2024 Maruti Swift launched at Rs. 6.49 Lakhs: debuts new Z series engine

Maruti claims a 25.75 Kmpl figure for the new Swift

  • New 1.2L Z12E engine
  • 6 airbags as standard
  • Five variants

Maruti Suzuki has launched the 4th generation of their popular Swift hatchback at a price of Rs. 6.49 Lakhs (Ex-showroom). It debuts the new Z series engine for the first time in India and boasts of a fuel efficiency figure of 25.75Kmpl. Additionally, it receives a complete redesign, better equipment and better safety features as well.

2024 Maruti Suzuki Swift: Design

Talking of the design, Maruti has taken an evolutionary approach and refrained to make bold changes to the design. The front features a smaller circular grille flanked by smoked LED projector headlamps with a swept-back shape. The lower half of the bumper features lesser elements with pentagonal foglamp surrounds and a matter black element giving it a more minimalistic look. The new Swift also gets a rounded clamshell style bonnet design which gives it a signature look. Towards the side, the clamshell bonnet blends into a strong shoulder line that runs all the way till the taillamps. The side profile also retains a similar shape to the previous generation but now features conventionally mounted rear door handles as opposed to the C pillar mounted ones on the previous car. It rides on 15 inch alloy wheels.

At the rear, the resemblance to the previous swift is evident with squarish headlamps and a fairly flat rear end. The hatch is now wider however and the taillamps get a clear lens design. You also have a new bumper with reflectors at the bottom edges.

2024 Maruti Suzuki Swift: Interiors & Features

Inside, the Swift gets a new dashboard which looks more modern. The 9 inch Smartplay Pro touchscreen is now mounted in a free-standing position above the centre AC vents. The HVAC controls are also borrowed from the new Brezza and Baleno while the instrument cluster is also slightly updated and now features a colour MID. Certain elements, however, like the USB port caps, window switches and the steering wheel continue unchanged.

In terms of equipment it gets a wireless smartphone charger, wireless Android Auto and Apple Carplay, keyless entry, reversing camera, rear AC vents, cruise control, an ARKAMYS sound system and more. In terms of safety, equipment remains standard across variants and includes 6 airbags, ABS+EBD, ESP, Hill Hold Assist and 3 point seatbelts with reminders for all occupants.

2024 Maruti Suzuki Swift: Performance, Price & Variants

Under the hood, the Swift gets powered by a brand-new 1.2L 3 cylinder petrol engine codenamed the Z12E. It produces 82HP and 112NM of torque which is 8HP and 2NM lower than the outgoing K12M engine. This can be had paired to either a 5 speed manual transmission or a 5 speed AMT. The highlight of this powertrain is the fuel economy which Maruti claims at 25.75Kmpl for the AMT equipped variants and 24.8Kmpl for the MT. A CNG powered version of the Swift is expected to be launched in the next few months.

The new Swift is available in two new colours- Luster Blue and Novel Orange in addition to the existing Sizzling Red, Pearl Arctic White, Magma Grey, Splendid Silver. The Blue, White and Red shades are also available with a dual-tone paint option which adds a black roof for an extra Rs. 15,000 in the top ZXI+ variant. Prices for the new Swift range between Rs. 6.49-9,64 Lakhs (Ex-showroom). The detailed price breakup is given below-

Price breakup for the 2024 Maruti Suzuki Swift
MT Price  AMT  Price
LXI 6 49 000
VXI 7 29 500 VXI AGS 7 79 500
VXI(O) 7 56 500 VXI(O) AGS 8 06 500
ZXI 8 29 500 ZXI AGS 8 79 500
ZXI+ 8 99 500 ZXI+ AGS 9 49 500
ZXI+ Dual Tone 9 14 500 ZXI+ AGS Dual Tone 9 64 500

(All prices in INR Ex-showroom)

The 4th generation Swift rivals other small hatchbacks such as the Hyundai Grand i10 Nios and Tata Tiago besides many of its own Maruti siblings. It will be sold through Maruti’s Arena chain of dealerships.

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