Expert Review of Maruti Swift ZDi
Maruti Swift is one of the most celebrated hatchbacks in India in fact it is the vehicle that brought with it the trend of sporty hatchbacks in the year 2005. The hatchback comes with excellent interior spacing and has an even better ride quality. The handling of the car is good and it has a very powerful output which it delivers with its 1.3-litre DDIS CRDi engine with a displacement of 1248cc. The power output of the car is close to 73.9bhp at 4000rpm and it delivers a maximum torque of 190Nm at 2000rpm. The ZDI version of Swift comes mated to a 5-speed manual transmission, delivering a mileage of 18.1kmpl on city roads and 22.9kmpl on highways. The diesel engine Swift can touch a top speed close to 130kmph and can sprint from 0 – 100kmph in about 14.8 seconds.The car can be compared to Ford Figo, Nissan Micra and Toyota Etios Liva amongst the rest. Each of these cars are known for their performance and define efficiency. The only criteria where Swift is incomparable, is the after-sale service which is because of the Maruti brand name which it carries. In all other aspects, though Swift is the nation's favourite, the competition is not far behind.
Mileage and Fuel Economy
Maruti Swift ZDI with its DDis CRDi engine with a capacity of 1248cc returns a mileage of 18.1 litres in the city and 22.9-litres on highways. The overall claimed mileage of the car is 22.9kmpl. The diesel engine Swift complies with BS IV emission norms and has a fuel tank capacity of 42-litres. In comparison Ford Figo diesel delivers about 17 kilometers per litre in the city and about 20kmpl on highways, Nissan Micra returns a mileage of 18.5kmpl in the city and 23.08 on highways.
Maruti Swift ZDI comes in 6 exciting colors which add to the sporty character of the car. The colors include Metallic Midnight Black, Metallic Silky Silver, Solid Bright Red, Pear Metallic Artic White, Metallic Ozone Blue and Metallic Sunlight Copper. These exciting colors further make this car very trendy and desirable for the young crowd.
Acceleration and Pick up
Maruti Swift ZDi, one of the most celebrated cars in India, is powered by a DDis CRDi engine which helps the car zip from 0-100kmph in about 14.8seconds and can reach a top speed of close to 130kmph, making the car quite zippy. The comfort while driving at high speed along with its superb pick up is what makes the car quite a rage amongst all age groups.
Maruti has definitely tried to give the hatchback a touch of new styling and give it a very sporty character. The car looks pleasing with long pushed back headlights, wider grille and new 15inch wheels. The headlights are large which not only add to the good looks but also help with an excellent throw of light and give sufficient brightness during night driving, helping in making the car easy to drive even during nights.The rear of Maruti Swift with tail lights which have received a little touch up as compared to the previous models of the Swift is quite decent as well and the 2012 Maruti Swift ZDi gets 10 spoke alloy wheels which make is look even sportier. The long bonnet adds to the sporty stance along with a smart side profile. Even when you look at it, you can’t help but notice the good ground clearance which is being offered by this hatchback. Swift ZDi has a ground clearance of nearly 170mm whereas the Figo, is lower with 168mm of clearance and Etios Liva on the other hand also stands at 170mm. The ORVMs are large and give it a very meaty and muscular look.
Maruti Suzuki Swift ZDi comes loaded with comfort features like power steering, AC, adjustable steering, front and rear power windows along with adjustable front seats. The hatchback comes with an entertainment system with 6 speakers which help make the ride joyful. The audio system is compatible with USB port as well. The cabin has fabric upholstery and on the outside Maruti Swift ZDi flaunts a body colored bumper with chrome alloy wheels. The air conditioning system in the cabin comes with air re-circulation facility along with a heater.
The length of the Maruti Swift is 3850mm and the width is 1695mm. Swift flaunts a height of 1530mm and a wheelbase of 2430mm. These dimensions make it pretty clear that the cabin is spacious and on the outside, one can see quite a decently sized vehicle. The ground clearance of the car is 170mm with the front tread equal to 1485mm and rear tread equal to 1495mm. The kerb weight of the car is 1080kgs and gross weight is 1505kgs. The turning radius for the hatchback is 4.8m.
Apart from all other features, what makes the Maruti Swift ZDi quite a catch is the engine which powers it. The drivetrain of the Maruti Swift ZDi is the 1.3-litre DDis CRDi engine which has a displacement of 1248cc. Maximum power which the hatchback churns out is close to 73.9bhp at 4000rpm and maximum torque which Swift ZDi delivers is 190Nm at 2000rpm. The engine for the hatch comes mated to a 5-speed manual transmission.
Maruti Swift ZDi runs on tyres of size 185/65 R15. The 15inch alloy wheel not only adds to the looks of the car but also help give it a good balance and hold up on the road.
Maruti Swift ZDi runs on the McPherson Strut front suspension system and Torsion Beam rear suspension system which makes the ride in Maruti Swift ZDi a complete pleasure on Indian rugged roads.
Handling and Control
With 15inch wheels, McPherson Strut suspension system and Torsion Beam rear suspension system, Ventilated front disc brakes and drum rear brakes, Maruti Swift ZDi is quite a handy and tamed car. The power steering of the hatchback further enhances and gives a good control over the car. Further making the drive of Swift ZDi safe, Maruti has blessed the car with ABS and EBD which gives a good control over the car even in an extreme situation and on all types of surface.
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