Maruti Suzuki unveils the new `Swift'
17 August 2011
Maruti Suzuki India Limited, India's largest car manufacturer, today unveiled a sportier and stylish 'Swift'. The much-awaited all new Swift has a longer and wider platform, is more fuel efficient and has improved acceleration and plush interiors.
The new Swift has a high power-to-weight ratio and improved fuel efficiency and offers better acceleration. With over 140 new features, the new Swift is set to once again redefine the `premium compact' car segment that Swift itself had created, Maruti Suzuki said in a release.
The new Swift is built on an all-new platform, which is longer and wider than its predecessor.
With reduced weight, the new Swift is more fuel-efficient. It gives an additional 6 per cent in the diesel version and 4 per cent more in the petrol version.
The company has introduced the VVT engine technology in all petrol variants of the new Swift while the DDiS engine powers the diesel variant.
The next generation Swift has a localisation level of over 95 per cent. Maruti Suzuki and its suppliers have invested over Rs550 crore to make the new Swift more vibrant and sportier, the company said in its release.
The Swift, which entered the Indian market six years ago, has sold over 6,00,000 units so far, making it by far the highest selling car in the premium compact segment.
The new Swift will further strengthen and expand its position in the premium hatchback segment, 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," Shinzo Nakanishi, managing director and CEO of Maruti Suzuki, said.
The new Swift comes with an engine that delivers 18.6 km per litre in its petrol version and has an acceleration of 0-100 in 12.6 seconds.
The diesel version gives 22.9 km a litre and has an acceleration of 0-100 in 14.8 seconds.
The petrol version uses a 1.2 litre K-series VVT engine, which delivers a torque of 114 Nm at 4000 rpm and power of 87 ps at 6000 rpm. It has a power-to-weight ratio of 91 ps per ton.
The diesel version uses the 1.3 litre DDiS engine, which delivers a torque of 190 Nm at 2000 rpm and power of 75 ps at 4,000 rpm. It has a power top weight ratio of 71 ps per ton.
Both the engines are OBD-2 (On-Board Diagnostic) system compliant, Maruti Suzuki said.
The new Swift is 90mm longer, has an increased width of 1695mm and a wheelbase that is 40mm longer and is 30 kg lower in kerb weight.
With premium and plush interiors, the new Swift offers 20mm additional knee room and 28mm more foot space for rear seats. The front seats are larger and more body-hugging.
The dashboard sports multi-information LCD display for fuel efficiency, temperature, trip, time, etc as also integrated storage spaces, including a retractable cup holder.
The car also gives a high-end feeling with tilt steering, new speedometer cluster, single-touch lane changing indicator, automatic climatic control, enhanced storage space on doors like retractable cup holder center cup holder, high-end stereo with 6 speakers, enhanced sound quality, USB, automatic speed-based 3-level volume control, steering mounted illuminated controls and seat height adjuster for driver's seat.
The new Swift is fitted with turn indicators mounted in external rear view mirrors, has lively and larger headlamps, imposing tail lamps, sporty U-line design theme front and rear, rear sporty antenna, new fender, bumper, back door, rear bumper and fog lamp
The car has a floating roofline design, sporty wheel arch designs, 15-inch alloy wheels and low-profile tyres, new wheel cap design and offers superior comfort and convenience.
Improved NVH engine ensures higher cabin quietness up to 3db, the company said in its release.
The new Swift also offers to remind you about the seat belt, if the lights-on or the key is left in the car.
The new rally-based suspension system offers smoother ride and precise handling, enhanced gear and transmission, using Detent-pin technology.
Other features include: ABS technology with engine drag control; increased tensional rigidity in body; front dual SRS airbags, including knee bag (top end variants only), Auto-unlocked in case of an accident and auto unlock when key is removed.
The new Swift is available in red, gray, blue, silver, white and Black.
The introductory price per variant in Delhi is:
Ex Showroom Delhi
Rest 4.22 lakh
Rest 4.76 lakh
Rest 5.53 lakh