India Limited (MSIL) has launched an updated version of the Swift in India with
a more refined engine. The new Swift now gives 10pc better fuel economy. The
new Swift is priced in the range of Rs 4.42 lakh to Rs 6.95 lakh. Incidentally,
the company has sold 12,08,000 Swift cars in the country since it was launched
in 2005. Prices of the new Swift are as follows:- Petrol -LXi – Rs. 4,42,000, LXi
(O) - Rs. 4,49,000, VXi – Rs. 5,08,000, ZXi – Rs. 5,90,000. Diesel-LDi – Rs.
556,000, VDi – Rs. 599,900, ZDi – Rs. 695,000. The prices are ex showroom
tweaking the engine, Maruti has made some minor changes like a tweaked front
bumper, a redesigned honeycomb grille, a 60:40 split rear seat, bezel fog lamps
and new allow wheels. The interior gets the same treatment as well with what
Maruti seems to call “Sporty Silver Accents “, that “add Flair”.
But the Swift
now gets push start button and electric door mirrors, reverse parking sensors,
auto speed volume control with bluetooth with audio controls on the steering
wheel and something called “Electromagnetic back door opener”.
economy, which is the only spec Indian buyers are primarily interested in, has
increased by 10pc. The diesel will give 25.2kmpl while the petrol engine will
only drink 20.4kmpl which is 9.67pc.
the newly appointed Executive Director Marketing & Sales, MSIL said that with
this change, the company retains the DNA of the Swift and yet adds features to
make excitement come alive. The reborn Swift is a tribute to the bestseller of
the industry, he added.
The new Swift
comes powered by the 1248cc DDiS 190 diesel engine returning torque of 190Nm @
2000 rpm and 73bhp @ 4000rpm. The Petrol variant comes with 1197cc K series VVT
engine that delivers 83bhp @ 6000rpm and a torque of 115Nm @ 4000rpm. Both are mated
to a 5-speed manual gearbox.
Swift is now available in all new Pearl Arctic White, Silky Silver, and
Glistening Grey. Also with 3 new added colours; Fire Red, Granite Grey and the
exclusive Mysterious Violet.
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