After three-generation upgrades, and numerous updates, the Maruti Suzuki Swift has breached the 25 lakh sales mark within 16 years of its India launch.
Maruti Suzuki has reported that its popular hatchback, the Swift, has crossed the 25 lakh sales mark. The Swift was launched in India back in 2005 and by 2010, Maruti Suzuki sold over 5 lakh units of the same. Within the next three years (by 2013), Maruti Suzuki reported a cumulative of 10 lakh sales. By 2018 Maruti Suzuki sold over 20 lakh units of its Swift in India.
The Maruti Suzuki Swift is currently in its third-generation form. Earlier this year Maruti Suzuki updated the 1.2-litre engine of the Swift, and the hatchback now produces 89bhp as opposed to 82bhp of the pre-update model. The increase in power was the courtesy of a dual-fuel-injector per cylinder set up. However, the overall mechanicals and cycle parts were carried forward from the predecessor. The gearbox choices continue to be a five-speed manual and a five-speed AMT.
The price of the outgoing Maruti Suzuki Swift starts at Rs 5.85 lakh (ex-showroom). The top-of-the-line ZXI+ variant, equipped with an AMT will set you back by Rs 8.53 lakh (ex-showroom). The Swift mainly rivals the Hyundai Grand i10 Nios.