Maruti will launch a refreshed version of its highly popular Swift hatchback in India in November 2014. The new Swift will be just a mid life refresh as compared to an all new model. As with the current car, the new Swift will be available with petrol and Diesel engine options. Maruti Suzuki is also expected to offer both automatic petrol and an automatic diesel version of the new Swift. We expect Maruti to use it’s new AMT gearbox package on both the petrol and diesel Swifts. The automatic diesel Swift in particular could very well turn out to be a huge success for Maruti Suzuki if priced correctly.
The refreshed version of its popular hatchback Swift with 10 per cent enhanced fuel efficiency, priced between Rs 4.42 lakh and Rs 6.95 lakh.
The model, which was first launched in the country in May 2005, has been re-introduced in both petrol and diesel variants.
“The Swift now comes with improved fuel efficiency of 10 per cent and a rich equipment list like push start button, a 60:40 split rear seat, electric retractable outside mirrors, reverse parking sensor and others,” the company’s Executive Director (Marketing & Sales), R S Kalsi said.
The new refresh will stick to it’s current body shape while adding bits and pieces to both the exterior and interior. The biggest change, will be the integration of daytime running lights into the front bumper along with a redesigned grille and headlamp package. The taillights too will get a redesign with the possibility of a full LED tail lamp package being integrated into the Swift. The interior will get a nip/tuck with a better infotainment system with an inbuilt LCD screen with a navigation option for the top of the line cars. Get More Cars
The popular DDiS 1.3-litre, 4-cylinder, turbocharged diesel engine making 75PS will continue to be the most popular engine on sale. Whether Maruti decides to offer a more powerful 90PS version of the same engine, as used in the likes of the Ertiga and the upcoming Ciaz sedan though is uncertain. The equally popular K12 1.2-litre, petrol engine too will be retained for the new Swift. Making 85PS, this high revving engine is sure to have some takers in the enthusiasts segment.
The company has sold over 12 lakh Swift cars till date, he added.
According to the company, the new Swift diesel comes with a certified fuel efficiency of 25.2 kmpl, up by 10 per cent from the outgoing model while the fuel efficiency of the petrol variants has been improved by 9.67 per cent to 20.4 kmpl.
The introductory prices of the petrol variants of the car range between Rs 4.42 lakh and Rs 5.9 lakh, while the diesel versions of the car are priced between Rs 5.56 and Rs 6.95 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).
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