Maruti Suzuki Swift Review
Maruti Suzuki has received huge attention by introducing the facelifted variant of its best selling car, Swift in the Bangladesh auto market. Since 2000, this hatchback by Suzuki has served its occupants efficiently with its advanced features and dynamics. In numerous export markets, the name plate ‘Swift’ has been applied to the Cultus car by Suzuki. It is made available with number of petrol and diesel engine variants such as Swift LXi, Swift VXi, Swift ZXi, Swift LDi, Swift VDi and Swift ZDi. All of these trims are powered with a powerful combination of petrol and diesel engines including 1.2 litre K-series petrol engine with VVT and 1.2 litre CRDi diesel engine. Variants equipped with 1.2 litre K-series petrol engine have the capacity of producing 84 PS of maximum power at 6000 rpm, along with the peak torque of about 115 Nm in 4000 rpm. Whereas, in case of 1.2-litre CRDi diesel engine the maximum power output comes at 75 PS at 4000 rpm, with high torque of 190 Nm in 2000 rpm. Further, these powertrains are mated with five speed manual transmission offering a decent drive to the driver.
When it comes to its styling and design, the classy exterior and interior inserts attract a huge number of buyers in the auto markets. This hatchback has redesigned honey-comb radiator grille with chrome detailing, along side powerful halogen lamps and adorable front bonnet makes its front facade look more compelling. Also, the electric retractable ORVMs mounted with side turn indicators and body colored door handles accentuates the side profile of this stylish hatchback. However, the designing elegance continues inside with is further enhanced with the sporty silver accents. In addition, it has Day and night IRVM (Inside rear view mirror) creating classy ambiance inside and Chrome finished internal door handles complementing its overall appeal. Besides that, the company has bestowed this car with exceptional comfort features like well cushioned seats, engine push start button and Tiltable steering wheel column for driver’s convenience. Besides that, the top variants comes fitted with automatic air conditioning system maintaining the moderate temperature inside. On the other hand, in terms of safety and reliability, this amazing hatchback is packed with dual SRS airbags for the driver and front seat passenger, Anti-Lock Braking System with electronic brake force distribution offering improved stability and Brake assist increasing the safety quotient for the passengers.
Mileage and Fuel economy
Availability of powerful combination of petrol and diesel engines, the new Swift is one of the most prominent cars in terms of mileage and performance. Trims with petrol engine takes the fuel consumption as 20.4 kmpl, which is quite impressive.
All-new variants of Maruti Suzuki Swift are made available with a good combination of petrol and diesel engine. The 1.2-litre K-series petrol engine produces the maximum power of about 84.3 PS of maximum power at 6000 rpm, along with the peak torque of about 115 Nm in 4000 rpm. However, the diesel engine generates 75 PS of maximum power at 4000 rpm, with high torque of 190 Nm in 2000 rpm.
Acceleration & Pickup
The Maruti Suzuki engineers have paired both diesel and petrol engines with five speed manual transmission for better acceleration and pick up figures. The petrol trims achieves the 0 to 100 kmph speed mark in 12.3 seconds, while the top speed comes at 160 kmph.
This newly designed Maruti Swift has received some cosmetic upgrades in terms of its exterior styling and manifestation. Its redesigned honey-comb radiator grille along with the Suzuki insigna at the centre makes looks classy on its adorable body. Its headlight cluster comprises a pair of powerful halogen lamps accompanied with the turn indicators that makes other drivers aware about your turning. Newly outlined front bonnet with an adorable style, gives a new look to its overall appeal. Equipped fog lamps has given a classy silver treatment accentuating its front facade effectively. To offer a fresh side profile, this hatchback comprises body colored door handles, alongside electric retractable ORVMs mounted with side turn indicators. The windows frames are embellished with black tinge, giving an elegant appeal to this hatchback. Furthermore, coming to its rear profile, which is quite identical with an outgoing model embracing concave tailgate and illuminated taillight cluster. The rear bumper comes fitted with parking sensors, make you park your car safely. In addition, the green tinted glasses adds a sporty character to its complete appeal.
This premium hatchback comprises a standard exterior dimensions measures as 3850mm x 1695mm x 1530mm (L x W x H) and the standard wheelbase stands at 2430 mm.
