The largest car manufacturer in the country, Maruti Suzuki India Limited is known for its budget friendly and reliable vehicles. Among the various vehicles available, Maruti Swift is one of the best selling hatchback, which is available in both petrol and diesel engine options. This Maruti Swift ZDi is the top end diesel variant, which is powered by a 1.3-litre engine. This diesel motor has the ability to churn out a maximum power output of 74bhp along with a peak torque of 190Nm. The company has given this variant attractive exteriors, which are equipped with a lot of striking features. Some of these aspects include a sporty radiator grille, headlight cluster, windscreen with intermittent wipers and body colored bumper with fog lamps. Currently, this hatchback is offering in six metallic exterior paint options for the customers to pick from. The list of colors include Metallic Torque Blue, Blazing Red, Glistening Grey, Silky Silver, Midnight Black and Arctic White with Pearl Effect. On the other hand, the dual tone internal cabin comes with sporty wrap around door trims, three spoke steering wheel, a high volume glove box, rear parcel shelf and so on. The braking and suspension mechanism are quite proficient and keeps it well balanced and stable. The front wheels are fitted with ventilated disc brakes, whereas the rear gets drum brakes. Meanwhile, front and rear axle is equipped with McPherson strut and torsion beam type of mechanism respectively.
To begin with the frontage, it is designed with a bold radiator grille, which is embossed with a chrome plated company insignia in the center. This grille is surrounded by a neatly carved headlight cluster that is equipped with halogen lamps and turn indicator. Just below this grille, there is a body colored bumper that is fitted with an air dam. It helps in better air intake and is flanked by a pair of fog lamps as well. The large windscreen is made of green tinted glass and integrated with a pair of intermittent wipers. The side profile is equipped with body colored door handles and ORVMs. These external wing mirrors are electrically adjustable and fitted with a side blinker as well. The pronounced wheel arches are equipped with a set of 16 inch alloy wheels that gives the side profile an elegant appearance. These rims are further fitted with 185/65 R16 sized tubeless radial tyres. On the other hand, the rear end has a luminous taillight cluster, a chrome plated boot lid and body colored bumper with a pair of fog lamps.
The spacious internal cabin of this Maruti Swift ZDi variant is incorporated with sporty wrap around door trims with silver accents, sun visors with passenger side vanity mirror, chrome plated inside door handles and a silver accentuated three spoke steering wheel. The seats are very comfortable and its provide enough room for all the occupants. These seats are covered with premium fabric upholstery and integrated with adjustable head restraints. The smooth dual tone dashboard is equipped with quite a few features such as a large glove box, AC vents and an instrument panel with a few functions as well. The company has bestowed this top end variant with other utility based aspects that include front door trim pockets, retractable cup holders for passengers, front seat back pockets, rear parcel shelf, three assistant grips, cup holders in center console and many other features.
Engine and Performance:
This variant is equipped with a 1.3-litre diesel power plant, which comes with a displacement capacity of 1248cc . It has the ability to produce about a maximum power output of 74bhp at the rate of 4000rpm in combination with a peak torque of 190Nm at 2000rpm. This power plant is coupled with a five speed manual transmission gear box, which sends the engine power to its front wheels. It allows the hatchback to achieve a maximum speed of 154 Kmph and can cross the speed barrier of 100 Kmph in close to 14.8 seconds from a standstill. At the same time, this diesel mill is incorporated with a common rail based direct injection supply system, which helps in delivering an impressive fuel efficiency. When this vehicle is driven under standard conditions on the highways, it gives close to 22.9 Kmpl that is rather good. While in the city traffic conditions, it has the ability to produce about 18.1 Kmpl.
Braking and Handling:
The braking mechanism of this hatchback is further enhanced by ABS along with electronic brake force distribution. The front wheels are equipped with a set of ventilated disc brakes, whereas the rear wheels get a set of solid drum brakes. On the other hand, the suspension system is quite efficient and keeps the vehicle well balanced on any road conditions. The front axle is assembled with a McPherson Strut, while the rear axle is fitted with torsion beam type of mechanism. The company has given this variant a rack and pinion based electronic power steering system , which is tilt adjustable. This steering wheel supports a minimum turning circle of 4.8 meters, which is rather good.
The list of comfort features include a multi-functional steering wheel with audio and call control buttons, all four power windows with driver side auto down function, accessory socket, rear seat back folding and remote fuel lid opener. The advanced stereo unit comes with CD player and intelligent speed based auto volume . It also has a few input options such as Aux-in port and USB interface along with four speakers. Apart from these, it has an efficient air conditioning unit with automatic climate control function and an advanced instrument panel with a tachometer, outside temperature display, a digital clock, multi-information display, key-off reminder buzzer and so on.
This Maruti Swift ZDi trim is bestowed with a number of features such as keyless entry with central locking system, rear doors with child safety lock, dual horn, high mounted third brake light, engine immobilizer, security alarm system and so on. The company has also given it an airbag for driver and front passenger, 3-point ELR seatbelts with pretensioner and load limiter, ABS along with EBD and brake assist function.
1. Fuel efficiency is quite satisfying.
2. Advanced braking mechanism.
1. Exteriors can be made better.
2. Engine noise and vibration can be reduced.