New Maruti Suzuki Swift: First accessorized version shows the range of possibilities

New Maruti Suzuki Swift: First accessorized version shows the range of possibilities

Here is one of the first few accessorized versions of the new Maruti Suzuki Swift, a car that was launched last month in India. Seen here is an accessorized Maruti Swift in VXi petrol trim. This particular model features a long list of accessories, both on the outside and inside, worth Rs. 1.43 lakhs. After discounts, the price of these accessories, fitted at the dealer level, is about Rs. 1.17 lakhs. Maruti offers a range of accessories for the new Swift through the iCreate personalization program.

On the outside, key accessories include decals for the front bumper and bonnet, scuff guards at the front, sides and rear, a hatch lid spoiler, fog lamps with garnishes, door visors, mud flaps and new alloy wheels. On the inside, the accessory list is a lot more comprehensive.

A vacuum cleaner, new floor mats, a reverse parking camera with sensors, a SmartPlay stereo system with Android Auto, FM connector, tissue box, a car care kit and seat covers. The VXi variant of the Swift comes with ABS and twin airbags as standard, like all other variants.

The VXi variant of the car is powered by a 1.2 liter K-Series petrol engine churning out 82 Bhp of peak power and 113 Nm of peak torque. A 5 speed manual gearbox is standard while a 5 speed AMT option is also available. The new Swift is also available with a 1.3 liter Fiat Multijet turbocharged diesel engine, again with 5 speed manual and AMT options. The car is a hot seller for Maruti, with nearly 70,000 bookings within 45 days of bookings opening officially in India. By the end of this year or early next year, Maruti may even launch a sportier version of the Swift.

Called the Swift Sport, the high-performance version of this hatchback is likely to use the 1.4 liter BoosterJet turbocharged petrol engine with outputs of 140 Bhp and 230 Nm. A 6 speed manual gearbox will be standard with this version, which will also get stiffer suspension for sporty handling. The Swift Sport is likely to command a price tag close to Rs. 10 lakhs. In India, it will take on the Fiat Abarth Punto, and will be the most powerful hatchback Marut has ever built and sold here.

Via Team-BHP


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