Maruti Suzuki Swift was one of the hottest launches at the Auto Expo 2018 and managed to be the main attraction of the event. The bookings of the immensely popular car were opened to the public on the 18th of January and the immensely popular car had already clocked 90,000 bookings last Friday. Experts believe that the Maruti Swift will cross the 1,00,000 bookings mark within the coming week which will make it the quickest car to reach the milestone. Currently the Dzire and Alto have been in a battle for the highest selling car in the Indian car market but we believe that at this rate the Swift will trump them both. The Dzire had reached the milestone of 1,00,000 bookings in over four months as compared to the Maruti Suzuki Swift’s anticipated 9 weeks.
Maruti Swift Comes With An Automatic Gearbox For Both Petrol and Diesel Engines
Unlike the competition the Maruti Suzuki Swift comes with an automatic gearbox for both the petrol and diesel variants so you get a wider set of options to choose from. Apart from the Automatic Gearbox the car comes with some other segment leading features depending upon the variants you choose from. The Maruti Swift comes in a total of 12 trims 6 each for petrol and diesel power trains. The petrol engine is a tried and tested 1.2-litre K series unit which makes a total of 81 BHP of power and the Fiat sourced 1.3-litre DDis diesel makes 76BHP.
The Maruti Suzuki Swift takes the safety features pretty seriously with 2 Airbags, ABS and EBD along with IsoFix Child seat mounds as standard across the range. If you move up the hierarchy then the VXI variant get additional security alarm system and speed sensing auto door locks. The ZXI trim of the Maruti Swift gets reverse parking sensors and the top end ZXI+ finishes things off with a reverse parking camera.
Automatic gearbox on the Maruti Suzuki Swift is offered on the VXI, VDI and ZXI, ZDI trims only. Apple Carplay and Android Auto is available on the top end ZXI+ and ZDI+ variants and the rest of the trims get a Bluetooth enabled CD Player. 60:40 split seats and engine start/stop button is also limited to the top two trims which means you will have to spend extra cash to get these features. The Maruti Swift still makes a strong case for itself and offers better features than the competition.
Maruti Suzuki Swift Price in India
Maruti Suzuki Swift Price India starts at 4.99 Lakhs marginally below the Baleno and goes all the way up to 8.29 Lakhs. However if a touchscreen infotainment display is not your primary concern then we suggest you look to the VXI and VDI variants. These variants of the Maruti Swift get the best of both worlds and also come with optional AMT gearboxes. The VXI and VDI trims are priced at 5.87 Lakhs and 6.87 Lakhs respectively. The VXI AMT and VDI AMT variants of the Maruti Suzuki Swift are pricier by 47,000 Rupees to the VXI and VDI variants.