The third-generation Swift is a radical departure from its predecessor and features changes inside and out
The all-new Maruti Suzuki Swift has been launched at Rs 4.99 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) - Read the complete details here. Within two days of its launch, the bookings of the hatch have already crossed the 40,000 mark. The 2018 Maruti Suzuki Swift Swift appears to be more upmarket, spacious and richer in features. Let’s find out what all has changed compared to the outgoing model.
Petrol (ex-showroom New Delhi)
New Swift (manual)
Rs 4.80 lakh LXI (optional)
Rs 4.99 lakh LXI (+19K)
Rs 5.73 lakh VXI (optional)
Rs 5.87 lakh VXI (+14K)
Rs 6.37 lakh ZXI
Rs 6.49 lakh ZXI (+12K)
|Rs 7.29 lakh ZXI+ (new)|
Petrol AMT (available in the new Swift)
- VXI AGS: Rs 6.34 lakh (+47K over VXI MT)
- ZXI AGS: Rs 6.96 lakh (+47K over VXI MT)
Diesel (ex-showroom New Delhi)
New Swift (manual)
Rs 6.20 lakh LDI (optional)
Rs 5.99 lakh LDI (- 21k)
Rs 6.60 lakh VDI (optional)
Rs 6.87 lakh VDI (+ 27k)
Rs 7.47 lakh ZDI
Rs 7.49 lakh ZDI (+2k)
|Rs 8.29 lakh ZDI+ (new)|
Diesel AMT (available in the new Swift)
- VDI AGS: Rs 7.34 lakh (+47K over VDI MT)
- ZDI AGS: Rs 7.96 lakh (+47K over ZDI MT)
The new Swift takes the sporty look of the decade-old Swift a notch higher. The front fascia looks more mature now, with a redesigned headlamp unit sporting projector headlamps and LED daytime running lights as opposed to the multi-reflector ones earlier. The turn indicators in the headlamps unit are pushed towards the grille in the new Swift instead of the away placement earlier. The fog lamp housing continues to be circular though the chrome garnishing has been skipped now. It gets a large hexagonal grille with vertical slats in place of the honeycomb mesh seen in its predecessor. Finally, the redesigned bumper completes the frontal changes in the Maruti hatch.
Moving on to the sides, the rear door handle is now placed on the partially blackened C-pillar (similar to the Chevrolet Beat). Also, it gets new precision-cut dual-tone alloy wheels.
The rear profile of the Swift has also gone under the knife and is now completely overhauled. It gets LEDs in a redesigned tail lamp unit, wider boot lid and a new bumper.
Want to know how it drives? Head over to our Maruti Suzuki Swift 2018 review
Old Maruti Swift
Maruti Swift 2018
The new Swift is 40mm wider and has a 20mm longer wheelbase, which translates into increased room inside the cabin. Like the Dzire, ground clearance has been reduced by 7mm, though that shouldn’t be a cause for concern regarding scraping the underbelly. The boot space has been slightly bumped up to 268 litres and the loading lip has also been lowered, which should make loading/unloading luggage easier.
The new Swift is available in six colours - Midnight Blue, Solid Fire Red, Pearl Arctic White, Silky Silver and Magma Grey, and an all-new Prime Lucent Orange shade.
As mentioned before, the increased dimensions of the new Swift has resulted in a roomier cabin. Maruti says that it has addressed the issue of limited legroom at the rear in the previous version, in addition to increased shoulder and knee room for rear passengers, in the new Swift. The new dual-tone dashboard layout imbibes a premium feel to the cabin. Aircon vents in the centre are now round in shape and the AC controls too get new rotary dials. The plane-jane instrument cluster makes way for racing car-inspired dials. Surprisingly, the open storage space above the glovebox has been given a miss in the new Swift.
As in the Dzire, the new Swift gets a flat-bottom leather-wrapped steering wheel, auto climate control, and passive keyless entry system with push-button engine start-stop. It gets Suzuki’s 7-inch SmartPlay infotainment system which supports both Apple CarPlay and Google Android Auto along with MirrorLink connectivity. The system also offers built-in navigation with Aux-in, USB and Bluetooth connectivity. The new Swift also gets rear parking sensors with the infotainment unit doubling up as the display for the rear-view camera.
Continuing the good work of standardising essential safety features in its recent cars, Maruti Suzuki has equipped all variants of the new Swift with dual front airbags, ABS with EBD and brake assist, front seat-belts with pretensioners and force limiter, Isofix with child seat anchorages, seatbelt reminder and engine immobiliser.
The 2018 Swift continues to draw power from the same 1.2-litre petrol and 1.3-litre diesel engines of the previous generation. The petrol motor pumps out 83PS/113Nm while the diesel one develops 75PS/190Nm. Unlike its predecessor, the new Swift gets a 5-speed AMT (automated manual transmission) with both the engines aside from the 5-speed manual gearbox. However, the automatic is offered only with the V and Z variants initially. With the same engines as the present Swift and lighter structure, its claimed mileage has shoot up as well: 22kmpl and 28.4kmpl from the petrol and diesel motors respectively.
The new Swift is based on the lighter Heartect platform, which also underpins the Dzire and the Baleno. This has helped the Swift achieve significant weight reduction - weighs up to 85kg lesser. While the Swift has always been known to be a peppy performer, the lighter weight promises to make it an even more fun to drive car.
Stay tuned to CarDekho for more updates on the new Swift during Auto Expo 2018.
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