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.