How the new 2018 Maruti Suzuki Swift is different from the old Swift and how much better

Maruti Suzuki Swift has been very popular in the Indian passenger car market for its compact design and a powerful engine. Now though, Maruti is set to launch the new Swift at the Auto Expo 2018 and it seems, it will now be even better.

By: | Published: January 17, 2018 3:25 PM

Maruti Suzuki Swift, a hot favourite for many, is set to enter a new generation in its life cycle. The new Swift is only weeks away from launch at Auto Expo 2018 in February. While the current model of the Swift is itself a very popular car in India, the new Swift will be much more premium than before. The overall design and appeal have been revamped to better suit Maruti Suzuki's quest towards reshaping its image as more of a premium car manufacturer. New Maruti Suzuki Swift has been given new features both inside and out. While the current generation Swift has been one of the most powerful hatchbacks in India, the new Swift will be no different and along with that, it will offer better fuel efficiency. So, what else is new and improved in the new Maruti Suzuki Swift? Find out here:

Design

New Maruti Suzuki Swift has been completely redesigned with new headlamp clusters and the lot. But even so, the basic design philosophy of the Swift that we are so familiar with has been retained. The new Maruti Suzuki Swift looks modern, sporty and a lot more premium. It will come with a hexagonal grille with chrome inserts, projector headlamps with LED DRLs, LED tail lamps, ORVMs indicator and fog lamps.

Cabin

On the inside, new Maruti Suzuki Swift will be more up class and premium. Unlike the current model of the Swift, the new car will be equipped with a flat-bottom steering wheel. Other changes include automatic climate control as well as a new layout of the dashboard.

Infotainment system

The most prominent change on the inside of the new Maruti Suzuki Swift will be a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system which supports navigation, Bluetooth connectivity, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. The Japanese model gets Mirrorlink as well which may also be carried forward in the Indian-spec model.

Maruti Suzuki Swift has been appreciated for its performance. It has been one of the quicker hatchbacks in India, and now the new Swift will offer even better agility. The new Maruti Suzuki Swift will be based on the company's Hearttect platform which would make the premium hatchback considerably lighter compared to the existing model.

Engine

In terms of engine options, it will be powered by a 1.2-litre petrol engine that makes 83 hp of power and 115 Nm of torque and a 1.3-litre diesel engine that would produce 74 hp of power and 190 Nm of torque. While both units would be available with a 5-speed manual transmission, the petrol engine may also be offered with an automatic gearbox.

Boot space

While the current Swift has a sizeable boot of 316 litres, the space in the new Maruti Suzuki Swift has been increased by 54 litres. The new Swift is 10mm shorter in length, 40mm wider, 35mm lower and has a 20mm longer wheelbase compared to the current model.

Price

The current Maruti Suzuki Swift is priced at Rs 4.89 lakh for the base model and Rs 7.55 lakh for the top trim. Considering the addition of more features, expect the new Maruti Suzuki Swift to be launched at a price tag bigger by about Rs 30-40,000.

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