2011 Maruti Suzuki Swift bookings being accepted by some Maruti Dealers!
We have some news trickling in about a few Maruti dealers in Bangalore accepting bookings for the 2011 Maruti Suzuki Swift which is anticipated to be launched pretty soon in May or June, 2011. The dealers, reportedly are accepting bookings with token amounts of INR 10,000-50,000 from eager 2011 Swift buyers whi want to jump the queue and avoid the normally huge waiting list that the Swift usually comes with.
Both petrol and diesel models of the 2011 Swift are expected to arrive in India, with the 1.2 Liter K-Series petrol engine and the 1.3 Liter Multijet Diesel engine continuing to do duty on the 2011 Swift. The 2011 Swift will be slightly larger both internally as well as externally and could feature start-stop button in the top end variant.
Also, while there is a lot of buzz about the 2011 Swift getting a Variable Valve Timing technology, that could boost power output of the 1.2 Liter K-Series engine to about 90+ Bhp, our sources tell us that Maruti does not have any plan of bringing the VVT engine to India in the near future.
right now, the biggest worry at Maruti is the appreciating yen, which could result in price escalations, of the 2011 Swift as almost 15% of the new Swift has critical components that are imported directly from Japan. The yen’s rapid rise, could potentially cause pricing pressures which may delay the launch slightly as Maruti evaluates it’s options.