Maruti launched the all-new Maruti Swift in India earlier this year. The popular hatchback has achieved the sales mark of 1 lakh units in just 145 days, making it the fastest selling car in the Indian market, ever. Maruti launched the third-generation of Maruti Swift in India in February at the 2018 Auto Expo. Maruti also announced that since the introduction of the Swift in 2005, a total of 1.89 million units have been sold in India.
The all-new Swift looks nothing like the older generation model. It is based on an all-new HEARTECT platform that also underpins other new cars like the Dzire and Baleno in the Indian market. Maruti offers a wide range of 12 variants and both the petrol and diesel engine options get the AMT automatic transmission. The all-new Swift is priced from Rs. 4.99 lakhs and the top-end diesel model is priced at Rs. 8.29 lakhs.
Speaking on this occasion, Mr R S Kalsi, Senior Executive Director, Marketing and Sales, Maruti Suzuki, said,
We are excited to share that the iconic Swift has yet again proven that it is the heartthrob of Indians by setting a landmark of selling over 1,00,000 units in just 145 days. We would like to thank all those who chose to buy this 3rd Gen Swift, which offers both power-packed performance and advanced safety. We are also grateful to our millions of Swift patrons for their continued trust in Brand Swift. This instant connect of the new Swift with the customers is delightful for us and we remain committed to bringing quality products with superior features in the future as well.
The hatchback gets twin airbags and ABS as standard across all the variants. There is a 1.2-litre petrol engine that generates a maximum of 82 Bhp and 113 Nm. The diesel variants are powered by a 1.3-litre unit that produces a maximum of 74 Bhp and 190 Nm. Even though the engines remain similar to the previous generation Swift, the new platform makes it perform much better. The all-new Swift is about 80 kg lighter than the previous model that gives it better performance and improved fuel efficiency.
On the inside, the car gets a touch-screen based infotainment system that gets Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. It gets keyless entry, push-button start, automatic climate control system and 60:40 split rear seat. Maruti is expected to launch a more powerful hot hatch version of the Swift in the coming months.