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New Swift launching on August 17th, 2011

Discussion in 'Non FIAT Cars and two wheelers' started by Sat-Chit-ananda, Jul 11, 2011.

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    Maruti Suzuki Swift, India’s top-selling premium car, has gone under complete transformation. The new Swift, which the country’s biggest car maker — Maruti Suzuki India Ltd — plans to launch next month, is more fuel-efficient. It will come with 1.2-litre petrol and 1.3-litre diesel variants.

    The new model, built on a slightly longer yet new platform, will be more roomy, lighter and return better mileage than the current generation Swift. Besides, engineers have also achieved a substantial reduction in the overall weight of the car by replacing the metal fuel tank with a plastic tank. This will improve its fuel efficiency by a little over 13 per cent.
    This will be the first major face-lift for the Swift since it was launched six years ago. Pricing details of the new car has not been shared by the company.
    The new Swift will be produced at the company’s Manesar facility in Haryana, which has recently seen labour unrest. The petrol variant will return a mileage of around 20 km a litre, as compared to 17.9 km per litre certified by the Automotive Research Association of India. Similarly, the diesel model will deliver around 23.8 km per litre, as against the existing 21 km a litre.
    For installing the plastic fuel tanks, Maruti Suzuki India has tied up with France’s Plastic Omnium, the world’s largest manufacturer of plastic fuel tanks.
    According to an industry expert, plastic fuel tanks are usually 25-35 per cent lighter than the conventional metal tanks. Besides, these are corrosion-free, durable, non-explosive and easily recyclable.
    Maruti Suzuki India has entered into a tripartite joint venture with Suzuki Motor Corporation and Plastic Omnium to manufacture fuel tanks at the Manesar facility.
    An industry official stated, “With the replacement of the metal fuel tank with the plastic tank, the general idea was to bring down the overall weight of the Swift. The company was working on other areas too where the weight can be reduced. This was achieved through continuous efforts.”
    The new plastic tank manufacturing facility, Inergy Automotive Systems Manufacturing India Private Ltd, was inaugurated in Manesar on Monday.
    Maruti may also offer a four-speed automatic transmission option in the petrol version, besides the regular five-speed manual.
    Preferred for its big car feel, solid build quality, ride and comfort the car been the market leader in the premium hatchback segment in India despite several launches by competition.
    The Swift, which is available in petrol, diesel and CNG versions and priced between Rs 3.9-5.5 lakh, sells close to 12,000 units every month. It recorded a growth of 21 per cent last year selling over 140,000 units as against 116,000 units sold in the previous year.
    The Swift accounts for about 25 per cent of the hatchback segment, and competes with Hyundai i20, Volkswagen Polo, Skoda Fabia, Nissan Micra, Fiat Punto and Toyota Liva.
    Reports suggest that Maruti is preparing to launch a new Swift Dzire, which will be cheaper and will probably hit the market by early 2012.
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  2. kedarbendre

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    New Maruti Suzuki Swift Details

    The Maruti Suzuki Swift has been getting alot of attention lately and now we have got some exclusive information for you. The all new Swift 2011 will be launched in the third week of August, around the 17th to be precise. Bookings have already started and waiting period is close to 3 months already. Maruti Suzuki has tried its level best to get all features on the international Swift to the local Swift and has succeeded to quite an extent. The new Maruti Swift carries alot of features from the international Swift, which you would never dream a Maruti to have as standard equipment. There are two engines on offer and the petrol is available with a 4-speed automatic as well. Maruti Suzuki wants to prevent cannibalization of the Swift with the Ritz by positioning the new Swift as a premium hatchback.

    New Maruti Swift 2011 Engines
    1.2L VTT Petrol Engine – 89.6 bhp of power
    1.3L Multijet Diesel Engine – 80 bhp of power

    New Maruti Swift 2011 Fuel Efficiency
    Swift Petrol – 21.5 kmpl
    Swift Diesel – 25.8 kmpl

    New Maruti Swift 2011 Variants
    Swift LXi
    Swift LDi
    Swift VXi
    Swift VXi AT
    Swift VDi
    Swift ZXi
    Swift ZDi

    New Maruti Swift 2011 Features
    Push button start
    Electric operated outside rear view mirrors
    Electric folding rear view mirrors
    USB, Aux port
    Bluetooth connectivity
    Steering mounted audio controls
    Climate control
    15-inch wheels (all models except ZXi, ZDi), 16-inch alloy wheels (ZXi, ZDi)
    Rear wiper washer demister
    Xenon headlights
    Sunroof (Optional)

    New Maruti Swift 2011 Price (on-road, Delhi)
    Swift ZXi Price – Rs. 6.8 lakhs
    Swift ZDi Price – Rs. 7.6 lakhs
    For other variants – Rs. 30,000/- more than the old Swift.

    New Maruti Swift 2011 Colours
    Glistening Grey (new)
    Blazing Red (new)
    Torque Blue (new)

    Source:- Source:- http://www.motorbeam.com/cars/maruti-swift/new-maruti-swift-features-variants-price-colours/

    IMO opinion
    1) MSIL covered each and every feature which was missing in old Swift.
    2) The car is overpriced if it has FGT.
    Last edited: Jul 18, 2011
  3. gurjinder

    gurjinder Staff Member Janitor

    LOL @ the efforts on weight reduction.

    How much more light do these guys want the Swift to be? They should get a plastic monocoque i think. :lol:

    It's already called a ''peepa'' here. Meaning similar to those 10-20 litre cooking oil tins.
  4. kedarbendre

    kedarbendre Esperto

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    looking at 80HP I am sure that new Swift wont have VGT instead of FGT.

    If it has FGT then for sure this is overprice. In 7.5+ price bracket we have Punto 90HP and i20 CRDi which has VGT. :)

    Yes Gurji it has plastic fuel tank to reduce the weight and increase the fuel efficiency
  5. kedarbendre

    kedarbendre Esperto

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    MSIL started marketing of new Swift from now. I saw a full page ad in Pune Mirror for new swifts features.

    Teasures started on internet on MSIL website
    Last edited: Jul 19, 2011
  6. sungoa2010


    What are the torque figures? After seing the prices I will worship Fiat and cannot blame Jazz. ZDI price is nothing but a greed. Variable valve lifting has given 5.4% increase in power.
  7. kedarbendre

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    1.3L Multijet Diesel Engine – 80 bhp of power

    What MSIL did to make MJD engine to 80HP. Its the same FGT MJD Engine. I am sure that MSIL will not use VGT MJD engine in Swift.
  8. pioneeraaron

    pioneeraaron Superiore

    I guess this is the 2nd generation swift.God knows how would the 3rd generation be? More lighter than this?? Push start feature in the new swift is not digestable to me.Can anyone confirm this???
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  9. They must be drunk while reviewing the product ,how can swift be a solid build?
  10. kr_vasudev

    kr_vasudev Superiore

    89HP 1.2 Petrol with 20 KMPL is good for pocket and city driving.
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