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Old 16th May 2024, 13:20   #16
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Re: 2024 Maruti Swift Review

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The engine note needs a special mention here. While the typical 3-cylinder thrum is present, the engine sounds very sporty when revved. It's genuinely one of the best-sounding motors out there. It's extremely addictive and enjoyable, which urges you to rev hard and drive fast.
Great. Thank you Maruti !!!

More than the performance drop, was worried about the engine sound of the new 3 pot. Let us be frank. NA small capacity engine, it is the first three gear pull to the redline that matters with the aural pleasure. There is not going to be any push to the seat or high speed in gear pull to be had.

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Straight-line stability is very good for a car in this segment and occupants won't even know that the car is cruising at triple-digit speeds. Expansion joints on the highway do not unsettle it.
Is it better than the previous gen? Like by a good margin? Or just marginal improvement.

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One point to note is that the steering has a stronger return to centre action than some of the Maruti cars we have driven in recent times. It does need some input from the driver while taking on switchbacks, but still, it's a big improvement over the outgoing car.
Yes, Maruti. Good job listening to the feedback of customers and media. Now please be graceful as to give the cheaper Marutis a better return to centre action for steering wheel.
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Old 16th May 2024, 13:24   #17
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Re: 2024 Maruti Swift Review

There is a Kannada proverb: "ಬರ್ತಾ ಬರ್ತಾ ರಾಯರ ಕುದುರೆ ಕತ್ತೆಯಾಯ್ತು", translates to "Gradually, the king's horse turned into a mule." This is what has happened to Swift over these years.

I owned 1st gen Swift VDI and that car was a true drivers delight and selling it was toughest decision of my life.

Current gen swift has become a joke and looks lesser than Wagon-R , my kids toys have better plastics than these ones

What a shame Maruti !
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Old 16th May 2024, 13:36   #18
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Re: 2024 Maruti Swift Review

Evo India says 1st gen swift was still quicker than this swift as it used to go 0-100 in 13.9 secs. That means we can safely say this swift goes 0-100 in 15secs which is comparable to gen 1 i10 or Gen 1 Celerio.

This segment doesn’t cares about 0-100 either so no prizes for winning or losing.

No auto IRVM or armrest in top models? Are you kidding me MSIL??? Thats a new low in cost cutting. But yeah, you get wireless charger, eh..!!

Glad they gave 6 airbags as standard.

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Old 16th May 2024, 13:47   #19
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Re: 2024 Maruti Swift Review

Watched reviews in all major social media channels, looks like the new engine is not that disappointing as it sounds on paper. Irrespective of own or not, love or hate everyone has a little space reserved for Swift in the corner of the heart and that positive reviews makes us smile and move on
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Old 16th May 2024, 14:25   #20
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Re: 2024 Maruti Swift Review

Detailed review as usual. I had read about Maruti steerings not self centering for a number of cars. Good the Swift doesn't have that bad habit!

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Detailed and comprehensive review, I appreciate it. One suggestion though: Can we please mention the questionable build quality and not having NCAP tested as a con and highlight it, if possible? I know it is more implied, but it would make a prospective buyer more "informed" about safety and what he is getting into. We may not know, but calling out these points explicitly may save a couple of lives in some unfortunate situations.
I guess there are many like me who don't give importance to GNCAP and their ratings since many flaws have been pointed about it. Also even for people who do care about GNCAP ratings, this new swift isn't yet tested. In both cases the con could be a bit misleading.
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Screenshot from powerdrift's swift review. Looks like they added a 17inch blacked out wheel on the new swift - i love the way it looks !! Maruti could have atleast done 16inch wheels as an option - may be with their sporty/racing package.
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Re: 2024 Maruti Swift Review

A fantastic review. 5 Stars. Explores all aspects of the vehicle in detail.

What I found interesting is that the overall reception of the car by the reviewers was more positive than neutral. This is encouraging.

Furthermore, MSIL's commitment to make 6 Airbags, ABS+EBD, and Traction Control a standard across all cars is commendable. Hope this trickles down to all its cars in the line-up.
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Wish Maruti could give better engines on this car. This is a special car and they shouldn't look only at sales numbers, something like a halo car

Why couldn't they give the light green colour option ?
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A great review as always by Team-BHP team. Kudos for bringing the review out so quickly. While I am impressed with the design and colour options, I am thoroughly disappointed at the engine. It is no longer "swift" as the review says, but "brisk" now.

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Driving the Maruti Swift 1.2L Petrol MT


On the open road, the Swift can be described as a brisk performer. It is not as fast or exciting as the outgoing car. The power delivery is linear and doesn't feel urgent at all. Enthusiastic drivers won't be very impressed by the performance. However, it's not slow and with proper use of the gears, good progress can be made.

