Recent reports have revealed that the 2018 Maruti Suzuki Swift has already racked up more than 1 Lakh bookings. The bookings commenced on January 18, 2018, and ever since then, the hatchback has witnessed a booking every minute! R S Kalsi, Senior Executive Director (marketing and sales), Maruti Suzuki, in a statement to Business Standard, affirmed that though some of their recent bestsellers, including the new Dzire and Baleno, had exhibited commendable sales, yet the Swift has outshined them by achieving this landmark within such a short span of the launch.
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The immensely high demand has led to the Maruti Swift commanding a waiting period of 3-4 months depending on the variant. According to a recent report, around 15% of all sales come from AMT variants. Besides, the styling of the hatchback is clearly its biggest selling point. a total of 12 configurations are being offered to car-buyers. One can choose from two engines- 1.2 L K 12 Petrol and 1.3 L DDiS Diesel. Both engines are available with either a 5-speed manual transmission or a 5-speed AMT. ARAI reports indicate that the petrol variant promises a fuel efficiency of 22km/l while the mileage offered by the diesel variant is 28.4km/l.