Maruti Suzuki Swift, one of the most popular hatchbacks in the country, has crossed the 25 lakh sales milestone shortly after the Ciaz sedan crossed the 3 lakh sales milestone. It has taken 16 years for Swift to reach this milestone. It had achieved the 22 lakhs landmark in June 2020.
In 2004, the Swift was introduced as the Concept S at the Auto Expo as a new model for the Indian automaker, marking its entry into the B+ hatchback segment, which was dominated by the Hyundai Getz at that period of time. Furthermore, Swift’s sales milestone also signifies that the model has maintained its growth trajectory in spite of the pandemic and the exodus from the diesel market in April 2020. According to data from 2020, the Swift was India’s most popular car.
Three generations of Swifts have gone through Indian hands, and they are consistently among the most popular cars on the road today. According to the report, 1,87,916 buyers purchased the swift in FY2021, 2,23,924 customers in FY2019, and 1,75,928 customers in FY2018. As for FY2022, approximately 61,482 units were sold during the first four months.
Powertrain Options and Price Details:
There are two transmission options for the Swift; a 5-speed manual and a 5-speed automatic. The all-new 1.2L DualJet petrol engine develops 90 horsepower and 113 Nm of torque. This car’s fuel economy is rated by ARAI at 23.20kmpl for the manual and 23.76kmpl for the automatic. Currently, the Swift is priced between Rs 5.85 and Rs 8.67 lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi).
Maruti Suzuki India:
Maruti’s biggest launch of the year will be the Celerio hatchback, set to debut by the end of the year. In early 2022, a comprehensive update will be introduced for the Baleno. The company also plans to update other models, including the Ertiga, XL6 and Vitara Brezza.