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2012 Maruti Suzuki Swift Review

2012 Maruti Suzuki Swift – Click above for high resolution picture gallery

Car tested: New 2011 Maruti Suzuki Swift ZXi and ZDi

Price In Lakhs OTR Mumbai: Rs. 4.91 (LXi), Rs. 5.54 (VXi), Rs. 6.03 (LDi), Rs. 6.44 (ZXi), Rs. 6.53 (VDi), Rs. 7.42 (ZDi)

The all new Maruti Suzuki Swift is by far the most important car in the country today. The new Swift is not only important for Maruti Suzuki but also for other car manufacturers who produce vehicles in similar price range. The new Swift has been extensively delayed due to strikes and the lack of urgency felt by the company. With more than 42000 bookings (maybe 50000 by now) already received by the country’s largest automaker, the Swift’s brand value is amongst the highest in the car industry today. However is the new Maruti Swift as good as everyone expects it to be? We find out just that by driving both the petrol and diesel versions of the all new Swift.

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Exteriors – The exteriors of the new Maruti Suzuki Swift can be taken as a weak point in India. We say so, because most of the people whom we showed the pictures of the new model could not recognize if its new. Most would pass the new Swift as a slightly updated version of the old model. Suzuki has tried to create a cult with the styling of the Swift. They want to do what Volkswagen did with the Beetle, BMW did with the Mini and Fiat did with the 500, but have they succeeded?

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Well almost, because the new Swift does look pleasing when seen on the roads. The car does look longer and premium immediately. The front is where there is maximum similarity with the old model. The headlights are larger and extend further back, while the grille is bigger. However when viewed from the side, one can immediately realize the increased length of the new Swift. The new Swift is not only longer than its predecessor but wider too. The rear door has been redesigned as well and the new Swift sports larger 15-inch wheels. This immediately makes the Maruti Swift more appealing to look at. The rear tail lights have been extended as well, with a part of it being visible from the side. Mind you, the old Swift was a looker and one of the most modified cars in the country.

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The rear view mirrors now sport indicator lights, while the 10-spoke alloy wheels look just about decent. The antenna has been pushed behind from the front. At the rear, the larger tail lamps and redesigned, yet bigger rear bumper is immediately obvious. The tail gate is now smaller and sports the usual badges. The Swift incorporate a rear spoiler with integrated stop lamp and the number plate is positioned relatively higher. The styling of the Maruti Swift starts to grow on you and you instantly forget the old model. Infact, once you view the new Swift on the road a couple of times, you instantly start recognizing the changes. The overall design then, is very clean and safe yet makes the new Swift more pleasing to look at.

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Interiors – The interiors of the Maruti Swift have drastically changed. One can confidently believe that they have bought an all new model when they step inside. Everything is new, from the steering wheel to the center console and the AC vents. The only old part in the interior of the Maruti Swift which we spotted was the gear stick, which seems to have been carried from the old model. The 3-spoke steering wheel feels nice to hold and has audio controls on it.

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The instrumentation has been heavily changed. A refreshed feel is felt once inside. Though, most take the new Swift as a facelift from the outside, there is no mistaking that its an all new model once inside.The dashboard quality is a step up with better fit an finish overall. Plastics feel a generation apart and there is almost nothing which feels like the old car. A/c is powerful and cools efficiently, though it was relatively pleasant to test it out throughly. The A/c vents on the sides are now rectangular and smaller than the oval ones we saw on the outgoing model. Automatic climate control is standard on the top end Zdi and Zxi.

Cabin Light

Cabin light now goes from the front to the center.

Tweeter on A Pillar

An all new music system comes with 4 speaker and 2 tweeters mounted on the A pillars. Sound quality is above average with good bass quality. USB and AUX connectivity a very thoughtful touch. Audio controls too are mounted on the steering wheel for a hassle free experience.

