When it comes to sales, well it is hard to argue that Maruti Suzuki has always been the market leader. Maruti Suzuki’s dealership networks is available at almost every part of the country. This with a low cost of service and fuel efficient cars turned out to be a great formula for Maruti in India. Last year due to several reasons, the automobile market had suffered and now it is slowly picking up speed. The sales figures for the month of February 2021 has arrived and according to this list Maruti Suzuki Swift is the best selling car in the country. The 3rd generation Swift has dethroned Maruti’s entry level small hatchback Alto to achieve this position.
Maruti Suzuki has managed to sell 20,264 units of Swift hatchback in February 2021. It is 1,568 units more than what they had sold same month last year. In February 2020, Maruti sold 18,696 units of Swift. Out of top ten best selling vehicles, seven of them are from Maruti Suzuki. With 20,070 units, Maruti Baleno has acquired the second position. Baleno has seen 21 percent increase in sale, in comparison to last year.
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Maruti WagonR is at the third position with 18,728 units. WagonR sales have increased by 3 percent only. Maruti Alto which is the entry level hatchback from the manufacturer has been pushed to the fourth position. Maruti managed to sell 16,919 units of Alto in the month of February 2021. It has grown -6 percent in comparison to February 2020. Hyundai Creta, Maruti Dzire, Maruti Eeco, Maruti Vitara Brezza, Hyundai Venue and Hyundai Grand i10 are the other cars in this list. The top 10 positions have been acquired by India’s largest and second largest car manufacturer alone.
Maruti Suzuki Swift is one of the most popular hatchbacks in the country. It has been on sale since 2005 and the popularity never seem to go down. Over these years Maruti Swift has changed a lot but, that has never kept buyers away. It has only become a lot more sporty looking and appealing to customers of all age group.
Maruti Suzuki recently launched the facelifted or the 2021 version of Swift with minor changes. If they had launched it a bit early, it was quite possible that the numbers would have gone up even more in the month of February. In terms of change, the facelifted version of Swift gets new grille with chrome strip running across the front grille. It also gets a new set of alloys to give it a fresh look. On the inside, the Swift gets same cabin as before. The only update is the chrome accents that is seen on different panels on the dash.
The major changes however is the engine. The Swift is now a lot more powerful. It is now powered by a 1.2 litre DualJet petrol engine that generates 89 Ps and 113 Nm of peak torque. This engine generates 7 Ps more power with no change in torque. Just like the pre-facelift Swift, the new version is also available with a petrol engine. This engine is mated to a 5-speed manual or a 5-speed AMT gearbox option.
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