Maruti Suzuki Swift - FAQs
1. What are the engine specifications of Maruti Suzuki Swift?
The Maruti Suzuki Swift is available to the customers in 4 engine models- diesel with manual transmission, petrol with Manual Transmission (MT), and petrol and diesel with Automatic Manual Transmission (AMT). The petrol model has a 1197 cc, 4-cylinder, 16-valve, 1.2-liter K-series engine with VVT that generates a maximum power output of 61 kW @ 6000 rpm and a maximum torque of 113 Nm @ 4200 rpm. The diesel model is equipped with a 1248 cc, 4-cylinder, 16-valve, 1.3-liter multijet engine generating a maximum torque of 190 Nm @ 2000 rpm and maximum power of 55.2 kW @ 4000 rpm.
2. What is the fuel capacity and efficiency of Maruti Suzuki Swift?
The performance of Maruti Suzuki Swift in the fuel efficiency department depends on various factors like road conditions, traffic conditions, use of the brakes and the clutch (in manual transmission), maintenance and servicing of the car. Maruti Suzuki claims that the car offers an exceptional fuel efficiency of 22 kmpl on highways (for the diesel variant) and has a 37-liter fuel capacity.
3. What is the seating capacity and boot space available on the Swift?
The Maruti Suzuki Swift offers a spacious seating capacity of five passengers. The boot space available is 245 liters, which is comparatively smaller than its competitors. This boot can easily accommodate a small bag and two suitcases without the need to forcefully adjust the luggage.
4. What is the waiting period for Maruti Suzuki Swift?
Since Maruti Suzuki has established a manufacturing unit in Manesar, the waiting period for all their cars has significantly reduced. If you are planning on purchasing the Swift, you will face an average waiting period of not more than a week or two. But, the waiting period also depends on the city you are purchasing from and the particular variant you wish to buy.
5. What features does it have for the safety of passengers and driver?
All variants of Maruti Suzuki Swift are equipped with Antilock Braking System (ABS) and dual front airbags as standard safety equipment. Most models come with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD), front seat belts with pre-tensioners and force limiters, and an engine immobilizer. The top models have reverse parking sensors, reverse parking camera and front fog lamps.
6. How many variants of the Swift are available and in how many colours?
The Maruti Suzuki Swift is available in 14 different variants in India. The diesel version has 7 variants; 4 of them having Manual Transmission while 3 of them have Automatic Manual Transmission. The petrol version has 7 variants as well and has the same categorization of 4 MT and 3 AMT variants. This car is available in 6 colours- Magma Grey Metallic, Silky Silver Metallic, Pearl Lucent Orange Metallic, Pearl Arctic White, Pearl Midnight Blue Metallic and Solid Fire Red.
7. How many types of transmission systems can I choose from?
The Maruti Suzuki Swift is available in variants with 2 types of transmission systems, a Manual Transmission with a 5-speed manual gearbox and a gear system of 5 forward and 1 reverse. The other option is the Automatic Manual Transmission, commonly called as automatic transmission, which provides the driver to opt for the transmission system of their preference, automatic or manual.
8. How is this new model different from the previous one?
The older model of Swift was last upgraded almost 7 years ago in 2011 and was equipped only with basic features. Since then, Maruti Suzuki has taken a huge leap and installed multiple useful features that provide a smoother, more comfortable and safer driving experience. Everything from its looks to the engine has been upgraded to the next level.
9. How often should I get my car serviced? When is the first service due after purchase?
It is ideally advisable to follow the service manual provided by the car manufacturer, in this case Maruti Suzuki, and get your car serviced according to it. The first service, which is usually free, becomes due after 1 month or the first 1000 km on the odometer.
10. Under which vehicle category is the Swift included? Who are its major competitors?
The Maruti Suzuki Swift is a hatchback vehicle most commonly used for city transportation and occasional long drives. Its main competitors are Hyundai grand i10 and elite i20.