Maruti Swift

Overview-Maruti Swift

In middle of 2005, the makers of the Maruti Swift-Maruti Udyog Ltd., released the new Swift in India with rave reviews. For being a subcompact vehicle, the Swift housed all of the best technology that Japan had to offer in a small subcompact car. Since it first debuted, the Swift has taken ownership of many acclaimed international awards such as:

• Car of the Year-Overdrive
• Best Design and Styling-CNBC Autocar
• Best Value for Money Car-CNBC Autocar
• Small Car of the Year-NDTV Profit
• Design Car of the Year-BBC Top Gear
• Car of the Year-CNBC Autocar
• Car of the Year-BS Motoring
• Total Customer Satisfaction-TNS Study
• No. 1 in Initial Quality Study-JD Power
• #1 Premium Compact Car-JD Power India Appeal Study (2007)

It appears that the new Maruti Swift isn't stopping there and the designers are planning even more room on their shelves for additional awards and trophies.

A new K-Series engine Swift will be introduced-first in India, coming in early 2010. This marks the beginning of sales for the new Swift in the United States also. Previous years, the car was not available for sale in the United States. Rave reviews are expected as it launches itself into stardom with the States.

The new K-Series engine will provide a smaller amount of bulk horsepower but will offer better fuel mileage than the previous models. Even with the fact of less horsepower, the torque remains that same. A side-by-side comparison of the older generation engine and the new K-Series engine are below:

First Generation Gasoline Engine
• 1,298cc, 16-Valve
• 87bhp @6,000 rpm
• 113Nm@4,500 rpm
• 16 kpl

K-Series 1.2L Engine
• 1,197cc, 16-Valve
• 85bph @ 6,000 rpm
• 113Nm@ 4,500 rpm
• 18 kpl

Additional safety features are integrated into all base model Swifts as part of their surround protection such as:

• Airbags
• Crash Resistant and Power Absorbing Trim Design
• Adjustable Steering Column
• Front Seat Belt Pre-Tensioners that instantly tighten in the even of a crash

Along with the new K-Series engine, the 2010 Swift will have an ample supply of comforts that were only found in the larger mid-size cars. It will be equipped with integrated radio controls on the steering wheel, a keyless remote and a key-in warning buzzer just to name a few.