Maruti Swift

Maruti Swift Variants

Petrol Variants
Maruti Swift LXi
1197 cc Petrol, 18.6 kmpl
Rs. 4,42,307
Maruti Swift VXI
1197 cc Petrol, 18.6 kmpl
Rs. 4,90,625
Maruti Swift ZXI
1197 cc Petrol, 18.6 kmpl
Rs. 5,65,853
Diesel Variants
Maruti Swift LDi
1248 cc Diesel, 22.9 kmpl
Rs. 5,45,979
Maruti Swift VDi
1248 cc Diesel, 22.9 kmpl
Rs. 5,78,620
Maruti Swift ZDi
1248 cc Diesel, 22.9 kmpl
Rs. 6,70,873

Editorial Test Drive Review of Maruti Swift

Comfort
Looks
Engine
Interiors
Safety
Mileage

Maruti Swift Rear View

Launched in 2011, the new Swift carries on the same DNA while taking it to a new higher level. There are changes no doubt to all angles of the car but first look at the new Swift, and you can easily pass it on as the previous one. However the long list of changes includes the new bold and stylish design form. The new Swift is 90mm longer and 5mm wider than the older version.From the front, the new Swift gets bigger headlamps that stretch backwards into the body. The bumpers have been redesigned as well and the top end Swift gets tasty 15-inch alloy wheels along with indicators integrated into the outside rear view mirrors.It is the interiors that see huge changes. An increase in wheelbase means that for starters, the cabin of the new Swift is more spacious. The rear seat offers you more knee room, something that was missing in the older version. The design of the fascia and console is all-new and immediately strikes you hard.The central console looks fantastic and houses in integrated audio system (with 6 speakers and USB compatible) and the air-con controls. The overall design, quality, feel and comfort of the new Swift has gone up by a few notches.The new Swift continues to come with the same engines though with a few small changes. The petrol one is the same KB12 unit that displaces 1197cc and now gets Maruti’s famed variable valve timing. The result is a slight bump in maximum power to 87PS. On the torque front, the Swift petrol does pretty good at 114Nm. It also has an ARAI certified fuel economy of 18.6kmpl – brilliant to say the least. The petrol unit is refined, silent and quite peppy, responding to driver’s inputs very well.The diesel engine is the same FIAT derived unit that pumps out a maximum power of 75PS along with 190Nm of torque. Maruti has done changes to the engine to increase its ARAI rated fuel economy to 22.9kmpl now. It is brilliant but still not good enough to match the likes of the Nissan Micra or the new Toyota Liva diesel. The turbo lag remains and below 2000rpm, the Swift diesel does feel lethargic to drive in city conditions.Both the engines come with a 5-speed manual gearbox that is brilliant to use with positive and slick gearshifts.The older Swift was always known for its good ride and fantastic handling characteristics and the new one only improves on these factors. The new Swift also makes use of higher strength steel which in-turn results in a body with higher torsional rigidity. This benefits the ride and handling characteristics of the car and should make the Swift less prone to rattles over a period of time. The rally based suspension lends a sporty touch.There is no doubt that the new Swift is a far better product than the outgoing model. The new Swift goes on sale in six versions, three each of petrol and diesel. While the petrol versions have a range of Rs 4.4 to Rs 5.7 lakh, the diesel versions carry a price range of Rs 5.5lakh to Rs 6.8 lakh.The diesel range offers very good value for money as well though the single biggest issue here is the huge waiting period.

Pros: Great looking, Sporty interior, Fantastic dynamics, Great engines esp diesel, Very good fuel economy, High re-sale value
Cons: Huge demandwaiting for diesel, Slightly high price for the diesel, Small boot, Quality not class best, Cramped rear space

