The same vehicle was earlier showcased at the 2014 Delhi Auto Expo. Powered by a 660cc petrol engine and an electric motor, Swift hybrid produce a power of 73bhp.

The electric motor has a range of 25.5 kilometres and can be fully charged in 1.5 hours, through a 230V charging socket. The hatchback weighs 1600kgs, about 500kgs more than the regular Swift.

In March 2014, Maruti Suzuki announced that it will provide several copies of the production version, renamed 'Swift Range Extender' as part of a pilot project to be conducted in partnership with the Indian government during 2014-15.

The company may plan the launch of its Extender in India after government, in a bid to promote eco-friendly vehicles, formally launched the FAME India scheme offering incentives on electric and hybrid vehicles of up to Rs 29,000 for bikes and Rs 1.38 lakh for cars.

FAME India - Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Hybrid and Electric vehicles in India - is a part of the National Electric Mobility Mission Plan.