New Maruti Swift Review and Specifications in India
The new Maruti Swift carries the success wave of the A-Star, WagonR, Alto K10 and Ritz with its new avatar as well. The 2011 model of the Swift has made its debut in the Indian domain. The new Swift p...
The new Maruti Swift comes with 1.2-litre 1,197cc petrol engine, which generates 87PS at 6,000 rpm and a torque of 114Nm at 4,000 rpm. The hatchback is equipped with five-speed gearbox that is different from the outgoing version’s transmission. The car also delivers an improved fuel efficiency of over four per cent for the petrol version at over 18kmpl on highways and over 13kmpl within the city.
The new Maruti Swift comes with 1.3-litre 1,248cc DDiS diesel engine as well, which generates 74 bhp and a torque of 190 Nm. The New Maruti Swift is available in colors of Blazing Red, Torque Blue, Silky Silver, Arctic White, Glistening Grey and Midnight Black.
The diesel variant of the Swift is way better than the petrol, especially due to the skinny tyres. The ride and handling lives up to the mini quality are good but sharp bumps and potholes thud through. In terms of ride quality, the Swift is hard-pressed to match the comfort or suppleness of the Chevy U-VA or the Hyundai Getz. Handling is agile and the car is responsive but lacks fluency on a twisty road.
The new Swift carries forward the cutting edge technology and the same attractive looks which has captivated the audience so far. The compact design of the car has made it a hot seller and makes it perfectly fit into the tight parking lots. The exteriors though a rip off the Mini Cooper still holds the dynamism and is well complemented by the charismatic head and rear lamps, aggressive bonnet and grille and alloy wheels.
On the inside, it is voracious in space and comes with range of comfort features and ensuring complete safety on the roads. The Swift still holds on to the power and mileage on the roads making it retain the numero uno status with élan. The new Swift is also available in both petrol and diesel variants and with an affordable price tag as well.
The New Maruti Swift safety features like dual front airbags, Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD), keyless entry and seatbelt pre-tensioners. The New Maruti Swift seats up to five people. The Length of the car is 3850 mm, Width- 1695 mm, Height- 1530 mm. The new Swift has a 40mm longer wheelbase. The ground clearance is 170 mm and is longer by 90mm, wider by 5mm and has 40mm longer wheelbase.
The front headroom is 1000 cm, rear headroom is 910 cm, with a shoulder room of 1290 cm and rear knee room of maximum 855 cm and minimum 625 cm. The car has a leg room of 1150 cm max and 690 cm minimum.
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