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New Maruti Swift hit the floor starting from Rs 6.49 lakh

Starting price is Rs 25,000 higher than the outgoing model; AMT boasts an ARAI-rated 25.75kpl efficiency figure.

Hey, did you hear? Maruti Suzuki just rolled out the latest version of the Swift in India! They’ve jazzed it up with some cool new features and a sleek design upgrade. Plus, they’ve thrown in some extra safety stuff and a more fuel-efficient engine. But here’s the kicker – it’s gonna cost you a bit more than the old model, like around 25-37 grand more. Still, seems like a sweet ride!


  • The latest Swift comes in five different options: LXi, VXi, VXi (O), ZXi, and ZXi+. So, you’ve got quite a range to choose from!
  • The ZXi+ now comes equipped with a spacious 9-inch touchscreen that supports wireless connections for both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. So, you can easily sync up your smartphone without any hassle.
  • The latest Z12E engine now offers an impressive fuel efficiency of 25.75 kilometers per liter when paired with the automatic transmission (AMT), and 24.8 kilometers per liter with the manual transmission.

New Maruti Swift: price starts higher than Nios, Tiago

The starting prices for the Tata Tiago and Hyundai Grand i10 Nios are around Rs 5.65 lakh and Rs 5.92 lakh, right? Now, when we look at the new Swift, it’s coming in a bit pricier. I mean, it’s definitely on the higher end compared to these two.

And let’s talk about the top-tier petrol-automatic versions. The Tata and Hyundai options are sitting at around Rs 7.95 lakh and Rs 8.56 lakh, respectively. Now, if we compare that to the Swift’s top variant, it’s still a bit higher in terms of price.

New Maruti Swift hit the floor starting from Rs 6.49 lakh

New Maruti Swift: looks familiar

The latest version of the Swift may look similar to the previous model at first glance, but there are some noticeable updates. You’ll spot a fresh front bumper, a revamped grille, and redesigned headlights and fog lights. Plus, the rear door handles are now in their traditional spots, and there are snazzy new alloy wheel designs. The taillights also sport a sleek C-shaped pattern. Even though the wheelbase remains unchanged at 2,450mm, the new Swift is slightly longer by 15mm, a tad narrower by 40mm, and a touch taller by 30mm.

When it comes to colors, you have a choice of nine exterior options, including three dual-tone paints. They’ve introduced two vibrant new shades of blue and red. And if you’re into customizing, there are two accessory packages: Racing Roadstar and Thrill Chaser. The Racing Roadstar kit jazzes up both the inside and outside with sporty touches like carbon patterns. Meanwhile, the Thrill Chaser package promises a lively exterior and a luxurious interior, as Maruti puts it.

New Maruti Swift hit the floor starting from Rs 6.49 lakh

New Maruti Swift: upmarket and better equipp

The new Swift’s interior draws inspiration from the Baleno and Fronx, which isn’t a bad thing at all. It definitely gives off a more upscale vibe compared to the previous model, with a prominent 9-inch touchscreen infotainment system that sits like it’s floating on the textured dashboard. The seats now feature fresh fabric upholstery throughout the lineup, and you’ll notice redesigned central air vents, updated HVAC switches, and a slightly tweaked analog instrument cluster with a 4.2-inch digital display.

Moving up to the top-tier Swift ZXi+, you’ll find all the bells and whistles you’d expect, including the touchscreen, a convenient wireless phone charger, rear AC vents, sleek LED fog lamps, cruise control for those long drives, automatic climate control, push-button start/stop functionality, handy steering-mounted controls, a rear camera for parking ease, and power-adjustable, foldable wing mirrors.

But even if you opt for the base LXi model, you’re not missing out on much. It comes decently equipped this time around, boasting standard safety features like six airbags, ISOFIX anchors for child seats, rear parking sensors to aid in maneuvering, ABS with EBD for enhanced braking, hill start assist for those tricky inclines, and ESC for added stability.

New Maruti Swift: Among India’s most frugal hatchbacks

The latest Z12E engine, taking over from the older K12 unit, brings some exciting improvements to the Swift. Not only does it make the car about 3 kilometers per liter more efficient, but it also positions the Swift among India’s top fuel-sipping hatchbacks. With fuel efficiency figures ranging from 24.8 kilometers per liter to 25.75 kilometers per liter, it outshines 1.0-liter models like the Wagon R, Alto K10, and S-Presso.

However, Maruti’s Celerio edges out the Swift in efficiency, boasting even better figures of 24.97 kilometers per liter to 26.68 kilometers per liter. The Celerio achieves this with a smaller 1.0-liter engine. Meanwhile, SUVs like the Grand Vitara and Toyota’s Hyryder lead the pack with their strong-hybrid technology, offering impressive mileage.

The new Z Series engine is paired with either a 5-speed manual or 5-speed AMT gearbox, delivering 82 horsepower and 112 Newton-meters of torque. While this marks a slight decrease compared to the outgoing Swift, Maruti claims the new model emits up to 12 percent less CO2 emissions, a welcome step towards environmental friendliness. For a detailed comparison of the new Swift’s performance against its competitors, check out our comprehensive analysis on mileage.

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