Ever since its launch in 2005, the Maruti Suzuki Swift has changed the perceptions of people towards hatchbacks, by being more youthful in its approach when it comes to design and driving dynamics. The Maruti Suzuki Swift is currently in its third generation version, which was facelifted in 2021 with a couple of new features and a new petrol engine which is more powerful and economic at the same time. Following is a complete bifurcation of all the four variants in which it is available, with all the features and specifications of them:
Variants and Prices
Like most of the offerings from Maruti Suzuki, the Swift is also available in four variants – LXI, VXI, ZXI and ZXI+, with prices ranging between Rs 5.90 lakh and Rs 8.77 lakh. All four variants are offered with a 5-speed manual gearbox as standard, however, there is an option of a 5-speed AMT from the VXI variant onwards. In addition, the top-spec ZXI+ variant is also available with dual-tone paint scheme options for Rs 14,000 extra.
|LXI||Rs 5.90 lakh|
|VXI||Rs 6.74 lakh||Rs 7.24 lakh|
|ZXI||Rs 7.42 lakh||Rs 7.92 lakh|
|ZXI+||Rs 8.13 lakh||Rs 8.63 lakh|
|ZXI+ dual-tone||Rs 8.27 lakh||Rs 8.77 lakh|
Engine and Transmission
The only engine option made available for the Maruti Suzuki Swift is a 1.2-litre four-cylinder K12N Dualjet petrol engine. Available with an auto start-stop system as standard and choices of a 5-speed manual and 5-speed AMT gearbox options, this engine pumps out a maximum power output of 90 PS and a maximum torque output of 113 Nm.
|Specifications||1.2-litre petrol Manual||1.2-litre petrol AMT|
|Maximum power||90 PS @ 6,000 rpm||90 PS @ 6,000 rpm|
|Maximum torque||113 Nm @ 4,400 rpm||113 Nm @ 4,400 rpm|
|Transmission||5-speed manual||5-speed AMT|
|Fuel-efficiency||23.20 km/l||23.76 km/l|
Safety and Security Features
From the base variant itself, the Maruti Suzuki Swift is available with dual front airbags, ABS with EBD and brake assist, reverse parking sensors and ISOFIX mounts for child seats. While the VXI variant adds remote keyless entry and AMT-specific ESP and hill hold assist, the ZXI variant further gets front fog lamps and rear wiper, washer and defogger. The only exclusive additional safety feature in the top-spec ZXI+ variant is a reverse camera.
|LXI||Dual front airbags, ABS, EBD, brake assist, reverse parking sensors, ISOFIX mounts for child seats|
|VXI||All features of LXI + remote keyless entry, ESP with hill hold assist|
|ZXI||All features of VXI + front fog lamps, rear wiper, rear wiper and rear defogger|
|ZXI+||All features of ZXI + reverse camera|
Comfort and Convenience Features
The Maruti Suzuki Swift is a decently loaded hatchback for its price. The base LXI variant feels a tad too basic with only front power windows and manual AC. However, the VXI variant is decently equipped with additional features like rear power windows, a music system with four speakers, power-adjustable rearview mirrors and a tilt-adjustable steering wheel with audio and Bluetooth controls.
The ZXI variant is the one that feels more value-for-money with features like automatic climate control, alloy wheels, power-foldable rearview mirrors, and a push start-stop button. And then comes the ZXI+ variant, which has fancier features like LED projector headlamps with daytime running LEDs and cruise control.
|Variants||Comfort and convenience features|
|LXI||Front power windows, manual AC|
|VXI||All features of LXI + rear power windows, steering-mounted audio and Bluetooth controls, wheel caps, electrically adjustable ORVMs with turn indicators, tilt-adjustable steering, rear parcel tray|
|ZXI||All features of VXI + automatic climate control, 15-inch alloy wheels, electrically foldable rear view mirrors, push start-stop button|
|ZXI+||All features of ZXI + cruise control, LED projector headlamps with daytime running LEDs, auto headlamps|
Connectivity and Entertainment Features
While the base LXI variant has no infotainment system to talk about, the VXI variant has a 2-DIN audio system with feature-touch controls and four speakers. The higher ZXI and ZXI+ variants get a 7-inch touchscreen with Apple Carplay and Android Auto and two additional tweeters, with the feature of voice commands specific for the ZXI+ variant.
|Variants||Connectivity and entertainment features|
|VXI||2-DIN audio system with four speakers and bluetooth|
|ZXI||7-inch touchscreen with Apple Carplay and Android Auto, two tweeters|
|ZXI+||7-inch touchscreen with Apple Carplay and Android Auto and voice commands, two tweeters|
The Maruti Suzuki Swift perfectly fits the gap between an entry-level hatchback and a premium sub-four meter hatchback, by measuring 3845 mm long, 1735 mm wide and 1530 mm wide. However, the 268 litres of boot space isn’t too spacious or class-leading.
|Dimensions||Maruti Suzuki Swift|
|Boot space||268 litres|
|Ground clearance||163 mm|
There are very few hatchbacks that have been able to challenge the supremacy of the Maruti Suzuki Swift. Currently, the Swift competes with the Hyundai Grand i10 Nios and Maruti Suzuki Ignis.