If the sources are to be believed, the production of the current-generation Swift has come to an end as the manufacturer gears up to launch the third-generation of the hatchback in the Indian market. The upcoming car is expected to make its official debut in the country at the Auto Expo 2018, which is scheduled to take place in February.
Recently, the new version of Swift was spied at a commercial shoot in Lonavala, Maharashtra, and now an image has emerged on different portals which shows the last unit of the current-generation Swift getting rolled out on to the production line on 23rd December 2017. Going by the image, it seems that the car has appeared at the inspection booth with a note on the bonnet, after passing the assembly phase. The note reads, "Last Swift:-E07460 Glorious Journey Ends here… For new beginning… Great Car by Great Team Date:-23-Dec-2017 Bye Bye:-Swift".
Initially launched in the year 2005 with a 1.3-litre petrol engine, the Indo-Japanese car maker has brought about many changes in Swift through these years. After its two years launch, the car was facilitated by a new 1.3-litre Fiat-sourced diesel motor which produces 74 bhp power at 4,000 revolutions per minute and a peak torque of 190 Nm at 2,000 rpm. Due to BS-IV emission norms, the model was again replaced with a 1.2-litre petrol engine in the year 2010. The second-generation Swift was launched in the country in August 2011, followed up with a facelift version in the second half of 2014. One thing that was common among all these versions was a 5-speed manual transmission.
From its first launch till the year 2015, Maruti Suzuki created a benchmark by selling about 13 lakh units of the Swift in India. As far as the third-generation Swift is concerned, it is only expected to take this success story forward.