Maruti Swift: A whopping 20 lakh sales up

Maruti Suzuki has sold a whopping 20 lakh units of the Swift hatchback since it was first launched in May 2005.

By September 2010, Maruti had sold 5 lakh units, while the milestone of 10 lakh units was achieved in September 2013. In the next 2 years, the carmaker sold 5 lakh units of the Swift.

The third generation Swift was launched at the 2018 Auto Expo. It achieved the fastest 1 lakh bookings in less than 10 weeks after its launch. During April-October 2018, Maruti increased the production of the model by 45% to 1.39 lakh units compared to the same period last year.

The new Swift is based on the fifth generation Heartect platform. It is offered with a 1.2-litre, 4-cylinder petrol engine that produces 82 BHP @ 6,000 rpm and 113 Nm of torque @ 4,200 rpm and a 1.3-litre, 4-cylinder diesel unit that puts out 74 BHP @ 4,000 rpm and 190 Nm @ 2,000 rpm. Transmission options include a 5-speed manual and 5-speed AMT.

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