To be produced from Suzuki’s Gujarat based plant, the new generation Maruti Swift will be launched in first quarter of 2018
Maruti Suzuki, India’s largest carmaker will launch the long-awaited new generation Maruti Swift in the country in early 2018. The hatchback is scheduled to make its India debut at the 2018 Delhi Auto Expo in February. If media reports are to be believed, MSIL is planning to shift production of the Swift hatchback to the company’s new production facility in Gujarat. The outgoing model is currently produced in Manesar, Haryana, while all the versions of the new Swift will be rolled out from the Gujarat plant. Also See – New Maruti Suzuki Swift Explained In Pictures
The report further suggests that Gujarat production plant will start rolling out the new gen Swift hatchback from December. The production will commence in full-swing from January-February 2018. The company is expected to produce around 900-1000 units of the hatchback per day. The Gujarat facility currently develops around 550 units of Baleno daily. It is expected that Maruti could shift Baleno production to Manesar to develop Swift hatchback. Also Read – Upcoming Maruti Cars In India
The Gujarat based Suzuki’s plant currently has a production capacity of 2.5 lakh units annually. The company will start two new units by the end of 2020, which will increase the capacity to 7.5 lakh annually.
The new generation Maruti Swift is based on the new generation Suzuki’s platform that also underpins the new Dzire. It is claimed to be 100kgs lighter than the outgoing model, which makes it more fuel efficient. The hatchback will be powered by the same set of engines – a 1.2-litre petrol and a 1.3-litre MJD diesel. The company could launch the sportier RS version of the hatchback, which will be powered by a 1.0-litre Boosterjet engine producing 100bhp and 150Nm of torque.