Maruti Swift Volt Review
Customized Version of Swift DieselMonday, March 24, 2014
Maruti Suzuki India Limited is a world renowned Indian automobile manufacturing company with its headquarters on Nelson Mandela Road, New Delhi, India. It was founded in February 1981 as Maruti Udyog Limited and started a joint venture with Japanese motorcycle and automobile manufacturing company, Suzuki in 1982 as its subsidiary. MSIL is India's topmost automobile manufacturing company with a complete range of vehicles from the entry level cars to hatchbacks to sedans to MPVs and SUVs and had a market share of 37% of the Indian passenger car market as of November 2012. It has two manufacturing facilities in India in Gurgaon and Manesar in Haryana with a combined production capability of 14,50,000 units annually. It also has a large service and dealership network all across India along with the export of over 50,000 cars annually.
Recently, MSIL unveiled a customized version of their hatchback segment benchmark, Maruti Swift Volt with a custom kit at 2014 Delhi Auto Expo on February 7, 2014. It was also launched at a Maruti Suzuki Delhi dealer, T R Sawhney Motors at a price of INR 2.15lakhs for the custom kit over the INR 7.35lakhs which the new car costs, bringing the overall price to INR 9.50lakhs, ex-showroom Delhi. The company also announced that this customized version will include the original warranty details, which is a good thing for the Indian customers. The kit gives Swift an exciting, unique and eye-catching design with a few internal cosmetic changes to maintain uniformity. It is primarily designed for the young customers of Swift by giving them an extraordinary experience that other cars lacks by a certain margin. Let's check this hatchback in detail.
Maruti Swift Volt has got the most stylish, distinctive and fresh exterior with some remarkable features which includes its large black mesh front radiator grille outlined with red, a brand new headlight cluster with projector lights in smoked casings and LED daytime running lights, pristine white frontal part, stylish front bumper with air intakes and fog lights with casing that also houses LED lights, a contrasting red roof, decals on its hood, sporty graphics, stylish fenders, new power external wing mirrors with integrated turn indicators, stylish black multi-spoke 15-inch alloy wheels with 185/65 tubeless radial tires, rear red spoiler, car's mid portion in checked white and black transition pattern, low red side skirts, rear in matte black, an aggressive rear bumper with neatly integrated dual oval exhaust pipes, rear diffuser, a sporty shark fin antenna and stylish LED tail lights. This beautiful hatchback has a length of 3850mm, a width of 1695mm and a height of 1530mm as its dimensions and a large wheelbase of 2430mm for a stable and comfortable ride. It has a good 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 slots along with a fuel tank capacity of 42liters.
Maruti Swift Volt has also got some beautiful cosmetic changes in its interior which are worth mentioning and includes dual toned black and red interiors, black and red power steering with audio and Bluetooth controls, race car inspired sports seats in red and chromed inside door handles, gear shift lever and central console, while the other features remains same as the original version.
Maruti Swift Volt has got a 1248cc, 1.3L, 4-cylinders, 16-valves, DDiS diesel engine with a maximum power of 74bhp at 4,000rpm and a maximum torque of 190Nm at 2,000rpm and is mated with a five speed manual gearbox transmission to give a top speed of above 155kmph and takes less than 12 seconds to reach 0-100kmph acceleration with a mileage of 18-20kmpl in the city conditions and 22-23kmpl on the highways.
Maruti Swift Volt has got disk brakes at front while drum brakes at rear and the suspension system is also a good one. For the safety, it has anti-theft system, dual front airbags, ABS with BA, fog lamps, power windows and many more. Maruti Swift Volt is available as a custom kit in a combination of white, red and black shades at an ex-showroom, Delhi price of INR 9.50lakhs.