Maruti transferred the Swift waitlist from the old product to the new. The first thing you notice about the new Swift is that it does not look very different from the old one. Prices are expected to be Rs 15,000 to Rs 30,000 higher than the existing variants, which would make the anti-lock braking and the dual front airbag-equipped ZXi model cost around Rs 560,000 to Rs 570,000.
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