New Delhi: Maruti Udyog (MUL) has launched two variants of the diesel version of Swift LDi and VDi priced at Rs4.68 lakh and 4.96 lakh, respectively, ex showroom Delhi.
Swift Diesel is powered by a new generation 1.3 litre engine with five injection technology, and delivers a power of 75 bhp.
Suzuki Motor Corp (SMC) obtained the technology for the diesel engine through a technical licence agreement with Fiat and Adam Opel. The engine is being manufactured at the SMC and MUL diesel engine plant in Manesar near Gurgaon.
Maruti Udyog is gearing up to change its declining fortunes in exports with the launch of a new model for Europe by 2008-09.
The company is initially looking at exporting one lakh units of the to-be-launched car, which will mark its re-entry in Europe and is confident of having total exports of two lakh units by 2008-09.
Khattar said MUL was hopeful of touching exports of around 38,000-40,000 units this year.