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New Maruti Swift 2024 bookings open: India launch on 9 May

Swift Bookings open

Bookings for the new Maruti Swift have finally opened with the amount set at Rs 11,000 and a launch on May 9. This is the fourth generation of the popular hatchback and is expected to be launched in India with petrol and CNG power.

Design highlights and feature list

Introduced in Japan last year, the new Swift sports an evolutionary design from the outgoing model with new LED headlamps, wheels, LED taillights and door handles that have moved from the C-pillar to the doors once again.

Inside, it's the standard Maruti fare but with a new floating display    for the infotainment system, abigger full-colour MID and a new climate control interface. We recently learned that it will pick up many of its features from the Fronx, including rear AC vents, USB-C charging ports, and an Arkamys sound system.

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Swift Variant options

We expect Maruti will continue with its variant nomenclature of LXi, VXi and Zxi spread across both petrol and CNG options. Of course, these will have a Plus option with additional features over the standard trim.

New Swift powertrain

Globally, there is a new 1.2-litre three-cylinder petrol engine with mild hybrid technology, but India is expected to continue with the K12C 1.2-litre four-cylinder petrol. This engine in standard guise produces 88 PS/113 Nm and can be had with a five-speed MT or a five-speed AMT. In CNG version, it produces 78 hp/98 Nm and is only offered with a five-speed manual transmission.

Prices and competition

We expect a pricing of Rs. 6.5 lakh to Rs. 10 lakh for the new SWIFT range. It will take on the likes of Renault Triber, Maruti Wagon R, Maruti Celerio, Tata Punch and Hyundai Exter. However, its biggest rival is the Hyundai Grand i10 Nios, its traditional competitor in multiple generations over the last 17 years.

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