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Maruti Suzuki Swift 2017- Old wine in a new bottle? Find out!

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Maruti Suzuki has launched the New Swift 2017 in Japan and it is just months away to the Indian launch. It is expected to reach India in the second half of 2017 and there has been some real buzz about it for quite some time now.
The unique and most loved car since 2005 has chosen a new avatar for the 2017 launch and is being awaited by the enthusiasts all over.

Here are a few changes that make the upcoming Suzuki Swift class apart:

• All new Swift 2017 carries contemporary design with fine touches of magnificence throughout its silhouette. Interiors have been splashed with elements of grandeur and innovative technology that challenges its rivals.

• Built on the SHVS mild hybrid platform that framed the Baleno, all new Swift has turned muscular but lighter by almost 100kgs.

• Exteriors sport a hexagonal honeycomb grille with a black slat under it, projector headlamps with LED day time running lamps, LED tail lamps, fog lamps, a prominent bonnet and chiseled bumpers that make it the all new Swift 2017. Outside Rear View Mirrors with indicator lights, rear door handles on the C-pillar and 16 inch diamond cut alloy wheels are all new features on this third generationSwift.

• Interiors are upgraded with the latest technology which includes touchscreen infotainment system that syncs with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, multifunctional steering wheel with a flattened bottom, a new dashboard and fine upholstery, Multi Information Display on the instrument cluster, auto climate control, rear AC vents and tons of other features.

• Indian Swift 2017 is expected to hold on to the existing 1.2L K-series petrol and 1.3L DDiS Diesel engines while they mightbe retuned for more power. Sources have been reporting about Suzuki planning to bring other engines like 1.0L Booster jet or a 1.5L diesel too on the New Swift.

• New safety features like Dual Sensing Brake Support and Adaptive Cruise Control are also heard to be introduced along with other features.

• Indian launch dates have not been officially announced yet even though the car is already on sale in Japan. New Swift will be making its global debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2017. Prices are expected to range between Rs.5-7.5 lakh in India.

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Upcoming Car launches in India in coming months

Indian Automobile Industry has been growing tremendously year after year, as more and more auto companies unveil new cars and SUVs. Last couple of months had displayed one of the finest car launches ever witnessed in the global industry. It can thereby be presumed that coming months have more in store for the Indians in terms of exceptional vehicle launches.


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Mahindra & Mahindra launches W9 variant of XUV500 at Rs.15.45 lakh

• M&M launches a new feature loaded variant- W9 of XUV500

• W9 priced at Rs.15.45 lakh

• This could be M&M’s answer to Jeep Compass

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Maruti Suzuki Ignis all set to be launched next month

Maruti Suzuki Ignis to be launched on 13th January 2017

• Addressed as a premium urban crossover, Ignis comes with a lot of unique features for the Indian specific model

• Available in both Petrol and Diesel trims and expected to be priced around Rs.5-7 lakh approximately


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Peugeot buys Ambassador Car brand from Hindustan Motors

Hindustan Motors has signed an agreement with Peugeot, selling Ambassador Brand and certain related rights at a sum of Rs.80 crore. It also said that the proceeds of the sale will be used to clear all pending dues of employees and lenders.


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Maruti Suzuki Swift 2017- Old wine in a new bottle? Find out!

Maruti Suzuki has launched the New Swift 2017 in Japan and it is just months away to the Indian launch. It is expected to reach India in the second half of 2017 and there has been some real buzz about it for quite some time now.
The unique and most loved car since 2005 has chosen a new avatar for the 2017 launch and is being awaited by the enthusiasts all over.


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Honda WR-V ready to hit Indian roads on March 16th, 2017

Honda WR-V (Winsome Runabout Vehicle), the sub compact crossover was unveiled at the 2016 Sao Paulo Motor Show in Brazil. Now, Honda is about to launch the same here in the country on March 16th, 2017. As WR-V rolls here, India will earn the name for being the first country to produce and launch it in the world. Previously named as the Jazz Twist, this crossover is based on the company’s best seller Honda Jazz but is slightly longer and taller than the latter.


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Mercedes Benz India announces plans to bring hybrid & electric car

As the Indian Government has been taking quicker and necessary steps to curb the growing pollution in the country, the automobile market too seems to be rapidly making moves alongside. This year, Indian Government planned to skip the implementation of BS-V norms altogether and is about to leap from BS-IV to VI in next four years, i.e. stricter emission norms by 2020.


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Jeep Compass expected to be priced around 25 lakh

August 1st witnessed the launch of the iconic Jeep Grand Cherokee in India. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles which brought the brand to India as CBU (Completely Built Up) units with a heavy price tag had promised that they will soon launch a Made in India SUV at their new facility (JV with Tata) in Ranjangaon, Pune.


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Isuzu MU-X launched in India at a starting price of Rs.23.99 lakh

MU-X, A new SUV from Isuzu Motors India was launched in India on Thursday replacing the MU-7 from their Indian line-up. This robust utility vehicle comes in two variants- a 4x2 variant priced at Rs.23.99 lakh and 4x4 variant at Rs.25.99 lakh (Both Ex-showroom Delhi). The MU-X shares its platform with the new-generation D-Max and rivals against the likes of Toyota Fortuner and Ford Endeavour. The MU-X had conquered the global market until March 2017 after which a facelifted version of the same was launched there. The facelift MU-X will reach India in another year or so, depending on how good the Indian markets welcome this model here.


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2017 Maruti Dzire- Bookings open at Rs.11,000 token amount

Maruti Suzuki has geared up for the launch of its most popular sub compact sedan, the 2017 Dzire in India on May 16th. The company dealerships have officially started to accept bookings for the same at a token amount of Rs.11,000. There is also an option for customers who have already booked the outgoing model to upgrade it to the third generation Dzire.


car COMPARISON
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Compass

2.0 Limited Option
18.75 Lakh

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Terrano

XL Plus 85 PS
11.7 Lakh

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Maruti Alto 800 gets an Utsav edition at Rs.3.94 lakh

Maruti Suzuki launched an Utsav edition for Alto 800, their popular tiny hatchback on account of the festive season. Not all variants, but the VXi(O) trim that gets this special edition priced at Rs.3.94 lakh. This price is around Rs.20000 (for the accessory kit) more than the outgoing VXi(O) variant. Alto 800 is a vehicle that hasn’t seen much of an upgrade in the recent past, yet managed to remain as one of the best sellers from the company.

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Auto sales post GST: August 2017

Indian Automobile market seems to be going through ups and downs post GST. India’s leading carmaker Maruti Suzuki has managed to remain as the topper with Hyundai and Mahindra to follow. Few companies like Toyota and Ford had considerable decline in sales owing to the drop in export figures while the hike in prices of luxury cars post GST and delayed production contributed to the drop in sales of passenger cars altogether. Let us take a look at the sales figures across different segments:

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Maruti Suzuki iCreate personalization concept introduced in Swift

Gone are the days when customization was done only on high end luxury vehicles. Maruti Suzuki had launched their iCreate personalization concept for Vitara Brezza for the first time. After the success on this popular model, the carmaker has decided to introduce the concept on their best-selling hatchback, Swift too.

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MARUTI SUZUKI Baleno

5.26 Lakh TO 8.42 Lakh

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MARUTI SUZUKI Maruti Dzire Tour 2017

5.24 Lakh TO 5.99 lakh

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TATA Tiago

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MAHINDRA Kuv 100

4.5 Lakhs TO 6.8 Lakhs

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MAHINDRA e2o

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MAHINDRA KUV 100 2017

4.39 Lakh TO 7.43 Lakh