Auto Expo 2018: Maruti Suzuki third-generation Swift at Rs 5 lakh

New Maruti Swift 2018

Maruti Suzuki India, the nation’s biggest automaker, on Thursday launched the next generation of hatchback Swift in the ongoing Auto Expo 2018. The new Swift will be available at an introductory price of Rs 4.99 lakh and extends up to Rs 7.96 for the top version. The carmaker had begun the reservations for the 2018 Swift last month, in a booking quantity of Rs 11, 000. Currently, it commands a waiting period of 6-8 weeks. Kenichi Ayukawa, controlling your stresses director and Chief executive officer Of Maruti Suzuki, said: “‘Since its launch in 2005, Swift continues to be the nation’s favorite hatchback, selling over 1.8 million units. 

Brand Swift has featured among the top 5 best selling vehicles In India for at least a decade. I’m confident that with the all-new Swift, we’ll be successful to capture the creative thinking of our customers. A new Swift is available in the total of 12 versions and can be 80 kg lighter than the outgoing model. It supplies an energy efficiency of 22 km per liter for gasoline and 28.4 km per liter for the diesel version, respectively. The Swift first arrived in India in 2005 and has until date managed to sell a whopping 18 lakh units. The new Swift hatchback, launched earlier today, is going great guns. 

Reservations for the hatchback has only gone past the 40, 000 brand, in under a month of official pre-bookings opening. The sharp 4.99 lakh rupees starting cost of the vehicle is likely to further increase booking numbers in the coming months. Maruti may have a difficult time meeting the large Demand for the Swift as the Hanslapur mill can create only 150, 000 vehicles in the initial year of operation. Next year, the factory’s output can be increased to 250, 000 cars/year. Until then though, waiting periods of the Swift could easily move into a few month if the booking spree continues. 

The requirement for the Swift is likely to be especially strong as the vehicle is now available with two new automatic options, both in gasoline and diesel. The AMT Gasoline and Diesel versions of the new Swift offer good mileage because unlike conventional torque converter automatic gearboxes, they do not have transmission losses and additional burden to deal with. The Petrol AMT Swift supplies a fuel efficiency of 22 Kmpl whereas the diesel AMT provides 28.4 Kmpl. These figures are very comparable to the manual gearbox equipped models as well. The new Swift has retained the older model’s motors but became quicker. 

It is because it is based on an easier platform called the HEARTECT, which shaves off weight by up to 80 kilograms. The vehicle also becomes roomier inside, with the 20-millimeter increase in wheelbase. Overall length has decreased by 20 mm due to shorter overhangs. This gives the vehicle a stylish position. Maruti has also used a longer wheelbase to repackage insides. The result in the additional room for passengers and also 50 liters bigger boot.

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