Maruti Suzuki has been very successful with most of its car models in India as the average Indian car buyer looks at two important factors which is low-maintenance and resale value and Maruti Suzuki has been on the top of that list for a long time. One of the most selling models is the Suzuki Swift, from the time it launched in 2004 in India it has never dropped in sales and always dominated the hatchback segment; Suzuki has sold 5.4 million units worldwide.
The company has given necessary facelifts twice but Suzuki recently decided to update the Swift as the market is getting more competitive with other car makers aiming for a bigger share of the pie.
The new Suzuki Swift third generation was unveiled on 27th December 2016 and will be on sale for the Japanese market on 4th January 2017. The Swift receives two engine options – 1.2 litre DualJet petrol engine and 1.0 litre, 3-cylinder BoosterJet petrol engine built on the new generation HEARTECT platform with SHVS (Smart Hybrid Vehicle by Suzuki) technology.
The 1.2 DualJet produces 89hp and 120 Nm of torque with a 5-speed manual and CVT transmission and the 1.0 litre BoosterJet delivers 100hp and 150 Nm of torque and gets a direct-injection, turbocharged petrol engine with 6-speed automatic transmission along with a 2WD configuration.
The Swift has an optional Safety Package which is available on all variants except the base trim. The package consists of Dual Sensor Brake Support (DSBS) collision-mitigating system, Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) system which helps to maintain a certain distance from the vehicle in the front.
However for the Indian market, Suzuki is likely to retain the existing 1.2 litre, K-Series petrol and 1.3 litre DDiS diesel engine retuned with enhanced refinement. The present likeness for AMT (Automated Manual Transmission) cars in India is quickly growing and Maruti Suzuki is already in the bandwagon with the Alto K10 and Celerio, an AMT version of the Swift can be expected for the Indian market.
It is also more likely that Maruti will equip the Baleno RS with the 1.0 litre turbocharged petrol motor. Maruti may launch the new facelifted Dzire before launching the Swift following the trend set by Ford Asipre-Figo and Tata Zest-Bolt.
New Maruti Swift 2017 Price*
2017 Maruti Swift – LXi – Rs. 4.70 Lakhs
2017 Maruti Swift – VXi – Rs. 5.45 Lakhs
2017 Maruti Swift – ZXi – Rs. 6.60 Lakhs
2017 Maruti Swift – LDi – Rs. 5.80 Lakhs
2017 Maruti Swift – VDi – Rs. 6.40 Lakhs
2017 Maruti Swift – ZDi – Rs. 7.55 Lakhs
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