Maruti Suzuki has more than 2.25 lakh pending orders in May, updated Swift getting strong demand

The country’s largest car maker Maruti Suzuki’s sales declined by two percent last month. The main reasons behind this are high base effect, excessive heat and Lok Sabha elections. However, the company hopes that the upcoming monsoon season will be good and its sales will increase.

Maruti Suzuki has orders for more than 2.25 lakh units pending. The company’s Senior Executive Officer (Marketing and Sales), Partho Banerjee, said that out of these pending orders, more than 40,000 are for the recently launched new Swift. Apart from this, about 75,000 orders are for CNG variants. The company’s Sales CNG cars contribute more than 32 percent to the total sales. It is getting a lot of demand for the CNG variants of Brezza and Ertiga. The waiting period for these is four to six weeks. The number of Arena sales outlets of the company has reached 3,000. It has these outlets in more than 2,500 cities and towns. The company opened the first Arena outlet in 2017.

The company has also opened Nexa dealerships to provide a more premium experience to the customers. It sells WagonR, Swift, Brezza, Dzire, Ertiga, Eeco, Alto K10, Celerio and S-Presso through the Arena network. Recently, Maruti Suzuki launched a new version of the hatchback Swift. Its starting price is Rs 6.49 lakh (ex-showroom). It is available in nine exterior colour options, three dual-tone and two new colours Luxurious Blue and Novel Orange. Along with changes in the design, the engine has also been upgraded in the new Swift. Its interior has also been made better than the previous version. New features have also been provided in it.

The new Swift has a 1.2 liter 3-cylinder petrol engine. It generates 80 bhp of power and 112 Nm of torque. It is available in five-speed manual and five-speed AMT gearbox. company Swift has claimed its mileage to be more than 25 kmpl. It has a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple Car Play and Android Auto connectivity. Its top variant has features like a 9-inch touchscreen, 360-degree camera, wireless charging and rear AC vent. The new Swift has been provided with six airbags and electronic stability control for safety.

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