Speaking to BusinessLine recently, R S Kalsi, Executive Director (Marketing & Sales), Maruti Suzuki, revealed that the Maruti Swift has clocked 1.7 million in sales to the date.
The Maruti Swift entered the Indian market in 2005. The second generation model debuted in 2011. The model’s production ended last month. The fourth generation Suzuki Swift will arrive as the third generation Maruti Swift this year. In addition to upgrading old Maruti Swift customers and those looking for a B-segment hatchback, Maruti Suzuki will target the all-new Swift at two-wheeler buyers as well.
The 2018 Maruti Swift is underpinned by Suzuki’s Heartect platform. Maruti Suzuki will offer it with the same engines as the outgoing Maruti Swift: 1.2-litre VVT petrol and 1.3-litre DDiS190 diesel. The naturally aspirated petrol engine produces 84.3 PS and 115 Nm of torque. The turbocharged diesel engine develops 75 PS and 190 Nm of torque. Transmission choices will include 5-speed manual and 5-speed automated manual (AGS).
The 2018 Maruti Swift’s market launch will take place at the Auto Expo 2018 that opens 7 February 2018. Production of the new model has already commenced at Suzuki's plant in Gujarat.