The Swift has now done over 7,600 km, which is a fairly decent run, keeping in mind that the Maruti hatchback joined the autoX long-term fleet back in April. I thought it was time to give it a break and send it for its third servicing. No, the car didn’t give any sign or indication for this, but the engine noise in the cabin had become a bit more audible. Usually the culprit is not the engine, but a damaged muffler that increases the noise level of the car. However, after inspecting the Swift, I found no sign of any damage. The only thing it needed was fresh oil to lubricate the engine, and it became as good as new. Yes, the cabin sound went down to a minimal.
Now coming back to our daily drive, everyone knows that the road is riddled with potholes in the aftermath of monsoon, but thanks to the Swift’s new Heartect platform, none of these poteholes managed to upset the chassis. So, the ride quality didn’t suffer, as the hatchback managed to carpet these imperfections with ease. Its suspension set-up is slightly firmer than the other cars in the segment, but Maruti has managed to hit the sweet spot by offering a comfortable ride without sacrificing the Swift’s nimble handling characteristics.