According to Team-BHP, production of the 2017 Suzuki Swift in India will commence in October 2017 at Maruti Suzuki’s plant in Gujarat. The initial production run will be 10,000 units per month, which will be increased over the period of time.
The 4th gen Swift was first unveiled in Japan in December 2016 and made its European debut at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show. It measures 3,840 mm long, 1,695 mm wide and 1,525 mm high, and has a wheelbase of 2,450 mm.
The 4th gen Swift comes with new feature including LED headlamps with LED DRLs, 16-inch dual tone alloy rims, C-pillar integrated door handles, LED tail lamps, and a hexagonal grille. Inside, high-end trims will feature a 7-inch touch-screen system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Automatic climate control, new instrument cluster with revised MID, and a sportier flat bottom steering wheel.
Engine options are reported to be the 1.2-liter VVT 4-cylinder petrol and the 1.3-liter DDiS 4-cylinder diesel unit. The Swift is likely to get an optional 5-speed AGS (Automatic Gear Shift) gearbox from the Ignis.
While the world has already received the 4th generation Swift, Pak Suzuki is yet to introduce even the 3rd generation in Pakistan. The current Swift which is the 2nd generation model was launched in global markets back in 2004 and was replaced by the 3rd generation Swift in 2010, the same year when Pak Suzuki launched the 2nd generation in Pakistan.
The current sales of the Swift show a sorry state of figures. It manages to sell at an average of just around 350 units a month which is quite hopeless for a Suzuki hatchback to be very honest. Although Pak Suzuki has launched a couple of new cars this year, the Vitara compact SUV, the Ciaz sedan and the Celerio (Cultus) hatchback, the 2nd generation Swift continues to be sold despite entering 8th year of its production in our country.
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