The Maruti Suzuki Swift Limited Edition has been launched in India with a starting price of Rs 5.44 lakh, ex-showroom, Delhi. The new Maruti Suzuki Swift Limited Edition is available in two variants, both petrol and diesel, which is priced at Rs 6.34 lakh, ex-showroom, Delhi. The Swift Limited Edition is placed between the base LXi/LDi and the mid-level VXi/VDi variants. Maruti Suzuki has launched the Limited Edition model with cosmetic changes at the exterior and interior. The exterior highlights of the new Maruti Suzuki Swift Limited Edition feature new blue and grey decals on the hood, doors as well as on the roof, for a sporty appeal. The cabin of the Swift Limited Edition, on the other hand, features seat upholstery, carpet mats and steering wheel matching to the exterior colour. The company has also equipped the model with a touchscreen infotainment system, similar to the one seen in the Baleno, Ignis and the S-Cross. The infotainment system is compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. This inclusion will appeal to many potential consumers as the demand for Android Auto and Apple CarPlay is rising consistently in urban areas.
Powering the Maruti Suzuki Swift Limited Edition is the same 1.2 litre petrol engine that produces 83 hp of power and 115 Nm of peak torque. The diesel variants too get the existing model's 1.3 litre unit that develops 74 hp and 190 Nm of torque. Both engines are paired to a five-speed manual gearbox.
Maruti Suzuki is also planning to launch the next-generation Swift in the country, which is likely to be showcased at the upcoming 2018 Auto Expo in February. The upcoming 2018 Maruti Suzuki Swift is based on the company's next-generation platform that underpins the current generation Baleno and the Ignis. The new platform will help reduce the weight of the hatchback by 120 kg over the current version.
The new 2018 Maruti Suzuki Swift is expected to be powered by three engine options, a 1.2 litre K-Series petrol, a 1.3 litre DDiS turbocharged diesel and the recently introduced 1.0 litre Boosterjet turbocharged petrol engine. The diesel engine is expected to get the company's SHVS (Smart Hybrid Vehicle by Suzuki) for improved fuel efficiency and additional torque when needed. All engines will be mated to a five-speed manual transmission, however, the K-Series unit is expected to get an AMT or a four-speed automatic transmission.
It is also likely that the Maruti Suzuki Swift Limited Edition has been launched in India in order to clear the existing stocks and make way for the upcoming 2018 Maruti Suzuki Swift.