Expert Review of Maruti Swift LDI
Maruti India is a subsidiary of Japanese Auto maker Suzuki Motor Corporation. At present Maruti has a market share of 44.9% of the Indian passenger car market and it offers a complete range of from entry level Maruti 800 and Alto, to hatchback Ritz, A-star, Swift, WagonR, Estillo and sedans DZire, SX4, in the C-segment Maruti Eeco, Multi purpose vehicle Ertiga and Sports Utility Vehicle Grand Vitara. Maruti Swift is a successful hatchback by the company in the Indian market. This hatchback was first launched in 2005 in petrol version and then seeing the demand the car was launched with the diesel engine in 2007. Maruti Swift is based on European designing and is a premium compact car. Maruti Swift was already bagging decent sales figure for its manufacturer Maruti, to take things step ahead Maruti rolled out a refreshed version which took things a notch higher in terms of sales and popularity. New Swift comes with great body graphics that translates the simple body style aggressive and sporty.The sporty look of Maruti Swift can be enlisted as one of the reasons why this hatch is so popular. Maruti India has added 140 new features in it and is 90mm longer, 5mm wider and 28mm more foot space for rear seats and has 20mm additional knee room as compared to its predecessor. The metal fuel tank has been replaced with plastic fuel tank thus reducing the overall weight of the car by 30kgs. This is the major facelift after the launch of the car six years ago in 2005.
Mileage and Fuel Economy
Maruti Swift LDI BSIV is powered by a 1.3L DDis CRDI engine that delivers an excellent mileage of 18.1kmpl on the city roads and 22.9kmpl on the highways. The diesel engine has a fuel tank capacity of 43 liters so that you can travel an average distance of 860kms once full tank.
Maruti Swift is available in the Indian market in 7 amazing colors. These are Metallic Azure Grey, Metallic Sunlight Cooper, Metallic Silky silver, solid bright red, metallic ozone Blue, metallic midnight black and pearl metallic arctic white.
Acceleration and Pick up
The 1.3L DDis diesel engine in the car produces a decent amount of power and torque to give this car a good acceleration and pick up. The hatchback can readily accelerate from 0-100kmph in just 14.8 seconds and can reach a top speed of 154kmph. This is much better is compared to its competitor Toyota Etios Liva and Nissan Micra.
New Maruti Swift LDI BSIV is a very smart and classy car that posses very robust and sporty look. The curvier look of the car makes it more interesting. The front grill of the car is very well designed and merges very well with the curvier headlights to make car look more stunning. The sportiness of the car is enhanced by body colored bumpers and ORVMs with turn indicators. Te rear section of Maruti Swift has stylish LED taillights that offer a very impressive look. The chrome finished Logo of the company of the front of the car throws the trust and faith the company have. The rear window wiper and demister are also some exterior features of the car.
Maruti Swift offers a sheath of comfort and pleasure; it is packed with array of advanced and comfortable features that offers a very pleasant and comfortable driving. The tilted power steering present in the car provides a very comfortable ride by allowing the driver to customize in the position according his or her convenience. The electric ORVMs allow you to change the rear view without opening the windows. The new Swift has new speedometer cluster, single touch lane indicator besides automatic climate control to keep the temperature inside intact always. The three-spoke steering has audio controls mounted on it and the controls are illuminated. Maruti Swift is packed with integrated high end Audio System and speakers. The car’s six speakers with surround sound effect that makes your journey very pleasant and very enjoyable wherein you can listen to your favorite tunes while driving. There is also automatic speed based 3 level volume control and steering mounted audio controls. The audio controls are also illuminated for better visibility during night driving.
Maruti Swift being a hatchback stretches 3850mm in length, 1695mm in width and 1530mm in height. The car has a wheelbase of 2430mm and a ground clearance of 170mm which is pretty good.
The car under its hood carries a 1.3 L DDis CRDi engine which has 4 cylinders with 4 valves per cylinder. This 1248cc engine generates a maximum power of 74bhp at the rate of 4000rpm and a maximum torque of 190Nm at the rate of 2000rpm. The engine is mated with a 5 speed manual transmission that readily falls into hand.
The car is equipped with 14 inch wheels for ultimate look to its exterior. New Maruti Swift has tubeless tyres which are puncture proof and offers a tension free drive. The size of the tyre is 165/80 R14, this big sized tyre is very efficient in controlling the car in case of off-roading and also reduces the rate of skidding in slippery and watery roads.
The suspension system in the car includes the McPherson Strut in the front and Torsion Beam at the rear. This reduces the noises, bumps and vibrations on the road and provides you with a comfortable driving.
Handling and Control
Maruti Swift LDI BSIV incorporates all the basic safety features that a mid price hatchback buyer would have thought of. These include Child Safety locks, day and night rear view mirror, rear seat belts, seat belt warning, Door Ajar warning, Side front impact beams and engine immobilizer. The handling system in the car includes power steering for easy driving and five speed manual transmission that allows you to easily change gears and enhance the output of the engine.
Mileage, pick up, sporty look, low turning radius
The car has everything in it, however it lacks safety features like ABS, airbags etc.