The 2015 Maruti Suzuki Swift – First Drive and Review
PERFORMANCE ,RIDE QUALITY AND MILEAGE
Under the hood , The new swift is virtually identical to the outgoing one.The diesel variant will sport a 1.3 Liter multijet engine which produces 76Ps of power at 4000rpm and 190Nm of torque at 2000 rpm. The figures have not seen any change . For the petrol variant , though the 1.2 liter engine will continue, it has been detuned to produce 84.3Ps at 6000rpm and 115Nm of torque at 4000rpm.The efficiency figures have also improved , with a good 10% increase for either variants.
The car is still really fun to drive and the improved fuel economy does help,Alot.The engine is peppy and is constantly bouncing forward.The transmission is really smooth on the run ,but we did have some problems with putting the car in reverse.The car does suffer from a small turbo Lag, but this is not something that we cant get used to.
The car is stable and handles really well.Overall we didn’t feel any big problems with the driving dynamics of the car . A little more safety features could have improved our driving confidence and made the car a whole better package.
As a whole the 2015 Maruti Suzuki Swift is a really fun to drive car with some much needed features ,at the most affordable price in the Segment. It may not be as spacious as the Hyundai Elite i20 or as powerful as the Volkswagen Polo, but it does deliver at the price it is being sold .But the above said statement ,we must agree is only partly true. To reduce the price , Maruti Suzuki did go back on the safety front. It is absolutely outrages not to have provide ABS or airbags in the VXi trim, atleast as an optional equipment.Airbags haven’t been provided in the VDi trim as well. Cost cutting measures such as silver inserts instead of DRL’s could also have been avoided.
So I would recommend the 2015 Maruti Suzuki Swift to everyone looking for a solid fun-to-drive premium hatchback, with good features and an affordable price. Ofcourse you would have to go back on the safety front .
The ultimate decision is still your.
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