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Suzuki Swift Achieves 5 Million Sales Milestone

The Maruti Swift is the only car in India that has bagged ‘Car of the Year’ Awards twice over, once in 2005 and again in 2011.

  • Chhavi Kaushik
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Maruti Swift

Currently, the Swift is produced in seven different countries including Japan, India, Hungary, Pakistan, China, and Thailand.

Launched in 2005, Maruti Suzuki Swift has achieved five million units sales milestone in the global market. In domestic market alone, the company has registered a total sales of 2.7 million units of Swift and Swift Dzire so far. The Swift hatchback has been a top-selling model in the Maruti Suzuki’s line-up through the decade. It has surpassed its own records year after year. The Swift has always been favored for its performance, superior handling and sporty looks.

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The Maruti Swift is the only car in India that has bagged ‘Car of the Year’ Awards twice over, once in 2005 and again in 2011. In 2014, the hatchback has received its second facelift with several cosmetic and features upgrades. Though, the major change comes in the form of more fuel efficient engines. While the fuel efficiency of the Swift diesel is increased by 10%, while the Swift petrol is improved by 9.6%.

Maruti Swift

 

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The Swift, currently, manufactured in seven countries including Japan, India, Hungary, Pakistan, China, and Thailand. In India, the Maruti Swift constantly increased its sales in line with the market expansion due to economic growth. The hatchback accounts for approximately 30% (approx 430,000 units) of the annual sales units of Suzuki in India to lead its sales expansion in the Indian market. The breakdown of five million units is: India 54%, Japan 10%, Europe 17%, etc.

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Swift Milestones

Nov. 2004: First-generation Swift as a world strategic model is released and launched in Japan
Feb. 2005: Production begins in Hungary
May 2005: Production begins in India
Jun. 2005: Production begins in China
Nov. 2005: Swift wins 2006 RJC Car of the Year and
2005–2006 Japan Car of the Year Special Award ‘Most Fun’ prize in Japan
May 2007: Production begins in Malaysia
Jun. 2008: Cumulative worldwide production reaches one million units
Nov. 2009: Production begins in Pakistan
Sep. 2010: New (second-generation) Swift is launched in Japan
Nov. 2010: New Swift wins 2011 RJC Car of the Year in Japan
Jan. 2011: Cumulative worldwide sales reach two million units
Mar. 2012: Production begins in Thailand
Jan. 2013: Cumulative worldwide sales reach three million units
Jan. 2014: Production begins in Vietnam
Aug. 2014: Cumulative worldwide sales reach four million units
Apr. 2016: Cumulative worldwide sales reach five million units

 

 

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