Wrapping a vehicle has been on the rise in the Indian market as it's much cheaper compared to a full repaint. We have a Maruti Suzuki Dzire here which has gone through one such process. Details below.
The Maruti Suzuki Dzire has been consistently one of the best-selling compact sedans in the country ever since it was launched in 2008. The third-generation model dropped the Swift moniker when it was launched in 2017, and it is an an-all new model which is based on the Heartect that also underpins the current-generation Swift. This model just went through a mid-life facelift as well. The second-generation was also very successful, with owners now going to the aftermarket and modifying it to freshen up the looks of the sedan. Today we have one such Dzire which has gone through an overhaul.
As we can see in the video that has been uploaded by BROTOMOTIV over on their YouTube channel, we see a second-generation Maruti Dzire getting a full-body gold wrap. The process starts with marking the dents and scratches and rectifying the spots left by a poor repaint job before. The dents and scratches are sanded down and a layer of putty is applied, after which the body goes through a thorough cleaning. But even after this, as the wrap is reflective, surface imperfections and micro-scratches can be seen through the wrap. To solve this, the whole body needs to be applied with a fresh coat of primer, only after which the process of wrapping the car in gold commences. The finished car looks very striking and can be seen turning heads in the video, so technically it’s a job done successfully then.
The current Maruti Dzire gets both petrol and diesel engine options. You can have a 1.2-litre 4 cylinder petrol which makes max power and torque figures of 82 PS/114Nm respectively, while the 1.3-litre oil-burner develops 74 PS/190Nm of peak power and torque. Both the engines can be mated to a 5-speed manual or a 5-speed AMT. Prices range from Rs 6.66 lakh for the base LDI diesel to Rs 8.56 lakh for the range-topping ZXI+ AMT.