Maruti Suzuki Swift – reviews the Best-selling hatch from Maruti

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.

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Terrano Groove: Nissan’s latest SUV priced at Rs 11.45 lakh

NEW DELHI: Japanese carmaker Nissan today launched a special edition of its sports utility vehicle Terrano in India priced at Rs 11,45,123 (ex-showroom Delhi).

Nissan Terrano Groove limited edition comes with features including precision speakers by Rockford Fosgate, one of the leading brands in high-performance in-car audio.

The model also comes with branded fabric mats and upmarket LED scuff plates on the doors as well as chrome highlights for fog lamps, tail lamps and ..

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China Automobile Bearing Industry Report, 2014-2017

LONDON, May 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — A bearing, with a long-standing reputation as “the joint of auto industry”, has an important influence on the vehicle performance. In recent years, the growing sales volume of vehicles in China has driven a sustained sharp rise in the market demand for automobile bearings.

In terms of market competition, China’s automobile bearing industry has the following two characteristics:

A. Large international enterprises are entering China.
As of 2014, eight foreign bearing companies – SKF, Schaeffler, Timken, NSK, NTN, JTEKT, NACHI, and Minebea had established roughly 30 production plants in China. Foreign branded bearings have recorded a year-by-year increase in the share of the Chinese PV bearing market, especially in bearing products that yield high value-added, including engines, transmissions, and wheel hubs. Continue reading

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Six Cool Automobile Merchandise Brands You Want to Own

Do you know how to recognise a true auto nerd among the crowd who has cars and only cars in his blood? Ok, let me tell you, how we can differentiate this hard core auto buff. Well this person looks similar to us but his style of living is all about automobiles. He owns automobile, he wears automobiles and he reads automobiles. Yes, the kind of merchandise he keeps with himself will tell you the story of a true auto-geek. Right from the apparels, watches to luggage and sunglasses, he is fully drenched in automobiles. And if you too wander to become the same, having more than 3 steep possessions would be sufficient to earn a respect in this regard. Here is a list that will tell you about six different auto brands merchandises, owning them will definitely make you a nerd in the mass and wearing them would indeed throw a cool dude image of you in public. Continue reading

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Global Automobile Motor Stators Industry Report 2015 – Forecasts to 2020

DUBLIN, May 06, 2015 /PRNewswire/ –Research and Markets

( has announced the addition of the “Global Automobile Motor Stators Industry Report 2015” report to their offering.

The Global Automobile Motor Stators Industry Report 2015 is a professional and in-depth study on the current state of the motor stators industry.

The report provides a basic overview of the industry including definitions, classifications, applications and industry chain structure. The motor stators market analysis is provided for the international markets including development trends, competitive landscape analysis, and key regions development status.
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Maruti Suzuki to set up Automobile Skill Enhancement Centres at ITIs

CHENNAI: Maruti Suzuki India has announced that it will scale up its skill development activities by setting up Automobile Skill Enhancement Centres (ASEC) at 45 government-run Industrial Training Institutes across the country.

Each of these centres will be equipped with a model workshop to provide practical training. Together with this, the company will also appoint full-time trainers, provide tools and equipment and forge partnerships with local Maruti Suzuki service workshops to upgrade skills of ITI students and make them job-ready. Continue reading

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List of Top 7 CEOs of Automobile Industry

Being a CEO of a firm is possibly one of the most high profile jobs to have and when you are in the automotive sector, the limelight is brighter than ever. It takes more than your everyday leadership skills to be a CEO of a major automotive company as you have to enhance the growth of your firm even in the face of adversity and compete against some of the toughest opponents. So let us take a look at some of the top CEO’s who have been able to accomplish the same.

1. Marry Barra – General Motors

The world has always celebrated female CEO’s and in the automotive world, it does not get bigger than General Motors, a firm that has a 107 year history. Marry Barra became the CEO of the coveted company after she managed to bring in a purchasing and supply chain to her domain of responsibilities. Since landing in the role of CEO, she has enabled the firm to achieve its all time highest profitable figures that according to her is a result of her “No more crappy cars” philosophy.

2. Elon Musk – Tesla Motors

If you have managed to appear as an evil villain in popular animated series like “South Park”, you must be doing something right. Elon Musk is one of the most well known faces in the automotive industry, as the Tony Stark (Iron Man) of real life has been transforming the industry with his modern technologies. Currently, Elon Musk is the CEO and CTO of SpaceX along with being Chief Product Architect of Tesla Motors.
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Marchionne pitches for automobile mergers

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Sergio Marchionne has set out his most detailed and passionate pitch for megamergers among carmakers — even inviting new entrants such as Apple and Google to help cure the auto industry’s “value-destroying addiction to capital”.
A long-time advocate of consolidation, the chief executive of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles issued a presentation on Wednesday entitled “Confessions of a capital junkie”, representing his latest attempt to lure rival bosses into merger discussions.
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Demand up for automobile restoration

The growing market for automobile restoration work and collection of vintage and classic cars in the country provides scope for automobile restoration technology courses in technical institutes, says automobile expert Manvendra Singh, Maharana of Barwani.

Mr. Singh told The Hindu here on Monday that collectors of vintage cars usually buy the vehicles for any one of the three major reasons – it might have been owned by a family member, for the high value or because a model is easily available.
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Hyundai Genesis Receives “luxury Car Of The Year Award” From Popular Mechanics

The all-new 2015 Hyundai Genesis has received one among the foremost sought after automobile awards from in style Mechanics, a well known shopper magazine, its “Luxury automotive of the Year” award. consistent with, details of this event are illustrated on its web site and additionally at the December/January edition of the magazine, currently presently on the market at newsstands.

This award clearly illustrates however the Hyundai Genesis stands head and shoulders higher than its competition and has become the benchmark within the automotive trade, the quality by that the luxurious class are outlined by. consistent with electro-acoustic transducer author, vice chairman of company and motor coming up with at Hyundai Motor America, “The all-new Genesis is redefining the luxurious market by providing premium options associate degreed advanced technology at an unbeatable price.”

Editors at in style mechanics hunted for vehicles that square measure standouts this year, exciting to drive, reliable, and have all the desired safety options. Then once an inventory is gathered, editors contemplate and deliberate for many days till a judgment is reached.

Editors at in style Mechanics explicit , “The Hyundai Genesis have to be compelled to have the Germans and everybody else distressed. now around, Hyundai is aware of that intangibles build all the distinction within the realm of luxury sedans, wherever all the cars square measure smart.” The editors additional explicit , “The Genesis, right now, is during a sweet spot.”

The all-new 2015 Hyundai Genesis represents a brand new, innovative discovery for the corporate, that includes its original H-TRAC, the primary ever all-wheel drive system on a sedan vehicle. additionally to being equipped with each commonplace feature required to contend within the luxury category, it’s Hyundai’s second generation Blue Link documentary film system and telematics.

Furthermore it represents the best levels of luxury and comforts, that includes identical vogue and options the Germans have in their cars, except for a lot of less; many thousands of bucks less. These square measure wonderful marketing points for the Genesis, creating the vehicle an excellent price that ought to retain its appreciation for a awfully lasting.

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