All-new variants of Maruti Suzuki Swift has been upgraded with some exceptional inserts that makes its interior look more classy. The sporty wrap around door trims complements the internal design of this hatchback. Supplement to this the seats are employed with better thigh and back support giving a comfortable ride to the occupants. The silver treatment on the trims increases the true elegance of its interior design. Day and night IRVM (Inside rear view mirror) are also appointed inside the car to illuminate the cabin. The three spoke steering wheel is covered with premium leather providing a fine grip to the driver. Chrome finished internal door handles also looks classy and matches with the design. The cabin is embedded with plenty of features which includes cup holders, accessory power socket, dual front sun visors, high volume glove box and many more, providing an interesting ride.
The Suzuki engineers has bestowed this hatchback with number of innovative elements, offering a comfortable and pleasant ride to the occupants. The seats are well cushioned provides exceptional comfort and support to the occupants. Its rear seats are employed with 60:40 folding functionality, offering more space to store your belongings. The top variant comes with engine push start button that ignites the engine with just a push of a button. Also, the driver’s seat employs height adjuster which is a great help during long journeys. Besides that, the top end variant comes fitted with automatic climate control assisting in maintaining the cabin’s temperature, and other trims comes with manual air conditioning system. Further, enhancing the comfort quotient this hatchback is equipped with lane change indicator, retractable cup holder for passenger and electromagnetic back-door opener.
This hatchback offers comfortable seating for five individuals at a time. To store your belongings and luggage, this stylish hatchback offers the maximum boot volume of 232 litres, which can be further extended by folding rear seats at 60:40 ratio.
Engine and Performance
All-new variants of new Maruti Suzuki comes equipped with powerful combination of diesel and petrol engines including 1.2 litre K-series petrol engine with VVT and 1.2 litre CRDi diesel engine. Trims with petrol engine is capable of producing 84.3 PS of maximum power at 6000 rpm, along with the peak torque of about 115 Nm in 4000 rpm. Whereas, in case of diesel engine the maximum power output comes at 75 PS at 4000 rpm, with high torque of 190 Nm in 2000 rpm. Both of the powertrains, are further coupled with five speed manual transmission, giving a sophisticated drive to the driver.
Stereo and Accessories
The series of new Maruti Suzuki Swift comes packed with an integrated stereo system, lets the passengers to listen their preferred tunes, during the rides. The appointed audio system features radio, CD player, increasing the entertainment factor of your ride. Also, it has four premium quality speakers (Front and Rear), along with two integrated front tweeters providing a theatre-like experience inside the cabin. This audio system also supports USB port, auxiliary input and Bluetooth connectivity. You can simply talk over the phone while driving with these advanced features. Besides that, it has a sporty antenna at the rear which helps in better reception of the signals.
All-new variants of new Maruti Suzuki Swift comes anchored with with a set of large and bold alloy wheels, showing the sporty character of this hatchback. The base variant comes with 14 inch alloy wheels, comprising the tire size 165/80 R14 and the top variant comes with 15 inch alloy wheels, tire size as 185/65 R15.
Braking and Handling
The facelifted version of Maruti Suzuki Swift is equipped with a sound braking system that provides safe drive at all times. The front pair of wheels are employed with ventilated disc brakes, while the rear wheels comes fitted with drum type brakes offering efficient performance. Also, in top end variants the braking system is boosted with anti-lock braking system along with electronic brake force distribution. This hatchback also features a decent handling to the driver, which comprises MacPherson strut with coil springs at the front and torsion beam with coil springs at the rear.
Safety and Security
The series of new Maruti Suzuki Swift comes equipped with advanced safety features offering maximum peace of mind to the occupants. All-new variants comprises plenty of active and passive safety elements safeguards the occupants from any situations. The availability of dual SRS airbags for the driver and front seat passenger reduces the impact of any accident and provides cushioning effect. The presence of anti-lock braking system with top end variants prevents the wheels from locking up at the event of sudden braking. Also, the appointed electronic brake force distribution applies right amount of brakes on wheels individually. Further, is also has emergency brake assist which adds the safety quotient for the passengers. For safe and secure parking, this hatchback by Maruti Suzuki comes with reverse parking sensor. Security alarm system warns the driver any theft. Other standard safety aspects of this hatchback includes rear door child locks, high mounted stop lamp and front and rear seat head restraints.
Exceptional fuel efficiency
Competitive price tag
Refined exterior design
Confined boot space
Automatic transmission is not available
Limited legroom for rear passengers