Suzuki’s Indian subsidiary Maruti Suzuki India Limited (MSIL), and Thai subsidiary Suzuki Motor (Thailand) Co., Ltd. (SMT) have unveiled and launched the all-new 4th generation Swift made in each country.
The made-in-India Swift has 1.2L petrol and 1.3L diesel engine variants. In addition to five-speed manual transmission, Auto Gear Shift (AGS) has been newly added to its transmission.
Production of Swift initially started in India in 2005 and has become one of the main models of Maruti Suzuki. The company has sold approximately 3.35 million units of Swift in India in accumulation by the end of December 2017.
The made-in-Thailand Swift is installed with 1.2L DUALJET engine and CVT. SMT started producing Swift in 2012 as a model that conforms to the eco-car project promoted by the Thai government, which is aimed to increase the production of eco-friendly compact passenger vehicles. It has been sold in Thailand and exported to ASEAN countries.
Since its full model change in 2017, the new Swift has been produced at Suzuki’s Sagara Plant in Japan, to be sold in Japan and exported to regions including Europe, Oceania, and Latin America. By producing the new Swift globally in three production hubs of Japan, India, and Thailand, and exporting from each country, Suzuki seeks to expand the sales of the new Swift in more countries and regions.