2012 Maruti Swift Rear Seat
The front seats feel more comfortable and provide good back and under thigh support. Improved fabric quality gives a premium feel to the interiors, though the stitching could have been better. The new swift is 90 mm longer and wheelbase has been increased by 40 mm, this ensures that the rear bench is more roomy now. Legroom and kneeroom is better now and is not as cramped as it felt earlier. Rear window size has not changed much and one does not get an airy feel. Rear thigh support has been improved but still not upto the mark. Though Maruti has addressed the space issue, the rear seat is still not the best in the segment.

Multi Info Display

All variants get the multi-info display which gives shows you temperature, time, fuel efficiency, distance to empty, etc at a glance.

Boot Space

Boot space has further shrunk and with wider & fatter rear bumper, its mouth opening has become still smaller. Higher loading lip makes putting big bags difficult.  The new swift comes with a set of 5 alloy wheels.

The new Swift gets a all new key with integrated buttons for lock/unlock. Keyless entry provided.

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Build Quality - Maruti cars have never been on the podium when it comes to build quality but the new Swift is different. Build quality, fit and finish deserve a special mention. The Swift was prone to rattles and though it may to too early to tell, it seems to be very well put together with no rattles or squeaks of any nature. Even NVH levels has come down due to better damping and more refined & less audible engines.

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Ride, Handling and Braking – The Swift has been a great handler from day one and this new generation swift clearly has undergone an evolution for the better, retaining its original DNA. Handling is better and the Swift feels planted at high speeds. Even sharp corners do not seem to upset it at all, and it gives you a confidence to push harder. The old Swifts ride quality was nothing to talk about and these issues have been resolved in the newer model. Ride has become much softer and pliant. Though both the petrol and diesel variants have the same comfortable ride quality, the petrol version seemed to have better ride at low speeds.

Tyres

15-inch alloys and MRF ZVTV 185/65/15 tyres do an average job under braking. Stand on the brakes and the tyres give up earlier than expected but ABS and EBD  ensures the car stops in one piece. Maruti claims that these tyres are developed keeping fuel economy and road noise in mind. The new Swift is also equipped with EDC (Engine Drag Control), which works along with the ABS and EBD and helps to control engine revs when braking from high speed.

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Performance – Maruti Suzuki has retained the 1.2-liter K series and the 1.3 Multijet engines to power the Swift.

K series Petrol Engine

The 1.2 liter K-Series Petrol engine gets variable valve timing or VVT in Maruti speak. This translates into a smoother and more refined power delivery. Power is marginally more with the K series delivering 87 Bhp at 6000 rpm and 114 Nm of torque at 4000 rpm.  A timed 0 – 100 run reads about 12.87 seconds on the clock which is mighty quick. Low end is good but the mid range gets a bit sluggish, you have to rev hard to extract the best out of this powerplant and this engine just loves to hit the revv limiter. The petrol version has lost 30 kgs and this results in a marginally better fuel economy, ARAI figures state 18.6 kms to a liter of petrol.

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The 1.3-liter Mutlijet engine gets carried forward from the old car but with different tuning parameters. It still churns out 75 PS at 4000 rpm and 190 Nm of Torque at 2000 rpm. Having burned almost 15 kgs weight, the ARAI certified mileage has improved 6 percent to 22.9 kmpl. Power delivery has become linear and the fun quotient has diminished, mind you, its still a very drivable car. Unlike the earlier version, where post 2000 rpm there was a surge of power, the newer Swift gets a liner power output with a slight amount of turbo lag below 2000 rpm. Once beyond the 2000 mark, this car is a beast on the highway. Maruti has hit the sweet spot between outright performance and fuel efficiency.  There is also a drastic improvement in the NVH. Not only the engine has become more refined, even the cabin damping has improved. A 0 – 100 km sprint can be achieved in just under 15 seconds.

