Maruti Suzuki is one of the largest car manufacturers of India that has numerous models in its portfolio. One such car of this company that has many admirers, thanks to its compact size and powerful performance is the Maruti Suzuki Swift.
If you look at the new model of Maruti Swift, you will find that the company has tried to improve the sporty element of this car. To do this, they have used beautifully crafted headlamp cluster and expressive black coloured hexagonal engine grill and bulging wheel arches that cover beautifully designed alloy wheels. The design tweaks of the new Maruti Suzuki Swift extend to its rear also. Here you will find that the taillight cluster is redesigned so is the boot lid, which is now a bit wider. Additionally, the number plate housing has been shifted from the boot lid (in the old model) to the rear bumper.
Maruti Suzuki Swift, not only got design tweaks on its exterior, but there are also several changes in the interior of this car to improve the look and comfort level of the riders. The passenger cabin is designed in all black colour, which gives it a sophisticated look. At the centre of its beautifully designed dashboard, you will find a highly sophisticated 7-inch infotainment screen that controls its music system. While the overall look is attractive, there are a few issues with this car, which also need to be highlighted. The first among them is the space for the rear passengers. Although this car is advertised as a five-seater, we find that seating three people in the rear seat will not be comfortable for the riders. Furthermore, the rear side windows are also smaller in size, which some people may find unattractive. Additionally, the suspension of this car is not very good, and you may feel some road bumps. The engine noise level in the cabin is higher than acceptable level, which is likely to irritate the riders.
If you are attracted by the looks of this hatchback, then you can buy it with either petrol or diesel engine. If you are interested in the petrol model, then the 1.2 L mill will give you 83PS @ 6000 rpm of power and a 113 Nm of torque. On the other hand, if you are interested in the diesel trim, then you will get a 1.3 L motor, which will give you a maximum power of 75PS @ 4000 rpm resulting in a hammering torque of 190 Nm. Both these models feature a five-speed manual transmission box. However, if you buy the upper-end trims of diesel and petrol model, then you will get a five-speed AMT gearbox (which is a first for the Maruti Suzuki Swift model).
The base petrol variant of his hatchback costs Rs 4.99 lakhs (approximate) and the upper-end trim of the petrol model costs Rs. 7.32 lakhs (approximate). The top end diesel model costs Rs.8.76 lakhs (approximate). The main competitors of this car are Hyundai Elite i20, Maruti Suzuki Baleno and Volkswagen Polo.