New Cars to Buy from Maruti Suzuki
Maruti Suzuki continues to rule to roost as far as sales are concerned, but this boils down to the fact that Maruti Suzuki knows what Indian customers want from their products, and given their strong sales, after-sales and service network potential, Indian buyers have found reliability and durability in the brand. Maruti Suzuki makes a car for everyone, but we shortlist some of the new cars from the brand.
2021 Maruti Suzuki Swift
The Maruti Suzuki Swift has been an iconic car in its own way. Indians have loved its sporty looks, fun-to-drive characteristics and practicality. All of this together has made it a hugely successful formula in the Indian market. For 2021, Maruti Suzuki Cars have given the Swift a few subtle exterior updates, like the chrome strip on the grille and the mesh that gets a black finish. You can also buy the updated Swift in two-tone colours, which includes a black or white roof. The car certainly looks refreshed, thanks to the new dual colours that seem to match the silhouette of the Swift. Inside the cabin, Maruti Suzuki Cars have given the seats new upholstery and the top-spec model gets a colour display between the dials and cruise control. Not much has changed as the seats continue to offer good support.
There’s good room at the back too but the door handles placed in the C-pillar hamper visibility for the passengers at the back. The rest of the cabin is untouched; plastic quality needs to be improved on and there’s no connected car tech either. Beneath the bonnet lies a DualJet engine producing 88bhp and 113Nm of torque paired to a 5-speed manual gearbox. The Swift also features idle start/stop and this partly helps with fuel efficiency. On starting the engine, it sounds smooth and free of vibrations and the engine is quite responsive. Once you’re past 1200rpm, the engine pulls nicely and it overtakes easily as well. The engine seemed to have more punch at low engine speeds.
2020 Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza
Gone is the diesel engine, and in comes a new BS6 K15 1.5-litre petrol engine that is also found in the Ciaz and Ertiga. The engine makes 103bhp and 138Nm of torque. The motor is smooth and it feels quite sprightly even at low speeds, but pace picks up gradually. And since the mid-range is decent, overtaking shouldn’t be an issue either. The car isn’t particularly quick to rev, but we like how it sounds when you put your foot down. You also have the option of a 4-speed converter that feels a lot better than the previous AMT unit. This automatic gearbox shifts smoothly, but not if you want power instantly.
Coming to the looks, Maruti Suzuki Cars have given the updated Brezza a few noticeable changes. At the front, it sports a four-slat design for the grille and some more chrome, plus dual projector LED headlights. It also gets new LED DRLs and LED fog lamps. The front bumper has been restyled and it gets a bigger scuff plate. Along the sides, it sports 16-inch precision cut alloy wheels, while the rear gets LED elements in the tail lights. There is also the option of having contrast colours for the roof. The dashboard is the same; it continues to be user-friendly and mention must be made of Maruti’s latest SmartPlay Studio touchscreen infotainment system. The Brezza also comes with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. The Brezza is one of the new cars in Maruti’s line-up.