It was at the Auto Expo this year, when Maruti Suzuki India launched the new 2018 Maruti Swift hatchback in the country. With just 145 days on sale, Maruti Suzuki Swift is currently dominating the hatchback space of the Indian market. With the ongoing dominance, the company has managed to clock another milestone for its popular hatchback – Maruti Swift which has clocked more than 1 lakh sales making it the fastest selling model in India. The new Swift is based on the Heartect platform which is also employed on other Maruti products like Baleno, Ignis and Dzire, making its lighter and fuel efficient than the predecessor. Maruti Vitara Brezza 2018 with Automatic Gear Shift Launched; Priced in India from Rs. 8.54 Lakh.
Talking about the cumulative sales of the Swift, the company has sold more than 1.89 million units of the hatchback ever since it was introduced in the country in way back 2005. Under the hood, the hatchback comes with a choice of petrol and diesel engines wherein the petrol is a 1.2-litre K series motor while the diesel is a 1.3-litre DDiS unit. The former is capable of making 83 bhp of maximum power while the latter is good for 74 bhp of peak power. Transmission duties are carried out by 5-speed manual and 5-speed AMT gearbox.
Coming to the feature department, the standard fitments offered on the hatchback are automatic projector LED headlamps with LED DRLs, dual airbags, ABS, smartPlay touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, reverse camera, climate control and much more. As far as the competition is concerned, the new Swift 2018 is pitted against the likes of Hyundai Grand i10, Ford Figo, Honda Brio, Tata Tiago and others in the hatchback space. As far as the prices are concerned, the new Maruti Suzuki Swift is available for sale with a starting price of Rs. 4.99 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi) and goes up till Rs. 8.29 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).