Maruti Suzuki India has launched the all-new Swift with prices starting from Rs 4.22 lakh (ex showroom Delhi).
As with the earlier model, the Swift is available both in petrol and diesel engine options. The petrol engine is the same 1.2 K-series motor but it now gets variable valve timing (VVT) that bumps up power to 86bhp. The diesel motor is the 1.3-litre Multi-Jet engine that remains largely unchanged. The diesel motor is still mated to a fixed geometry turbo and develops the same 74bhp.
The petrol version is priced at Rs 4.22lakh going upto Rs 5.53 lakh while the diesel variant starts at Rs 5.17 lakh and rising upto Rs 6.38 lakh.
At first glance, it looks just like the earlier model but the changes are difficult to tell immediately. The fact is that this car is a grounds-up new generation of the Swift. The new Swift is based on an all-new platform and is now both longer and wider. It gains 90mm in overall length and the wheelbase is 40mm longer. While overall width has increased by 5mm, height remains unchanged.
The benefits of the increased dimensions can be seen in the improved cabin space and the Swift now feels bigger inside, with more knee room for the rear passengers.
The new Swift competes with the likes of Hyundai i20, VW Polo, Honda Jazz, Ford Figo, Toyota Etios Liva and Nissan Micra.
Swift Petrol prices (Ex-showroom, Delhi)
Lxi: Rs 4.22 lakh
Vxi: Rs 4.76 lakh
Zxi: Rs 5.53 lakh
Swift Diesel Prices
Ldi: Rs 5.17 lakh
Vdi: Rs 5.61 lakh
Zdi: Rs 6.38 lakh
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