Maruti-Suzuki Swift Design, Feature, Specification, Mileage
Sometime ago, the Indian manufacturer revised its hottest selling hatchback with a new generation model that gets the latest technology and sporty design. The changes are very intensive from its predecessor and the model has been welcomed with open arms by the Indian automotive customers. The key points that Maruti Suzuki has focused here is about the practical use for a small family as well as fun to drive nature and sportiness to attract the younger generation.
So let's have a detailed view of the third generation Swift and the features that it offers.
Design and Specifications
The new generation Swift has been offered with a new facelift and it now looks very sporty and it is also practical at the very same time. On the front end you will notice that the headlight unity has been redesigned so is the front grille and front bumper. Moving towards the side, the profile gets some changes which compliments the facelift wel. The A,B and C pillar are finished in black, also the C pillar accommodates the rear door handle which was seen earlier on the Chevrolet Beat that has been discontinued. The rear also gets a whole new design with a new rear bumper and new design tail light unit.
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Stepping into the cabin, we can see that the interiors have been improved in comparison with its predecessor. The cabin space has been increased, especially the leg room has been improved making the ride for the occupants in the rear very comfortable and roomy. This is all possible as the new generation Swift is now based on the new Heartect platform. The front seats are huggable due with the side bolsters and it also gets a large headrest. Whereas the rear bench seat can accommodate three passengers but it is quite a squeeze.
Each of the occupants at the rear and the front get ample of storage spaces,the door pads can accommodate one litre bottles in the front and it also leaves some space for some knicks and knacks as well. In addition to this, the centre console gets two cup holders and a cubby hole to keep your phone, wallet and change. On the other hand, there are two cup holders on the centre arm rest at the rear and it also gets a water bottle holder in between the front seats. Moving all the way to the rear, the boot space is good enough for a weekend trip but it might be very tight if you're thinking of getting in large luggage.
Modern Features and Technology
In terms of modern features and technology the new Swift is comes loaded with a whole new set if compared with its previous model. On the outside, it gets LED projector headlamps along with LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL’s), at the rear, the tail light unit gets LED units for the brake lights only. Moving inside, the hot hatch is offered with a seven inch touchscreen infotainment unit that is compatible with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay that is mounted at the centre of the dashboards. In addition to this, it also comes equipped with automatic climate control, push button start and stop, rear parking camera and rear parking sensors, and electrically foldable and adjustable wing mirrors.
PowerTrain and Mileage
Maruti Suzuki powers the new gen Swift with both petrol and diesel engines, recently the Indian manufacturer also updated its petrol line up with the BS-6 norms. As of now the oil burners haven’t been updated, if they aren’t by 1st of April 2020 they might be discontinued.
The petrol variants of the Swift are powered by a 1.2 litre unit that generates b3 bhp of power and 113Nm of torque. This engine is coupled with a five speed manual gearbox and it also gets an option for a five speed AMT (Automated Manual Transmission) unit. On the other hand, the diesel models are powered by a 1.3 litre unit that produces 75 bhp of power and 190Nm of twist. As we so on the petrol engine, even the oil burner gets the five speed manual and AMT gearboxes.
Coming to the main question that pops up in almost every Indian’s mind, “Kitna deti Hai?” The petrol model swift offers a fuel economy of 22 kmpl whereas the oil burner offers 28.4 km per litre of diesel. These figures are all based from the certification from ARAI.
Coming to the safety kit, all the models of the new gen Swift are offered with front dual airbags, ABS with EBD, seat belt reminder system for both the front passenger and the driver, speed alert system, rear parking sensors and ISOFIX child seat mounts.
Variants and Prices
All the prices are subjected to Ex-Showroom, India, the on road prices will vary from region to region all over the nation.
LXI - 1.2 litre , Manual, Petrol - Rs.5.14 Lakh
LDI - 1.3 litre, Manual, Diesel - Rs.5.99 Lakh
VXI - 1.2 litre, Manual, Petrol - Rs.6.14 Lakh
AMT VXI - 1.2 litre, Automatic, Petrol - Rs.6.61 Lakh
ZXI - 1.2 litre, Manual, Petrol - Rs.6.73 Lakh
VDI - 1.3 litre, Manual, Diesel - Rs.7.03 Lakh*
AMT ZXI - 1.2 litre, Automatic, Petrol - Rs.7.2 Lakh
AMT VDI - 1.3 litre, Automatic, Diesel - Rs.7.5 Lakh
ZXI Plus - 1.2 litre, Manual, Petrol - Rs.7.53 Lakh
ZDI - 1.3 litre, Manual, Diesel - Rs.7.62 Lakh
AMT ZXI Plus - 1.2 litre, Automatic, Petrol - Rs.7.97 Lakh
AMT ZDI - 1.3 litre, Automatic, Diesel - Rs.8.09 Lakh
ZDI Plus - 1.3 litre, Manual, Diesel - Rs.8.43 Lakh
AMT ZDI Plus - 1.3 litre, Automatic, Diesel - Rs.8.89 Lakh
The booking amount for the Maruti Suzuki Swift has been set to Rs 11,000 and it can be booked online through MyNewCar.in.
In the Indian Automotive market, the New Maruti Suzuki Swift competes head on with the Hyundai Grand i10 NIOS, Tata Tiago facelift, Renault Triber, Hyundai Grand i10, Hyundai Elite i20 and Ford Freestyle.
If we compare the New Gen Swift, this hatchback has been improved a lot in terms of design, interiors, cabin space, modern features and technology from its previous model. In terms of pricing, Maruti Suzuki has done the work right and it still competes well with a lot of hatchbacks in the competition. Both the engine options get the manual and automatic gearboxes but it will also be remarkable if the Indian manufacturer gets in the BS-6 Compliant Diesel Engine as well.