Maruti Suzuki Swift
Maruti Suzuki Swift
Maruti Swift India
The Maruti Swift is the best selling premium hatchback in the country and that too without any arguments. The BMW mini inspired styling spread like forest fire and it seems there is no drowsing to it. The fire has only raged further with Swift undergoing its first major makeover in 2011 and also comes with both the petrol and diesel engines.
The new Maruti Swift looks very modern and fresh despite the familiarity of its shape. The new Swift looks even better with subtle tweaking of the design. The Maruti Suzuki Swift promises to be a fuel efficient hot hatch that takes its styling to a new level. The 2011 model of the popular hatchback Swift has not only taken off from where the old Maruti Swift but has even surpassed its own popularity.
Maruti Swift Engine
The new Maruti Swift comes with the K12 Suzuki K series engine which is a 1200cc K series engine which is same as in the existing generation of Maruti Swift. The petrol mill comes with same 1.2 liter KB series with a Variable Valve Timing (VVT) engine churning out 87 PS of power at 6000 rpm and an impressive 114 Nm of torque at 4000 rpm.
The Diesel has DDIS engine as in its predecessor, but, with a variable geometry turbo currently running the SX4 diesel. The 1.3 liter powerplant will churn out 75 PS of power at 4000 rpm and a huge 190 Nm of torque at 2000 rpm. The present version Swift is improved and good in performance.
Maruti Swift Exteriors
The new Maruti Swift 2011 is surely more attractive compared to the older version. The back part of the car is completely new and gets more impressive exterior than the older one. The rear portion gets a new tail light pattern which is stretching towards the sides, making the car more attractive. The Swift 2011 is also fascinating with the clear crystal lamps at the front and rear end adding to the overall beauty of the car. Overall the 2011 Maruti Swift has a slightly longer frame being the only noticeable difference with no major changes in the exterior as the current one is working fine.
Maruti Swift Interiors
The interior plastic quality is much better than the old one, love the black interior. Maruti’s Interior decorators did something remarkable this time also (like always) and updated the interiors by adding tilt steering and retractable cup holders. Maruti Swift has comfortable seats with good legroom and headroom on both front and rear and it’s designed very widely that 3 people can easily seat at rear. The new-fangled seat fabric and entry trims will offer New Swift an innovative and classier look compared to the accessible Maruti swift. The orange back-lit central console looks very cool and gives a feel of a premium hatchback. The Maruti Swift 2011 looks like a nice car, but looking at the far too many similarities it sounds like a wise move to wait for the 2012 Sports model.
Maruti Swift Safety Features
The high-end Maruti Swift comes fully loaded with added safety features and accessories including automatic climate control, driver seat height adjuster, 12V accessory socket in the luggage area, electromagnetic type tailgate opener, rear window wiper and de-mister, dual front airbags, Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD), keyless entry and seatbelt pre-tensioners (In the event of a crash, a pre-tensioner will tighten the belt at once, thereby preventing the occupant from a sudden jerk). Standard features on the base model include power steering, air-conditioning, brake assist, seat-belts for all seating positions, child lock on rear doors and side impact beams.
Maruti Swift Specifications
The new Maruti Swift is available in 6 variants Viz: Maruti Swift LDi, Maruti Swift ZDi, Maruti Swift VXi, Maruti Swift ZXi, Maruti Swift LXi, and Maruti Swift VDi. The new Maruti Swift comes in both 1.2 litre petrol engine and 1.3 litre of DDSi diesel engine. The hatchback offers a decent mileage of 18.7 Kmpl with its petrol engine and 22.9 Kmpl with its diesel engine. The petrol engine powers up to 86bhp. The diesel motor develops the same 74bhp. The 15 inch of alloy wheels further adds more grace to this new hatchback. It gains 90mm in overall length and the wheelbase is 40mm longer. While overall width has increased by 5mm, height remains unchanged.
Maruti Swift Ex-showroom Price
The all-new Maruti Swift prices start from Rs 4.22 lakh (ex showroom Delhi). The petrol version is priced at Rs 4.22 lakh going up to Rs 5.53 lakh while the diesel variant starts at Rs 5.17 lakh and rising upto Rs 6.38 lakh.
Maruti Swift Petrol prices (Ex-showroom, Delhi)
Lxi: Rs 4.22 lakh
Vxi: Rs 4.76 lakh
Zxi: Rs 5.53 lakh
Maruti Swift Diesel Prices
Ldi: Rs 5.17 lakh
Vdi: Rs 5.61 lakh
Zdi: Rs 6.38 lakh
Maruti Swift Models
Maruti Swift LXI: This is the base model of petrol version of car with BS IV emission and features like ac, power steering, etc.
