Suzuki Swift First Drive Review


Since its presentation back in 2005, the Suzuki Swift has been a commonly recognized name in the Indian vehicle purchasing scene. With near 23 lakh takers, the Swift was sold in gigantic numbers in the final remaining one and a half ten years – that is a normal of around 13,000 every month.This is the MY2021 Suzuki Swift and with unpretentious plan changes and included highlights within, it likewise gets another motor in the engine. What makes this new Swift stick out? We should discover.


As referenced over, the progressions to the plan are unpretentious when you check out it. The intently stacked level louvers of the fish-mouth grille are presently supplanted by a cross section grille. Albeit the number plate position hasn’t been changed, there’s a chrome strip presently going through the focal point of the grille to add a touch of punch. Aside from that, there’s likewise a double tone paint plot for three outside shading choices – red with a dark rooftop, white with a dark rooftop, and blue with a white rooftop.

So the new Swift remaining parts a cutting edge looking hatchback with erratic styling which is more idiosyncratic and amiable than questionable. There’re projector headlamps forthright with attractive looking LED day-time running lights joined with coordinated roundabout mist lights on the lower guard. As an afterthought, the secret back entryway handle actually sticks out and the articulated shoulder curves loan the Swift a strong position. At the back, the all around planned LED taillamps and moderate plan to the boot and guard are good looking.


Like the outside, the progressions within are negligible. Get inside and there’s another instrument group inviting you with its 4.2-inch shaded screen settled between the double round simple dials. Nonetheless, it doesn’t seem, by all accounts, to be a similar unit as the one you find in more costly models like the Baleno or Ertiga, so there are a couple of showcases/data that are absent. You truly do get a clock, fuel utilization chart, entryway partially open showcase, trip PC, and an inactive stop time meter. Goodness indeed, the last one is in the combination with the new auto-start-stop include which has appeared in the Swift. Likewise new are the right-side controls on the directing wheel appearing journey control. Neither of these highlights are accessible in the immediate opponent viz. Excellent i10 Nios however can be had in the Altroz I-Turbo.

In any case, the lodge of the Swift has stayed unaltered. You get an all-dark inside with silver supplements on the scramble and the level base guiding wheel. The nature of materials within is great and surprisingly the ergonomics are right on target for a hatchback of this size. You get great perceivability for what it’s worth and over the hood, yet the equivalent can’t be said with regards to the back windscreen which is very limited and the C-point of support is very thick impeding truly a view – particularly when stopping.

Concerning the seats, they are enormous and OK with delicate cushioning and additional help as an afterthought. However, they could do with more shoulder support. In any case, there’s no whining even in the wake of expenditure extended periods in. Indeed, even the seats at the back offer brilliant under-thigh and back help. There’s adequate legroom here with enough headroom in any event, for taller travelers. With 268litres of boot size, it is profound and huge enough to swallow an enormous bag with space to save for a few rucksacks or a duffle pack.

As far as highlights, the new Swift comes stacked with journey control, inactive beginning stop work, press button start, auto-foldable ORVMs, auto AC, controlling mounted controls, auto headlamps, and fueled windows. Furthermore, it additionally offers the recognizable seven-inch Smartplay Studio infotainment framework with cell phone availability alongside voice order and cloud-based administrations. It’s a comparable unit found in other Suzuki vehicles and has a simple to-utilize, straightforward point of interaction with great touch reaction too. As far as wellbeing, the MY2021 Swift accompanies double airbags, ABS with EBD, ESP with slope hold aid (programmed just), turn around stopping camera, driver and co-driver safety belt update, and ISOFIX safe haven focuses.

Suzuki might have accepted this update as an amazing chance to present different highlights like remote charger, sunroof or even back AC vents in the Swift. In any case, they are as yet given a miss, which is somewhat of a bummer.

