MSIL has a splendid fleet of cars, out of which, Maruti Swift Dzire is a bestseller. This vehicle is available in both petrol and diesel engine options in several variants. Among them, Maruti Swift Dzire VXi AT is the top end variant, which comes with a 4-speed automatic transmission gear box. It is fitted with a 1.2-litre, K-series petrol engine, which comes with a displacement capacity of 1197cc. It is capable of churning out a peak power output of 85.8bhp in combination with a maximum torque of 190Nm. This petrol mill is incorporated with a multi point fuel injection supply system that has the ability to deliver a decent fuel economy. Some of its interesting features include a multi-functional steering wheel with control buttons, an advanced air conditioner, music system and so on. On the other hand, it also has inviting exteriors, which are designed with a number of striking aspects like a bold radiator grille, body colored bumper, headlight cluster and other aspects. This compact sedan is available in seven exterior paint options for the buyers to select from. The list includes Glistening Grey, Bright Red, Silky Silver, Arctic White, Clear Beige, Midnight Black and Pacific Blue with metallic finish option.
The exteriors are simple yet perfectly designed with striking features. The frontage comes with a stylish radiator grille in black finish, which incorporates a chrome plated emblem in the center. It is surrounded with a neatly crafted headlight cluster powered by halogen lamps and turn indicator. The body color bumper is fitted with an air dam for cooling the engine and is flanked by a pair of fog lamps. The large windscreen is made of green tinted glass and integrated with a set of 2-speed fixed intermittent wipers. The side profile is sleekly designed and comes with body colored door handles and ORVMs. These external rear view mirrors are electrically adjustable and equipped with turn indicators as well. The flared up wheel arches are fitted a set of 14 inch alloy wheels, which are covered with 165/80 R14 sized tubeless radial tyres. The rear end is equipped with a body colored bumper with fog lamps, a radiant taillight cluster and an expressive boot lid. The windshield has a defogger and high mounted brake light as well. This vehicle is designed with an overall length of 3995mm along with a total width of 1695mm and a decent height of 1555mm. It has a 2430mm of large wheelbase and 170mm of decent ground clearance.
The car manufacturer has given this Maruti Swift Dzire VXi AT variant a spacious internal cabin, which is incorporated with a three spoke steering wheel, a large glove box and an instrument panel. The dual tone dashboard comes with wood inserts, which gives it an elegant look. Then it also has chrome plated inside door handles and beige finished door pads. The well cushioned seats are covered with fabric upholstery and they provide enough leg space for all passengers. The presence of meter cluster with silver accents and 3D acrylic graduations on instrument panel looks very striking. It features a digital tachometer, driver seat belt and headlamps on reminder notification, speedometer, a digital clock, tripmeter and other such functions. Other utility features include cup and bottle holders, front door trim pockets, front seat back pockets, a spacious boot compartment, assist grips, a 12V power socket for charging gadgets, remote fuel lid opener and many other such features as well.
Engine and Performance:
This variant is packed with a 1.2-litre petrol engine, which has a displacement capacity of 1197cc. This K-series, VVT (variable valve timing) technology based engine is integrated with 4-cylinders and 16-valves using DOHC valve configuration. It has the ability to churn out a maximum power output of 85.8bhp at the rate of 6000rpm along with a peak torque of 114Nm at 4000rpm. It is mated with a four speed automatic transmission gear box, which allows it to achieve a maximum speed of 169 Kmph, which is rather good for this segment. At the same time, it can cross the speed barrier of 100 Kmph in about 12.6 seconds. With the help of MPFI supply system, this compact sedan can generate close to 13.2 Kmpl in the city, while on the highways its mileage goes up to 17.4 Kmpl that is quite good for this segment.
Braking and Handling:
The braking mechanism of this Maruti Swift Dzire VXi AT variant is quite efficient and has been further augmented by ABS along with brake assist and electronic brake force distribution . The front wheels are equipped with a set of ventilated disc brakes, while the rear gets solid drum brakes. The front and rear axle is assembled with a McPherson strut and torsion beam type of mechanism respectively. On the other hand, it is blessed with an electronic power assisted steering system, which is tilt adjustable and makes handling quite convenient even in heavy traffic. This steering wheel supports a minimum turning radius of 4.8 meters.
This variant is incorporated with an advanced music system, which has a CD player, radio with AM and FM tuner, USB interface, Aux-in socket along with four speakers. It also has an air conditioner with heater, room and luggage area lamps for easy access, sun visors with passenger side vanity mirror, remote back door opener, adjustable head restraints, accessory socket, center armrest and many other such aspects that adds to the convenience of the occupants.
The list of crucial safety aspects available in this trim are an advanced engine immobilizer, 3-point ELR seat belts for all occupants, security alarm system, anti lock braking system with electronic brake force distribution and brake assist, central locking system along with rear doors with child lock and several other aspects. Apart from these, it also has seat belt and door ajar warning notification in the instrument panel, adjustable driver seat, fog lamps, keyless entry, key-on reminder notification, door close warning lamp, light-on reminder and a low fuel warning light as well.
1. Exterior appearance is quite impressive.
2. Good engine performance with decent mileage.
1. Price can be more competitive.
2. A few more safety and comfort features can be added.