2018 Maruti Swift has been on sale since its launch at the Auto Expo this year. From clocking over 1,00,000 bookings to failed safety test, we bring you the most unusual facts about the all-new Swift.
Maruti Suzuki India Ltd has been in the news for successful launches one after the other. The automaker has held the numero uno position in the market for years now. Even the automakers like Hyundai, Ford and Renault failed to deter Maruti’s sales charts. Maruti Suzuki has been delivering several successful products one after the other. The latest entry is the all-new 2018 Maruti Swift, Maruti sure has another winner on their hand. In the following points, we are going to highlight the most unusual facts about the latest Swift so far.
1. 2018 Maruti Swift – Over 1,00,000 bookings
The latest Swift carries forward the legacy built by its predecessors. Globally, Swift is one of the most successful products of Suzuki till date. The hatchback has attracted over 1,00,000 customers till date who are awaiting delivery. With such a large number of bookings, the usual Maruti waiting period is expected to extend to several months. Prevailing customers claim that the sporty nature and high fuel efficiency on the diesel variant are the common virtues they considered when buying the 2018 Maruti Swift.
2. 2018 Maruti Swift – 3 Star Safety Rating
While the phased out model of the Swift scored full 5-star rating in the Euro NCAP test, the current generation simply failed to impress. The standard version of the 2018 Maruti Swift scored mere 3 stars in the Euro NCAP safety test. Even the Swift with the optional safety pack could only score an additional star. The standard variant of the Swift scored 83% in adult occupant protection and 75% in child occupant protection averaging 3 stars. The optional safety pack scored 88% in adult occupant protection and 75% in child safety averaging at 4 stars. Considering the international model comes equipped with 6 airbags and the Indian version offers just 2, the safety of its passengers is highly questionable.
3. 2018 Maruti Swift – Petrol MT Is Faster
The 2018 Maruti Swift is powered by the 1.2-litre petrol engine. The same engine, in the previous generation, propelled the car to 100kph from a standstill in 14.24 seconds. Thanks to intelligent weight saving and updated aerodynamics, the new Swift can reach the same speed in 11.96 seconds. That’s 2 seconds faster than the previous generation.
4. 2018 Maruti Swift – Diesel Tuned For Mileage
Considering the weight saving because of the Suzuki’s Heartect platform and re-tunned diesel engine, the 2018 Maruti Swift delivers staggering mileage figures. The new hatchback delivers around 22 kmpl in real-world conditions. Also note that the new Swift diesel is slower than the previous generation. While you get lower acceleration, higher mileage more than compensates for it.
5. 2018 Maruti Swift – Ride Quality
The all-new 2018 Maruti Swift exhibits a more mature ride than the one it replaces. While one shouldn’t expect magical S-Class like ride, the overall improvement in terms of ride quality is quite considerable. The suspension successfully absorbs the undulations and minor potholes with ease. As the speed rises, so does the ride quality exhibiting confidence inspiring ride.
6. 2018 Maruti Swift – Steering Lacks Feel
While the Swift brand name is associated with a sporty hatchback, the latest generation isn’t that sports focussed. While the 2018 Maruti Swift is much more stable at high speed and controls its weight beautifully, the electronic steering feels disconnected altogether. Even at city speeds, the steering feels disconnected from the wheels. The true performance enthusiasts may keep their hands off of the new Swift.
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