Maruti Suzuki launches new Swift

Team OD Updated: May 09, 2013, 04:16 PM IST

The launch India has been waiting for has finally happened. Maruti Suzuki has just launched the all new Swift. While it is inspired by the old Swift, it is a completely new car based on an all new platform. The changes are not confined to the outside, with the car getting all new interiors. The car will be available with a 1.2 litre petrol and 1.3 litre diesel engines. The petrol K-series engine get variable valve timing now, boosting the power up to 87PS (an increase of 2PS) and torque to 114Nm (an increase of 1Nm). The DDiS diesel still retains the same power figures of 76PS and 190Nm but with a slight remap resulting in better efficiency. The petrol is expected to give a mileage of 18.6kmpl and the diesel, 22.9kmpl.

Here are the ex-Delhi prices

Swift Petrol

LXi Rs 4.22 lakh

VXi Rs 4.76 lakh

ZXi Rs 5.53 lakh

Swift Diesel

LDi Rs 5.17 lakh

VDi Rs 5.61 lakh

ZDi Rs 6.38 lakh

Here is the Press Release

New Delhi, 17th August 2011: Maruti Suzuki India Limited, India's largest car manufacturer today unveiled its much awaited sportier and stylish car, the all new 'Swift'.

The new Swift offers best in class acceleration, high power to weight ratio and much improved fuel efficiency. With over 140 new features, many for the first time ever in an entry level variant, the new Swift is set to once again redefine "premium compact" car segment, a segment that Swift had itself created.

Built on an all new platform, the new Swift is longer and wider than its predecessor.

Maruti Suzuki engineers have adopted several new weight reduction techniques for an enhanced power to weight ratio in the new Swift. As a result, while new Swift delivers a power-packed and sportier drive, it also offers more kilometers to every drop of fuel: 6 per cent more in diesel and 4 per cent more in the petrol version. In addition, the Company has introduced the VVT engine technology in all petrol variants of the new Swift. The highly acclaimed DDiS engine powers the diesel variant of the new Swift.

Maruti Suzuki and its suppliers have invested over Rs. 550 Crore to make the new Swift more vibrant and sportier. The next generation Swift comes with a localization level of over 95 per cent.

The Swift is iconic and special in many ways. It entered the Indian car market and became a segment reference point, a blockbuster, by selling over 600,000 units in 6 years making it by far the highest selling car in the premium compact segment.

Maruti Suzuki is confident that with the new Swift the company will further strengthen and expand its position in the premium hatchback segment.

Speaking at the launch, Mr. Shinzo Nakanishi, Managing Director and CEO, Maruti Suzuki said, "We have launched the new Swift at a time when there was significant demand for the outgoing model. In keeping with the Swift's iconic status, we had to ensure that the brand continues to offer the latest and the best in terms of features, design, performance and aspiration. I am confident that the new Swift will create new benchmarks with its improved fuel efficiency, stylish & sportier looks and high performance."

The new Swift comes with

Improved Fuel efficiency and Best-in-class acceleration

Petrol: Fuel efficiency up by 4% @18.6 kmpl

0-100 kmph in 12.6 sec in Petrol Diesel: 6 % more fuel efficient @ 22.9 kmpl

0-100 kmph in 14.8 sec in Diesel

Highly acclaimed engines deliver a power packed performance

Petrol: 1.2 litre K-series with VVT

delivers torque of 114 Nm @ 4000 rpm

and power of 87 ps @ 6000 rpm Diesel: award winning 1.3 litre DDiS engine

delivers torque of 190 Nm @2000 rpm

and power of 75 ps @ 4000 rpm

High Power-to-Weight ratio

Petrol: 91ps per ton Diesel: 71ps per ton

OBD-2 compliance on both engines

Some of the features on the new Swift include

Changes in dimensions

o 90mm longer

o a wider stance of 1695mm and

o wheelbase longer by 40mm

o Reduced kerb weight in all variants (upto 30 Kgs)

o 20mm additional knee room

o 28mm more foot space for rear seats

Premium and plush interiors

o Class-leading fit and finish

o High quality rich and sporty upholstery

o Sport black interior color scheme

o Silver accents on trim and on the new 3-spoke steering wheel

o Larger body hugging front seats

o Sporty multi-layered dash board with a waterfall console

o Enhanced Chrome usage on A/c vent knobs & door handles for premium feel

o Integrated storage spaces in dashboard with retractable cup holder

o Multi-information LCD display: fuel efficiency, temperature, trip, time, etc

A high-end feel with

o Tilt steering

o New Speedometer cluster

o Single touch lane changing indicator

o Automatic Climatic Control

o Enhanced storage space on doors like Retractable cup holder Center cup holder

o New high-end stereo with 6 speakers, enhanced Sound quality, USB

o Automatic speed-based 3-level volume control

o Steering mounted illuminated controls

o Seat height adjuster for driver seat

Class defining exteriors

o Turn indicators mounted in external rear view mirrors

o Lively and larger Headlamps

o Imposing tail lamps

o Sporty U-line design theme front and rear

o Rear sporty antenna

o All new fender, bumper, back door, rear bumper and fog lamp

o Floating roofline design

o Sporty wheel arch designs

o 15-inch Alloy wheels and low-profile tyres

o New wheel cap design

Superior comfort and convenience

o Improved NVH ensures higher cabin quietness up to 3db

o Hydraulic engine mounts for lower NVH

o Improved ergonomics

o Array of reminders: Seat belt; Lights-on, Key-left

o Next generation Rally Based Suspension System for smoother ride and precise handling

o Keyless entry

Enhanced gear and transmission

o Detent -pin technology in transmission for smoother gear shift

New Swift offers a safer ride:

o Next generation ABS technology with engine drag control

o Increased tensional rigidity in body

o Front dual SRS airbags, including knee bag (top end variants only)

o Auto-unlocked in case of an accident

o Auto unlock when key is removed

Exciting color range

New > > Blazing Red Glistening Grey Torque Blue < < New

Silky Silver Arctic White Midnight Black

Introductory price

Variant Ex Showroom Delhi Variant Ex Showroom Delhi

Petrol LXi Rs 4.22 lakh Diesel LDi Rs 5.17 lakh

Petrol VXi Rs 4.76 lakh Diesel VDi Rs 5.61 lakh

Petrol ZXi Rs 5.53 lakh Diesel ZDi Rs 6.38 lakh

Price (Ex-Delhi)
Starts Rs 5.73 Lakhs
Max Power(ps)
Max Torque(Nm)
23.76 Kmpl

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