2018 Maruti Suzuki Swift
Third generation Maruti Suzuki Swift on display at Auto Expo 2018IBT Media/ Ken Sunny
  • 2018 Maruti Suzuki Swift sales crossed 1 lakh in 145 days of launch
  • Maruti Suzuki launched new Swift on February 8 at Auto Expo 2018
  • Maruti Suzuki has priced the new Swift from Rs 4.99 lakh (ex-showroom)

Maruti Suzuki, India's largest carmaker, launched the third generation of the Swift hatchback at the Auto Expo 2018 with much fanfare. The 2018 Swift grabbed the eyeballs for its sleek design and the latest data indicates the latest avatar of the hatchback has become popular with the customers.

Launched on February 8, the new Swift sales crossed one lakh units on Wednesday (June 13) in India. Maruti Suzuki took only 145 days to achieve the milestone feat for new Swift. The accolades come with no surprise as the new avatar of the hatchback got a head start with over 25,000 unit sales in just 40 days after it started deliveries February 8.

2018 Maruti Suzuki Swift
2018 Maruti Suzuki Swift with accessoriesIBT Media/ Ken Sunny

2018 Maruti Suzuki Swift continued its winning streak by clocking over 1 lakh bookings by the end of March. The hatchback breached one lakh booking number in the shortest time (10 weeks) beating in-house mate, Dzire that has touched one lakh booking in 12-14 weeks.

The demand for the new Swift's is on rising and that now led over three months of a waiting period, depending upon the city and variant. The mounting booking numbers indicate, 2018 Swift sales will touch new highs in the coming months.

New Maruti Suzuki Swift
New Maruti Suzuki Swift's interior PR Handout

Maruti Suzuki has priced the new Swift from Rs 4.99 lakh to Rs 6.96 lakh for petrol variants and Rs 5.99 lakh to Rs 7.96 lakh for diesel variants, all prices ex-showroom Delhi. It is about Rs 20,000 (base model) premium over the outgone version while that has not dent in demand for the hatchback.

2018 Swift continues to draw power from the 1.2-liter K12 VVT petrol and 1.3-liter DDiS 190 diesel engines. The petrol mill develops 83hp of power and 113Nm of torque while the diesel mill belts out 75hp of power and 190Nm of torque. The Swift gets the five-speed manual transmission and five-speed Auto Gear Shift (AGS) transmission in both petrol and diesel trims.

"We are excited to share that the iconic Swift has yet again proven that it is the heartthrob of Indians by setting a landmark of selling over 1,00,000 units in just 145 days. We would like to thank all those who chose to buy this 3rd Gen Swift, which offers both power-packed performance and advanced safety. We are also grateful to our millions of Swift patrons for their continued trust in Brand Swift. This instant connect of new Swift with the customers is delightful for us and we remain committed to bringing quality products with superior features in the future as well," said R S Kalsi, Senior Executive Director, Marketing and Sales, Maruti Suzuki.