Swift 2011-2014 RS VXI Review
Maruti Suzuki India Limited, India's largest passenger car maker has achieved a huge success with the help of its premium hatchback Maruti Suzuki Swift. This is currently the third bestselling hatch in the Indian market. Now, in a bid to maintain its sales, the company has introduced the limited edition version of Maruti Swift with a set of cosmetics on its body. This version is made available in limited number of units only and it is called as Swift RS . This limited edition version is made available in VXI (petrol) and VDI (diesel) trims and customers are required to pay a sum of Rs. 24,500/- only. This new version comes with several signature styling aspects in terms of both interiors and exteriors. This limited edition version also comes with RS 3-piece body kit which includes the front and rear bumper refinements and a roof spoiler. The company has designed the black and blue motor-sport inspired graphics in order to enhance the sporty quotient of this Swift RS. And for the first time ever, the company has introduced the black wheel covers with this limited edition version. There are several other refinements made to this premium hatchback, which will certainly lure the many of the individuals and auto enthusiasts.
This Maruti Swift is undoubtedly one of the most popular hatchbacks in India and it is introduced with a set of exciting new cosmetic changes that enhances its sporty agility. This new version of the hatch gets the same body panel as its existing models but the motor-sport inspired graphics and a new style alloy wheels bring a sporty look to this hatch. The front facade of this hatch gets a sharply designed head light cluster with integrated turn indicators while the radiator grille is offered in perforated style with company logo incorporated on to it. On the bottom of its front fascia is fitted with a body colored bumper with air dam and fog lights are also incorporated in it. While the bottom of the bumper gets a blue color finish. The side profile looks extremely better with the first time ever black wheel covers. The side profile also gets rear view mirrors in signature blue color theme. On the sides, it also received illuminated Swift emblem at the sills of all four doors. The rear end gets a refined bumper and roof spoilers that completes Rally Sport look of this hatch. While the design of the tail lamp cluster and others remained to be the same as the existing version.
The all new Maruti Swift RS VXI trim also gets refinements inside of it, which makes it look like a perfect sports car. This hatch is offered in premium quality upholstery crafted in leather. Its upholstery is offered in blue and black color combination that brings a complete sports look from the inside. Its floor mats are offered in the same RS color theme for added attraction. On the other hand, it gets a sophisticated music system for high-end music listening experience. Apart from this, this hatch is also offered with some of the list of features that include sporty wrap around door trims, silver accents on door trims, day and night IVRM, three spoke multifunction steering wheel, high volume glove box, parcel shelf, room lamp, front door trim with pocket, intelligent speed based auto volume, rear sporty antenna and lots more.
Engine and Performance:
This Maruti Swift RS is a petrol trim in its series and it is blessed with a 1.2-litre high performance engine, which is the same that is currently fitted in the existing versions. This is a 1.2-litre 16-valve K series petrol engine that has the displacement capacity of about 1197cc that churns out 85.8bhp at 6000rpm and produces a maximum torque of about 114Nm at 4000rpm. This engine is integrated with multi-point fuel injection supply system that enables it to deliver exceptional power and returns superior mileage. Its engine is coupled with a 5-speed manual transmission gearbox that transmits the power through the front wheels and returns a class leading mileage of 18.6 Kmpl, which is impressive. This is perhaps the most attractive mileage in the segment, which attracted many of the individuals in the auto segment.
Braking and Handling:
The Maruti Swift RS VXI is fitted with sophisticated braking and handling functions . Its front wheels are fitted with the most reliable ventilated disc brakes while the rear wheels are offered with drum brakes which works in the most efficient way. While the handling aspects in the form of McPherson strut type of suspension while the rear axle is fitted with torsion beam type of suspension, which is helpful for exceptional drive comfort. While its electric power assisted with rack and pinion steering system will respond immediately to help you to drive through traffic with ease.
This is one of the most important part of any hatch in the segment. Maruti Swift is considered being one of the safest cars in the segment and it is bestowed with top class safety features inside. The list of its safety aspects include, rear door child locks, front head restraint, rear seat head restraint, security alarm system, front seat belts, rear seat belts, high mount stop lamps, side door impact beams, iCats and many other advanced features. These advanced features will take care of the passengers as well as of this vehicle.
The Maruti Swift RS VXI trim is equipped with a list of some exciting features inside. The list includes, electric power steering, front and rear power windows with auto down function on the driver window, an accessory socket , a cup holder in the central console, rear seat back folding, key less entry, lane charge indicator and many others. This car also gets an advanced music system with USB/AUX-In support for high end music listening experience. Hence, it will be a pleasure for the passengers to travel inside this hatch by experiencing all such comfort features.
Pros: Impressive motor-sport inspired graphics, sophisticated features.
Cons: Safety features can be added, price could be more attractive.