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Pic: Current-gen Swift production ends

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Production of the current-generation Swift has come to an end as Maruti Suzuki prepares to launch the third-generation Swift in India. 

The image shows the last of the current-generation Swifts as it rolled onto the production line on December 23, 2017. It seems that the car has just passed the sheet metal welding and assembly phase and appears to be at an inspection booth. The note on the bonnet reads, "Last Swift:-E07460 Glorious Journey Ends here… For new beginning… Great Car by Great Team Date:-23-Dec-2017 Bye Bye:-Swift".

At launch in 2005, the car came with a 1.3-litre petrol engine. In 2007, Maruti introduced the 1.3-litre Fiat-sourced diesel which produces 74 BHP @ 4,000 rpm and peak torque of 190 Nm @ 2,000 rpm. In 2010, due to the BS-IV emission norms, the 1.3L petrol was replaced with a 1.2-litre unit making 83 BHP @ 6,000 rpm and a peak torque of 115 Nm @ 4,000 rpm. The second-generation Swift was launched in India in August 2011. It was followed up with a facelift version in October 2014. Both the diesel and petrol versions came equipped with a 5-speed manual transmission.

The Swift made its debut in the Indian market back in 2005. By 2015, Maruti had sold 13 lakh units of the Swift in India. The third-generation Swift is expected to debut sometime next year. It is likely to be showcased at the 2018 Auto Expo.

 
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