Maruti Swift Interiors

Though the design DNA has been retained on the outside, it is the interiors that see huge changes. An increase in wheelbase means that for starters, the cabin of the new Swift is more spacious. This was a big grouse in the old Swift but in the new, finally, five adults can sit with ease over long distances. The rear seat offers you more knee room, something that was missing in the older version. Maruti claims that there is 20mm increase in real leg room and 28mm increase in foot-space. The design of the fascia and console is all-new and immediately strikes you hard. The steering and the speedometer console look brilliant and the former also houses the new driver information display – this is standard on all trim levels. The central console looks fantastic and houses in integrated audio system (with 6 speakers and USB compatible) and the air-con controls – Maruti calls it the ‘waterfall center console’ and it surely looks trendy. The air-con vents have been redesigned and there are clever chrome inserts all around including on the door pads and steering wheel. The door pads too have been redesigned and not hold a big water bottle easily. Worthy of mention is the new retractable cup holder in front of the air-con vent which helps keep drinks cool on the move. The seats are redesigned and offer better comfort as well.
Not only does the design impressive you, but the overall quality of plastics is also of a good level. However, the overly black interiors might not be to everyone’s tastes. That said, the overall design, quality, feel and comfort of the new Swift has gone up by a few notches.

What we like
The Swift has better quality interiors now which look sporty and its also well equipped which is a plus point
What we don't like
The new Swift all black interiors are not airy and also the rear seats lack space

Maruti Swift Interiors Details

Maruti Swift Boot space

Maruti Suzuki Swift has the boot space of 204 liters for both the version petrol and diesel in all models.

Maruti Swift Speedometer

Maruti Swift has instrument panel with multi-information display with digital display and analog meters.

Maruti Swift Gear lever

Swift has small gear lever with black and silver color knob that gives a sporty feel.

Maruti Swift Cup holders

Swift provides cup holder in the central console in all the models available.

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Maruti Swift Exteriors

Suzuki it seems wanted to pass on the same design legacy to the new Swift as well. They wanted people to easily recognize the new Swift on the road and hence much of the basic design has been retained. The new car carries on the same Swift DNA while taking it to a new higher level. There are changes no doubt to all angles of the car but first look at the new Swift, and you can easily pass it on as the previous one. However, spend no more than five seconds with the car and you notice the long list of changes including the new bold and stylish design form. The new Swift is 90mm longer and 5mm wider than the older version. Apart from this, it also has a 40mm longer wheelbase as well.
From the front, the new Swift gets bigger headlamps that stretch backwards into the body. The bumpers have been redesigned as well and the top end Swift gets tasty 15-inch alloy wheels along with indicators integrated into the outside rear view mirrors. At the back, the car gets new stylish vertical tail lamps and bumpers are new and the execution of the boot gate is different as well. The whole design does look appealing and more sporty though the base versions with thin tyres really look out of proportion as compared to the overall muscular body design. As was the case with the older Swift, the new one too will be modified by the younger generation, with wider tyres and lower profile alloys being at the top of the list! The new Swift is available in six different colors.

What we like
The Swift looks fantastic and in its new avatar looks sporty and well proportioned, the 15 inch alloys add to the looks and so do the vibrant choice of colour
What we don't like
The new Swift rear end styling is not as good as the earlier one..

Maruti Swift Exteriors Details

Maruti Swift Front design

Maruti Suzuki Swift has new dynamic grille with chrome colored Suzuki logo at the center of the grille with vertical head lamps at both the ends.

Maruti Swift Rear design

Maruti Suzuki Swift has good sporty rear deign as bright crystal clear vertical tail lamps adds looks with stop light at top of rear windscreen.

Maruti Swift Side profile

Swift has a good side profile as it displays of good sporty looks with curves and body colored door handles.

Maruti Swift Ground Clearance

Maruti Suzuki Swift has a good ground clearance of 170 mm which is good for Indian road conditions.

