Maruti Suzuki, the leading car manufacturer of India, has offered many good cars for the car lovers of the country. Some of the most sold cars from Maruti included the iconic Maruti 800, the Alto series and the Swift series. Maruti has always strived to offer good cars at affordable prices. Their affordability and low cost of maintenance, along with good mileages and powerful performances makes the Maruti cars popular among the ordinary buyers. Maruti is often admired for making good cars with reasonable comfort and safety features at competitive and affordable prices. These cars are luxurious or feature-rich, but are always high on utility, making them appealing to the average car buyer.
One of the best selling models from Maruti is the Swift, a hatchback that was launched in the year 2005. Soon, this car became the best seller for Maruti. The car saw periodic modifications in design, especially in the years 2007 and 2011. The 2011 edition of Swift came with some radical changes, which helped in creating a renewed interest in it. In 2014, this top selling model underwent one more facelift to make it competitive and relevant to the changing tastes of the buyers. Although most of the changes were cosmetic in nature, car has drastically improved the fuel efficiency with the latest revamp.
Maruti Suzuki Swift is available for a price ranging from INR 4.58 lakh to 7.21 lakh. Backed by its peppy styling and powerful engine, the Swift is still one of the most favorite cars on the Indian roads, despite being in production for more than a decade. This car, unlike other Maruti models, has a premium look and feel, which endears it to the buyers. Furthermore, it offers good re-sale value, which is useful while going for an upgrade. The new edition Swift has bigger wheelbase, which, in turn, offers better space inside the cabin.
The diesel variants run on a 1.3-liter multijet diesel engine capable of generating a maximum power of 74 bhp and a peak torque of 190 Nm. The petrol engine is less powerful than the ones used in earlier variants. As such, the 1197cc 1.2-litre KB12 engine produces a maximum power of 83.1 bhp and a peak torque of 114 Nm only. However, this resulted in a 10% increase in fuel efficiency. thus, the new Swift has a best in segment mileage of 25.2 kmpl.
Although the car is not luxurious, it is safe and comfortable. Swift comes with features like SRS dual front airbags, brake assist, ABS, computerized anti-theft system, automatic lock system, front and rear fog lamps, high mounted stop lamps, side impact beams, front and rear ELR seat belts, child lock, double horn and much more.