The the moment that most of you have been waiting for is just around the corner. Maruti Suzuki is all set to launch the new Swift in India in one months time. To make way for the new model the company has stopped producing the old Swift and so have the bookings. So if you walk into a Maruti dealership today, the dealers apparently won’t accept bookings for the Swift
Now, according to the The Economic Times, Maruti dealers have started accepting bookings for the new Swift. The new Swifit might get the same 1.3 litre MultiJet diesel sourced from Fiat which is expected to be one of the best sellers. Compared to the old Swift the new model has better interior space thanks to its slightly larger proportions while the overall weight of the car too has gone down without compromising on rigidity.
The new Maruti K-Series engine will also be available a the petrol options to the 1.3 litre diesel. The new K-Series engine has been characterised by improved fuel efficiency and lower emissions. Couple all this to the lighter body of the new Swift and you could have a nimble 90 horsepower hatchback perfect for India. Also, prices of the new car are expected to be around Rs 30,000 higher compared to the outgoing model.
The main rivals for the new Swift will be Hyundai’s i20 and Volkswagen Polo. Toyota has also entered the fray with the Etios Liva which was recently launched. So as far as competition goes, the Swift won’t come short of any. But history suggests, that the Swift could be a clear winner when it comes to sheer sales numbers.