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Maruti Swift- A Design and Drive that will Blow your Mind
Purchasing a car is quite an event for an average Indian family. It is viewed as a big investment and a lot of research and discussion is conducted before finalizing any particular brand. Auto review websites such as Gaadi.com come in very handy at such times.
Since its appearance on the Indian automobile market, Maruti Suzuki has brought about a revolution of sorts. Over the years, the car maker has built up quite a reputation for delivering feature-packed, budget-friendly cars. One such brand is the Maruti Swift which enjoys huge popularity and can easily be called the country’s best loved hatchback. True to its name, the car offers swift, smooth and balanced driving on the rough Indian roads. Whether it is the exteriors or the interiors, the outer design or the specifications under the hood, this hatchback boasts of all the characteristics that a truly affordable, ‘value for money’ car must have.
Maruti Swift is offered in both petrol and diesel variants. The diesel version is fitted with 1.3 litre diesel motor with 1248 cc displacement; it produces high power of 75 PS at 4000 rpm, with torque of 190 Nm at 2000 rpm. The petrol model sports 1.2 litre K series engine that produces power of 87 PS at 6000 rpm and torque of 114 Nm at 4000 rpm. Coupling the engines is 5-speed manual transmission, enabling smooth manoeuvring & gear change, and a remarkable mileage. At 22.9-23.8 Km/l, Swift diesel gives great mileage, while 14.4-18.6 Km/l makes it decent enough in the petrol variant too.
The car has an energetic, athletic and dynamic design. Its wide, yet compact body gives it a nimble and sprightly look. The swept-back headlamps, the prominent grille, and the body-colour bumper present a stunning front. The side profile and the rear are equally fluid in design, and overall the car has a very stylish and sporty look. With availability in six colours- glistening grey metallic, torque blue metallic, blazing red metallic, metallic midnight black, pearl metallic arctic white, and metallic silky silver, the car appeals to both lively and sober sensibilities.
The Swift is very spacious and can easily accommodate five adult passengers. The interiors are rich, comfortable and classy. An efficient air conditioning system, multi-layered dashboard, multi-info LCD display, tilt steering, steering mounted controls, single touch lane-changing indicators, automatic climate control, high-end stereo with great sound quality, driver height adjuster and dual airbags for front seats are some features that make the hatchback desirable.
The wide and large tyres of Maruti Swift make for efficient vehicle handling and good road grip. The vehicle has twin-spoke alloy wheels and an excellent ground clearance (170 mm). It is easy to control with its advanced anti lock braking system. The new gen RBSS suspension system ensures a smooth, shock-proof ride.
The price of Maruti Swift ranges from rupees 4,50,000 to 7,25,000. Judging vis-a-vis the features the car comes packed with, and its powerful and impressive performance, this pricing is generally considered to be quite reasonable and accessible. There is not much in the car that has come in for any notable criticism.