The Maruti Suzuki Swift is one of the most popular hatchbacks of the country. It is the best selling car for the month of May, a position it has achieved numerous times till now. Some of the major reasons for its high sales are its affordable price tag, stylish looks, decent interiors, high fuel efficiency and lastly that it is a value for money product. The video below by Prateek Rathee shows a new Maruti Suzuki Swift that is gifted to a lady on the occasion of her birthday.
She seems to be elated as soon as she is told that the new Swift standing there is now hers to own and drive. The hatchback was gifted to her by her husband on the occasion of her birthday. The couple took a test drive of the Maruti Suzuki Ignis and the Maruti Suzuki Swift before getting this car. Apparently, they already own a car but the wife wanted a smaller car for her daily travels. Since it was to be driven mostly by his wife, the guy bought the automatic gearbox variant of the Swift which is quite convenient to drive. Initially, he planned to give the car as a gift to his wife but later on he changed his mind and decided to give the car to her as a surprise.
The popularity of automatic transmission has been on a rapid rise since some time around the world. Due to the ever-increasing traffic jams and almost battle like city driving conditions, more and more people are going for cars with automatic transmission due to the ease of driving they provide. Based on the HEARTECT platform, the Maruti Suzuki Swift is one of the lightest cars in its class which helps in how it handles. As seen in the video, the couple seems to be quite happy with the ease of driving the Swift automatic provides.
Talking about the Maruti Suzuki Swift, the car is available with both petrol and turbocharged diesel engines, both of which come with manual and automatic gearbox options. The petrol engine powering the Swift is the 1.2-litre 4 cylinder K-Series unit that churns out 82 Bhp of peak power and 113 Nm of peak torque. The diesel engine, on the other hand, is the 1.3-litre turbocharged unit derived from Fiat. This engine pumps out 74 Bhp of power along with 190 Nm of torque.
As mentioned earlier, Both engines get a 5-speed manual gearbox as standard while a 5 speed AMT is offered as an option. The Maruti Suzuki Swift starts from Rs. 4.99 lakhs (ex-showroom Delhi) for the petrol variants while the diesel starts from Rs. 5.99 lakhs (ex-showroom Delhi). Safety features like dual airbags and ABS are offered as standard across all variants of the car.