Next-gen Maruti Suzuki Swift has become the quickest car to receive 1 lakh bookings since its launch at the 2018 Auto Expo in February this year. The premium hatchback has achieved this milestone within just ten weeks of its launch in the country. The next-gen Swift was launched at a starting price of Rs 4.99 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).
The reason behind this huge demand for the newly launched Swift is not one but many. The 2018 Swift now offers a 5-speed AMT (automated-manual transmission) for improved performance. Built on the Suzuki’s newest Heartect platform that also underpins the Baleno, Ignis, and the compact sedan sibling of Swift, the Dzire, The platform has led the 2018 Swift shed 85kg of weight as compared to its predecessor. The car also gets more cabin space and boot space. The highlights of the premium hatchback include auto LED projector headlamps with daytime running LEDs, 7-inch touchscreen infotainment unit with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, as well as tail lamps with LED brake lights, among others at the new top-end variant Z+ while L, V and Z are the other variants available with both petrol and diesel engine options. The safety features include dual front airbags, ABS with EBD and brake assist, and IsoFix child seat anchors as standard. All these advanced safety features were optional with the second-gen Swift.