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New 5-speed manual gearbox debuts on the new Swift which is possibly two steps above the previous one. Gearshifts are smooth and quick and there is absolutely no notchy feel which was often felt in the previous car. Vibrations from the engine room are a bare minimum. All new 3-spoke steering feels good to hold and is an improved ESP unit from its predecessor. It feels light and nimble in traffic and also gives great feedback at high speeds.

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Quick Comparison With The Competition

1) Hyundai i20 – The i20 has been doing decent numbers but when compared to the new Swift, this Hyundai lacks the agility and driving enthusiasm. The i20 is soft and bouncy at high speeds but has excellent quality. If you are the kind who takes to the back seat often and are not too keen on driving then the Hyundai i20 makes perfect sense. However the new Swift offers equipment on par with the i20 and the interior quality in the Swift has being drastically improved, reducing the i20′s advantage significantly. Deciding between the two can be tough but the i20 still has the edge when it comes to interior and boot space.

2) Volkswagen Polo – The Volkswagen Polo is the only car which was very aggressively marketed in order to dethrone the Swift. However the Polo wasn’t able to do so and with the new Swift addressing issues in key areas, it has highly unlikely that the Polo will come anywhere close to beating the Swift in terms of sales. The Polo is a fantastic car but has a few drawbacks. The engines are just about average and the legroom for the driver is less than adequate. Furthermore, the Polo costs more than the Swift and with the pricing of the new Swift, the Polo will still cost more and offer less. The upcoming Polo 1.5 TDi might have a chance to be the pick of the choice but Volkswagen needs to offer more features at this price.

3) Fiat Grande Punto – The Italian beauty is looker but has never been able to compete with the Swift. The reason can be attributed to the poor marketing efforts by Fiat India and the horrendous service offered by Tata dealers. However when it comes to ride and handling the Punto is at the forefront and the new Swift still doesn’t come close to the fantastic ride and handling balance that this Fiat offers. A more spirited petrol engine is the need of the hour for the Punto and the Evo might be the right model to compete with the new Swift. Till that time, we really don’t see the Punto posing any threat to the Swift.

4) Nissan Micra – Possessing one of the best build quality in hatchbacks in India, the Micra hasn’t done well because of the slightly femine looks and lack of equipment. The Micra is a sedate car and can’t compete with the new Swift when it comes to outright handling and driver involvement. The Japanese automaker has surprisingly skimmed on ABS for the diesel model. The wafer thin dealership network of Nissan ensures that many don’t even consider the Micra. Compared to the new Swift, the Micra lacks in the handling and after sales service department.

New Front Grille

5) Skoda Fabia – Essentially a Volkswagen Polo underneath, the Fabia is a fantastic car with excellent build quality and interiors. Priced slightly lower than the Polo, the Fabia features the same engines which do duty on the VW. However the Fabia excels in space and the driver seat is a very comfortable place to be in. Factor in the excellent ride and handling balance and all of a sudden you realize why the Swift should be scared. However scary stories of Skoda’s after sales service has ensured that the new Swift need not worry.

Ford Figo India Tour

6) Ford Figo – When the Figo was launched it posed a big threat to the Swift, taking away a significant amount of market share. But the petrol motor is just about adequate and not a match for the K-Series marvel which powers the new Swift. Ride and handling balance is excellent in the Figo but rear legroom and overall equipment levels are quite average. Although priced very aggressively, the Figo loses out on the engines it offers, which lack the enthusiasm which the new Swift posses. A quick transplant of the 1.5-liter from the new Fiesta will ensure that the Figo remains as popular after the arrival of the new Swift.

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7) Toyota Etios Liva – The Etios Liva is the most practical car in the segment. It has acres of space and the new Swift is no match for the legroom it offers. The Toyota badge further helps the Liva’s cause but its still no match for brand Swift. The Liva’s engine lacks the enthusiasm of the K-Series motor. Quality is nothing to write home about either and is worse than even the old Swift. However, the Etios Liva has serious potential to put a dent in the sales of the new Swift but until the diesel version arrives, the new Swift will remain unaffected by this Toyota.

