Maruti Suzuki Swift
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Customer Rating
: 4/5
Expert Rating
: 9/10
: 2 Yrs / 40,000 Kms (Whichever is earlier)
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6.19 Lakhs-8.84 Lakhs

Strong Areas

  • Stylish Demeanour
  • Enhanced Equipment 
  • Smart Interiors 
  • Improved Ride Quality 

Weak Areas

  • Average Space
  • Toned-Down Handling 
  • Average Boot Space
  • Jerky Diesel AMT
Maruti Suzuki Swift

Maruti Suzuki Swift Road Test Review

Maruti Swift has been best-selling for the eons and despite at the fag end of the life-cycle, the sales are showing no signs of abatement.  We once again get behind the wheels to find what makes it extremely popular among the masses.

Maruti Suzuki Swift Road Test Review

Maruti-Suzuki Swift has successfully defended its hatchback kingship since it started its Indian market campaign way back in 2005. Over all these years many propositions ranging across the different manufacturers came with the ambitious aim of usurping this Maruti from its leadership though none of these was successful in converting their dream into reality.

          Maruti Swift

Swift, with its superb reliability and breath-taking performance has stood test of time as it continuous to foil successfully rivals’ bids to invade its sales territory. Even at the fag end of its lifecycle the car is doing extremely good and the launch of its new generation is further going to increase its sales. We once again get behind the wheels to find what makes this car extremely popular among the masses.

Design, Style, and Interiors

Swift has always remained a benchmark owing to its European styling and futuristic looks. In its new avatar, Swift continues to behold the design theme of its predecessor although the dimensions have been starched for better room and space. New Swift looks uncanny similar to its older model and alterations have been made only to tweaks the styling cues rather than replacing them. For example, both headlamps and tail lights have been stretched for bigger looks although they continue to wear the old design of waterfall.Side profile of Swift feels a razor-sharp thanks to its sleek belt and window line. Upright c-pillar and blacked-out A and B pillars helps to stand out Swift in crowd.

        Maruti Multi Information Display

We had no issue with the quality of older Swift though it lacked the flair and tempo that is associated with its engine and performance. New Swift addressed this lack of excitement and it did it in style. New cabin all wrapped up in black gives it a sportier feel and waterfall console fills the gap for low pizzazz. Wrap-around silver accents give Swift a new high of attitude and sporty steering wheel augments the feeling of being lively and active. 

          Maruti Swift Audio System with Bluetooth

Unfortunately where even the new version of Swift failed to break the ice is the roominess and space. Although new version comes with stretched wheelbase, Swift fails to cut the competitors space mustard as Liva and Vista feels far head of this hatchback king in space aspect. 

            Swift Superior Dual SRS Airbags

Further the small windows rob of the available space feeling and you might end up suffering with claustrophobia in the long journeys. Boot space too feels small and high loading lip further aggravates this negative space feel. 

Engine, Transmission, & Dynamics

Powered by famous Fiat’s multi-jet diesel technology and then endowed with ingenuity of Suzuki’s own R&D, Swift’s engine continues to remain one of the best oil burners in country. Displacing the capacity of 1.3-liter, it pumps out 75 PS of power and 190 Nm of torque.

Maruti Swift DDiS Engine

Maruti has used 16-valve architecture mounted on double cam shaft arrangement. Low end grunt of new Swift has improved and as the revs builds up the free-revving nature of Swift make it addictive. Swift’s brilliant rev-happy DDiS motor has made itself a good name for its scintillating performance and this version of Swift too live up to the legacy set by its predecessor though the top end in latest model is not as enthusiastic as was in previous edition of Swift.

Swift VVT Engine
Although new version of Swift comes with toned down handling precision as some of the company’s focus has shifted to the ride department, still Swift holds the handling benchmark. Swift still loves to hug corners and even with lengthened wheelbase, this Maruti remain under strict control of the driver. Superior aerodynamic with spot-on dimensions helps the taut and stiff chassis of Swift to retain its handling crown.

Overall Verdict

Today customers have become more discerned than ever and stringently evaluate each offering on holistic perspective comprising of number of dimensions rather than just surrendering the decision before the retail price tag. And exactly this is the thing that has cushioned the leadership position of Swift over all these years despite the market presence of many cheaper options. In its entirety, Maruti Swift is way ahead of its rivals. Swift’s brilliant virtues like exceptionally reliable diesel engine and scintillating performance easily compensate for some of niggle like its low back seat space and trunk room. No wonder the sales is still heading north. 

Style & Substance                              4/5                                 Ride & Handling           3.5/5
Interiors & Ergonomics                    3.5/5                             Safety & Equipment     4/5
Power-Plant &Transmission            4/5                                 Fuel Efficiency            4/5
Value for Money                               3.5/5

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