Maruti Swift sales surpass 5 million units globally; 54% comes from India

The Maruti Swift sales have surpassed yet another milestone and India continues to be the single largest market for the global supermini (and its market-specific sedan derivative). The Swift’s global sales has surpassed 5 million units recently and it took 11 years and 5 months to achieve the feat.

The nameplate debuted in India in 2005 and has been a runaway success starting from day 1, thanks to its youthful design and impressive dynamics. The car eventually spawned an India-specific compact sedan which also went on to dominate its segment. Out of the 5 million units sales, around 54% is accounted for by the Indian market. Europe emerges as the second largest market for the Swift with a contribution of 17% while Japan pitches in with 10%.

Suzuki Swift Sai Edition at 2016 Bangkok Motor Show
The Swift hatchback is being made in 7 countries and marketed in over 140 countries.

The Swift is currently being produced in 7 countries – India, Japan, Pakistan, Hungary, Thailand, Malaysia and Malaysia – and being sold in over 140 countries. The hatchback which debuted in 2004 entered into its second generation in 2011.

In India, the hatchback is available with the 1.2-litre K-Series petrol and 1.3-litre DDiS diesel engines. The Swift Dzire sedan in available in two avatars – a sub-4m version for private car buyers and a longer (older) version called Dzire Tour for taxi operators.

2017 Suzuki Swift
The next gen Swift is in the works and this is how it would look.

The next gen Maruti Swift is currently being developed and we already presented our readers with a set of exclusive renderings of the car based on the leaked images.

Suzuki Swift Sai Edition – Photos