Maruti Swift is a new entrant to the compact car segment and comes in three variants

Maruti Swift

Maruti Swift
Maruti Suzuki Swift, which was launched in May 2005, has been a huge hit in India. This compact car was an effort by Maruti to incorporate fresh design and concepts into their models. A car with eye-catching features, it is a delight to watch. Placed in the category of B-segment cars, Swift is appreciated for quality of power, response and fuel efficiency. Some striking features of the car are Dynamic European styling, Rally based suspension system, All-Aluminium hypertech engine and Automatic climate control.

Design and Interiors
The car has great design and equally good interiors. It has a clean-sheet design, built on a newly developed platform with three and five-door models on offer. It has adopted contemporary mechanicals. Features like torsion beam rear suspension and electronic brake force distribution have been incorporated. Enough legroom and luggage space is available in the car.

The automobile has fabric accented trendy looking door trims. The boot can accommodate plenty of luggage. The long wheelbase and width of the car mean high level of comfort and spaciousness.

Variants, Price and Mileage
Various variants of Maruti Suzuki Swift on availability are

Swift LXi
Swift VXi
Swift ZXi
Swift Diesel Ldi
Swift Diesel Vdi

The car is available in the price tag of Rs. 4 Lakhs to Rs. 5.60 Lakhs.

The car is equipped with 1298cc engine with 4 cylinders and 16 valves. The maximum power is 87bhp @ 6000rpm, and maximum torque 113Nm @ 4500rpm. As for fuel distribution, it is Multipoint injection.

A range of safety features have been incorporated in Maruti Suzuki Swift. The car is available with a number of safety features like collapsible steering column, front seatbelt pre-tensioners with load limiters, and energy absorbing trim all around. Active safety technologies include dual front airbags, and antilock braking system together with electronic brake-force-distribution have been roped in.

Technical Specifications Of Maruti Swift

Body Type Hatchback
Numbers of Doors 5
Seating Capacity 5
Tyre 165 / 80 R14 / 185/70 R14 (tubeless)
Kerb Weight 980 kgs. (LXi) / 1000 kgs. (VXi) / 1010 kgs. (ZXi)
Gross Vehicle Weight 1415 kgs.
160 kmph
Fuel Tank Capacity 43 litres
Capacity 1298cc
Number of Cylinders 4
Number of Values 16
Bore x Stroke 74.0 x 75.5 mm
Compression Ratio 9.0:1
Maximum Power 87bhp @ 6000rpm
Maximum torque 113Nm @ 4500rpm
Fuel distribution Multipoint Injection
Type Five-speed manual with syncromesh in all gears, one reverse
Gear Ratios
1st 3.545
2nd 1.904
3rd 1.280
4th 0.966
5th 0.757
Reverse 3.272
Overall Length 3695mm
Overall Width 1690mm
Overall Height 1530mm
Wheelbase 2390mm
TrackFront 1470mm
Rear 1480mm
Ground clearance 170mm
Minimum turning radius 4.7 metres
Luggage Capacity 232 litres (with seatback raised)
368 litres (with seatback raised)
Steering Rack & pinion, power assited
  Front Ventilated Discs
  Rear Drums
  Front MacPherson strut and coil spring
  Rear Torsion beam & coil spring