Maruti Suzuki Swift 2018

The upcoming Maruti Suzuki Swift has been introduced at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show bearing the name Suzuki Swift. Based on the company's next generation platform, that underpins the current generation Baleno and the Ignis, the 2017 Swift will be lighter by 120 kg over the current version. The 2018 Maruti Suzuki Swift will be a show stopper at the 2018 Auto Expo.

Maruti Suzuki Swift 2018

Rs. 7.78 lakh to Rs 10.69 lakh *

Expected showroom Price (New Delhi) When to expect: 2018 Auto Expo

The new Maruti Suzuki Swift will be based on the company's next generation platform that also underpins the Maruti Suzuki Baleno and the Maruti Suzuki Ignis. This has resulted in considerable reduction of kerb weight from 940 kg in the current generation Swift to 820 kg for the upcoming hatchback.

Powering the new Maruti Suzuki Swift are expected to be three engine options, a 1.2 litre K-Series petrol motor, a 1.3 litre DDiS turbocharged diesel unit and the recently introduced 1.0 litre Boosterjet turbocharged petrol engine. While the 1.2 litre petrol and the 1.3 litre diesel engines are expected to generate the same power figures of 88 hp and 75 hp, the Boosterjet petrol engine will generate 100 hp of power and 150 Nm of torque. The diesel engine, however, will come with the company's SHVS (Smart Hybrid Vehicle by Suzuki) which would offered better mileage figure and additional torque when needed. The 1.3 litre diesel motor generates 190 Nm of torque in the current generation Maruti Suzuki Swift.

All engines will be mated to a 5 speed manual transmission, however, the 1.2 litre K-Series unit is expected to also be offered with an AMT or a 4 speed automatic transmission.

The interiors are expected to have an all-black theme with silver accents for all versions and the higher variants in each engine option would also get a 7 inch infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support. The system would also support navigation using an SD card and playback will be from USB, AUX, radio and Bluetooth. In addition to the Bluetooth support, the system would also feature phone call functionality, text message readout and a voice recognition system. Top end versions will also get steering mounted audio and phone controls as well as alloy wheels.

Engine options: 1.2 litre petrol, 1.0 litre turbocharged petrol, 1.3 litre turbocharged diesel

Transmission options: 5 speed manual (petrol and diesel), 4 speed automatic (only petrol), AMT (in petrol and expected in diesel). The car will make its India debut at the 2018 Auto Expo, scheduled in February.

Expected Price: Rs 7.78 lakh to Rs 10.69 lakh, ex-showroom Delhi