Maruti Swift VDI Glory Limited Edition is launched mainly to increase sales during this festive season. Keeping this mind, the home bred automaker has given it several cosmetic updates, which is just impressive. On the outside, it gets racing strips, spoiler, and wing mirrors with side turn indicators. It includes side skirts, C-pillars are given black finish, while both the bumpers are also revamped. It is offered in white body paint option in combination with metallic red roof. Meanwhile, its interiors are shaped up attractively with an all black dashboard, two tone (black and red) seat covers, and floor mats. Another main highlight is the new music system, which supports Bluetooth connectivity. Other aspects like reverse parking assist along with rear view camera, steering wheel and gear cover, ABS, EBD and brake assist as well, which further adds to the weight of its features list. This special edition trim retains the same technical specifications, which is a 1.3-litre diesel engine that is paired with a five speed manual transmission gear box.
Without a doubt, this latest edition will lure numerous buyers with the set of newly added features. Both the racing stripes and decals makes it look sporty, while the rear spoiler further adds to its appearance. The C-pillars are painted in black and external wing mirrors are fitted. It comes with the same set of 14 inch steel wheels along with full wheel caps. These rims are further covered with tubeless tyres of size 165/80 R14. The roof top in bright red color is what makes it unique from the regular version. The trendy headlamps are well designed, whereas the sporty front and rear bumpers come with under-body spoilers. Other remarkable aspects on the outsides include side skirts, tail lamps, front intermittent wipers with two speed setting, and fog lamps as well.
The red and black color combination makes its insides very appealing and majestic. The well designed dashboard houses a three spoke steering wheel, which is wrapped with a stylish cover. It is offered with designer floor mats, while there are sporty wrap around door trims. The well cushioned seats are covered with a dual color premium upholstery. Front sunvisors come with a vanity mirror on passenger side, while the other includes a ticket holder. The silver accents on its steering wheel, and chrome garnish on door handles both further gives it a rich appeal. Also, there are three foldable assist grips, room lamp, parcel shelf, high volume glove box, front door trim pocket, as well as day and night inside rear view mirror in the cabin.
Engine and Performance:
It is equipped with a 1.3-litre diesel engine that has four cylinders and 16 valves. This comes with a total displacement capacity of 1248cc. It is integrated with a common rail direct injection system. The maximum power it can generate is 73.97bhp at 4000rpm along with torque of 190Nm at 2000rpm. This DOHC valve configuration based motor is paired with a five speed manual transmission gear box that distributes power to its front wheels. The mileage comes to about 25.2 Kmpl on highways and nearly 20.9 Kmpl within the city. Besides these, it propels the vehicle to attain a top speed of approximately 160 Kmph and accelerates from 0 to 100 Kmph in 15 to 16 seconds.
Braking and Handling:
This variant has sturdy drum brakes equipped to its rear wheels and the front ones get ventilated disc brakes. Also accompanying this mechanism is the advanced anti lock braking system, electronic brake force distribution and brake assist. Its suspension system on the other hand, is helpful in keeping it stable and to make the drive smooth. It comprise of a McPherson strut on the front axle and a torsion beam on the rear one. Besides these, the firm has incorporated it with a rack and pinion based electric power assisted steering column that is tilt adjustable. This helps in effective handling and even supports turning radius of 4.8 meters.
Its seats are designed to provide enhanced comfort to its occupants, while the 60:40 split folding facility to the rear seat turns out a major advantage. All its windows are power operated with auto down function on the driver's side. With the manual air conditioner, its passengers can set the cabin temperature as per their requirement. The instrument cluster features a tachometer, odometer, digital clock and a few other notifications. Moreover, an exclusive multimedia music system is incorporated that supports Bluetooth connectivity. Highlight of this unit is the Song Pal control for Android users and Siri eyes-free control for iPhone users. Other aspects like an accessory socket, cup holder, front seat back pockets, remote back door opener and a few more are also available.
This special edition trim is packed with a security alarm system, rear door child locks, three point ELR seat belts, side door impact beams, head restraints and dual horn as well. All these elements aid in giving good protection to those sitting inside. A few more key features include ABS with EBD and brake assist, reverse parking assist system and camera, driver seat belt reminder as well as door closure warning lamp that enhances security further.
1. Fuel economy is rather satisfying.
2. Appealing exteriors with remarkable cosmetic updates.
1. Ground clearance can be slightly improved.
2. Rear cabin needs to be more spacious.