8) Tata Indica Vista – Again a very practical car in the hatchback segment but poor quality and brand image have never helped the Indica’s cause. The Vista cannot match the new Swift when it comes to handling and driver involvement but has much more space and room than the Maruti. The interior fit and finish has improved considerably but still not the best, while the centrally mounted instrument cluster is certainly not the most innovative thing from the Tata camp. A facelift is expected soon but that won’t be able to counter the new Swift either.

9) Honda Jazz – The Jazz is one of the best petrol cars in the segment but buyers preference has shifted to diesel vehicles off-late. This is the sole reason why even after a hefty price revision, the Jazz doesn’t tempt many hatchback buyers. The Honda trumps the Swift in almost all the aspects, be it space, engine, ride and braking. But the Jazz lacks a diesel heart, which is the biggest chink in its armour. We expect the new Jazz to give tough competition to the new Swift (ZXi) but only in petrol guise. This threat from Honda can only remain if the new Jazz retains its current discounted pricing.

10) Honda Brio – The upcoming small car from Honda is expected to be a game changer for the Japanese automaker. The Brio is by far the biggest threat to the new Swift as it will be cheaper than the Swift and will boast of Honda’s i-VTEC technology. However, no diesel will be offered in the near future, giving the Swift the edge it has enjoyed for years. We expect the Brio to dent the sales of the petrol Swift (LXi and VXi variants) to a large extent.

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Conclusion – The Swift has grown up and has evolved into a much better car in all parameters. Maruti has addressed the previous issues and this new model is a positive step forward. The competition is heating up but Maruti Suzuki does know the ingredients (low price and high fuel efficiency) to make the new Swift a success. The much wanted ZDi variant has also been launched by Maruti. Powered by trend setting K-Series and the tried and tested Multijet engine, the Swift’s performance is sure to set you smiling. With plusher interiors, better ride and handling and improved fuel efficiency, not to forget Maruti’s bullet proof dealership network, the all new Swift is all set to remain what it has always been, the segment leader.

Whats Cool

* Interior design
* Handling
* Petrol engine revv happiness
* ZDi variant
* Resale value

Whats Not So Cool

* Waiting period
* Turbo lag in diesel variants
* No Bluetooth connectivity
* Reduced boot space

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New Maruti Swift Specifications : -

* Engine: 1248 cc, 16V, DDiS, DOHC (D), 1197 cc, VTT, K-Series, MPFI (P)
* Power: 75 PS @ 4000 RPM (D), 87 PS @ 6000 RPM (P)
* Torque: 190 Nm @ 2000 RPM (D), 114 Nm @ 4000 RPM (P)
* Transmission: 5-speed manual
* Top Speed: 160 kmph (D), 170 kmph (P)
* 0-100kmph: 14.80 seconds (D), 12.6 seconds (P)
* Fuel Consumption: 22.9 (D), 18.6 kmpl (P)
* Fuel Type: Diesel and Petrol
* Suspension: Mcpherson Struts (Front), Torsion Beam (Rear)
* Tires: 185/65/15 Tubeless Radials
* Brakes: Ventilated Disc (Front), Drums (Rear), ABS, EBD
* Safety: ABS, EBD, EDC, Dual SRS Front Airbags, iCats

New Maruti Swift Dimensions : -

* Overall length x width x height: 3850 mm X 1695 mm X 1530 mm
* Wheelbase: 2430 mm
* Ground clearance: 173 mm (Petrol), 171 mm (Diesel)
* Turning Radius – 4.8 m
* Boot Volume: 206 liters
* Fuel Tank Capacity: 42 liters
* Kerb Weight: 1080 kgs (D), 990 kgs (P)

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  • GANPAT

    The pictures do show its bigger and better. Nice review guys, loved the details you went into :-)

  • tiwari

    interior looks really very classy, the competition better be worried and how, the polo and i20 have no more advantage left with them…

  • Sabha

    Superb review. By far the best review I have read for the new swift.

