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Old 18th November 2013, 16:41   #76
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The Swift Sport with the same specs. as posted above seem to be retailing in the UK in both 3-door and 5-door variants - Suzuki Swift Sport.

Specs. look brilliant especially with 136 horses on tap. Keyless entry - check, Alu. sporty pedal cluster - check, twin exhausts - check, climate controlled AC - check, HID headlamps with washers - check, manual 6-speed gearbox - check.

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If this one makes it to India, this would make a killer hot hatch! And with Maruti's unrivaled after-sales and customer support, this would sell like hot cakes. Honestly, an enthusiast would rarely be concerned about the fuel efficiency when they opt for performance hatchbacks.

Strangely, the ORVMs lack blinkers like the test mule spotted here.
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Specs. look brilliant especially with 136 horses on tap. Keyless entry - check, Alu. sporty pedal cluster - check, twin exhausts - check, climate controlled AC - check, HID headlamps with washers - check, manual 6-speed gearbox - check.
Above all these, the car is fully loaded on safety features – ABS with EBD, Brake Assist, ESP, 7 airbags, disc brakes etc.; not something we’re used to see in the Suzuki models sold in India (Kizashi probably was the only exception)
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not something we’re used to see in the Suzuki models sold in India (Kizashi probably was the only exception)
Difference is simple - Kizashi was a Suzuki product without localization. So they couldn't do cost cutting measures on it.

Everything else are Maruti products with localization.
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Old 18th November 2013, 21:43   #79
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Guys, a lot of wishlist for the Swift.

Just curious, did Maruti update the brakes in the lower variants?

Also I feel the window glasses need to be thicker ( or better insulated) as a lot of outside noise creeps in even with windows raised up.
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Old 18th November 2013, 22:10   #80
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There you go! My small list for the Z variants!
Indeed a small list!

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1) Retain the all black interiors as is (Please!). But need more cubbyholes on the inside.
Agree!

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2) Split rear seats.
Definitely needed to help free space and give some utilitarian feel to the car.

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3) Remote boot lock/ unlock on the keyfob. Better rubber for the buttons too.
I hope they give a sleeker and decent looking keyfob.

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4) Toll receipt holder on the inside of A pillar
I don't mind not having this!

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5) Ground clearance of 165 mm (purely from an aesthetic point of view).
Isn't it 165 mm already?

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6) Better paint quality.
You asking a bit too much from Maruti! Why put in investment for a car that sells hot cakes!

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7) Increase thickness of sheet metal for the doors.
LOL! Tin can needs to be made a rigid rasagolla can (Haldiram type!)

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8) Bluetooth for ICE
I don't mind missing it!

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9) Softer brake pads with more feel.
Can't comment as I am yet to own a Swift!

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10) Better plastic for wiper and indicator stalks. And intermittent speed adjust for the wiper.
I doubt this will happen. Maruti uses Syndicate and it will happily continue using one.

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11) More information in through the MID. White light for the Instrument cluster
Nice suggestion! And I love the current one too. The needles in red look wicked without the instrumentation lights ON.

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12) Extra bolstering around natural grip points on the steering wheel.
Want one like the Fiat's have!

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13) Power windows could do with some more power.
Better quality and thickness!

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14) Powerful fog lights.
HID?!

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15) Make the ECM less intrusive.
Can you please elaborate on this? I have read your review multiple times but failed to understand this point.

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16) Black headlights
Yes! Smoked ones with nice LED and a new design instead of copying the i20 style!

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Retain everything else as is. And definitely more colors needed.
Specially the interiors and central console feel and look. Hope the instrumentation console is not changed. I don't mind the one posted in the last post of the UK Swift Sport!

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Difference is simple - Kizashi was a Suzuki product without localization. So they couldn't do cost cutting measures on it.

Everything else are Maruti products with localization.
I can say the same for Honda CRV.

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Just curious, did Maruti update the brakes in the lower variants?
No, The sales manager now is saying nothing much is on the L & V variants for the brakes. Yet to know the real stuff soon.

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Isn't it 165 mm already?
Its 170 mm.

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I doubt this will happen. Maruti uses Syndicate and it will happily continue using one.
Syndicate makes wiper blades right? I am talking about the plastic stalks on the inside. Its not like MSIL doesn't know how to do it. The one in our A-star is of much better quality.

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HID?!
The bulb is 35w now and H8. I like the spread but the throw is pretty bad. And it is difficult to get better bulbs in H8 (Night Breaker etc.).

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Can you please elaborate on this? I have read your review multiple times but failed to understand this point.
Nothing more to add other than what I have written in the ownership thread. I am afraid you'll have to live with the car for a little time in the city to understand this better. This is one area where the TDs don't help.

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Suzuki showcased Swift DJE at the Tokyo motor show. DJE comprise of regenerative braking and start - stop technology, which results in 1.2 litre petrol delivering 26.4 kmpl. Also there is color changing speedometer which changes color depending on the throttle response.
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Suzuki showcased Swift DJE at the Tokyo motor show. DJE comprise of regenerative braking and start - stop technology, which results in 1.2 litre petrol delivering 26.4 kmpl. Also there is color changing speedometer which changes color depending on the throttle response.
Great show by Suzuki on the tech front. Looks like they'll get a lot of tax exemptions due to the efficiency and might help them sell it at a reasonable price in Japanese market.

BTW, it seems to be available only with the AT box, since they have made paddle shifter also as standard across all variants.

Its a shame that these features won't appear on the international model and they won't introduce it in Europe/India.

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Thanks the_dark_knight, b747, deetjohn, gannu_1 for your input. I hope Maruti is listening its loyal clients to pick the best out of the suggestions made on this thread.

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Hey guys, I'm in the market for a happy go lucky hatchback, I've taken a liking towards swift. Any idea when will they launch the new model?

Btw: didn't even consider the polo twins I think this is my companion for the road.
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Hey guys, I'm in the market for a happy go lucky hatchback, I've taken a liking towards swift. Any idea when will they launch the new model?

Btw: didn't even consider the polo twins I think this is my companion for the road.
I am expecting the refresh for the Swift could be by year end in the worst case. My dealers Sales manager said it could be in July or August.

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I am expecting the refresh for the Swift could be by year end in the worst case. My dealers Sales manager said it could be in July or August.
Would expect the facelift by the festive season ( Oct- Nov), You never know Maruti's game plan, AMT too could debut in Swift by then.

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Would expect the facelift by the festive season ( Oct- Nov), You never know Maruti's game plan, AMT too could debut in Swift by then.
AMT could be for petrol variants mostly if I am not wrong. The diesel engine torque is too high to handle it I guess. Correct me if I am wrong.

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The diesel engine torque is too high to handle it I guess. Correct me if I am wrong.

Anurag.
It doesnt actually matter for the AMT since the transmission will be the same. If they bolt on the AMT module onto the existing transmission, there wont be issues. Thats the advantage Maruti has now got with the AMT. With the AMT, they can go higher up the FE way and the turbo lag can be avoided by programming the transmission to stay in lower gears if accelerating.
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VW did it with its Polo and 1.6 engine.

Maruti could use the 1.6 from the SX4 and do a heart transplant with the Swift in limited edition to make it a sought after car, with the robust Maruti network of MASS.
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