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Old 17th May 2024, 11:06   #46
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Re: 2024 Maruti Swift Review

I've never been so unexcited to read the review of a car. Which is not knocking on the quality of the review, but just how far Swift is in the pecking order as far as new cars are concerned. Which is a shame because when the car was launched almost 20 years ago, it was truly something special - I remember the price being 3.3 lacs for the base variant. Times change

I can see it do reasonable numbers though, it won't be a runaway hit. My guess is that cars like the Baleno and i20 are much better options at this price point.
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Old 17th May 2024, 11:25   #47
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Re: 2024 Maruti Swift Review

Both with Swift and Jimny, Suzuki has managed to keep the size, weight and power unchanged for decades. They have stayed true to their guiding philosophy of Sho-Sho-Kei-Tan-Bi or “smaller, neater, lighter”.

Indian customers’ guiding philosophy is more along the lines of “bigger, messier, heavier” and Mahindra is our prophet. I think it is only on account of tight personal finances and very heavily taxed fuel that Indians still buy Suzukis. And of course the handful of us who love the twisties.

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Re: 2024 Maruti Swift Review

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Old 17th May 2024, 12:56   #49
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Re: 2024 Maruti Swift Review

Comprehensive review as usual. Kudos to the reviewing team.

Another mediocre, run of the mill, upgrade for the legions of Maruti fans in India. Maruti know their fan base and are trying to keep it intact. However, slowly but surely, people are catching on to the safety and finish bit. As always their plus point is the universality of their servicing and repair facilities and the fact that they are of uniform quality.

My personal experience, for what it is worth, is that most people who prefer Maruti will not bother about high rating on GNCAP yet. Anything that is 3 star will be acceptable.

The market is evolving and to a reasonable extent so it Maruti as they attempt to maintain their market share. Any market share over 25-30 percent puts a lot of responsibility on the market leaders to be showing the way forward. Can't say that Maruti is doing that yet. It is still single mindedly focused on market share.
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Does it have weight sensors in the rear seats or do the seats belts have to be kept plugged when there are no occupants to avoid continuous beeps?
Gagan Choudhary's review confirms that there is a welcome change in the beeping logic of the rear seat belt reminder (Go to 8:40 in the attached video for more details).

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Old 17th May 2024, 14:44   #51
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Re: 2024 Maruti Swift Review

I quite liked the changes what MSIL did to the evergreen Swift. The efficient new engine is gonna win hearts for the efficiency it is promising alongwith a more usable power delivery. Not every one who buys swift would be revving the nuts of it round the clock. Even the most hard-core of the enthusiast who owns one would be spending most of their driving time in the mid range rpms. And the outgoing Swift with the K12N under it's bonnet did not score healthy in the midrange. And I could clearly see what MSIL is trying to achieve with this lovely 1.2L Z series. All the best to the Swift!

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They even changed the Red shade from 'Solid Fire Red' to 'Metallic Sizzling Red'.
That fire Red was the identity of the Swift.
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Old 17th May 2024, 15:01   #53
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Contrary to the popular opinion, I think 3 cylinder engines sounds sportier than 4 cylinder when driving hard. Vibrations will get better over time as the engine runs in and gets some oil changes, but is that sporty sound a good trade-off for better power delivery and unmatched refinement that the K12 Dual-Jet engine provided?
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Even the most hard-core of the enthusiast who owns one would be spending most of their driving time in the mid range rpms. And the outgoing Swift with the K12N under its bonnet did not score healthy in the midrange. And I could clearly see what MSIL is trying to achieve with this lovely 1.2L Z series. All the best to the Swift!
This is true but I must confess to being worried. I clearly remember that our second gen Honda City was a disappointing car when I drove it in the twisties compared to the underpowered Punto 1.2, but vastly superior in everyday drivability. Our Jimny is also like this, all the everyday performance you need below 3k rpm, but revving it out feels like a chore. I don’t think the Swift will be that bad though!
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Re: 2024 Maruti Swift Review

After looking at this, I have one more reason not to sell my 1st Gen Swift which turns 15.

It's now a living Legend.
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Re: 2024 Maruti Swift Review

Come at me with brickbats if you will, but I was yawning throughout the whole read. It took me 3 instances to get through the whole of it.

Comprehensive, but rinse and repeat, just like this Suzuki. It would've been exciting, had the car undergone a generational change, but it's unfair to the other makes and models whose reports "only focus on changes made to the facelift."

I would love to be part of the T-BHP review team one day (that's the dream), and I'll start by writing one of my own car's in due time.

