Suzuki launched its world strategic second generation Swift model in 2004. After eight years and two months of its successful journey, the Swift managed to reach its 3 million / 30 lakh sales mark in January this year. The Swift is known for its fun to drive nature, strong performance and sporty styling. The hatchback is available in more than 120 countries and regions around the globe and the vehicle has contributed a lot in Suzuki’s global sales. The second generation Swift was first produced and sold in Japan in the year 2004, followed by Hungary, India and China later in 2005.
Maruti Suzuki introduced the Swift hatchback in India in May 2005 with a 1.3-litre petrol engine. In 2007 a diesel engine was added to the Swift. In 2008 Maruti Suzuki introduced a sedan version of the swift hatchback named as Swift Dzire. The Swift has ruled many hearts of several enthusiasts across India and is continuing to do so. The Swift has won many automotive awards across the world including RJC Car of the Year in 2006 and 2011 in Japan. Out of the three million units sold globally, around 13% were sold in Japan, 45% were sold in India and 23% were sold in Europe.
Currently, the Maruti Suzuki Swift offers two engine options, a 1.3-litre DDiS diesel engine that produces a maximum power of 74 BHP with a peak torque figure of 190 Nm and a 1.2-litre K-Series petrol engine that produces a maximum power of 85 BHP with a peak torque figure of 114 Nm, both mated to a 5-speed manual transmission. In India, the Swift is known for its peppy performance, fuel economy and affordable price tag. Maruti Suzuki Swift comes with a starting price of Rs. 4.48 lakhs (ex-showroom Delhi).