Ah... the latest generation Suzuki Swift hatchback. WAIT! Is it what I think it is? At the back?
Oh no! It's a boot (I wouldn't want call it a boot since it's SO short!) strapped on a Swift hatchback! Maruti Suzuki in India had done it again in designing a sedan version for the popular Swift hatchback, in a bad way.
Remember the 1st generation Swift Dzire? No, this is not a photoshop gone wrong. Measuring at 4160mm, the Swift Dzire above looks disproportioned with such a long-ish rear overhang. Maruti also did a cost cutting measure by using back the same taillights of the hatchback on the sedan, where the end result is not so great...
Now, Maruti Suzuki had done it right by redesigning the rear end of the Swift Dzire. Frankly, it's a bit of a looker from the back, ala Suzuki Kizashi! However, it is the boot length which destroyed the whole design. Maruti Suzuki kept the overall length under 4m to enjoy some benefits by Indian government for small cars. The result - the shortest boot that I had ever seen. It's so short that it won't make a difference in terms of boot space, literally.
Thankfully the cabin of the all-new Swift Dzire looks great. The two-tone dashboard, wood trim and silver finishing on the steering wheel doesn't reflect its low price tag. Moreover, the instrument panel look like it came from a C-segment car!
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