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Maruti Swift VDI Reviews

03-Apr-2012

By Yashwant

Price: 9,03,800

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Major security concerns with Maruti Swift VDI

Pros : Appealing design, Great interiors, spacious, fuel efficient

Cons : Security issues, extended rear tail lamp, Build quality

I had to bear a long wait for my Red colored Maruti Swift VDI BSIV, the mid-tier diesel variant of this popular car. When I finally got a chance to drive this one, it was a mixed experience.

Powered by 1248 cc diesel engine, Swift VDI BSIV poses problems in braking at higher speeds despite of claims by Suzuki that many safety features are loaded inside.

This car do host many safety features but unfortunately this variant lags behind in not having top-notch security features like ABS with ABD and Brake assists. They are not offering any option to buy the same variant with ABS. I feel that other features that have been given to this variant can’t compensate for the absence of vital security features.

On the looks-side, Maruti Swift VDI is a superb car. Undoubtedly, the body colored door handles, full steel-made wheel caps , its silver accents and electrically controlled ORVM’s gives it a premium feel but there are no airbags also for emergency situations.

Maruti Swift VDI is a nice looking car (particularly, considering that it falls in B segment) that gives an impression that it is most safe to drive. However, this turns out to be a myth. Though, the mid-range variant of the diesel segment, Maruti Swift VDI lacks all the essential and common security features that make it unsuitable to drive on highways and city alike.  At high speeds, this car takes a little more time than expected to come to a halt and it means a lot more problem for the driver.

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