Latest update : Swift
launched! 25 May 2005
25/4/2005, Mumbai: The road tests of the
Maruti Suzuki Swift have finally appeared. Autocar has a
road test of the Suzuki Swift in its latest edition -
but the test actually is not of the Indian version of
the Suzuki Swift. That car, as far as we know, is almost
ready and nobody has got their hands on it just yet. The
latest edition of BS Motoring too has the brilliant
supermini on its cover.
Most of the information that we had brought to you
earlier remains - pricing is along expected lines. We
will bring you a detailed update on the Swift just a few
days before its launch.
For now, feast your eyes on our Maruti Suzuki Swift
27/9/2004, Mumbai: The Maruti Suzuki
Swift is expected in India in March 2005. The expected
price for this radical hatchback car from Maruti (or
should we say Suzuki?) is Rs. 5 lakh - which puts in
firmly in the territory of the Indian mid-size car.
Maruti Suzuki Swift - frontal
view - rear
No one has so far managed a review or road test of
the new Suzuki Swift as far as we know. The Suzuki Swift
will be defintely a remarkable shape on Indian roads,
with its very 2004 looks. Currently, Maruti is calling
in the Model K. With its Zen and Alto still selling well
and Esteem just undergone a face-lift, Maruti will
position the new hatchback right under the Baleno in its
Initially, the Maruti Suzuki Swift is expected to be
launched in India with the tried and tested Esteem
engine. In the future, Maurti may offer the Baleno's
more powerful engine too on the Indian Swift. A diesel
engine is also expected in the later versions of the
Indian Maruti Suzuki Swift.
If you want a good-looking, large and distinctive
car, look no further. The design is based on the
well-acclaimed Concept S design unveiled by Suzuki at
the 2002 Paris Auto show. In fact, the car closely
resembled the concept car displayed there which itself
is a shocker when manufacturing and marketing
departments generally succeed in toning down great
design flourishes in production cars.
Suzuki believes the mini has a distinctly sporty face with its clear headlight covers and a wide air dam that "not only suppresses front-end lift but also looks dynamic and stylish". The wheels are larger than is usual on a mini – the theory being that they give a greater impression of stability.
"The Swift is more eye-catching, more spacious, more refined, more user-friendly and a whole lot more enjoyable to drive than anything else in the compact-car category," Suzuki says.
'It gives an exciting glimpse of the new ideas and design approaches that will shape Suzuki
The wheel arches have been boldly flared into sills that also aim to intensify the appearance of rugged strength, despite the car's diminutive size, and a rear roof spoiler rises above the tailgate window.
The wheels are also relatively large for a hatchback.
The car is quite tall, and a litttle wider than the
Palio and the Indica. The Suzuki Swift should be able to
seat five comfortably and offer ample luggage
Watch this space for more updates and photos on the
in the future!
OUR AUTOMOBILES EDITOR