Suzuki will soon discontinue the second-gen Swift (first-gen Maruti Swift) in Pakistan in 2021. The carmaker will now directly introduce the latest model of the hatchback in our neighbouring market.
As per a recent report, Pak Suzuki Motor Company (PSMC) will discontinue the second-gen Swift in Pakistan from next year. The report suggests that an official letter has notified all automaker’s stakeholders about Swift’s discontinuation in August next year. The hatchback was first launched in the Pakistani market back in 2010, and initially, it was only offered with a 1.3-litre gasoline motor coupled to a manual gearbox. But, after two years, the carmaker introduced an automatic gearbox option.
The Suzuki Swift has had a successful run in Pakistan and there is nothing quite like it in their market. In Pakistan, the hatchback has been popular among the buyers because of its wide stance, short wheelbase and the 1.3-litre DOHC unit, which makes it a fun to drive hatchback. It is also one of the most reliable cars there because of the low maintenance easy availability of spare parts. The Pakistan-spec Suzuki Swift has got dated now, and the carmaker has also increased the prices of the hatchback without updating the car. In our market, Maruti is offering the latest-gen model of the hatchback. Now the carmaker has plans to directly introduce the same model of the car in the Pakistani market.
In India, Maruti Swift is among the top-selling cars in its segment. It rivals the likes of Hyundai Grand i10 Nios and Ford Figo. It derives power from a K-Series 1.2-litre, four-pot petrol unit, which puts out 82bhp of power and 113 Nm of twisting force. Transmission duties are done by a 5-speed MT or a 5-speed AMT. Inside, it comes loaded with features like a touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, steering mounted controls, automatic A/C, reverse parking camera & sensors and a semi-digital instrument console. It is retailed at a starting price of Rs 5.19 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) from the entry-level LXi trim and goes all the way up to Rs 8.02 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) for the top-of-the-line ZXi AMT Plus variant.