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Maruti Swift VDi ABS (old)

10th Sep 2009 7:00 am

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  • Make : Maruti Suzuki
  • Model : Swift

However, since the Swift Diesel rides on narrower but taller 80-profile tyres, the ride is actually better than its petrol sibling. Smaller bumps don't register at low speeds and it rides silently over larger bumps too. You feel confident enough about the suspension to sail over all but the worstt patches of bad roads, and even then you aren't tossed around much.

It's better damped than the petrol car as well and this , along with the slightly stiffer springs means that it makes for an enthusiastic partner on winding roads.There is none of the typically nose-heavy diesel character, the steering feels light and accurate and body conrol is good. The nicely tuned ABS helps you enter corners at the right speed. The damping and ride quality are good but sharp bumps and potholes thud through, jolting the passengers. In terms of ride quality, the Swift is hardpressed to match the comfort or suppleness of the Chevy U-VA or the Hyundai Getz.

Maruti Suzuki Swift
Maruti Suzuki Swift

Rs 5.75 lakh * on road price (New Delhi)

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The Swift looks awesome with its 1.5-box proportions and design elements. Outwardly as well as on the inside, the Swift diesel is almost identical to the petrol version: the stylish nose, the blacked out pillars,fighter canopy look to the glass area and the wide haunches. Its design cues make it look like a concept car. It uses MacPherson struts up front and semi-independent torsion beam at the rear.

The Swift VDi makes use of not two, not three but five injections (jets) of fuel per power stroke that delivers fuel in four short bursts and then a large one.This alows the cylinder head to heat up smoothly and the presssure build-up and discharge less sudden on combustion. This in turn leads to less noise, better improved and better emission control.Its modern design is matched with good safety features. The ZXi version of the Swift has good safety equipment, including standard ABS and twin airbags.

The quality of plastics, steering wheel, fabrics, controls and instruments look and feel very Maruti, because a lot of stuff has been shared with other Maruti car’s. It feels compromised on practicality and the very high waistline makes it feel claustrophobic. The interiors are unchanged from the Swift petrol and that means more comfortable front seats that are wide and offer good support to the back and good thigh support, and very little rear passenger room -you are always a little bit short on legroom. Diesel car owners will want more utility and will find the boot of the Swift disappointingly small. Some engine sounds pour into the cabin once the car is revved but you won't find it disturbing.

However, since the Swift Diesel rides on narrower but taller 80-profile tyres, the ride is actually better than its petrol sibling. Smaller bumps don't register at low speeds and it rides silently over larger bumps too. You feel confident enough about the suspension to sail over all but the worstt patches of bad roads, and even then you aren't tossed around much.

It's better damped than the petrol car as well and this , along with the slightly stiffer springs means that it makes for an enthusiastic partner on winding roads.There is none of the typically nose-heavy diesel character, the steering feels light and accurate and body conrol is good. The nicely tuned ABS helps you enter corners at the right speed. The damping and ride quality are good but sharp bumps and potholes thud through, jolting the passengers. In terms of ride quality, the Swift is hardpressed to match the comfort or suppleness of the Chevy U-VA or the Hyundai Getz.

Maruti Swift VDi ABS (old)
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