December 01, 2015:
With a tremendous response for AT or AMT option cars, Maruti Suzuki India is currently planning to introduce automatic gear box in Swift followed by Ertiga and S-cross, the foremost of the lot to get an automatic gear box. Moreover, MSI is also currently working on Next Gen Swift and Swift Dzire which is anticipated to be launched in the year 2017.
India’s leading car manufacturer launched Maruti Swift by the end of year 2014 and it continues to follow the very same design philosophy of the hatchback as well as the overall profile looks largely identical to the previous model. Maruti Suzuki India tweaked the exterior and interior styling in order to keep things fresh in the auto market. The company has already commenced working on the next-generation Maruti Swift, which is likely to go on sale by the year 2016-17.
Maruti Suzuki recently launched a limited edition Swift Glory in the Indian auto market at a starting price of INR 5.28 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). The new Swift Glory bags cosmetic changes as well as some new features but mechanically it continues to feature same K-Series petrol and DDiS diesel engine. Swift Glory edition features side skirts, a rear spoiler, a red -roof and wing mirrors, blackened C-Pillars, side decals as well as racing stripes. It also gets ABS and EBD, alloy wheels, automatic climate control, steering mounted controls, smart entry with engine starter button and a rear wiper/washer but lacks airbags. On the inside, the Glory edition comes with dual tone upholstery, a steering wheel along with gear cover, all new floor mats and a Bluetooth enabled music system. Reverse parking assist along with a rear-view camera is also provided.
Maruti Swift Exteriors
The overall style of the new Maruti Suzuki Swift is similar to the outgoing model but it has also received some smart tweaks that provide it with a sportier look. This new Maruti Suzuki Swift comes with slightly revamped bumper but the grille and headlamps are same as that of the outgoing model. The radiator grille with a honeycomb mesh and Suzuki's logo embedded highlight the front fascia along with all-new fog lamp consoles that comes with silver bezel. It comes equipped with electrically adjustable ORVMs with integrated blinkers, chrome finished badging, fog lamps, colored door handles, thin window glasses, and newly styled alloys. The side profile of top variant gets stylish alloy wheels that are embedded with company’s badge whereas low and mid variant gets steel rims. The rear profile is quite similar to the outgoing model as it bags body coloured bumper and decent looking LED tail lights. The mid-level variants gets 14-inches steel wheels with 165/80 R14 tyres, while the top-end models sports a 15-inches alloys along with 185/65 R15 tyres. Talking about the dimensions, this new Maruti Suzuki Swift gets overall length of 3850mm, 1695mm of overall width and 1530mm of height. Moreover, wheelbase of 2430mm ensures comfortable space in the cabin and 170mm of ground clearance can easily take care of typical Indian terrains. The new Maruti Suzuki Swift is available in five different colors - Silky Silver, Mysterious Violet, Fire Red, Glistening Grey, Pearl Arctic White and Granite Gray.
Maruti Swift Interiors
On the inside, the new Maruti Swift hatchback gets major of its amendments inside the cabin. It is now equipped with key-less entry and a button start, climate control, faux leather seats and a new music system with Bluetooth, AUX-in and iPod compatibility. The rear adjustable head restraints and driver seat height adjustment facility enhances the convenience of the passenger. Moreover, inclusion of automatic climate control in the top variant helps to maintain the temperature within the cabin.
Maruti Swift Engine Specifications and Mileage
The Maruti Suzuki Swift hatchback comes in both petrol as well as diesel options – a 1.2-litre K Series petrol and a 1.3-litre Multi-Jet Diesel. The 1.2-litre K Series petrol engine is slightly refined and based on DOHC configuration with 4 cylinder and 16 valves that has displacement of 1197cc. The petrol engine can easily produce 85bhp of maximum power at 6000 rpm and 114Nm of peak torque at 4000 rpm that comes mated with 5-speed manual transmission. While, a 1.3-litre Multi-Jet Diesel engine that comes with a displacement of 1248cc can easily produce 74bhp of maximum power at 4000 rpm and 190Nm of peak torque at 2000 rpm which is also mated to 5-speed manual transmission gearbox. Moreover, MSI is anticipated to offer an Automatic transmission for Swift which would derive it highly competitive offering from the company in this very segment. Talking about the fuel efficiency offered by Maruti Swift, the petrol variant is claimed to offer a remarkable ARAI rated mileage of 20.4kmpl whereas the diesel model delivers 25.2kmpl.
Maruti Swift Safety
Talking about the safety aspect, the top variant comes with SRS front airbags, braking assist feature, ABS (Anti-Lock Braking System), front and rear ELR seat belts, highly mounted stop lamps, side impact beams, automatic lock system, etc. Moreover, inclusion of halogen headlamp provides clear visibility of the road that reduces the probable chances of danger. Also addition of front and rear fog lamps to mid level and top level trims safeguards during bad weather driving.
Maruti Swift Price and Competition
As far as the pricing is concerned, Maruti Suzuki Swift hatchback is priced in the range of INR 4.64 lakh – INR 7.28 lakh. Talking about the competition, it locks horns with the likes of Hyundai Grand i10, Chevrolet Beat, Ford Figo, Hyundai Elite i20 and Honda Jazz.