  • Nitten

    Fantastic Review & The Video ….. as usual ;)

  • fatman

    according to me…. there is only one big competition for swift in terms of ride and handling and that is FIAT GRANDE PUNTO,i have driven these both and for me there is no other competition for punto…. this car is simply amazing.. this car is class apart ,only special people who really know about the car’s ride and handling choose FIAT GRANDE PUNTO… swift you are a common mans car…

    • vikram

      i agree wid u that punto is the closest in terms of ride and handling balance and one of the best, even these guys have mentioned it, but its not the closest competition. closest is polo or i20 coz fiat does so poor marketing that punto can not really compete with the swift, nor does it take away its market share…

      • tiwari

        fatman, sorry to say this but a good product without backing is useless and so is the case with the PUNTO. YES the PUNTO is a very good car, I personally love it but Fiat service is really bad and I can say that with personal experience. Quality of plastics is terrible and the car feels build to a price. Compared to the Swift, the Punto might have better ride and handling but is also let down by its age. The Punto is 2005 design, the new Swift is 2010. The latest Punto is the EVO which we will get when Fiat launches all new Punto abroad, sad state of affairs.

    • hebin

      No yaar. New Swift RULES

  • aneesh

    I really love the interiors from the kizashi, look so modern that even the polo interiors start to look dated, lolzzzz

    i dont understand why maruti is not giving 90 hp wen even tata is doing so in the diesel. they also have the engine from the sx4

  • Tony David

    New Swift is a good car, had they priced both Diesel and Petrol at the same price they could just destroyed the entire competition in one blow

  • ajay

    hi, frnds
    agar mujhe city diesel variant lena hai tu main chve beat dekhu ga..
    bcause small parking, smart engine, mileage 22-24 kmpl etc….
    swift negative bootspace is not enough for long drivetour, big parking. mileage for city…..around 18-20 kmpl.
    so, not impress.

    • pranav

      dude, beat is not even in the same segment, a segment below, if u notice these people did not put it in the quick comparo fyi. the beat diesel cannot be taken to the highway confidently, poor high speed stability.

      • avinash

        lmao ajay – beat diesel 3-cylinder, swift – 4 cylinder zero to 100 beat 17 secs, swift 14.8 secs and u compare both of them ur crazy man, get urself a prius if u want mileage

        • ajay

          hi,
          hatchback mainly use in city drive not highway….
          u n ki liye mid size sedan hai…

          • jagat

            ajay – that was earlier. we had not so smart hatchback cars and were restricted to think that only big cars can go to the highway… nowdays hatchbacks have so good ride and high speed stability, u will be surprised to see how good they are on the highway. for eg a punto is a better highway machine than a civic

        • ajay

          hi, avinash
          city main aap 100 km ki raftar…. bhai majak kar rahe hai… city main 50 maximum hote hai… har 2 km par trafic light aajati hai… waha aap….. (power y milage) aap jada samjdar hai….

    • ajay

      beat: rear seat 60/40 fold,
      swift: no rear seat 60/40 fold,

  • ashish

    excellent quick comparo, shows very well that the new swift is better than the rest. its not that others are bad, some are not offering diesel while others are priced too high (polo, i20)… i mean y cant they offer aggressive price, only wants to make profits all the times….

  • avinash

    how can u factor in only rear seat folding ability? how many times do u fold the rear seat? What about other factors? ride, handling, braking, pick up, etc?

  • sinbad the sailor

    see the pics of the instruemntation, the swift gives mileage of 5.6 kpl only :D

  • http://www.facebook.com/sushin3479 SUSHIN

    Awesome !!!!!!!!

  • sunny

    but i still prefer the i20 or the skoda fabia…swift now being same price tag as these cars, one must prefer skoda or hyundai if u want to really stand apart in every aspect……!!!

  • Santosh

    Hey Fas !

