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Maruti Suzuki Zen
1993 Maruti Suzuki Zen
Production 1993–2006
Assembly Manesar, Haryana, India
Predecessor Suzuki Aerio/Liana
Suzuki Forenza
Class Compact/Mini SUV
Body style(s) 5-door hatchback
Layout Front engine, front-wheel drive / four-wheel drive
Engine(s) 1 L SOHC I4
Transmission(s) 5-speed manual
Wheelbase 1,190 mm (47 in)//
Length 3,465 mm (136.4 in)
Width 1,495 mm (58.9 in)
Height 1,405 mm (55.3 in)
Related SAIPA 141 DLX (sedan, IR)
SAIPA Saba (small car, IR)

The Maruti Zen is a 5-door hatchback produced and sold in India by Indian automaker Maruti Suzuki. It has acquired significant popularity in India since the nameplate was first introduced in 1993. The word "ZEN" is an acronym standing for Zero Engine Noise. It also stands for the Japanese word "Zen" which derives from the Sanskrit word "Dhyana" and means "To figure out something by meditation or by a sudden flash of enlightenment."


First generation

Also sold as Suzuki Cervo Mode, in many parts of the world a blockbuster in its segment, the first generation Maruti Zen was introduced in 1993 [MH410]. In Europe, the car sold as the Suzuki Alto. In 1997 Body Colour Bumpers. In 2000 its cost (of LX model) was around Rs 3,80,000. The best part of the Zen is it remained in trend for over a very long period without any changes in Exterior Design or looks.

It underwent a facelift in 2003. The production of this model ended in March 2006

Zen had a diesel variant which used the Peugeot's TUD5 (PSA TU engine) engine.

The Zen quickly became a hit with the Indian Racing Scene, highly modified versions of the 993 cc G10B engine topping 100+ Bhp.

In June 2003, a three door sports version of the Zen in VXi(vee ex aayi) segment was launched, prices at 3.9 Lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi); there were two models released which differed only in colors 1. Zen Carbon (black) 2. Zen Steel (silver)

Technical specifications

Engine: Carburettor/MPFI
Type: All aluminium engine
Cylinders: 4 in-line
Installation: Transverse
Valvetrain: 4 valves/cyl, SOHC
Displacement: 993 cc
Bore x Stroke: 72.0 mm (2.8 in) x 61.0 mm (2.4 in)
Comp Ratio: 9.4(+/- 0.2):1
Max Power: 60.9 PS (45 kW; 60 hp) @ 6000 rpm
Max Torque: 78.48 N·m (57.88 lb·ft) @4500 rpm
Engine speed: 6000 rpm
Bhp/litre: 61.33 bhp/litre
Power/Weight: 79.60 bhp/ton
Fuel: Unleaded Petrol
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Gear Ratio Overall Ratio km/h/1000 rpm
1st 3.416 14.989 6.98
2nd 1.894 8.310 12.60
3rd 1.280 5.616 18.64
4th 0.914 4.010 26.10
5th 0.757 3.231 31.52
Final Drive Ratio: 4.388
Reverse Gear Ratio : 3.272
Rpm@90 km/h in 4th : 3450

Chassis and body
Layout: Front engine, 2WD
Frame: Monocoque
Brakes Front: 182 mm (7.2 in) discs
Rear: 180 mm (7.1 in) discs
Type: Hydraulic, vacuum assisted
Wheels F/R:4Jx13 and 4Jx12”
Tyres: 145/70 13 and R145/80 R12
Steering: Rack and pinion, electronic Power assist
Turning circle dia: 3.9 m (13 ft)
Turns lock to lock: 9.8
Front: Independent, MacPherson strut, coil springs
Rear: 3link rigid axle with isolated trailing arm, coil spring and gas filled shock absorbers

General data
Kerb weight: 765 kg (1,687 lb)
Wheelbase: 1,190 mm (46.9 in)
Track(F/R) 1335/1305 mm
L/W/H: 3465/1495/1405 mm
Ground clearance: 165 mm (6.5 in)
Seating capacity: 5
Head Room, F/R 952/930 mm
Leg room, F max/min 1170/990 mm
Leg room, R max/min 750/610 mm
Knee room, F max/min 750/610 mm
Knee room, R max/min 840/650 mm
Shoulder space 1,270 mm (50.0 in)

Fuel economy
Overall:+ 15.1 kmpl
City: 12.0 kmpl ( with AC )
Highway: 24.21 kmpl
Worst: 10.9 kmpl
Fuel Tank Capacity: 35 litres
Range: 528.5 km
+ is 75% city driving and 25% highway driving

Minimum Stopping Distance
From 100 km/h 54.33 m/3.73 s
From 80 km/h 28.11 m/2.59 s



Speed(km/h) Time(sec) Meters
0-30 2.03 7.72
0-40 3.10 18.18
0-50 4.58 36.38
0-60 6.12 59.93
0-70 7.72 88.62
0-80 10.11 138.90
0-90 12.63 198.60
0-100 15.58 276.60

Time to Distance
Quarter Mile 19.76 s @ 111.7 km/h (69 mph)
Standing 1 km 37.07 s @ 134.5 km/h
30–70 km/h 5.69 s

km/h 4th 5th
40-50 3.62s 5.02s
50-60 3.52s 5.06s
60-70 3.81s 5.29s
70-80 3.66s 5.43s
80-90 3.84s 5.73s
90-100 3.99s 5.71s
Max Speeds (km/h)
Gear True Speed Speedo
1st 43.8 47
2nd 77.5 82
3rd 116.1 121
4th 147.2 160+
5th 144.4 152

Second generation

The second generation Maruti Zen, called Zen Estilo was introduced in December 2006[1][2] as a part of Maruti Suzuki's Indian market strategy to launch a new car annually for the next five years .The new Zen has the same engine and chassis as the Maruti Wagon R; both being based on the Suzuki MR Wagon (Nissan Moco).[3] The pricing is also nearly the same as the Wagon R. The Maruti Alto, Wagon R and the new Zen Estilo all share the same chassis.

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