The Maruti Suzuki Swift AGS is now available in ZXi+ and ZDi+ trims in India. They are priced at Rs 7.76 lakh and Rs 8.76 lakh respectively. This amount is Rs 50,000 more than the ZXi and ZDi trims. Maruti says that they introduced these trims because of customer demand.
What does the + trim bring for the Maruti Suzuki Swift AGS range?
For starters, there is the different alloy wheel design, all-LED headlights, chrome door handles and the touchscreen infotainment system that is compatible with Apple CarPlay. These features were available in the manual versions. There is also the reverse parking camera and sensors that one gets with these versions. Customers also get LED DRLs as well as auto headlights with the ZXi and ZDi + versions.
Mechanically both the trims remain the same. This means a 1.2-litre 84PS/110Nm petrol engine and a 75PS/190Nm 1.3-litre diesel. The car comes with a 5-speed manual as standard whereas the AMT is optional on the V trim onwards. All variants of the Swift come with dual airbags, ABS with EBD as well as ISOFIX child seat mounts as standard.
History of Maruti Suzuki Swift
The Maruti Suzuki Swift was launched in India in 2005. It took on the Hyundai Getz and was available with only a manual and a 84PS 1.3-litre petrol engine. The diesel engine was borrowed from Fiat and introduced into the Swift in 2008. Again, this one was offered only with a manual. The second-gen Swift was launched here in 2011. There were updates to the feature list and the diesel was now being offered in the ZDI trim as well. It was only early this year that the new Swift was launched. The Swift now competes with the Hyundai Grand i10, Toyota Etios Liva and Tata Tiago. It also competes to some extent with its stablemate, the Baleno.