To say that the new-gen Maruti Swift has been selling like hot cakes would be an understatement. The latest generation of Maruti’s popular B1-segmenter has not only given the competition sleepless nights but has also been very quick in becoming more popular than its predecessor. Attractive prices, modern design, frugal and sufficiently power engines, good ride quality, precise steering – there’s really a lot that the new Swift offers. Another highlight is the AMT transmission, which is being provided on both the engine variants. AMT variants account for as much as 15% of the total sales of this new hatchback. Recently, we spent a week with the top-spec AMT version of the petrol-sipping Swift. Here’s our review. Looks gorgeous? Yes, but there’s really nothing to help you differentiate between the AMT and the MT variants. No, there’s not even a badge to help you tell the two apart. As has been the case with all the recent Maruti cars, the only badges … [Read more...] about New Maruti Swift Petrol AMT in CarToq’s Review
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The Swift has been a popular nameplate in for Maruti Suzuki in India since its launch in 2003 having sold more than 2.7 million units so far. Soon, the current model, which has been around since August 2011, will be replaced by the new model Swift. Suzuki unveiled the 2017 Swift in Japan in December last year followed by its global debut in Geneva in March 2017. The launch of the new Maruti Swift 2017 will take place at the 2018 Auto Expo in February. Expect prices to start at around Rs. 5.00 lakh (ex-showroom). Maruti Swift Overview The Swift nameplate made its debut in India in 2006. As of April 2016, the Suzuki Swift had sold 5 million units worldwide. It was initially launched with a 1.3 L petrol engine, which was replaced by a 1.2 L K Series unit in February 2010. A Fiat-Sourced 1.3 L Multijet Diesel was added to the line up in 2007. Interestingly, unlike the previous two generations of the Dzire, the new third-generation launched much before that of the new Swift. Although, in a … [Read more...] about New Maruti Swift 2017 Launch Date, Price, Specifications, Mileage
Some of you would remember that we featured a new Maruti Swift with a Webasto Hollandia 100 pop-up type sunroof last month. Today, here’s another new Swift that sports this entry-level sunroof. The only difference is that this Swift features not one but two sunroof units! Having a sunroof on your car is pretty pointless in a country like India, where the climate remains extreme almost throughout the year. However, many car owners/buyers seem to have been smitten by the aesthetic appeal sunroofs have. Most mainstream car models don’t offer a sunroof even as an optional extra on the top-end model. Hence, some owners of these cars take the aftermarket route to get a sunroof for their vehicles. The twin sunroof setup you see on the Swift above comprises of two Hollandia 100 pop-up type sunroof units from Webasto. This is a manual-sunroof that can be operated using a simple lever. It costs Rs 15,000 apiece and can be installed on any car model in a matter of few hours. This … [Read more...] about This new Maruti Swift with twin pop-up sunroof setup looks really cool
The new Maruti Swift looks like a superhit! With already over a lakh bookings in just about three months, the latest hatchback from Maruti Suzuki is well on its way to becoming the most successful generation of the Swift ever. The new Swift really has a lot going for it. However, it commands a slight premium over its last iteration, which brings it dangerously close to the Baleno. However, in spite of a price overlap and even the same engine options, there’s a lot that separates the two Maruti bestsellers. Our new Maruti Swift vs Baleno comparison here should help you pick the one that suits you the best. Read on – Want Better Performance? While the Swift looks sportier of the two, it’s actually the Baleno that’s a better performer. This would come across as a surprise to you as both the car get the same engines. Also, both the cars have exactly the same kerb weight. Yet the Baleno is faster to the ton, if only by a small margin. The petrol-powered Baleno … [Read more...] about New Maruti Swift or Baleno: Who should buy what?
The new Maruti Swift is a blockbuster! Maruti Suzuki India Ltd has already managed to garner over a lakh bookings for its latest hatchback and the new Swift looks all set to become one of the most successful cars on sale in the country today. While there’s already a lot of buzz on the latest Maruti hatchback, here are as many as 10 things that no one would have told you about the new Maruti Swift. Petrol MT Much Quicker The petrol version of the new Maruti Swift is a lot faster than the earlier generation. Tests show that the new car can hit 100 kmph from standstill in just 11.96 seconds, which is more than 2 seconds quicker than the earlier car’s 14.24 seconds sprint to the ton. Much of this is due to the new car’s lighter platform. The usage of the HEARTECT lightweight platform has lead to considerable weight savings, thereby enhancing the performance and the mileage of the Swift. Petrol AMT Quicker than Diesel Models The petrol-powered Swift enjoys a huge … [Read more...] about New Maruti Swift: 10 things you don’t know about it