Maruti Suzuki has announced that the Swift hatchback has achieved a new milestone by clocking cumulative sales of 2.5 million units in the country. Being on sale for the last 16 years, Maruti Swift was India's best selling car of 2020-21. It has been the undisputed leader of the mid-sized hatchback segment for the last 15 years in the domestic market. Furthermore, the Swift is the only car to win ICOTY (Indian Car of the Year) Award for all its three generations. The hatch is priced in a range of Rs 5.85-8.67 Lakhs (Ex. Showroom, Delhi).
The 2021 Maruti Swift is offered with a 1.2L K-Series Dual Jet Dual VVT petrol engine with both manual and AMT gearbox options. Speaking on the success of Swift, Mr. Shashank Srivastava, Executive Director (Marketing & Sales), Maruti Suzuki India Limited, said, “. With its launch in 2005, Swift heralded the start of the premium hatchback segment in India. The most awarded premium hatchback in the country, Maruti Suzuki Swift is the only car to win the prestigious ICOTY awards for all three generations. Every generation of Maruti Suzuki Swift has been India’s favourite and has won hearts of over 2.5 million Swift lovers. The No. 1 selling car of FY20-21, the sporty Swift has created a glorious legacy with its scintillating looks and power packed performance.”
Maruti Swift delivers best-in-class mileage of 23.20 kmpl with manual transmission and 23.76 kmpl with AMT gearbox (Both the fuel efficiency figures are ARAI Certified). It is available in four trim levels namely LXi, VXi, ZXi and ZXi+. Besides the entry-level LXi grade, all the other variants are available with both manual and AMT gearbox choices. The range topping ZXi+ trim also comes in a dual-tone paint option. “Swift is not a car, it is a feeling, an emotion and a refreshing new thought process that challenged many notions around hatchbacks. This success is a testament to the love of customers and critics for Brand Swift. With more than 52% customers below the age of 35 years, Swift has been constantly refreshed to match the changing aspirations of its evolving young customers," added Srivastava.