The Indian specification of the all-new Swift, which is produced and sold in India, has won the Indian Car of the Year (ICOTY) 2019. The Swift becomes the only model in India to receive the award for three consecutive generations. ICOTY is the most prestigious auto award in India. Its juries are comprised of 11 auto magazines and 18 auto journalists in India.
The first generation model of the Swift won the ICOTY in 2006, followed by the second generation model in 2012. The third generation all-new Swift is much-favoured in India as a premium hatchback featuring sporty styling, superb driving performance, excellent handling, and user-friendliness. It is produced by Suzuki’s manufacturing subsidiary, Suzuki Motor Gujarat Private Limited, and sold by another subsidiary, Maruti Suzuki India Limited. Since launch in India in 2005, the Swift has sold more than two million units* in India.
The all-new Swift boasts a daring transformation while retaining old features that Filipinos loved—strong shoulders, blacked-out A-pillars for wrap-around windows, dynamic side-window treatment and distinctive vertically arranged lamps. These are complemented by a black interior with a white pearl accent and a dimple pattern to create a fresher look.
To emphasize the sporty and confident look, the well-loved hatchback is now shorter, lower and wider with a muscular structure. The compact dimensions guarantee easy handling but do not compromise comfort. The vehicle’s luggage space has been expanded by 54L for more storage capacity than the previous model.
To deliver superior fuel efficiency, the new Swift adopts continuously variable transmission (CVT), which makes driving smoother and gear change shock-free for better acceleration at low speeds and improved fuel economy at high speeds.
The all-new Swift boasts of Suzuki’s new-generation platform, HEARTECT. The continuous frame resulting from the comprehensive overhaul of the vehicles’ underbody structure and component layout increases underbody stiffness. The highly rigid yet light body helps improve vehicle performance.
The new smooth curving form also effectively disperses impact energy throughout the car body in case of a collision. Its structure is specially designed to feature Total Effective Control Technology to absorb impact and mitigate injury in case of a pedestrian accident. It is also equipped with dual airbags for maximum passenger protection.
“We introduced a new- generation platform and engineered a completely new chassis, body structure and powertrain with a new body structure. We set out to create a car that would let people experience a new level of excitement like never before! The instant they see it, the instant they get inside and the instant they step on the accelerator,” said Masao Kobori, Chief Engineer of the all-new Swift.
The well-loved Swift has three variants: the GL MT priced at P755,000, GL CVT at P799,000 and the GLX CVT at P899,000. The six color options of the hatchback — Speedy Blue Metallic, Fervent Red, Pure White Pearl, Premium Silver Metallic, Mineral Gray Metallic and Super Black Pearl — allow riders to reflect their individuality and personality better.
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