2011 was an eventful and competitive year for the automobile industry, with the launch of some pathbreakers like Hyundai Eon and Mahindra XUV5oo. Yet, hatchbacks continue to rule the growing car market in India and the segment has been abuzz with foreign players reinforcing the competition. There were more than enough reasons for the middle-class car buyers to rejoice, however, we boil down our choices to 10 and here is what we cooked up.
Perhaps the most anticipated car ever? A car that had been the subject of speculation for over a year and clocked nearly 50K pre-launch bookings. When launched, Suzuki had done a commendable job of not tampering with the Swift persona while giving it a head-to-toe facelift. Every body-panel of the new Swift is spanking new. The car has an energetic and vibrant front fascia thanks to the swept-back, rather large headlamps, completely reworked grille and a smiling central air intake. If you said the Swift is identical to its predecessor, eat your words. Step inside the cabin. Apart from the gear knob and power window switches, everything has been given a chic makeover. The dashboard sports the Kizashi family look with the waterfall central console that houses a six-speaker music system with USB support and climate control on the top variants. The new Swift is powered by the same 1.2 litre K-series petrol engine, further tweaked with the VVT (Variable Valve Timing) technology. The result: Increased power delivery of 87ps @ 6000rpm and torque of 114Nm @ 4000 rpm. The 1.3 litre DDiS diesel motor is already a champ, and so remains unchanged. However, the overall weight of the car has been reduced by 15 kg and 30 kg respectively on the Petrol and Diesel variants, boosting overall performance and fuel efficiency. The new Swift doesnt launch a new era for the hatchback segment. It s just going to continue the momentum its forerunner has built and, of course, in a terrific way.
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