Despite that, the ride quality isn’t too bad either. Unlike the first Swifts, Maruti has worked over time to improve the ride quality and I have to say the low speed and high speed ride quality has found a sweet spot now. High speed stability too has improved with the re-tuned rear spring settings, but it isn’t the best here.
The Figo is nicely balanced too. The steering is the most feelsome here and the chassis is typically Ford, with masses of grip and very little in terms of body roll. You really feel that with a more powerful engine, the Figo can easily become a hot hatch and yet has very competent ride quality to boot. The Polo somehow seems to be the best combination between low-speed and high-speed handling as well as
low and high-speed ride quality. It is a bit firm, but the suspension doesn’t feel overly intrusive. The overall body dynamics and control too are excellent and while the steering doesn’t provide the most feedback, it is nicely weighted for both city and highway use.