    Great review ! Just one query: When is Maruti starting the delivery ? Oh and how long is the waiting period ?

    • fas

      Thanks Santosh. Deliveries start from Saturday (two days for registration). Dealers already receiving cars. Waiting is quite long. Some dealers talk about January, 2012 delivery. But Maruti Suzuki is boosting production to 18000 units (from the current 12000 units) to reduce waiting period.

  • Kamal Tayal

    If new swift is priced at par with Hyundai i20 then I will go with i20. It is better build, feels more solid, equipment levels are good and it is considered one level above than swift.

    With i20 facelift is round the corner, it would be interesting to see how they both compete. If Hyundai price the new i20 well then it could prove to be the toughest competition for the new swift.

  • BLR Nandhu

    Hi, excellent review. Yes as a Swift owner I could say the quality of the new swift increased at least in snaps and luggage area is smaller than the old one by it looks. Also I liked your comparisons and the way you pointed the facts of each of the competitors and I am too thnking of going for Jazz rather than Swift Zxi. Let us see Jazz pricing.

    • fas

      BLR Nandhu, the Jazz will be a better alternative to the Swift petrol. Also the Jazz is way roomier and has much better quality too.

  • Ramachandran

    Very good review. Keep it up. Many many sincere thanks

    • fas

      Ramachandran, thanks for your kind words.

  • Ysak

    gr8 review as usual..
    so..no no sunroof n keyless entry in Z varients..
    all was romours..

  • http://shaijub.blogspot.com Shaiju B

    This is going to be yet another fabulous product from Maruti Suzuki stable. With the interiors revamped, excelent fuel efficient engines & competitively priced it is a winner in the competition.

  • tiwari

    Ok MOTORBEAM has updated the on the road price in Mumbai and I feel that Maruti Suzuki has done a great job with the pricing of the new SWIFT, hats off to them..

  • GANPAT

    PRICES ARE EXCELLENT CONSIDERING ABS AND AIRBAGS IN VDI AND VXI VERSIONS!

    • raj

      brochure does not say abs airbags in vxi and vdi only website says so ………..

  • akshat

    the quality is real improvement i cant believe that in maruti u can get kizashi type quality, wah wah

  • sashu

    good review guys, nice stuff. i think they shut also launch us the sport version, we deserve it man.

  • Mahesh Nakhwani

    Hey thats the best review til now for the next gen swift … On this note i have made up my mind to go for the new swift as my first car … i need it before november … Only concern is the waiting period is more than 6 months when i inquired here in Gandhidham ( Kutch ).

    • fas

      Mahesh, if you want diesel you will have to wait. Petrol you might get quicker.

  • harish

    srry swift but new jazz is going to kick ur rear really hard, the petrol one i mean

  • Aniket

    I own a Punto and the statement that horrendous tata service .. is totally WRONG.

    Please visit Fortune cars nerul and see for yourself.

  • raj

    Could not they have given better alloy wheels to the swift, why their taste so bad bad bad . . .

  • http://www.picasaweb.google.com/pulsurge Deepak Dongre

    Fantastically well written!

    • fas

      Thanks Deepak :)

  • ashish

    they should give 16 inch wheels atleast as option man, why they always cut.

  • http://www.inkvillestudio.com Sandeep

    It’s good but not as good as hyundai i20 sportz diesel.
    i20 is a premium hatch with sedan quality’s. I don’t know why but I still love i20 only.

    • fas

      Sandeep, the Swift is a much better car to drive then the i20.

      • http://www.inkvillestudio.com Sandeep

        ya rite, performance wise i can’t say anything because i20 is my 1st car. Lot of my other friends are also saying that swift is much better to drive, but overall look and interior of swift is not pleasing me and even features & safety wise i20 is good i guess.
        In short swifts image in my mind is like racing or stunt car that lot of racer’s and stunt guys prefer and i20 is something like I use for normal driving and even my mom can also drive easily :)

        • fas

          Sandeep, yes i20 is more comfortable. Better quality interior but handling not as sharp as the Swift.

