Updated: New Swift launched at Rs 4.22 lakh ex-Delhi: All the details

Maruti Suzuki launches the new Swift in India - prices, specs, details and features

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As VW unveiled its Jetta in Mumbai, Maruti Suzuki was playing host to the most anticipated launch in India in New Delhi. The company has just launched the all-new Swift 1.2 LXi at an introductory price of Rs 4.22 lakh ex-Delhi. Here is the list of the prices for all the variants of the new car.

Petrol
LXi 4.22 lakh
VXi 4.76 lakh
ZXi 5.53 lakh

Diesel
LDi 5.17 lakh
VDI 5.61 lakh
ZDi 6.38 lakh

The new Swift, according to MSIL offers best in class acceleration, high power to weight ratio and much improved fuel efficiency. The company also claims that the new Sift has as many as 140 new features. Maruti Suzuki has made sure that the New Swift is highly localized. The level of localization on the new Swift is more than 95 percent. Maruti’s suppliers are said to have invested over Rs. 550 Crore to make the new Swift better.

The Swift is one of the most popular hatchbacks in India, and has sold over 600,000 units in 6 years. Speaking at the launch, Mr. Shinzo Nakanishi, Managing Director and CEO, Maruti Suzuki said, “We have launched the new Swift at a time when there was significant demand for the outgoing model. In keeping with the Swift’s iconic status, we had to ensure that the brand continues to offer the latest and the best in terms of features, design, performance and aspiration. I am confident that the new Swift will create new benchmarks with its improved fuel efficiency, stylish & sportier looks and high performance.”

Here are some interesting facts about the new Swift

Fuel efficiency and acceleration

Petrol: Fuel efficiency up by 4% @18.6 kmpl
0-100 kmph in 12.6 sec in Petrol

Diesel: 6 % more fuel efficient @ 22.9 kmpl
0-100 kmph in 14.8 sec in Diesel

Engine Specs

Petrol: 1.2 litre K-series with VVT delivers torque of 114 Nm @ 4000 rpm and power of 87 ps @ 6000 rpm
Diesel: 1.3 litre DDiS engine delivers torque of 190 Nm @2000 rpm and power of 75 ps @ 4000 rpm

Power-to-Weight ratio  Petrol: 91ps per ton  Diesel: 71ps per ton

New Swift features

Dimensions
o       90mm longer
o       a wider stance of 1695mm and
o       wheelbase longer by 40mm
o       Reduced kerb weight in all variants (upto 30 Kgs)
o       20mm additional knee room
o       28mm more foot space for rear seats

Interiors
o       Sport black interior color scheme
o       Silver accents on trim and on the new 3-spoke steering wheel
o       Larger body hugging front seats
o       Sporty multi-layered dash board with a waterfall console
o       Enhanced Chrome usage on A/c vent knobs & door handles for premium feel
o       Integrated storage spaces in dashboard with retractable cup holder
o       Multi-information LCD display: fuel efficiency, temperature, trip, time, etc
o       Tilt steering
o       New Speedometer cluster
o       Single touch lane changing indicator
o       Automatic Climatic Control
o       Enhanced storage space on doors like Retractable cup holder Center cup holder
o       New high-end stereo with 6 speakers, enhanced Sound quality, USB
o       Automatic speed-based 3-level volume control
o       Steering mounted illuminated controls
o       Seat height adjuster for driver seat

Exteriors
o       Turn indicators mounted in external rear view mirrors
o       New, larger Headlamps
o       New tail lamps
o       Sporty U-line design theme front and rear
o       Rear sporty antenna
o       All new fender, bumper, back door, rear bumper and fog lamp
o       Floating roofline design
o       Sporty wheel arch designs
o       15-inch Alloy wheels and low-profile tyres
o       New wheel cap design

More features
o       Improved NVH ensures higher cabin quietness up to 3db
o       Hydraulic engine mounts for lower NVH
o       Improved ergonomics
o       Array of reminders: Seat belt; Lights-on, Key-left
o       Next generation Rally Based Suspension System for smoother ride and precise handling
o       Keyless entry

Enhanced gear and transmission
o       Detent -pin technology in transmission for smoother gear shift

Safety
o       ABS technology with engine drag control
o       Increased tensional rigidity in body
o       Front dual SRS airbags, including knee bag (top end variants only)
o       Auto-unlocked in case of an accident
o       Auto unlock when key is removed

Colors
Blazing Red
Glistening Grey
Torque Blue
Silky Silver    Arctic White
Midnight Black

 

Here’s a variant wise list of the features of the new Swift

New Swift LXi / LDi

Tilt Power Steering
Low Fuel Warning
Multi Function display (fuel consumption etc)
Parcel Tray
Lane Change Indicator
A/C
Headlamp on warning
Seat belt warning
Key inserted warning
Body coloured bumpers
Engine Immobiliser

New Swift VXI/VDI (features in addition to LXi / LDi)

Electric ORVMS with turn indicators
Power windows
Fog lamps
Central Locking with keyless entry and alarm
Day / Night RVMS
Body colored bumpers, handles and ORVMs
Wheel caps

Maruti Swift ZXI/ZDI features in addition to LXi / LDi + VXi VDi

Six Speaker Audio system
Automatic Climate Control
Driver seat height adjustable
Rear wiper, washer and defogger
Dual front airbags
ABS with EBD
Steering mounted controls
15 inch alloys

Here’s a list of other interesting facts about the new Swift

•    Tranmission duties taken care of by 5-speed manual system, featuring detent pin tech for smooth shifts.
•    New engine not only more powerful, but sportier sounding than the outgoing version
•    New 15 inch alloy wheels with a new design for the top end ZXI / ZDI variant. 16 inch wheels with lower profile tyres available as an option
•    Tyre size for LXI / VXI/ LDI / VDI  variants 165 / 80 R14
•    Tyre size for ZXI ZDI variants 185 / 65 R15
•    Improvement in suspension, the new car rides and handles better than the outgoing model
•    New car longer by 9 cm with wheelbase longer by 4 cm. This means 2cm more space for the back benchers. Also, the car is wider by 5mm.
•    Indented seats try to increase knee-space further, but the Swift is still not the best car for back seat space.
•    Length 3850mm Width 1695mm Height 1510mm Wheel Base 2430mm
•    Petrol variant 30 Kg lighter than the current version. Diesel variant 15 Kg lighter than the current version. Changes made to the chassis and a new, plastic fuel tank responsible for weight loss.
•    Slight increase in boot size as well
•    Styling elements and materials within the cabin reminiscent of the Kizashi
•    Steering wheel, center console, A/V vents, plastics – everything is new, and better than the outgoing version.
•    New multi information display on the instrument console across all variants
•    New audio system and climate control on top variants
•    Changes have been made to the steering which is now sharper and features variable-gear ratio design.

Stay tuned as we compile more information, photographs and other tidbits  for you.

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