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Maruti Swift Engine & Performance

This was one area where the previous Swift scored very high. The new Swift continues to come with the same engines though with a few small changes. The petrol one is the same KB12 unit that displaces 1197cc and now gets Maruti’s famed variable valve timing – the same technology that is seen on the Maruti SX4 as well. The result is a slight bump in maximum power to 87PS which is almost class leading. We say this because the Honda Brio pumps out 88PS of power. On the torque front, the Swift petrol does pretty good at 114Nm. The petrol unit is refined, silent and quite peppy, responding to driver’s inputs very well.
The diesel engine is the same FIAT derived unit that pumps out a maximum power of 75PS along with 190Nm of torque. Maruti has done changes to the engine to increase its ARAI rated fuel economy to 22.9kmpl now. It is brilliant but still not good enough to match the likes of the Nissan Micra or the new Toyota Liva diesel. The turbo lag remains and below 2000rpm, the Swift diesel does feel lethargic to drive in city conditions.
Both the engines come with a 5-speed manual gearbox that is brilliant to use with positive and slick gearshifts. We are enthusiasts were anticipating a bigger 1.6 motor from the SX4 for the Swift similar to what Skoda and Volkswagen offer in the Fabia 1.6 and the Polo 1.6 – however nothing of that sorts has happened!

What we like
Fantatsic performance of the petrol which is peppy in nature, the diesel also impresses with its strong performance
What we don't like
There is some turbo-lag in the disel below 2000 rpm and it does feel lethargic

Maruti Swift Engine and Performance Details

Maruti Swift Acceleration

Maruti Suzuki Swift has an acceleration of 0 - 100 Kmph in 11.75 seconds in its petrol model in all variants.

Maruti Swift Top speed

Maruti Suzuki Swift has a top speed of 169 Kmph in its petrol model in all variants.

Maruti Swift In-gear acceleration

Maruti Suzuki Swift has in - gear acceleration of 40 - 60 Kmph in 21.7 seconds in 5th gear.

Maruti Swift Gearbox

Maruti Suzuki Swift has 5-speed manual transmission gearbox in all models of petrol and diesel.

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Maruti Swift Mileage and Running Costs

Maruti Swift Petrol Mileage 18.6 kmpl

Maruti Swift Diesel Mileage 22.9 kmpl

There are both diesel and petrol options in the Swift. The petrol comes with a 1.2 K series engine while the diesel comes with a 1.3 DDiS engine. Fuel economy is important and here the Swift delivers. In petrol expect 18.6 kmpl and in the diesel expect 22.9 kmpl. The diesel is of course the more efficient one and the fantastic Multijet plays a big part here.

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Maruti Swift Petrol Variants
Maruti Swift LXi 18.6 kmpl
Maruti Swift VXI 18.6 kmpl
Maruti Swift ZXI 18.6 kmpl
Maruti Swift Diesel Variants
Maruti Swift LDi 22.9 kmpl
Maruti Swift VDi 22.9 kmpl
Maruti Swift ZDi 22.9 kmpl

Maruti Swift Petrol Mileage

Maruti Suzuki Swift comes with 5 speed manual transmission, has a displacement of 1197 cc and a top speed of 168 KmHour.

Maruti Swift Diesel Mileage

The overall diesel mileage of Maruti Swift is 17.6kmpl, whereas in city it gives 15.5kmpl and on highway it is 24kmpl.

Maruti Swift Mileage Details

Maruti Swift City fuel economy

Maruti Suzuki Swift gives mileage of 15.5 kmpl in petrol version for all models in city driving conditions.

Maruti Swift Highway fuel economy

Maruti Suzuki Swift has highway fuel economy of 24 kmpl for the petrol version in all models in highway testing conditions.

Maruti Swift ARAI rated economy

ARAI mileage of Maruti Suzuki Swift in all petrol models is 17.6 kmpl.

Maruti Swift Tank Range

Maruti Suzuki Swift has the fuel tank capacity of 42 litres in all of its available variants in India.

Maruti Swift Handling Braking & Safety

The new Swift handles very well. The front suspension is of Mc Pherson strut and rear suspension is torsion beam. The the top of the line ZXI and ZDI variants come with fatter tyres which aid in handling and the overall stable feel on highways. The new Swift has ABS and the brakes of the new Swift include ventilated disc and the rear are are drum brakes.

When it comes to safety the new Swift has dual SRS airbags at front, ABS with brake assist.

What we like
The rally based suspension lends a sporty touch to the new Swift and trust us, the car is a hoot to drive fast
What we don't like
But still doesn’t provide the stable feel of say the Volkswagen Polo.

