New Maruti Swift to be more frugal

Published On July 07, 2011 05:20 PM By Vikas Yogi at CarDekho.com

The undiputed king of domestic car market Maruti Suzuki India which accounts over 45% of the Indian car market said that the company's new Maruti Swift has gone under complete transformation to make it more fuel efficient.

 

 

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The older version of this car was among the top selling premium hatchbacks in the country. This new version might come up with 1.2 L petrol and 1.3 L diesel engine in the market. The car as said will be longer that its elder sibling but smaller than the Maruti Swift Dzire. The car will deliver a better mileage. Several steps have been taken to increase the mileage of the car, the main stress is laid on the weight of the car. To reduce the weight the metal fuel tank is replaced with the plastic fuel tank. This will improve the mileage of the car to about 13%. Apart from this the new plastic fuel tank in the car is about 30-35% lighter in weight as compared to the metal fuel tank, and are also corrosion-free, durable, non-explosive and easily recyclable.

 

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This will be the first major change that will come in the car after it was launched in the year 2005. The price of this new hatchback is not yet revealed by the company. As per speculations the new Swift will be manufactured at the Manesar plant in Haryana.

 

Maruti Swift

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It is expected that the petrol variant may return a mileage a of 20 kmpl whereas the diesel variant may return a mileage of 23.8 kmpl as claimed by the company. The figures claimed by ARAI are totally different from this, as per ARAI the petrol variant may deliver a mileage of 17.9 kmpl and the diesel variant may deliver a mileage of 21 kmpl.At present Maruti India has Maruti A-Star, Maruti Alto, Maruti Gypsy, Maruti Ritz, Maruti Swift Dzire, Maruti SX4, Maruti WagonR, Maruti ZEN Estilo and Maruti Kizashi under its portfolio.

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