It is no secret that the Indian car market has been suffering from a phase of sluggish sales performance, Such has been the affect of this slowdown that even the most popular of the carmakers are coming up with discounts and offers on their otherwise high selling models.
Case in the point is Maruti Suzuki India Ltd, who has already come up with a handful of limited edition variants of its very popular Swift hatchback.
It has now emerged that Maruti Suzuki dealers in Rajasthan have commenced the sales of Swift XDi special edition, a feature laden model based on the entry level LDi variant. The car has a price of INR 6.67 lakhs (ex showroom, Jaipur) and is available with exchange bonus of INR 20,000 and Loyalty bonus of INR 15,000. Thanks to these discounts, the effective price of the Swift XDi stands below the INR 6.5 lakhs mark.
The Extra features on offer include:
- Double Din Music System
- Art Leather Seat Covers
- Central Locking with Keyless Entry
- Steering wheel with tilt function
- Reverse Parking Sensors
- Power Windows on the front doors
- Door sill guards with illuminated Swift nameplate
- ORVMs with integrated indicators
- Wheel covers
- Front fog lamps
All these features come for a premium of approx INR 40000 over the LDi variant. Even with the bump in the price tag, the Swift XDi seems retails for INR 35000 lesser than the VDi variant.
Mechanically, the car remains unchanged and continues being powered by the much loved 1.3 liter Fiat Multijet turbo diesel engine. This engine has a max power of 75 Bhp and a peak torque figure of 190 Nm. The motor comes mated to a 5 speed manual ‘box and is known for endowing the Swift with stellar fuel economy.