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The facelifted version of Swift hatchback series is launched in the market with both petrol and diesel engine options. Among the various trims, Maruti Swift VXI is a mid range petrol variant. Its exteriors gets a few updates like a redesigned radiator grille that looks more aggressive and a tweaked bumper in body color. The pair of bright fog lamps with silver inserts further gives a stylish look to its frontage. The side profile now features electrically adjustable ORVMs with side turn indicators and there are full wheel caps equipped to its steel rims. It is blessed with refurbished interiors that has newly added aspects like rich premium fabric upholstery, wraparound door trims with sporty silver accents, rear 60:40 split foldable seat and an integrated music system with a CD player and four speakers as well. On the other hand, it is loaded with some standard protective aspects that ensures maximum protection. The list includes dual horn, security alarm system, high mount stop lamp, child safety locks and so on. It is being offered with a number of comfort features as well like four power windows with driver side auto down function, remote back door opener, sun visors with passenger side vanity mirror, instrument panel with multi information display and a few others that helps in giving a comfortable driving experience. As far as its engine specifications are concerned, it has a 1.2-litre petrol engine that is mated with a five speed manual transmission gear box. This can produce a peak power of 83.1bhp in combination with torque output of 115Nm, which is quite good considering the country's road and traffic conditions. It is offered with a standard warranty of 24 months or 40,000 kilometers, whichever is earlier and this can be further increased at a nominal price.
This hatch is presently offered in six exciting color options for the buyers to choose from. These include Glistening Grey, Mysterious Violet, Pearl Arctic White, Silky Silver, Fire Red and Granite Grey as well. It has a captivating outer appearance and comes equipped with many styling aspects. The rear end looks quite decent with a few aspects like a radiant tail light cluster and an expressive boot lid that includes company's emblem on it. There is a well designed body colored bumper, a couple of fog lamps and a wide windshield that is integrated with a high mount stop lamp. The front fascia has a sleek bonnet with a few visible character lines on it. There are a couple of 2-speed fixed intermittent wipers fitted to its wide windscreen, which is made of green tinted glass . The headlight cluster in a stylish design and it includes high intensity headlamps. It has body colored bumper that is equipped with an air intake section and a pair of bright fog lamps as well. Another key aspect is the aggressive honeycomb radiator grille that completes the look of its front facade. Meanwhile, the company has designed its side profile in an attractive way with aspects like electrically adjustable external wing mirrors and door handles, which are in body color. Its 14 inch steel rims have full wheel caps and radial tubeless tyres of size 165/80 R14 that offer a strong grip on roads.
This mid range variant is bestowed with a large cabin that is packed with a number of sophisticated features. It provides comfortable seating for five people, while offering them enough leg and shoulder space. It has a well designed dashboard in the cockpit that is further equipped with a silver accentuated three spoke steering wheel, center console and an integrated music system. The instrument panel includes a tachometer, odometer and outside temperature display. The door handles are garnished with chrome, while the sporty wraparound door trims with silver inserts further gives a classy look to its interiors. There are well cushioned seats available, which are covered with new premium cloth based upholstery. It has deep bucket front seats, while the rear one has 60:40 split folding facility, which offer excellent comfort and support to its passengers. Apart from these, it includes rear parcel shelf, front door trim pocket, retractable cup holders for passengers, high volume glove box, three foldable assist grips, room lamp, driver side ticket holder and a few other such utility based aspects.
Engine and Performance:
This Maruti Swift VXI trim is incorporated with a 1.2-litre, K-series petrol engine that has variable valve timing (VVT) technology. It has 4-cylinders, 16 valves and has the ability to displace 1197cc. It is integrated with a multi point fuel injection supply system and based on a double overhead camshaft based valve configuration. As claimed by the company, it can return a maximum mileage of 20.4 Kmpl that is rather good. This motor is skillfully coupled with a five speed manual transmission gear box. It can attain a top speed in the range of 150 to 155 Kmph and breaks the speed barrier of 100 Kmph in about 14 seconds. This mill delivers a peak power of 83.1bhp at 6000rpm and generates a maximum torque output of 115Nm at 4000rpm.
Braking and Handling:
It has an efficient braking system wherein, a robust set of ventilated disc brakes are fitted to its front wheels and the rear ones have drum brakes. The front axle is affixed with a McPherson strut, while the rear one has torsion beam type of mechanism. Furthermore, it includes a rack and pinion based electric power assisted steering system that is tilt adjustable. It reduces the efforts of driving in heavy traffic conditions, while supporting a minimum turning radius of 4.8 meters.
This Maruti Swift VXI trim is blessed with many interesting features that helps in enhancing its comfort level. It has a manual air conditioning unit with a heater, which regulates the temperature inside. The integrated music system features a CD player, radio tuner and has four speakers at front and rear. It also supports USB socket, auxiliary input and has a speed based automatic volume control. There is a roof mounted antenna that helps in better reception of radio signals. It has all four power windows with auto down function on driver's side. Other aspects like a 12V power socket, tilt adjustable steering column, day and night inside rear view mirror, lane change indicator, keyless entry, sun visors with passenger side vanity mirror and a few others, which will further improve the level of comfort.
The list of safety aspects include rear doors with child locking function, 3-point ELR seat belts along with a middle lap belt , a high mount third stop lamp, side door impact beams, security alarm system and quite a few other such aspects.
1. Availability of many comfort features.
2. It has a roomy cabin with comfortable seating arrangement.
1. ABS with EBD can also be added.
2. Boot space can still be made better.
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