Maruti Swift gets BS-VI petrol engine and safety upgrade

14/06/2019 - 19:55 | ,   | Prashant Singh

The third generation Maruti Swift was launched with significant updates in the form of exterior design, features and technology in February 2018. The popularity of the B1-segment small car was such that its sales crossed 1 lakh units in just 145 days of its launch. Today, it has received a BS-VI petrol engine and safety upgrade.

2018 Maruti Swift Test Drive Review Front Three Qu
The Maruti Swift's diesel engine delivers a class-leading fuel economy of 28.4 km/l.

The Maruti Swift's BS-VI 1.2L K12M petrol engine churns out 61 kW (82.94 PS) at 6,000 rpm and 113 Nm of torque at 4,200 rpm. It returns 21.21 km/l. The D13A 1.3L diesel engine is a BS-IV unit that produces 55.2 kW (75.05 PS) at 4,000 rpm and 190 Nm of torque at 2,000 rpm. Its fuel economy rating is 28.4 km/l. 5-speed manual and 5-speed automated manual are the transmission choices.

Since its launch, the Maruti Swift has been most of the most desirable cars in the segment. Majorly targeted towards the younger age group, it has proven its mettle time and again. In November 2018, it crossed the 2-million sales milestone since its launch 13 years back. Now, it is compliant with AIS-145 Safety Norms (both Petrol and Diesel). Driver and front passenger seatbelt reminder, speed alert system and rear parking sensors are standard now. The new stricter safety norms come into play on 1 July 2019.

The Maruti Swift is now pricier because of the aforementioned updates. The prices now range from INR 5,14,000* to INR 8,89,000*.

2018 Maruti Swift Test Drive Review Rear Angle Low
The Maruti Swift is available in LXi, VXi, ZXi and ZXi+/LDi, VDi, ZDi and ZDi+ grades.

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LED projector headlamps with LED DRLs, 15-inch precision-cut alloy wheels, LED tail lamps, automatic climate control, leather-wrapped flat-bottomed steering wheel and 7-inch Smartplay touchscreen infotainment system are some of the feature highlights of the Maruti Swift.

*Ex-showroom, Delhi

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