Here is my initial impression review with my Swift ZDi. Have driven the car for 700 KMS till now.
Most of the things would be compared to my City (I know it is injustice!) but that is the car & segment i've used the most. Likes:
The ultimate like for me is Mileage. Attached is the mileage that i got during the highway drive back to Chennai.
1. Interiors (It gives a good feel compared to the old Swift).
2. Breaking is good. Thanks to ABS
. It's not powerful when compared to City.
3. The turbo rush at 2K RPM. But, does not give the rush when compared to the old swift engine.
4. Looks (My opinion).
5. Steering response is good even at speeds ~ 100 KMPL.
6. Alloys are good and spare wheel comes with alloy too.
7. Ground clearance (The places where my City gave me a heartache is no longer a worry).
8. Audio system is good and sound quality is also good.
9. Control of the vehicle at speeds ~ 100 is good.
10. The retractable cup holder serves the purpose and no space constarin.
11. Headlamp is good for highway drives and visibility is there.
12. Reverse light illumination is good and serves the purpose. Dislikes:
1. Engine vibration and noise inside cabin when driving (Have used only petrol cars earlier).
2. Seating comfort is not so good (Including driver) for long travel (Again a comparison with City).
3. Fog lamps do not serve the purpose. I feel it is underpowered.
4. Horn is not effective. We definitely require a after market one.
5. Left leg hitting the comparment while using clutch. Seat needs to be adjusted accordingly. But with 4 persons in the car, it would reduce the comfort of the person sitting behind the driver.
6. IVRM is small and does not give complete visibility. Have to depend on OVRM.
Apart from my personal likes and dislikes, here are some useful information (AKA my findings):
1. The "Mute" button is not mute indeed. It's "Pause".
2. There is no body roll when compared to the old swift while cornering even at pretty high speeds (Not sure about the other variants).
3. Boot space is good (For my requirement). Photo of boot capability attached below.
4. Boot door opens plenty much and chances of getting hit in a low roof is high.
To answer the common Indian question - Kitna milta hain?
(How much does it give?):
For a new vehicle, i got a mileage of 20 KMPL, which left me flabbergasted (Cost per KM ~ Rs.2.30).