The Maruti Suzuki Swift has been the best-performing Maruti Suzuki car in India year after year. Its consistent popularity among the Indian car patrons has been nothing short of phenomenal.
But the present generation hardly knows about Maruti Swift, its creation and history, and the reason for its popularity. Therefore this article aims to make thing clearer for the car connoisseur.
How did the Maruti Suzuki Swift come into being?
Maruti Suzuki started its innings in India with its first Maruti Suzuki car– the Maruti 800. It reigned over Indian roads for many years, before it paved the way for better Maruti Suzuki cars by the car maker company. The defining moment for Maruti Suzuki was the launch of its model Maruti Swift in 2005. Maruti Swift has been the flag bearer in the compact car segment in India and more importantly it has evolved continuously with the changing consumer tastes of Indians.
The timeline of Maruti Suzuki Swift, to see how it ‘swiftly’ became one of the most popular hatchbacks in India-
2005: Maruti launched Swift which became the second-largest seller in the country after the Alto. Equipped with an 87bhp-1.3 petrol engine, Swift won the hearts of car enthusiasts all over. Besides that, it also bagged many ‘Car of the Year Awards’ in India in the year of its launch.
2007-2008: Maruti Suzuki launched Swift Diesel in 2007. This improved version had better fuel efficiency and gave a mileage of roughly 22.35 kmpl. The success of Maruti Swift became evident when it marked its 1,00,000th buyer in India by January 2007 which doubled by March 2008.
2010-2017: In 2010, Maruti Swift received a mild face-lift by revising its gears and reworking its suspension for a better ride. In 2011, it went for a complete overhaul by improving its headlamps, tail lamps, hatch doors, and its interiors. In 2014, Swift was updated with more features like Bluetooth and key-less go. Thus Maruti Swift saw its India sales cross a staggering 1.3 million units by April 2015. In 2017, Maruti Suzuki re-branded its sales channel by christening its new showrooms ‘Maruti Suzuki Arena’. This enabled car enthusiasts to book their Maruti Swift cars or personalize them, through a revamped website and advanced navigation portal.
The All-New Maruti Suzuki Swift 2018:
Maruti launched its third-generation Maruti Suzuki Swift at the Auto Expo 2018 and most importantly the revolutionary Auto Gear Shift transmission was introduced for the first time in both Petrol and Diesel versions of the Maruti Swift. The Swift has an integrated SmartPlay Infotainment System with Android Auto. Besides that, it has Smart CarPlay and MirrorLink that provides easy access to smartphones and ensures seamless entertainment. The new Maruti Swift is now available in 12 Variants. A sparkling new Maruti Swift can be booked with an initial payment of Rs. 11,000, at more than 2,300 Maruti Suzuki dealers across the country. Thus the bookings for the new Swift 2018 are going at a scintillating pace. The All New Swift also comes along with the unique icreate feature by Maruti Suzuki. Therefore you can personalize your swift with limitless options available in body graphics, roof wraps, exterior, interior styling kit & a lot more!
Maruti Suzuki Swift has always been a star and has won ICOTY (Indian Car Of The Year) twice. This