There is decent mid-range delivery, but in order to facilitate quick overtaking manoeuvres, it's advisable to shift down to a lower gear. The engine revs up to 6,000 rpm, which is where the redline starts. At this point, the fuel cuts off, which can catch you out in the middle of an overtaking manoeuvre. This, coupled with the lack of power means that passing slower vehicles needs some careful planning.
Having driven the S-Cross 1.3 with a terrible factory tune, I can tell you, this one behaviour alone will catch you off guard and perhaps in some dangerous situation on dual carriage highways. It wasn't until I got the Code6 remap in 1.3 that I actually felt safer during overtaking on dual carriage highways. It is plain risky that the power cuts off in the middle of overtakes. There are many out there who will attempt a close cut overtake and not being aware of this behaviour will surely catch them off guard or put them and others in a terrible situation. This is especially true if you are not a BHPIan OR if other friends and family members who drive this car do not understand the characteristics of the engine. Having experienced this with the 1.3, I can share that it is a risk and one of the top reasons for my disappointment.

And then, the engine note... While it may be sporty, one needs to realize that sporty does not mean fast.

Maruti surely knows how to do more with less and less...

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Having driven the S-Cross 1.3 with a terrible factory tune, I can tell you, this one behaviour alone will catch you off guard and perhaps in some dangerous situation on dual carriage highways. It wasn't until I got the Code6 remap in 1.3 that I actually felt safer during overtaking on dual carriage highways. It is plain risky that the power cuts off in the middle of overtakes.
I'm genuinely curious, and not just for your comment but in general, why would anyone need to rev up to the redline during an overtake? Before the bashing, hear me out.

At higher gears (3rd and above perhaps), I wouldn't go up to the redline during overtaking, because that would be far too much speed for an overtake, I probably just hang back at 120 rather than overtake at 150. And if I do need to overtake, it would probably be a much slower vehicle, where I don't need to accelerate hard enough, to not manage a gear shift

At lower gears (ignore 1st), if I'm going up to the redline, I'd assume it's because it's a single carriage way and I see oncoming traffic, requiring me to accelerate and complete the overtake. In which case, I'll probably reduce the risk to my car and the oncoming traffic and hang back for a longer better clearing.

Maybe a scenario that I haven't thought of yet?
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"AMT can get jerky & slow. Some competitors offered smoother ATs (e.g. Altroz DCT, Hyundai's AMT, i20's IVT)"

Is this quote after driving one? I have booked an AMT and yet to test drive it. Is it not as good as Baleno AMT?

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Having driven the S-Cross 1.3 with a terrible factory tune, I can tell you, this one behaviour alone will catch you off guard
While the sentiment is appreciated, it is not a like for like comparison because the S Cross 1.3 is a turbo diesel engine.

One can compare the response with the Hyundai kappa engine or the 1.2 Revotron NA. The latter does have a flat spot on the early- mid portions especially in the 3rd gear based on my Tiago experience.

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"AMT can get jerky & slow. Some competitors offered smoother ATs (e.g. Altroz DCT, Hyundai's AMT, i20's IVT)"

Is this quote after driving one? I have booked a AMT and yet to test drive. is it not as good as baleno AMT?
The word "Jerky/Slow" in AMT is very much subjective, certain people cannot drive it even for 1 hour and certain people can live with it for a decade. Considering the fact that Maruti's AMT is a huge success, it will not be as bad as Tata's AMT. Best thing you can do is test drive the Baleno AMT and Swift AMT back to back on same route which should have a free stretch, pot holes, speed brakers and a moderate traffic.
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While the sentiment is appreciated, it is not a like for like comparison because the S Cross 1.3 is a turbo diesel engine.
One can compare the response with the Hyundai kappa engine or the 1.2 Revotron NA. The latter does have a flat spot on the early- mid portions especially in the 3rd gear based on my Tiago experience.
I acknowledge what you are saying, it is not an apples-to-apples comparison. It is not an engine-to-engine comparison.

The point that I was specifically trying to make was running out of power right in the middle of an overtake, which is also what this review calls out - Planning the overtake. In the stock S-cross 1.3, it topped out around 3.2K RPM with wide open throttle.
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Re: 2024 Maruti Swift Review

Hisashi Takeuchi, MD & CEO of MSIL, stated that Maruti Suzuki India has invested Rs 1,450 crore in the research and development on the new Maruti Suzuki Swift 4th generation.

From its external appearance, the new-generation Maruti Swift has a substantially changed front compared to its predecessor, but the general shape remains a bit familiar. The headlights have also received a new look. It comes with new Z12E series 1.2-litre three-cylinder petrol engine.The new engine claim to deliver adequate torque at low speeds, making it easy to manage and would provide the greatest mileage in its segment.

So these are some of the main reasons why we Indian consider the Swift, owing to its high brand value and great mileage numbers.
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