ABS and Airbags now available on all Variants of Maruti Swift and Dzire, Kudos to the brand who has been doing it with almost all vehicles nowMaruti is on a spree now a days. After laughing all new products one after the other and impressing us with those products as well. It has started doing something really special for the Indian market. After it decided to give S-Cross with airbags and abs all variants, then followed Ciaz, Ertiga, WagonR it is now time for the car which sells like hot cakes every month and are segment leaders.
Yes, we are talking about the the Maruti Suzuki Swift and Maruti Suzuki Swift Dzire. The cars, according recent database of the company says that they have been averaging 17,000 units every since inception is quite a feat indeed. Maruti has made sure they don’t go un-noticed and provide adequate safety those who ask for it.
|LXI Opt (O)||490,000||540,000|
|VXI AT (O)||NA||693,974|
Hence from today onwards, Maruti has come to make a decision that their both popular cars have optional airbags and ABS if the customer demands even on the lower and middle variants which were missing these features. Top Z variants on both petrol and diesel have had them as standard since day one. Maruti has been lacking at these key areas and it has addressed in a way which is beneficial for both parties.
There are some people who will be affected by this decision and that is the competition. Hyundai doesn’t offer any safety on Grand i10, even on top end variants as standard and it is optional even on the top-end variant. Same goes to the Xcent as well. This move could also come from the fact that Ford has thrown in the kitchen sink when it comes airbags and ABS, which is standard all variants for Figo and Aspire.
Tata Bolt and Zest another competitor to the Swift and Dzire have safety features such as ABS starting on second variant and dual airbags are last two trims. Honda Amaze also offers ABS on diesel models only and airbags on top two trims. This certainly should help Maruti strength its brand even more in urban and semi-urban areas. Next generation are on their way within the next two years and will standard safety features.