Maruti Swift Handling, Braking & Safety Details

Maruti Swift Handling

Maruti Suzuki Swift has good handling as it scores four and half stars out of five stars. The suspension and steering does the job pretty well and gives a good ride and handling experience while driving swift.

Maruti Swift Braking performance

Maruti Suzuki Swift has good braking performance it scores four and half stars out of five stars. The braking system works well with combination of disc and drum brakes in front and rear respectively.

Maruti Swift Safety features

Maruti Suzuki Swift has various safety features like ABS with EBD, brake assist, front and rear seat belts, rear door child locks etc.

Maruti Swift ABS

Maruti Suzuki Swift has a new gen ABS with EBD but this feature is only available for the top model of petrol and diesel.

Maruti Swift Traction control

Maruti Suzuki Swift doesn't have the feature of traction control in any models available.

Maruti Swift Comfort & Suspension

The older Swift was always known for its good ride and fantastic handling characteristics and the new one only improves on these factors. The new Swift also makes use of higher strength steel which in-turn results in a body with higher torsional rigidity. This benefits the ride and handling characteristics of the car and should make the Swift less prone to rattles over a period of time. The rally based suspension lends a sporty touch to the new Swift and trust us, the car is a hoot to drive fast but still doesn’t provide the stable feel of say the Volkswagen Polo. That said, the top of the line ZXI and ZDI variants come with fatter tyres which aid in handling and the overall stable feel on highways. The Swift always had a comfortable suspension set-up and this one isn’t different at all! Drive the Swift over various terrains and bad roads and it responds back nicely. Changes have been made to the suspension and this along with a spacious cabin and better seats help in increasing the overall comfort level. The overall NVH (noise vibration harshness) levels have also gone up which basically isolates the passengers from the happenings of the outside world. The LXI/VXI and LDI/VDI models come with 165/80 R14 wheels while the top end ZXI/ZDI models come with 185/65 R15 wheels.

What we like
The Swift always had a comfortable suspension set-up and this one isn’t different at all! Drive the Swift over various terrains and bad roads and it responds back nicely.
What we don't like
The ride though improved is not the class best as some ohers and refinement of the diesel could have been better

Maruti Swift Comfort & Suspension Details

Maruti Swift Comfort

Maruti Suzuki Swift has good comfortable ride as it has good seats with premium sporty fabric. The comfort and convenience features are engineered well keeping in mind the passenger comfort. In terms of comfort Maruti Suzuki Swift scores four stars out of five.

Maruti Swift Front suspension

Maruti Suzuki Swift has a Macpherson strut type of front suspension in both the petrol and diesel model of car in its all variants.

Maruti Swift Rear suspension

Maruti Suzuki Swift has a torsion beam type of rear suspension in both the petrol and diesel model of car.

Maruti Swift Specifications and Features

Dimension & Weights

Overall Length 3850 mm
Overall Width 1695 mm
Overall Height 1530 mm
Ground Clearance 170 mm

Engine

Torque 114Nm @ 4000rpm
Displacement 1197 cc
Power 87PS @6000rpm
No of Cylinders 4

Fuel Efficiency

Mileage Highway 16.1 kmpl
Mileage City 12.2 kmpl
Mileage Overall 12.6 kmpl

Wheels & Tyres

Tyres 165/80 R14
Wheel Size 14 inch
Wheel Type Steel

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Maruti Swift Features

Maruti Swift LXi VXI ZXI LDi VDi ZDi
ABS
Airbags
Power Steering
Power Windows
Audio System
Alloy Wheels

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Maruti Swift Colors

  • Metallic Midnight Black
  • Pearl Metallic Arctic White
  • Metallic Silky Silver
  • Blazing Red Metallic
  • Torque Blue Metallic
  • Glistening Grey Metallic

Maruti Swift Price

Maruti Swift Price in New Delhi

Rs 4.42 L - 6.71 L
ex-showroom price in New Delhi
Check On Road Price

The ex showroom price of Maruti Swift ranges from Rs 4.42 Lakh to Rs 6.71 Lakh. Maruti Swift is available in 6 variants. To find the on road price of Maruti Swift you need to click on the check on road price.

