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Maruti Suzuki launches new Swift at Auto Expo 2018, prices start at Rs 4.99 lakh

Maruti Suzuki is accepting advance bookings for the new Swift at Rs 11,000 for the hatchback.

AutoExpo2018 Updated: Feb 08, 2018 13:51 IST
Nisheeth Upadhyay
Nisheeth Upadhyay
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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The all-new Maruti Swift.(Nisheeth Upadhyay/ HT Photo)

Maruti Suzuki India, India’s top-selling car maker, launched the new Swift on Thursday at an introductory price ranging between Rs 4.99 lakh to Rs 8.29 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).

The model will be available in both petrol and diesel engine options. While the petrol variant will have a 1.2 litre engine, the diesel option is powered by a 1.3 litre engine. The company is accepting advance bookings at Rs 11,000 for the hatchback that was unveiled at the 2017 Geneva International Motor Show. The car will be available in six colours.

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The new version is also wider and has longer wheel base with more cabin space, headroom and luggage space than the outgoing generation car. The company said the all-new Swift is 40 mm wider with 20 mm longer wheel base. The luggage space has been increased by 58 litres, around 28% more than the second generation Swift and around 24 mm more headroom, it added.

Swift was launched in India in 2005 and the second generation of the model came out in 2011. There are more than 1.8 million Swift customers in the country. “The Swift gets a global design,” said Maruti Suzuki India CEO Kenichi Ayukawa at the car’s launch at the 14th edition of the Auto Expo in Greater Noida.

The all-new Swift, which was launched at Auto Expo 2018, has a new design with first-time features such as LED projector headlamps and daytime running lights.

The new Maruti Swift was launched at Auto Expo 2018. (Nisheeth Upadhyay/ HT Photo)

The car will be available in four variants for petrol and diesel: LXI/LDI, VXI/VDI, ZXI/ZDI, and ZXI+/ZDI+.

The car’s variants are powered by the DDiS Diesel engine and the VVT petrol engine.

The company’s sales of compact vehicles, which include the Swift, have risen 26.9% in the latest quarter from a year earlier.

The car has got the Auto Gear Shift technology for the first time, Ayukawa said.

First Published: Feb 08, 2018 12:51 IST