Saturday, 9 July 2011

Maruti ends Swift manufacture

India's major carmaker Maruti has stopped the making of its extremely selling top rear door Swift, to craft way for the after that age group Swift, which will be launched in late August or early September. Maruti has aliased the innovative Swift as YP8 and its testing runs are on in the Manesar plant. Dealers have started accepting bookings for the new Swift. The car will come with 1.2-litre petrol and 1.3-litre diesel variants. The new model, built on a slightly longer however new platform, will be slight extra spacious, lighter and return better mileage than the current production Swift. Besides, engineers have also achieved a substantial reduction in the overall weight of the car by replacing the metal fuel tank with a plastic tank. This will improve its fuel efficiency by a little over 13 per cent. This will be the first major face lift for the Swift since it was launched six years ago. Pricing details of the new car has not been shared by the company. The Swift which is available now in petrol, diesel and CNG versions and priced between Rs 3.9-5.5 lakh, sells close to 12,000 units every month. It recorded a growth of 21 per cent last year selling over 140,000 units as against 116,000 units sold in the previous year.


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