New Maruti Swift: All the details, specs and features

New 2012 Maruti Suzuki Swift – all the details, specs and features with a brief review

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Maruti Suzuki is launching the New Swift on 17th of August. The company had invited select representatives from print and TV media to sample the new car. A variety of first reports on the new car are now available on the internet. Here at Motoroids, we have tried to jot down all the points together to let you all the details on the new car in a bullet form. So here it is, a quick look at all the features and specs of the new Swift.

•    1.2 liter petrol engine rated at 87PS @ 6000 rpm with 114 Nm of torque @ 4000 rpm
•    1.2 liter petrol features VVT and now delivers 18.6kmpl
•    The 1.3 liter DDiS turbodiesel offers 75PS @ 4000 rpm and 190Nm torque @ 2000 rpm
•    1.3 DDiS fuel efficiency rated at 22.9 kmpl
•    Tranmission duties taken care of by 5-speed manual system, featuring detent pin tech for smooth shifts.
•    New engine not only more powerful, but sportier sounding than the outgoing version
•    New 15 inch alloy wheels with a new design for the top end ZXI / ZDI variant.
•    Tyre size for LXI / VXI/ LDI / VDI  variants 165 / 80 R14
•    Tyre size for ZXI ZDI variants 185 / 65 R15
•    Improvement in suspension, the new car rides and handles better than the outgoing model
•    New car longer by 9 cm with wheelbase longer by 4 cm. This means 2cm more space for the back benchers. Also, the car is wider by 5mm.
•    Indented seats try to increase knee-space further, but the Swift is still not the best car for back seat space.
•    Length 3850mm Width 1695mm Height 1510mm Wheel Base 2430mm
•    Petrol variant 30 Kg lighter than the current version. Diesel variant 15 Kg lighter than the current version. Changes made to the chassis and a new, plastic fuel tank responsible for weight loss.
•    Slight increase in boot size as well
•    Better interiors with more amenities and better plastic quality.
•    Styling elements and materials within the cabin reminiscent of the Kizashi
•    Steering wheel, center console, A/V vents, plastics – everything is new, and better than the outgoing version.
•    Steering mounted controls on the top variant.
•    New multi information display on the instrument console across all variants
•    New audio system and climate control on top variants
•    Changes have been made to the steering which is now sharper and features variable-gear ratio design.

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Here’s the list of design changes in the new Swift

•    The headlamps on the new car are longer and bigger than the earlier version. They now sweep back further towards the front door in a bid to give the car a more front forward and sporty look.
•    The tail-lamps follow the design philosophy applied at the front and they are longer than the ones on the earlier car too. They are elongated towards the rear fender and extend further towards the rear door into the haunches. They now also have a clear lens panel housed in the tail lamp assembly running across the length of the tail-lamp.
•     At the front there is a freshly inserted crease that starts from the inner line of the headlamps and extends into the front bumper, surrounding the air-dam and making a trough-like shape.
•     The quarter panel in the rear windows has been extended further towards the back, suggesting some increase in the legroom at the back bench.
•     There is a recess at the place between the hatch door and the rear bumper. Unlike the earlier car, the hatch door doesn’t have a recess in itself for lifting it up, you have to hold it from where it ends. The horizontal crease in the rear hatch door too has been replaced with a clean look.
•     The central air dam in the front is now bigger and the fog lamps too are placed in a differently designed housing.
•     The radiator grill which was of an angular, trapezoidal shape earlier is now more curvaceous and forms a smiley

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