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Old 26th October 2017, 18:59   #451
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SWIFT SPORT reviewed by Autocar, preserves its DNA.

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The sportier Suzuki Swift’s chirpy character is preserved, and with the bonus of more power and more tech. Handling could be more responsive, but it's fun nevertheless
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The differences on paper may only be a 4bhp power increase but it's on the torque front where the Swift Sport benefits from a peak torque of 162lb ft over the previous gen's puny 110lb ft.
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even on a modest throttle opening in the lower trio of gears, the Swift Sport surges forward with the kind of joyful, uncomplicated zeal that reminds you of pre-injection hot hatches if you’re old enough or, more recently, previous iterations of the cheerfully brisk Swift Sport.
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There’s refinement besides the verve, with the engine quietening at a cruise and the ride absorbent enough not to be incessantly reminding you that you’re having fun of a sporting kind.

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Put a big sunroof and sell it in India. People will buy them !

The design is really growing up and looks very good. If only they launch the hot version as a halo car ! I dont know what they will lose since all they have to import are the better the engines.
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Suzuki SWIFT SPORT Fuel tests mirrors its FE figures to the catalouge,

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The actual fuel consumption of the new Swift Sports is almost equal to the fuel mileage of the catalog, and it is a much consentable value considering the performance of the car itself.
Moreover, it has high total comprehensive power suitable for expressing as "standard product of compact hot hatch", and makes it feel like "Suzuki is just doing a compact hot hatch for a long time" to an attractive sports model It can be asserted that it is finished.

It is reasonably priced that a car with content that is full of content has a price of 2 million yen or less with safety equipment, it can be said that it is exceptional. I would like to give praise to the new Swift Sports with the word "fast, cheap, fun
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I personally think that Maruti should get completely new model for Swift now, what i mean here is let Dzire be its own separate brand. Considering success new Dzire has got, it deserves to be its own character, own image. It should not be considered as a grown up swift IMHO. All together new Swift will get more customers for Maruti.
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I personally think that Maruti should get completely new model for Swift now, what i mean here is let Dzire be its own separate brand. Considering success new Dzire has got, it deserves to be its own character, own image. It should not be considered as a grown up swift IMHO. All together new Swift will get more customers for Maruti.
I think they are on their way to do just that. There is a reason why they omitted the Swift badge from the latest gen Dzire (which does not look like the Swift with a boot anymore).

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Just a thought. I took a test drive for Baleno and found to have real bad suspension, resulting in not to consider it in near future as my next car. The drive was also not great at all, I test drove Jazz and i20 active back to back after Baleno. The later cars were far better in terms of drive quality and smoothness on rough roads than Baleno.
Coming to the point that new Swift will be based on similar platform of reduced weight, I hope they do not make similar changes making it as a bad driveable car compared to current Gen 2 swift. There is a video on Autocar that clearly calls out this will not be a driver's car.
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If I remember correctly, there was a recent recall for replacement of struts on the Baleno. It could be that the TD car was from the batch that needs a replacement of struts but dealer being dealers haven't replaced them (and being a TD car usually means they're abused). Please check the Baleno official review thread for details, I think @DrNaren has also posted about that after getting struts replaced on his Baleno.
Check on this before you rule out the car completely from your list of contenders.
The i20 Active is also a very good car.
And I would trust a honest review by Team BHP more than any other review/opinion.

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Just a thought. I took a test drive for Baleno and found to have real bad suspension, resulting in not to consider it in near future as my next car. The drive was also not great at all, I test drove Jazz and i20 active back to back after Baleno. The later cars were far better in terms of drive quality and smoothness on rough roads than Baleno.
Coming to the point that new Swift will be based on similar platform of reduced weight, I hope they do not make similar changes making it as a bad driveable car compared to current Gen 2 swift. There is a video on Autocar that clearly calls out this will not be a driver's car.
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Drive the Baleno RS once, just for the sake of evaluating the suspension. The new Baleno's updated suspension feels exactly same.
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Drive the Baleno RS once, just for the sake of evaluating the suspension. The new Baleno's updated suspension feels exactly same.
Maruti Suzuki is usually quick to fix issues like this. They will fix issues silently and those fixes are always effective
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Maruti Suzuki is usually quick to fix issues like this. They will fix issues silently and those fixes are always effective

Even if they fix the suspension, the steering feel, repoted by Autocar in their YouTube video review, is just poor. Their is just no feel or feedback from the steering. The Gen1 Swift had excellent driving dynamics, which the Gen2 lost to a certain extent and the upcoming car is just going to be rubbish in being a driver's car.
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It could be that the TD car was from the batch that needs a replacement of struts but dealer being dealers haven't replaced them (and being a TD car usually means they're abused).
Yes, quite possible. It was ~30000 km driven vehicle and after having some chassis penetrating jerks/shocks to me and my parents, that was my first question to the sales person on how many kilometers that car had run. It is crazy from Maruti to keep such an "abused" car for TD and make that sort of impression. Anyways I have not ruled out this car from my list after all that comments I got here. But need to check with some other showroom with proper car to have "Nexa experience" (That's what their website is)

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Maruti has been silently carrying out replacements for the Baleno's front and rear shock absorbers, coil springs, front stabilizer bars, etc

It is not clear whether this is an official recall, but on customer complaints of harsh, bumpy and noisy ride, it is being done. This issue has been addressed in the newer batches of cars.
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Suzuki Swift wins the 2018 RJC Car of the Year Award in Japan.

Suzuki Motor Corporation’s Swift compact car has won 2018 RJC Car of the Year award, promoted by the Automotive Researchers’ and Journalists’ Conference of Japan (RJC).

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Commenting on the reason for giving away the award, RJC said, “The Swift series offers a variety of models including the Swift Sport and a hybrid variant to a wide range of users. Especially, the Swift Sport with six-speed manual transmission has excellent driving performance, manoeuvrability, and sporty performance. The uniquely-structured hybrid variant is matched with five-speed Auto Gear Shift, and inexpensively offers many benefits of a hybrid.”

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Suzuki SWIFT spied testing in Thailand,

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