Pune: Maruti Suzuki India Ltd, India’s largest carmaker, will launch the all new Swift at the upcoming Auto Expo 2018.
The bookings for the new Swift, based on Suzuki’s 5th generation HEARTECT platform, have been opened, though a booking amount hasn’t been specified.
The model will be available in both petrol and diesel engine options. While the petrol variant will have a 1.2 litre engine, the diesel option is powered by a 1.3 litre engine, the company said.
The new Swift is 40 mm wider and has a 20 mm longer wheel base with more cabin space, headroom and luggage space than the current generation car, Maruti Suzuki said. The luggage space has increased by 58 litres, around 28% more than the second generation Swift.
“The all new Swift with its distinctive design, advanced technology, uplifting performance and enduring driver experience will bring disruption in the premium hatchback segment," said R.S. Kalsi, senior executive director (marketing and sales) at Maruti Suzuki India. In its newest avatar, the Swift undergoes a bold transformation to meet the aspiration of young and ever changing customer, he added. “We are delighted to open bookings for the all-new Swift and look forward to a grand launch at the Auto Expo 2018."
Maruti Suzuki Swift is among the most successful models of the carmaker and continues to be among the top-five best selling cars in India a decade since its launch. Since breaking cover in May 2005, the Swift has sold 17.8 lakh units.