There's no two ways to put it – the Swift is pretty much all the car I could want, or need. Especially in its diesel form, with the added bonus of it being an automatic. I can barely believe that last bit myself, what with it being an AMT gearbox and all that, but it's true. As big a fan that I am of a sweet, high-revving petrol motor and a slick manual gearbox, when it comes to keeping your sanity in the city intact, I'd say go automatic any day of the week! I'd only recently moved to Mumbai, and nothing, I repeat, nothing, can prepare you for just how mind-numbing peak hour traffic can be – especially in the monsoons. In fact, the first few weeks were spent behind the wheel of an SUV, that too with a manual gearbox and a heavy clutch! So experiencing the same traffic in a tiny hatchback that did all the work by itself was a real treat. I even managed to pack in half my life (luggage and odds and ends), moved straight out from the aforementioned SUV and into the Swift with … [Read more...] about 2018 Maruti Suzuki Swift AMT longterm review: Wrap up
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Soon after news broke that bookings for the second-generation Maruti Suzuki Ertiga had begun in India, spy images have surfaced which show that the MPV stocked in dealerships to prepare for the launch on November 21. Maruti Suzuki Arena dealerships across India are accepting bookings for the new Ertiga against an initial payment of Rs 11,000. Mechanically, the most significant addition to the new Ertiga is a new K15B 1.5-litre petrol motor. This puts out 104PS and 138Nm. Increases of 13PS and 8Nm over the current car. This will be paired with either a 5-speed manual or 4-speed auto. In India, the 1.3-litre diesel motor should also be available. The car is based on the Heartect platform that also underpins the Swift, Baleno and Ignis. Fuel consumption for the Indonesian market model is rated at 18 kmpl for the manual and 16.7 kmpl for the automatic. The car sits on 15-inch alloy wheels. Dimensionally the new Ertiga is quite larger than the current car. The new car is … [Read more...] about New-gen Maruti Suzuki Ertiga starts arriving at dealerships ahead of launch
Maruti Suzuki has announced today that bookings for the new, second-generation Maruti Suzuki Ertiga have begun as of today, November 14. The car will be launched on November 21. Buyers can book the Ertiga at the Maruti Suzuki Arena dealerships for a booking amount of Rs 11,000. Speaking of the new Ertiga's design, the front fascia is completely new and now comes with wider double-barrel trapezoidal projector headlamps. The grille is now slightly larger as well and has heavy chrome detailing. The front bumper is more aggressively styled with a few prominent creases around the foglamps. The bonnet contouring looks to have changed as well. The side profile sees few changes and the basic shape follows that of the earlier car. The major change is the third-row glass area which is now larger and has a blacked-out panel to reduce the visual mass of the rear end. Like the front, the rear is completely redesigned as well. The biggest change is the LED taillamps, these are now larger and look … [Read more...] about New-gen Maruti Suzuki Ertiga bookings open ahead of November 21 launch
The festive season is going to begin in full swing during the coming days and automakers are ready with discounts and offers for the same. Maruti Suzuki, being the market leader in terms of overall sales, is no behind and has planned to dish out huge discounts on many of its models. Here’s a full list of all the discounts that the company is offering buyers this October. Alto 800 Upto Rs. 55,000 The Alto 800 is the least expensive car from the Maruti stable. Currently, the company is offering massive discounts on the car due to the incoming festive season. There is a discount of upto Rs. 75,000 on the car currently. It includes a cash discount of Rs. 20,000 on the petrol variant and Rs. 15,000 on the CNG variant of this car. Additionally, you can get a Rs. 30,000 exchange bonus if you sell your old car that’s less than seven years old to Maruti Suzuki True Value. You get an exchange bonus of Rs 20,000 in case the car you sell is more than seven years old. Alto … [Read more...] about New Swift to Baleno: Upto Rs. 70,000 October discounts on Maruti Suzuki cars!
The top-spec variants of the Maruti Suzuki Swift will now be offered with a AGS which is the company's naming for AMT. The Swift ZXi++ AMT is priced at Rs 7.76 lakh whereas the diesel top-spec variant ZDi+ will be available at Rs 8.76 lakh, both prices ex-showroom. The new-gen Maruti Suzuki Swift was launched in India earlier this year. At the time of its launch, AGS was offered on the VXI, ZXI, VDI and ZDI variants. The new prices of the ZXi+ and ZDi+ AMT makes it more premium by Rs 47,000 over the manual trim and Rs 80,000 over the AMT models. "Swift has always scored high on customers' expectations. With the latest evolution, the all-new Swift has reached the next level of customer delight. AGS has been very well appreciated by our Swift customers. We had customer feedback seeking convenience of AGS in the high-selling top-end variants. Accordingly, we are now offering AGS in the top-end ZXI+ and ZDI+ variants. This will further strengthen the brand Swift and enhance the popularity … [Read more...] about Maruti Suzuki Swift gets AMT on top-end variants in India, priced at Rs 7.76 lakh