Maruti Suzuki India Limited launched the 2021 Swift recently. The manufacturer added some features, updated the front fascia slightly and upgraded the engine. The manufacturer claims that the new Swift is more fuel-efficient than before while being more powerful. Well, here is a video in which the 2021 Swift goes through a fuel efficiency test.
The video has been uploaded by Bunny Punia on his YouTube channel. The vlogger first fills up the petrol using the auto cut method. Then he resets the average fuel economy and the driving time while the range that the Multi-information display is showing is 516 km. Then total idle stop time is reset which automatically makes the total idle fuel save to zero. And finally, the Trip A and Trip B meters are reset. The vlogger has also turned off the air conditioning system to maximize fuel efficiency and he used cruise control set to 65 kmph.
The Swift is being ridden in the city first and it still manages to return a fuel efficiency of upwards of 20 kmpl. After covering 10 kilometers, the multi-information display of the car shows that it is returning 30 kmpl with a range of 524 km. After covering 25 kilometers, the multi-information display of the Swift is showing that it is returning 32.9 kmpl and the range has also gone up to 538 km. When the vlogger has covered 50 kms, he again shows us the average fuel economy that the MID is showing. This time the fuel economy is 34.6 kmpl with a range that has gone up to 561 km.
After covering 60 kms, the vlogger takes a break and the MID is showing an average fuel economy of 34.9 kmpl. Then after covering 75 kms the fuel efficiency dropped to 34.8 kmpl because of the break and the toll that the vlogger had to cross. After covering 100 km, the multi-information display finally showed 35.5 kmpl and the range of 612 km. The driving time of the hatchback was 1 hour and 48 minutes. After covering almost 150 km, the fuel efficiency dropped to 34.5 kmpl.
Then the vlogger goes back to a petrol pump, the drive took 3 hours 22 minutes with the distance covered is 188 km. The fuel tank was again filled using the auto-cut method and the Swift took 5.58-litres of petrol. So, the hatchback covered 188.3 km using 5.58-litres of petrol. On calculating Swift’s fuel efficiency returned 33.7 kmpl.
What helps Swift in achieving such good fuel efficiency is the idle start-stop system. This system essentially shuts down the engine when the car comes to a halt. Then when you press the clutch, the engine turns on again. So, this is what saves fuel in traffic conditions or when you are standing on a traffic light.
It is important to note that Swift does not come with SHVS or Smart Hybrid Vehicle by Suzuki system which is a mild hybrid system. The SHVS system is available with the 1.5-litre engine that performs on S-Cross, Vitara Brezza, XL6 and the Ertiga. It is also available on the Baleno which does have the same engine as the Swift. The SHVS system comes with an integrated starter generator.