Maruti Suzuki has introduced the AMT gearbox option to the top-spec variants of the Swift hatchback in India.
The top-spec ZXi+ petrol and ZDi+ diesel versions are now available with AGS (auto gear shift) option. The Swift ZXi+ AGS is priced at INR 7.76 lac while the Swift ZDi+ AGS costs INR 8.76 lac.
The 4th gen Swift was launched in India earlier this year at the Auto Expo. However, the AMT option was offered in VXI, ZXI, VDI and ZDI variants only. Now, acknowledging customer demands, Maruti has added some driving convenience to the top-spec variants of the Swift.
The ZXi+ and ZDi+ AGS variants get additional features including LED projector headlights, automatic lamps, daytime running lights, razor-cut alloy wheels, a touchscreen infotainment system with smartphone mirroring, reversing camera and a few other essentials.
The Swift petrol is powered by the 1.2-liter K-series VVT petrol engine producing 82 PS and 113 Nm of torque. It delivers a claimed fuel efficiency of 22 km/liter. The Swift diesel is powered by 1.3-liter DDiS diesel engine that develops 75 PS and 190 Nm of torque and delivers 28.4 km/liter fuel economy figures.
In June this year, Maruti announced that it sold 100,000 units of the new Swift in just 145 days, making it the fastest car to reach that milestone. The 4th gen Swift in India has a starting price of INR 4.99 lac (equivalent PKR 8.9 lac).
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