Expert Review of Maruti Swift VDI BS IV
Maruti Suzuki Swift falls into the category of top selling hatchbacks in the country. More than six years after its launch in the Indian market, Maruti Suzuki Swift continues to be a huge draw with the small car buyer.Maruti Swift at present is available in the India market in six different variants in both petrol and diesel options. The variants powered by the petrol engine are Maruti Swift VXI, Swift ZXI and Swift LXI while the ones powered by the diesel engine are Maruti Swift LDI, Swift VDI and Maruti Swift ZDI. Maruti Swift VDI BS IV incorporates a 1.3 L DDiS engine with Common Rail multi injection technology which churns out a maximum power of 74bhp at the rate of 4000rpm and a maximum torque of 190Nm at the rate of 2000rpm, the mileage delivered by this diesel variant is also good. The hatchback has unmatched exteriors that can attract a small car lover at a single glance. With the stunning looks this small car also comes equipped with many advanced features that makes the car a great performer and very economical to run on roads. It is also packed with many comfort and safety features to provide you a more comfortable and safe ride.
Mileage and Fuel Economy
Maruti Swift VDI is powered by a 1.3 L DDiS engine with Common Rail multi injection technology which churns out a maximum power of 74bhp at the rate of 4000rpm and a maximum torque of 190Nm at the rate of 2000rpm. The small car is also extremely fuel efficient and delivers an excellent mileage of 18.1kmpl in the city roads and 22.9kmpl on the highways. The fuel tank capacity of this hatch is 43 liters so that you can travel a distance of 860kms. The engine is complied with Bharat Stage IV Emission Norm and Exhaust Gas Recirculation Emission control system. The BS IV is the Bharat Stage emission norm instituted by the government of India to keep a heck over the pollution caused by the internal combustion engines.
The car is available in the market in seven amazing colors which 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
Maruti Swift VDI under its hood carries a DDiS engine with Common Rail multi injection technology which generates a maximum power of 74bhp @ 4000rpm and a peak torque of 190Nm @ 2000rpm. With such power and torque we can readily accelerate the car from 0-100kmph in just 13.75 seconds and can reach a top speed of 158kmph very easily. The DDiS engine is packed with superior CRDI fuel injection system with turbocharger and intercooler combination that offers efficient combustion and higher torque. The DOHC packed engine is built of aluminum bed plate that produces less noise and vibration even at high speed.
Maruti Swift is a very smart and sporty model by Maruti India, it has unmatched exteriors that has a very robust look. The main attraction would be the curvier body looks which makes it look very much unadulterated and quite irresistible. The body colored bumpers and internally adjustable ORVMs with turn indicators add to the sporty look of the car. At the rear section the car has LED tail lights that offers very impressive look. At the front section the car has simple grille design with the chrome finished Logo of the company that throws the trust and faith the company have. The rear window wiper and demister are also some exterior features of the car. Maruti Swift VDI also has unique floating roofline design coupled with sporty wheel arch designs and 14-inch wheels and low-profile tyres with new wheel cap designs.
Maruti Swift offers a sheath like comfort and pleasure inside, it is packed with many advanced and comfort features that to offer a pleasant and comfortable driving. It has a tilted power steering which offers a very comfortable ride as we can easily adjust the steering column as per our convenience. 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 hatchback comes with a length of 3850mm, width 1695mm and a height of 1530mm. The ground clearance of the car is 170mm which is pretty good and wheelbase of the car is 2430mm which is 40mm longer than its precedessor.
Maruti Suzuki Swift VDI is powered by a 1.3 L DDiS engine w/ Common Rail multi injection technology which has 4 cylinders and 4 valves per cylinder. The 1248cc engine in DOHC valve configuration has a bore x stroke of 69.6mm X 82mm and a compression ratio of 9.0:1. The diesel engine churns out a maximum power of 74bhp at the rate of 4000rpm and generates a peak torque of 190Nm at the rate of 2000rpm. To increase the amount of power generated the car comes affixed with a turbo charger. The engine is extremely fuel economic and delivers an excellent mileage with good pick up.
Maruti Swift VDI is fitted with 165/80 R 14 tubeless radial tyres. This big sized tyre of Maruti Swift is very efficient in controlling the car in case of off- roading and also helps in reducing the rate of skidding in slippery and watery roads.
The suspension system of the car includes the McPherson strut with coil spring in the front and Torsion beam with coil spring at the rear. This distinctively designed suspension system gives you an excellent driving conditions avoiding any vibrations, noise and bumps.
Handling and Control
Coming to the handling section the car comes with 5 speed manual transmission gearbox with synchronize gears and hydraulic clutch. The brake mechanism of the car is also good; in the front the car is kept schronized and gripped with ventilated disc brakes while the rear is adorned with drum brakes. The car is also equipped with many safety features such as ABS, Brake assist, engine immobilizer, engine check warning etc.
Mileage, top speed, safety
There is nothing much but still the interior of the car could have been improved.