one of the favorites of Indian buyers. The features and specifications of Maruti Suzuki Versa (DX and DX2 variants) have been mentioned in this review.

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Maruti Versa is a Multi Utility Vehicle (MUV) that was launched by Maruti Udyog Ltd in the Indian market, in October 2001. The mini-van that has got the look of a car is simply superb to flaunt on Indian roads. With its luxurious and classy appeal, powerful performance and versatility, Maruti Versa has been a hit amongst the buyers in India since its very launch. The vehicle is a perfect combination of grandeur and utility and is best suited for a long trip with family and friends.

Maruti Versa is powered by 16-valve, 4-cylinder, 1298 cc petrol engine that generates maximum power of 82 bhp @ 6000 rpm and maximum torque of 102 Nm @ 3000 rpm. Controlled by a 16-bit Engine Management System, the engine is very powerful and responsive. The meta-tech engine is equipped with 1.3-litre MPFI ignition system as well.

Design And Comfort
Maruti Versa is equipped with several innovative features. Trendy body graphics and bumpers, together, make stunning exteriors. Adding to the beauty are its sparkling headlights that artistically merge with the front grill. Apart from this, the MUV is equipped with a cool rear-view mirror. The micro-van is designed to give the appearance of a big, luxurious car. The space between first and middle rows can be adjusted by sliding the front row seats. Bucket type seats, with reclining facility, ensure a comfortable ride for the second row occupants. The bench seat easily folds down into a table. Heavy luggage can be easily accommodated within the Versa by a simple fold down and somersault of the third row seat. This way, a comfortable and pleasurable trip is ensured by Versa.

The interiors of Maruti Versa are quiet attractive. Its flexible seating arrangement provides ample legroom. The vehicle is equipped with side pockets on the doors. To ensure a cushioned comfort, there is a molded carpet, with felt under-layer. With a classy instrumental cluster, Versa comes with twin AC (DX2 variant) for uniform all round cooling. Other features of the micro-van include electronic multi trip meter, molded floor, and cabin lamp.

Ride And Handling
Maruti Versa has a higher power-to-weight ratio, as compared to other Multi Utility Vehicles, which facilitates a superior pickup and acceleration. Riding a Versa is a pleasurable experience, thanks to the smooth and quiet petrol engine that makes lesser noise, as compared to the diesel-driven MUVs. Variable power-assist provides great steering control at high speeds. The true-response electronic power steering applies lesser load on the engine.
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The rear doors of Maruti Versa are equipped with outstanding child lock system, based on a molded key with 1500 combinations, providing utmost safety for kids riding in it. The dynamic safety surround system of this vehicle comes with height adjustable head restraints, ELR type seat belts, and side impact absorbing beams in all the four doors. The collapsible steering column safeguards its occupants from collisions. Cornering stability is provided by the anti-roll bar and rebound spring. The brakes of Versa are highly reliable in slow moving traffic and during emergency stops.

Maruti Versa Price, Variants And Color
Apart from the standard model, the vehicle is available in two more variants - DX and DX2. The micro-van is available in both, five and eight seater versions. The launch price of Maruti Versa standard was Rs 5.15 lakhs in Delhi showrooms, while the other two variants came with a price tag of Rs 5.45 lakhs (DX2 model) and Rs 5.80 lakhs (SDX), respectively.

Maruti Versa Mileage
Available in only diesel variants with a manual transmission, the multi-utility Maruti Versa provides a mileage of 11.5-13.5 kmpl.

Technical Specifications of Maruti Versa
Model Maruti Versa
Body Type Minivan
Number Of Doors 5
Seating Capacity 5/8
Fuel Capacity 40 liters
Length 3675 mm
Width 1475 mm
Height 1905 mm
Wheelbase 2350 mm
Ground Clearance 155 mm
Minimum Turning Radius 4.5 m
Kerb Weight Versa - 930 kg, DX - 975 kg, DX2 - 985 kg
Type 4 stroke cycle, all aluminium water cooled SOHC, MPFI
Number Of Cylinders 4
Displacement 1298 cc
Transmission Manual 5 forward, all-synchromesh, 1 reverse
Max. Power 82 bhp @ 6000 rpm
Max. Torque 102 Nm at 3000 rpm
Front Suspension McPherson strut with torsion type roll control device
Rear Suspension Coil spring with three link rigid axle and isolated trailing arms
Front Booster assisted ventilated disc
Rear Booster assisted drum
Steering Type Rack & pinion, power assisted (DX & DX2)
Tyre Size 155/80 R 13

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