Nonetheless, the interiors of 2012 Swift are almost same as before. Exceptions include new Blue and Grey lined leather seats, electronically adjustable side mirrors, automatic headlamps and auto-up touch function for the driver side power window. The car looks more premium with its red back light instrument dials and chromed door handles. The Swift features AC with climate control, remote central locking, remote fuel filter and tinted glass. The dash integrated music system with a MP3 and DVD support is well placed at the center. The adjustable 3-spoke steering wheel is mounted with the music, blue-tooth and phone controls.
Dimensions and Fuel Tank Capacity
The Hatchback has a length of 3850 mm, width of 1695 mm and a height of 1530 mm as its dimensions along with a fuel tank capacity of 42-litres.
Engine and Gearbox
The 2012 Swift diesel is powered by the same 1248cc, DDiS Diesel engine which will pump out a peak power of 74 bhp at 4000 rpm and a peak torque of 190 Nm at 2000 rpm. The engine is mated to a 5 speed manual gearbox. The 2015 petrol swift now generates 83.1 BHP with 115 NM of torque in comparison to 85.1 bhp and 114 NM developed by the outgoing model.
Ride and Handling
It is a pleasure to drive this stunning hatchback. The increased wheel base, high ground clearance of 170 mm and R15 tyres holds the roads firmly. The revised suspensions and reduced minimum turning radius of 4.8m makes it more comfortable and easy to handle in the city.
Brakes and Suspension
The 2015 Swift will have wonderful braking characteristics with disc brakes at the front and drum brakes at the rear. The suspension system will comprise of McPherson strut at the front and torsion beam, coil spring suspension at the rear side.
The Hatchback comes loaded with dual airbags, ABS, EBD and fog lamps, all for the safety of driver as well as passengers.
The 2012 Swift is available in the seven variants: Lxi, Lxi (o), Vxi, Zxi, Ldi, Vdi and ZDi.
New Maruti Swift is available in six striking colors: Fire Red, Mysterious Violet, Silky Silver, Pearl Arctic White, Glistening Grey and Granite Grey.