Performance Drive

The main change in the new Swift is the motor. Every one of the qualities of the 1.2-liter four-chamber normally suctioned petroleum motor are something very similar. However, this is a K12 Dual Jet Dual VVT engine – one that likewise carries out responsibilities in the Dzire. Accordingly, power is up by 7bhp to 89bhp while the maximum force of 113Nm continues as before. The Dual VVT in the motor terminology means ‘variable valve timing for both admission and exhaust valve’. With a better EGR (fumes gas distribution) framework and inactive beginning stop work, the new engine isn’t just more impressive yet in addition more effective, claims.The manual form we have here has a guaranteed ARAI eco-friendliness of 23.20kmpl, while the AMT variant is great for 23.76kmpl.

With the knock in power, the new Swift posted a somewhat speedier 0-100kmph season of 11.75 seconds contrasted with 12.26 seconds of the old vehicle. As far as roll-on speed increase, it did 20-80kmph in third in 14.35 seconds and 40-100kmph in fourth in 16.90 seconds. Out of gear, the four-chamber motor is refined and totally without vibe to a point that you’ll need to twofold check whether the motor is on. Get moving and the refinement proceeds with great snort both in the low and mid-range. Since there’s no super, there’s no slack of any kind and the power conveyance is direct. The engine fires up openly to redline, it may get boisterous past 4,000rpm, however the relating clamor isn’t joined by any undesirable vibration. The engine feels the best between 1,500-2,500rpm and you can potter around in a stuff excessively high at city speeds without the engine stammering and encouraging you to downshift. This K12 unit is enthusiastic and responsive even from low motor velocities. Indeed, even roadway speeds come up rapidly and effectively on the off chance that you hold a stuff a piece longer and overwhelming at triple-digit is no issue by the same token.

It’s a refined motor completely, and you can encounter it while downshifting or motor slowing down where it perfectly dials down without making any quarrel. In addition, the new inactive beginning stop work works splendidly. Pull up to a traffic light, space in nonpartisan and get on the brakes, and it kills the motor right away. To pull away, simply push down the grasp and the motor has returned to life in the blink of an eye. It works impeccably each and every time. Like previously, the grasp is light and supplements the five-speed manual gearbox we have here. The short and exact toss of the stuff switch makes it very enjoyable to drive. We love the wonderful way smooth and fresh it is when paddling through the pinion wheels and it’s pleasant rather than an errand to drive this manual.

Going just about three and a half goes lock-to-lock, the new Swift’s controlling is light and somewhat dubious askew. It’s not ease back to react however and has an immediate vibe once you begin pushing it. Show it a few corners and the even undercarriage and controlled body roll are adequate to incite a wide smile each time. As far as ride, the new Swift has a decent self-restraint at slow rates going over awful surface. Hands down the most keen potholes are felt within. In any case, all the other things is taken straddling with great balance. Also it just improves as speed increments. One more beneficial thing about it is that the ride stays reliable so you can foresee the speed you might want to take on a terrible fix or speed breaker in advance. It’s a light vehicle – on account of the new Heartect stage – and it is felt as the fast steadiness isn’t something to think of home about.


Sent off at Rs 5.73 lakh (ex-display area), the 2021Suzuki Swift in this top-spec ZXI Plus Dual Tone trim can be yours for Rs 7.91 Lakh (ex-display area). The same AMT adaptation is around Rs 50,000 dearer. With the update, the new Swift is somewhat more costly than the more seasoned rendition, which, given the fresher elements and updates, is a legitimate inquiry. What it might have refined are more elements particularly when adversaries like the Hyundai Grand i10 Nios and a few renditions of the Tata Altroz offer better worth here and there or the other. You could now additionally see a few sub-four meter SUVs like the Nissan Magnite and Renault Triber at a comparable price tag. In any case, the Swift has been a high-merchant in the Indian vehicle market on purpose. Furthermore it proceeds with its custom with this update now along with a fresher belt, included highlights within, and a more current heart.


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