Maruti Swift Diesel Xdi Review
Complete Value for MoneyMonday, November 18, 2013
Maruti Suzuki is a familiar and popular brand in Indian market and one can say that it has established a strong bond of affection, faith and reliability with Indian customers since it was first appeared on Indian platform. It has responded to the people's faith and shower them with its Maruti 800, Alto, WagonR and many more but there is a name which in the recent years, became a household vehicle of India, Maruti's most prized and praised hatchback, Swift. Recently, in the starting month of festive season in India, Maruti launched a limited special edition variant with diesel engine, Swift Diesel XDi to tighten its grip on the success and sales record. It is based on the base diesel LDI trim and has some added features along with the original features to attract the customers.
Maruti Swift Diesel Xdi has classy and sporty yet elegant exterior features which includes attractive and well-defined front radiator grille with chrome finished company's logo in the middle, swept back type bright halogen headlights, a simple front bonnet, body colored front bumper with air dam consisting of triple chrome slats surrounded on the both ends by a round fog lamp, stylish, body colored and internally adjustable ORVMs with integrated elegant side indicators, body colored door handles, aggressive 14-inch alloy wheels with tubeless tires and covers, sporty U-line design theme all over the body, a sport antenna at the rear part of roof, brand new fenders, windshield and windows with tinted glass, rear windows wiper and demister, a curvy shoulder line and rear and bright tail lamp cluster. This special edition hatchback has a length of 3850mm, width of 1695mm and a height of 1530mm as its dimensions and has a large wheelbase of 2430mm for a stable ride. It has a ground clearance of 170mm for a bump-free ride and a minimum turning radius of 4.8m for easy cruising in city traffic and in tight parking spots. It has a curb weight of 1050kgs and a fuel tank capacity of 42 litres.
Maruti Swift Diesel Xdi has added some new features in the interior as well along with the original features which includes a 3-spoke steering wheel with chrome accents and tilt-adjustment, rear parking sensors, art-leather seat covers, power windows, illuminating door sills and an exciting 2-DIN music system with a lot of options. Apart from these features, others remain the same as present in base diesel LDI trim.
Maruti Swift Diesel Xdi is equipped with a 1248cc, 1.3L, 4-cylinder, 16-valve, cooled ERG system, turbocharger and intercooler combined, DDiS, DOHC based diesel engine with a maximum power of 74 bhp at 4000 rpm and a maximum torque of 190 Nm at 2000 rpm thus giving a top speed of almost 155kmph with the mileage of 18.1kmpl in the cities and 22.9kmpl on the highways. The engine is mated with a five speed manual gearbox transmission. Maruti Swift Diesel Xdi has ventilated disk brakes at front and drum brakes at rear. The suspension system is a MacPherson Strut type with Coil Spring at front and Torsion Beam type with Coil Spring at rear. For its passenger's safety, it has front fog lamps, rear parking sensors, remote central locking, power windows, side impact beams, child locks and seat belts.
Maruti Swift Diesel Xdi is a limited special variant from Maruti Suzuki. It has six shades to offer which includes Metallic Torque Blue, Metallic Blazing Red, Metallic Glistening Grey, Metallic Silky Silver, Metallic Midnight Black and Metallic Pearl Arctic White.