Maruti Swift has 3 Petrol variant(s), 3 Diesel variant(s), the cheapest variant is Maruti Swift LXi which has a Petrol engine, and starts at Rs 4.42 Lakh, the most expensive variant is Maruti Swift ZDi which has a Diesel engine and is for Rs 6.71 Lakh .

Maruti Swift News

Maruti Swift
Suzuki developing new 1.2 litre engine for Swift
By Shivank Bhatt Posted on Sep,09,11 6:29 PM

Suzuki will be introducing a new 1.2 litre petrol engine for the Swift in the UK, beginning 2015. The new petrol motor will feature two fuel injectors per cylinder instead of one, and on this basis it has been named as Dualjet. The benefits of t

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Maruti Swift Hybrid to be supplied to government as a part of pilot project
By Nithyanandh K Posted on Mar,03,26 12:41 PM

According to a report by Autocar Professional, Maruti Suzuki would supply a fleet comprising undisclosed number of new Swift hybrids to the government in the next fiscal as a part of a pilot project.Due to upcoming elections, more information regard

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Ford Classic vs Maruti Suzuki Swift DZire and Honda Amaze
By Abhishek Chaliha Posted on Jan,01,29 8:45 AM

The compact sedan segment has been doing rather well in India with the Maruti Suzuki Swift DZire and Honda Amaze racking up serious numbers on the sales charts. The Swift DZire is Indias third highest selling car with 15,427 units sold in December

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Suzuki working on new diesel engine
By Abhishek Chaliha Posted on Dec,12,16 9:56 PM

Maruti Suzuki has been using the Fiat sourced 1.3 litre Multijet diesel across its range of diesel cars in India for a while now and its much the same for Suzuki abroad, but the Japanese car maker is not too keen on relying solely on procuring dies

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Maruti Suzuki to recall 1,492 vehicles
By Abhishek Chaliha Posted on Nov,11,27 3:28 PM

Indias largest car maker Maruti Suzuki, will be recalling 1,492 vehicles consisting of the A-Star, Swift, Swift DZire and the Ertiga in a bid to inspect and if required replace the defective steering columns. The company has stated that it will i

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New maruti swift
By Posted on Aug,08,11 6:08 PM

Pros best in its segment. Great look and performance

Cons can be more comfortable

New Swift has all the features that you can expect in a hatchback. Style, comfort, look, interior, exterior, every thing holds a modern, young end energetic feeling. If the prices are good then there is nothing that can compete this car in its class. I think this will create another landmark for maruti. Thanks Praveen

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Pros LOOKS

Cons negligent manufacturing poorest quality poorest service

worst car..with delivery itself ac was totally insufficient confimred at workshp, repaired LATER mileage had fallen steeply then poured excess oil in engine which seeped to turbo pickup lagged now tyres damaged they changed free of cost and now engine and car shaking at minimal speed this shows..more demand worst quality of car only 6000kms done dont buy swift and avoid problems I am a personal userexperience of this bloody car and bloody brand

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best selling car
By Posted on May,05,16 5:55 PM

Pros nice design, good mileage on highway, excellent torque, good for small family

Cons less spacious

I own a swift VDI, it a nice car in terms of mileage and computability. but the only problem with this car is that is not spacious, it lacks headroom as well as legroom. if a healthy person with height approx 6 inches sits on a driving seat, there will be no space left for the rear passenger at the legroom. apart from that, i drove the car on highway it give excellent mileage and has a good pick-up. the quality of the plastic, the dash, and the material used are all good.

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Ritz is better than Swift!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
By Posted on Aug,08,10 2:07 PM

Pros Worst Performence

Cons Extremly Bad

Got exhausted in 2 days after buying. I recommend not to buy this car .......... Rather buy RITZ in the same price.

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good
By Posted on Sep,09,10 10:41 AM

Pros Good mileage

Cons less comportable

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By ANKIT DUBEY Posted on Jul,30,2014 at 19:22 PM

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