Expert Review of Maruti Swift
Maruti cars are well versed for the kind of performance they give on Indian roads and the market share which it holds in the Indian car market. Cars which are manufactured under the badge of Maruti are efficient, reliable and easy to maintain. Swift is one of the hatchback that is manufactured by the Maruti Suzuki which complies the Indian needs with Japanese technology and European design. Over 32 Japanese engineers and 100 engineers in India worked day in and day out to produce this lively and refreshed avatar-New Maruti Swift. The five seater hatch has been in market from 2005 and in the year 2007 the diesel version of the car was introduced. The Swift comes in a premium compact hatchback car segment.
Maruti Swift LXI delivers new quality of power, response and fuel efficiency with the five way door opening options. The great body graphics of the car gives it a very aggressive and sporty look. The new Swift has more power to weight ratio apart from the acceleration it provides on road and the fuel efficiency. The new Swift LXI has 140 new features out of which have appeared first time on any entry variant. The enhanced features and more mileage of the Swift will create a benchmark in the “premium compact” car segment. The new Maruti Swift is longer by 90mm, wider by 5mm, 28mm more foot space for rear seats and has 20mm additional knee room as compared to the exiting Swift. This is the major facelift after the launch of the car six years ago in 2005. Headlights of the car give the front a stretched look, wheel arches are also prominent, shoulder line and rear are curvy giving it a sporty, crisp look. The tyre size of the Maruti Swift LXI has also increased. The interior of the Swift LXI has been redesigned with better materials with silver trims. Swift LXI has been equipped with world class technology and advanced features that makes the car a great performer and very economical to run on roads. The demand of the Swift keeps on increasing even after its presence from the year 2005.
Mileage and Fuel Economy
Swift Dzire and Swift Hatchback have been built on the same platform and this is the reason why both the cars have same engine with miniscule diffrence in them. The Swift LXI has a 1.2L, K-Series Petrol Engine with VVT technology that has been matted to five speed manual transmissions. The engine is capable enough to give a mileage of 15.7kmpl in cities but it is more economic on highways by giving a mileage of 18.1kmpl. The Swift is affordable in price and also it is fuel economic with its mileage.
The colors which are available in the Maruti Swift LXI model of the car are: Metallic Azure Grey, Metallic Sunlight Copper, Metallic silky silver, Solid Bright Red, Metallic Ozone Blue, Metallic Midnight Black and Pearl Metallic Arctic White.
Acceleration and Pick up
The powerful K-series petrol engine of the car has a displacement of 1197cc with multi point injection technology that has a five speed manually transmitted gearbox that can rev up the car to the speed of 100kmph in 12.29 seconds. The Swift LXI has a top speed of 160kmph which provides a comfortable and speedy ride to the driver of the car.
Maruti Suzuki Swift LXI comes with appealing looks that have a curved edges and smooth designing. A lot of research has been done before designing the car. The new Swift LXI has 140 new features out of which have appeared first time on any entry variant. The headlights are quite unique in its styling along with the body color bumpers that provides a neat and clean look to the front fascia of the Swift. The ORVMs have turn indicators incorporated in them. Alloy wheels, body colored door handles, body colored ORVMs gives the car a premium class look. Tinted glass and fabric upholstery adds beauty to the design of the Swift LXI.
The Swift LXI has all basic features which are essential for the purpose of comfort of the passengers in the car. The interior is spacious with great styling. The dual tone dashboard has been seperated by the wooden trim along with beige color of seat fabric and door pads. Tiltable steering wheel column provides a comfortable ride to the driver of the Swift . Seat back pockets, height adjustable seats, foldable rear seats and front and rear cup holders are yet another comfort features which have been incorporated in the Maruti Swift LXI.
The Maruti Swift has a overall lenght of 3850mm that makes it to decreases the excise duty which is being imposed on the cars that are above the length of 4 meter. The Swift has been made after looking the condition of Indian roads and the traffic on these roads. The width of the Swift LXI is 1695mm along with 1530mm of complete hight. The Swift LXI has a wheelbase of 2430mm.
Maruti Suzuki Swift LXI has a 1.2L, K-Series Petrol Engine with VVT technology that has been matted to five speed manual transmission. This engine is capable of churning out 86bhp of output at 6000rpm. At the same time, the engine gives a maximum torque of 114Nm at 4000rpm. The 1.2L K-series petrol engine is mated to five speed manually transmission with multi point fuel injection system.
The Maruti Suzuki Swift LXI has alloy wheels of 165/80 R14 size that are tubeless with five spoke which gives the car a cutting edge look with its exterior design.
The Swift LXI comes with McPherson strut and torsion beam along with the coil spring incorporated in the front wheel of the car. Disc brakes have been used in the front while at the rear end drum brakes have been used. The Swift LXI has individual suspension incorporated in it.
Handling and Control
The safety and security aspect takes an important place with Maruti Swift LXI. As there are air bags in the front for driver and passenger along with new generation compact Antilock Brake System (ABS) with Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist (BA). Whereas, there is better-quality security alarm system and i-CATS mechanism for better protection of your Swift from burglars.
Great fuel economy, Good pick up with AC, Attractive sporty look, Easy to ride on Indian road.
Cons: Boot space, ground clearance, no roof rails.