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Re: 2024 Maruti Swift Review

The new Swift is a yawn inducing car as evidenced by the level of engagement to this review. The review itself seems to suggest that by its tone.

It's a bit sad to see that the Swift has been transformed into yet another appliance on 4 four wheels. The Swift is "slowing down" with every subsequent generation.
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Contrary to the popular opinion, I think 3 cylinder engines sounds sportier than 4 cylinder when driving hard. Vibrations will get better over time as the engine runs in and gets some oil changes, but is that sporty sound a good trade-off for better power delivery and unmatched refinement that the K12 Dual-Jet engine provided?
Beg to differ. Purely speaking of NVH here, my Tiago Revotron sounds gruff and truck-like in the mid and higher RPMs. Looks like they have cleverly tuned the audio system to increase volume to mask the engine noise at higher speeds. Contrast that with the smooth and refined 1.5 turbo mounted on the Verna. Hit the Sport mode and mash the pedal, feel the gear drop a notch or two and the sweet turbo whistle accompanying the near ballistic rush of power. That's what I call sporty.
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Old 18th May 2024, 15:46   #59
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Re: 2024 Maruti Swift Review

As usual, a very good and informative review from Team BHP. Thanks to Team Bhp.

I am too preplexed that the new Swift is looked down just because it has lost 1 cylinder. Not sure how many have really driven the car and given their feedback. We need to take all such comments with a pinch of a salt. People should reserve their judgements until more reviews come out or until they personally do a test drive. This official review states that the new swift is a brisk performer and not a lethargic car.

I like to put a few things in the right perspective and these are not meant to offend anyone. One thing that bothers me is that a few section of the people feel that this new swift is not a fun to drive car compared to the previous gens. What do they mean by fun to drive ?. What are they expecting from a street orientied passenger car ?
- Do they expect a street car to accelerate 0-100 in so-and-so seconds ?
- Or do they expect the car to quickly touch and stay at highly dangerous speeds in triple digits ?
- Or do they expect the car to keep redlining above 6000 rpm ?

If the above are the things people expect as a fun factor for driving cars, then they can very well enroll themselves in F1 or some WRC rallies. They should leave the roads for more sensible drivers who drive sedately. I have said this before and let me state it again - "It is a privelage the government has given us to drive/ride on the roads. In return, there is a very big responsibility for each one of us to use the public roads by adopting a defensive driving style".

I own the first gen petrol Swift (G13BB). The new Swift is way ahead in terms of safety features. This is the true evolution of a car. I would be also looking at how comfortable the new Swift is compared to the previous gen.

I won't be suprised if the new gen Swift has a much better real world performance. What matters is how tractable the motor is and how good the low/mid range torque/power is. Looking at the top end power/redline limit is of no significant use in real world (unless one takes the car to a drag race in a controlled and safe environment). I am not sure how many can really feel the drop in power by 5 to 6 BHP. If one remembers the Triumph Street Triple power detune episode in India, no one (not even the so called expert test reviewers) was able to tell that he/she was test riding a detuned motorcycle. They were all thinking that they were riding a 100+ bhp motorcycle until the actual power figure (< 80 BHP) was revealed. Also, loosing one cylinder should not be a deal breaker. I am sure the Suzuki's engineering team would have thought much about the 3 vs 4 cylinder configuration and went with the 3 cylinder based on solid engineering reasons. If some one is concerned about the 3 cylinder vibes, they should do a test drive and see whether the issue is exaggerated or not. I have been in a few triple cylinder cars and never felt any engine vibrations inside the care.

Even I too will reserve my judgement on new vs old gen swift until I hear on the real world feedback from friends and their long term ownership experience. Certainly I am not an expert to distinguish between 82 vs 85 bhp car

Hope much more informative comments come in this thread which will be really useful for prospective buyers to take a very rational and informed decision.

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Re: 2024 Maruti Swift Review

This is not directly related to this review but my observation over many years as Team-bhp member. Most people will write their views on an article or write their own comments/reviews often with the preface 'this is not to offend anyone'.

I am at a loss why we need to write this comment. A person is giving his or her views and we should take these at face value. If one gets offended by the views then it is not the person who is writing who is at fault. Why should anyone take offence to my views? Your views might be different and I should be mature enough to accept that everyone will have their own way of looking at things.

If you write something offensive about a person's view or comment then that is not acceptable. Otherwise it is all fine and we can perhaps stop worrying about causing offense to anyone.
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