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Maruti Suzuki Swift First Drive Review

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Maruti Suzuki Swift Overview

The Maruti Swift has been recalled by the company for a faulty airbag controller unit. 566 units of the Swift manufactured between 7th May 2018 and 5th July 2018 will be recalled for inspection and necessary action, thereafter. Owners of these cars shall be contacted directly by Maruti Suzuki dealers for an inspection. The replacement, if any, will be free of cost, starting today. Customers can also visit the company website and log in their chassis number to check if they are affected by this recall.

The new Swift is an extremely popular car. It was the fastest car to cross 100,000 bookings, within less than two months of its price announcement. The bookings went to a record high. The waiting period has come down drastically and the car is available within 1-2 months time, depending upon the variant. Read further to know more about the 2018 Maruti Swift.Check for Maruti Suzuki Swift price in Pune at Tryaldrive.

Maruti Suzuki Swift Style

The third-generation Swift underpins an all-new platform called the Heartect. This is also the same platform that the Baleno and Dzire sit on. The hatchback gets an all-new front fascia with a new grille, new LED projector headlights with LED DRLs and a sportier looking bumper. Changes to the side profile come in the form of new 15-inch precision-cut alloy wheels (on the top-spec Z+ trim), and the door handles being shifted to the C-pillar from the doors (like the Chevrolet Beat). There are new LED tail-lights and a new bumper. We particularly like the way the round fog lights have been integrated into the lower part of the bumper. It looks like the car is menacingly smiling at you. Inspite of all the changes, the silhouette is very characteristic Swift and it is more of an evolution. Maruti has given a floating roof feel by blacking out the A, B and C pillars.

Maruti Suzuki Swift Space

Inside, you can find Suzuki’s signature design and feature all across the cabin. The car features an all-black interior theme while the seats are now better contoured for comfort. The curved panels and flat-bottomed steering wheels are special and exclusive to the Swift.

Further, the feature list includes automatic climate control, engine start-stop button with smart key and integrated SmartPlay infotainment system that connects with Apple CarPlay, Google Android Auto, and Mirror Link. The same 7-inch touchscreen system also gets Navigation with Aux-In, USB and Bluetooth connectivity, and visuals for rear parking camera. Maruti has also given room for smaller options such as cooled glovebox, large front door pockets while facilities such as 12V charging points, 2 cupholders, luggage room lamp and 60:40 rear seat split makes the car more tempting.

Maruti Suzuki Swift Performance

The engines remain the same in the Swift, but it now has a lighter chassis. This has a positive effect on the performance of the current engines and also to the fuel efficiency of the car. 2018 Maruti Swift’s major seller will be the 1.2-litre petrol K-Series engine. This is the most powerful in its segment and also fun to drive. The lighter body weight delivers better performance. It is difficult for competition to beat the Swift petrol in terms of its performance. It is quiet. There is no noise or vibrations at low or even high engine speeds. This is a gem of an engine indeed. There could be a Swift RS, but we aren’t sure when. Maruti could introduce it much later on.

The diesel is a 1.3-litre unit. This segment has been moving towards petrol for the last few years. However, the 2018 Swift diesel will be a good seller still. Many consider it to be a good option even now. Also in smaller towns, people still prefer the diesel version. This engine has decent NVH, and it has good enough noise evident. The insulation is ok and still you can hear the engine at 3,000rpm. The 2018 Maruti Swift will have more than sufficient performance in both, just that the petrol will have better performance. The light body weight makes the engines perform even better.To know more details on Maruti Suzuki Swift check Scriptcafe

Maruti Suzuki Swift Riding

The Swift has enjoyed segment best driving dynamics, both in its first and second generations. We are happy to say that even with the 3rd generation, the Swift hasn’t lost its soul and still manages to put a smile on your face once you get behind the wheel. The all new Swift is lighter in weight by nearly 40 kgs and courtesy of the new HEARTECT platform, the body structure is more rigid due to use of high and ultra-high tensile steel. This has managed to improve driving dynamics by quite a margin. The diesel Swift’s steering offers terrific feedback at both low and high speeds and is well-centred. This car loves to be pushed around corners and performs beautifully around the twisties. The steering weighs up well at high speeds and is very predictable.

Even sudden changes in direction don’t unsettle the car. The tyres offer tons of grip and tend to understeer on extremely hard cornering, something which the end customer will seldom do. The all new Swift surprised us with the ride quality. The suspension has been tuned towards the stiffer side but Maruti has managed to strike the balance quite well. To elaborate, the suspension manages to filter the undulations without passing them onto the cabin. Even though it is stiffer than before, it doesn’t get choppy on bad roads. The rear tends to get bouncy on bad roads but overall there is a vast improvement from the previous generation car. However, the petrol-powered Swift does not have the same steering feel as in the diesel and feels less enthusiastic in terms of cornering abilities mainly because it is lighter than its diesel counterpart. Ride quality is not all that great definitely not as good as the diesel’s.

Maruti Suzuki Swift Safety

The brakes of the car are on point and noticeably better than the earlier model. The car comes to halt in a straight line without any drama. And as opposed to the predecessor, the inclusion of ABS with EBD and Brake Assist as standard fitment helps the car have a better grip on the road.The safety is further leveled up by standard dual front airbags and ISOFIX child seats. Move on to the top variants and you get reverse parking camera with sensors, engine immobilizer, central locking and pinch guard power window.

Maruti Suzuki Swift Price in Pune

Maruti Suzuki Swift On Road Price is 5,72,562/- and Ex-showroom Price is 4,97,968/- in Pune. Maruti Suzuki Swift comes in 6 colours, namely Mysterious Violet,Silky Silver,Glistering Grey,Granite Grey,Fire Red,Pearl Arctic White. Maruti Suzuki Swift comes with FWD with 1197 CC Displacement and 4 Cylinders with Maximum Power 83 bhp@6000 rpm and Peak Torque 115 Nm@4000 rpm DRIVE TRAIN FWD and reaches 100 KMPH at 12.6 seconds . Maruti Suzuki Swift comes with Manual Transmission with FWD .

Maruti Suzuki Swift Bottomline

The Maruti Swift has been a hit in the Indian market in the past and nothing much is going to change with the third-generation car. We reckon that Maruti will price it competitively and there could be a price overlap with its elder sibling, the Baleno. However, the Swift customer is more of an enthusiast and someone who wants an engaging car to drive. The all new Swift is a vast improvement in practically every department and looks to be just another success story for Maruti with its quality interiors, a long list of features, potent engines and now with the option of automatic, it makes a very practical buy in the hatchback segment. Something on which both the mind and heart agree on.

Maruti Swift is available in four different variants such as L, V, Z and Z+ and pricing remain competitive. Taking a quick glance at the pricing details, its base trim L has been priced at Rs. 4.99 lakh while the top-spec variant is priced at Rs. 8.29 lakh, ex-showroom, New Delhi. With more practicality, more style, and upmarket interiors, the new Swift has now become superior in many ways. And with all these qualities, it currently challenges the likes of Hyundai Grand i10 and Ford Figo in the segment.

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