Read below the lines from hindustan times about swift:
One of India's best-loved cars - Maruti Suzuki Swift - turns five on Tuesday and like all global legendary cars it does not show signs of ageing or slowing down.
By now, over 4.5 lakh Swifts are on the road in India, and after an engine upgrade earlier this year, the car still enjoys a waiting period of 1-4 months on both petrol and diesel variants.
"When it was initially launched, people were skeptical as it was such a radical looking car," said JS Rekhi, a Delhi-based Maruti dealer.
"As more and more cars were visible on the road, the word of mouth publicity saw demand surge and as a result, even after so many years it looks very fresh."
In a highly competitive small car market, Swift is the target for most new launches - from Volkswagen Polo to the upcoming Toyota Etios - in the premium compact segment.
Internationally as well, the car, is a raging success, exceeding demand in all major markets. Its sales were twice the target in the first year in Japan, while in Denmark it was in the top 3 for more than 2 years and the highest selling car in 2006.