All new Suzuki Swift ever since its face-lift has dominated the sales chart to become India’s most popular premium hatchback and has been awarded Indian Car of the Year (ICOTY) 2019 by a jury of India’s leading automobile experts drawn from across publications.
Swift holds record for cumulative sales of 2 million units since its launch in 2005. The new swift also holds record for fastest car to clock sales of 1 lakh units in a span of 145 days. The car also holds record for marking impressive sales growth of 40% with a market share of 29% during financial year April 18 – Nov 19.
Swift was launched in Auto Gear Shift which has been widely accepted by the consumers and contributes to over 20% of its sales. Swift is the only car to have won ICOTY for all generations (face-lifts) i.e in 2006, 2012 and 2019.
Thanking the jury for the award, Mr Kenichi Ayukawa, Managing Director and CEO of Maruti Suzuki, said:
“Swift has been one of the most loved premium hatchbacks and it is an honor to receive such a high accolade yet again. Brand Swift has consistently made us proud and has been among the top 5 best-selling cars in India for over a decade. The journey with Swift has been extraordinary and we are overwhelmed by its popularity among customers. We are grateful to our 2 million customers for their immense trust in the brand. We also thank our vendors and dealers who have been supportive to us for delighting our customers. Being awarded the Indian Car of the Year for three times and that too by an independent jury, comprising India’s leading automobile experts, makes it even more special.”
All new swift is built on 5th generation HEARTECT platform which is more sturdy, rigid and yet light weight which gives car better performance, acceleration and increased safety. Swift known for its styling, handling, efficiency, comfort, safety, technical innovation etc was the perfect fit to get awarded as ICOTY. Earlier Japan Institute of Design Promotion has awarded it Good Design Award in 2017 and swift was among the top 3 contenders for World Urban Car Of The Year 2018 as well.