Maruti Swift Review
Maruti Suzuki Swift has ruled the hearts of several Indians ever since its launch in 2005. But the origins of this car go way back to the year 1999, when Suzuki’s sports bike Hayabusa 1300R was launched, from which the Swift is inspired. The fact that they had created the world’s fastest production motorcycle encouraged the Japanese auto giant’s engineer to take their success a step further.
The power of the Hayabusa 1300R was then given the form of Suzuki GSX-R/4, which further evolved through the means of Suzuki’s concept cars called Concept S and Concept S-2. Finally it was the concept S-2 that took the form of Maruti Swift in 2005. It took a team of 21 Indian designers and engineers, who meticulously studied the car and transformed it into a ground breaking hatchback.
This radically designed car wooed India with its performance, hence changing the history of Indian automotive industry, as we know it. But their endeavours did not end just their. In 2007, Maruti Suzuki launched a diesel version of the car that redefined the standards prevalent in the industry.
Maruti Swift Models
MSIL has equipped the diesel variants of this hatchback with a 1.3-litre DDiS diesel power plant with a total displacement capacity of 1248cc. This engine is capable of producing a maximum 74Bhp at 4000rpm, while yielding 190Nm of peak torque at 2000rpm. This motor is coupled with a 5-speed manual transmission gearbox that delivers the torque to the front wheels and returns 22.9Kmpl of peak mileage.
Some standard features of this trim includes electrical power steering with tilt column, accessory socket, retractable cup holder for passenger, cup holder in central console, remote back door and fuel lid opener, rear seat-back folding, rear sporty antenna, manual AC unit and lane change indicator. It also comes with safety features including rear door child locks, front head restraint, high mount stop lamp, side door impact beams, and advanced iCats system.
This trim is blessed with features including a high-end music system with radio and CD player featuring an intelligent speed based auto volume along, which also supports Auxiliary input and USB socket. It also features 4-speakers, 2-integrated front tweeters and steering wheel mounted illuminated audio controls. The company is offering this top end trim with ABS and EBD, brake assist system, driver and passenger airbags along with front seat belts with pretensioner and load limiter.
The petrol variants of this hatchback are equipped with a 1.2-litre K-series petrol engine with 1197cc displacement capacity. This engine is linked with a 5-speed manual transmission gearbox with dry single disc clutch mechanism that allows the front wheels to draw the engine torque. This K Series motor can churn out 85.8Bhp of peak power at 6000rpm, while generating 114Nm of peak torque at 4000rpm.
The wheel arches of this trim have been fitted with conventional 14-inch steel wheels with center cap. This entry level trim is offered with the same features that are standard in base LDI trim.
This top end variant comes equipped with advanced features such as automatic climate control system, electromagnetic back-door opener, rear window defogger, driver seat height adjuster, rear wiper with washer, outside temperature display and so on. Some of its safety aspects include an advanced anti-lock braking system with electronic brake-force distribution system, dual front airbags and front seat-belts with load limiter and pre-tensioner. The company has equipped the wheel arches of this trim with a set of stylish 15 inch alloy wheels.
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