          • http://www.inkvillestudio.com Sandeep

            hmmm i guess my next car will be swift then :)
            This site is awesome btw, loving it and packed with lots info. Why dint i joined it before :(.

          • fas

            Thanks Sandeep. For your next car, I am sure you will look at something bigger.

  • Venkatesh

    I think I would go for a Jazz. I don’t think any car in the market has the responsive steering as the Jazz. And God Bless competition. Huge discounts :)

  • Neelamegam

    Wow, Gr8. Lot of information about Swift. I have already booked ZDI. Waiting for my dream machine to be delivered.
    Appreciate your command on this subject.

    • fas

      Neelamegam, when are you expected to get delivery?

      • Neelamegam

        In fact I booked with 2 dealers at Chennai. ABT- Says-they will be able to deliver tentatively 3rd week september. Popular- They cant comment on the date of delivery.

        • s vijay kumar

          mr.neelamegam,i waited one year of booking nd settled full amount 3 mnts b4.but no delivery of car.

  • http://gmail.com buvanesh

    hey fa hi again ive booked mu swift too thank u for ur comments earlier …..and one more thing wats the maintanance period as far as other car concerned they have 10k-15k for their service time wat abt new wift? thank u

    • fas

      Buvanesh, Swift has a 10,000 kms service interval.

  • shreyas

    what is the use of making such a nice car when it has all of 8 months waiting

    • s vijay kumar

      u r crct shreyas.nt 8 months i finished my 1 yr waiting.

  • http://yahoo swangchan

    Praise the Lord!

  • Manoj

    Amazing comparison and review. Appreciate the quality of knowledge.

    I have test driven Figo, Polo, Beat, Punto, Brio, Liva, i20, Fabia and Swift in a matter of two days..

    I loved the Swift overall and have booked the same. I dint have any favorites before i drove the cars. Now i do.

    • Faisal

      Thanks Manoj for your appreciation ;-)

  • Suriya

    Hi Faisal,

    I am looking for New Swift Dzire VDi?
    How is it when comparedto New SwiftVDi?
    Can you share your thoughts?
    Please…

    • Faisal

      Suriya, not driven new Swift DZire but its based on the new Swift so should be good. If you need bigger boot, then get the DZire. Else the Swift is a very good option too.

  • Rithik Balaji

    I am owning santro right now, five yrs. old, wanna change to premium car in hatchback segment,friends referred Honda city otherwise New swift, also I have a option for Ford Figo. I did test drive swift, it was fantastic to handle. Very next day I booked white new swift VDI and waiting period is 3 months. SHOULD I MADE RIGHT DECISION or I should go for ford figo or Fiat punto. My main concern is steep price for VDI version. Please assist me on this issue guys, otherwise my friends will change my decision by referring some other cars???? THANKS IN ADVANCE

    • Faisal

      Rithik, you should get the Figo if you don’t want to wait.

    • Gautham

      i suggest swift if you are going to use for a long span, the ford which my friends have are shelling out more cost over maintenance.

      • Faisal

        Gautham, good suggestion. Swift is till the most value for money car though the Figo is quite cheap to maintain too, even cheaper than the Swift.

  • Gautham

    Wonder survey on the new swift..the comparison really helps to gauge the cars

  • Ron

    Hi Fas,

    Thanks for putting a great review, very informative. I am planning to book Swift VDI, this is my first car and I am not sure if it’s the right decision.
    Wanted to know if VDi comes with ABS or not.
    Also my driving is like 50KM per day and not much long drive – probably once a month to places outside blore. So not sure if I should be going for diesel or petrol,
    If you suggest petrol then which is the best car in terms of mileage and low maintenance. Incase diesel then what is another alternative to swift VDI.

    Really confused and your answer would be really helpful.

    thanks,
    ron