Maruti Swift VXI: This is the upgraded version of petrol version LXI with extra features like fog lamps, black colored A & B pillars, silver paint door garnish, 12 V accessory socket in centre console, power windows, tachometer, central locking, integrated car stereo (in Dzire).
Maruti Swift ZXI: This is the top end variant of petrol version with extra features like ABS,dual srs airbags, seat belts with pretensioner, automatic climate control. *Before 2011, we had VXI with ABS feature, which has been terminated.
Maruti Swift LDI: This is the base model of diesel version with BS III emission and features like power steering, air conditioner, seat belts, child lock, side impact beams.
Maruti Swift VDI: This is upgraded version of diesel engine with extra features like fog lamps, colored door handles, front fog lamps, black colored A- and B-pillars, key not removed warning buzzer, power windows.
Maruti Swift ZDI: This is the top end variant of diesel version with extra features like ABS, dual srs airbags, seat belts with pretensioner, automatic climate control.
Suzuki introduced a sedan based version of the Swift called the "Maruti Swift Dzire" in the Indian market. Some changes have been made to the car’s overall styling to seamlessly integrate the boot. The wheelbase remains the same. The car weighs about 30–35 kilograms (66–77 lb) more than the hatchback. Few modifications in the rear suspension have been done to cope with the additional weight of the boot and improve the ride quality for the rear passengers. Adjustments in the rear seat inclination have been made to improve the rear seat comfort and legroom.
Maruti Swift Sports Concept
The concept car is powered by a 1.6 litre 4-cylinder engine combined with a six-speed manual transmission. The Swift Sport would get 150-hp of power, a 22 percent increase over the 2010 model. At 3,890mm (153.15 inches), the car is 177mm (6.97 inches) longer than the current MINI Cooper S. It is similarly wider and taller, but its 2,430mm (95.67 inches) wheelbase is 36mm (1.41 inches) shorter than the Cooper. Riding on 18-inch wheels, the car now features a large rear wing, new headlights and rear lighting clusters. It has also been brought closer to the ground. Inside, designers included bucket seats, a new steering wheel, different instrumentation and carbon fiber trim.
Maruti Swift Plug-in Hybrid concept car
The Maruti Swift Plug-in concept has an all-electric range of about 30 km (19 mi) drawing on a lithium-ion battery pack. When the battery is running low a small 0.66 L engine kicks in to power a generator that charges the battery. The plug-in car is powered by a 55 kW, 180 Nm AC synchronous motor and a 2.66 kWh Li-ion battery pack. Average fuel consumption is 37.6 km/L. Grid charge time for the battery is approximately 1.5 hours @ 100V and 1h at 200V.
Maruti Swift Colours
Maruti Swift Competitors
The new Maruti Swift is longer, swifter and sportier and has re-affirmed its domination in the Indian small car market. But for those looking out for some other alternatives at no extra cost, the Toyota Etios Liva Diesel, Ford Figo, Volkswagen Polo, Nissan Micra, Chevrolet Beat, Skoda Fabia, etc may be your best bet.
Compare Maruti Swift with other Models
Maruti Suzuki Swift vs Toyota Etios Liva Diesel: The Swift is a tad powerful while Toyota is cheaper with a price tag of just under 4 lakhs.
Maruti Suzuki Swift vs Hyundai i20: Both cars have the same price, outstanding looks and interiors along with a wide range of option to choose from. However the Swift is just a tad cheaper with a price of 4.2 lakhs compared to the 4.5 lakhs of the entry level Hyundai i20.
Maruti Suzuki Swift vs Skoda Fabia: The Swift is powerful and cheaper while the Skoda has a better build quality and the top notch multi jet engine.
Maruti Swift Awards
Maruti Swift has won many valuable awards in Indian market. The Maruti Swift awards are as follows:
Best Value for the Money Car
Best Design and Styling
Total Customer Satisfaction
Car of the Year
Design Car of the Year
Maruti Swift Mileage
According to ARAI (Automotive Research Association of India), the new Swift petrol will deliver 18.6kmpl and the diesel 22.9kmpl. The Swift Dzire returns a mileage of 14.96 kmpl in the cities and 21.68 kmpl on the high ways.
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