Maruti’s latest-gen Swift spotted testing in India

  • Published On: 28 December 2017
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The upcoming Swift will be launched at the Auto Expo 2018.

Maruti Suzuki is getting ready to launch the upcoming latest-gen Swift in India. According to reports, the well-loved hatchback brand was spotted testing in the country. This new version has been comprehensively updated when compared to the outgoing model. Here are some of the things you need to know about the 2018 Suzuki Swift:

1. All-New Exterior

Suzuki has done a stunning job with the exterior of the 2017 Swift; the Japanese manufacturer has managed to keep the design language of the original Swift, while still adding enough flair to make sure it stands out. The all-new Swift gets a distinctly new grille, headlights and tail-lights.

2. Age-Old Engines

The India-spec Swift will continue to use the 1.2-litre petrol and 1.3-litre diesel engine as the outgoing car. These engines have been around for quite some time; however, the diesel engine might be tuned to produce more power. A new addition is the availability of automatic transmissions on both the petrol and the diesel variant.

3. Lighter And Stiffer Chassis

The 2017 Swift is built on the same platform as the Baleno, but is 10 to 15 percent lighter. This reduction in weight will give the Swift a fuel economy and performance advantage over its more expensive sibling. Maruti also claims that the new platform is 10 percent more rigid than the current one.

4. Refreshed Interior

The Swift’s cabin will be completely overhauled; the new dashboard is simple, with a new, plush steering wheel and sporty, two-pod instrument cluster. The top-spec variant will get equipment such as a touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and MirrorLink capability, similar to that on the Ignis and the Baleno. Moreover, the cabin is also more spacious than the outgoing Swift’s and so is the luggage space.

5. India Arrival in Early 2018

The all-new Swift is expected to be officially revealed at the Auto Expo next year and will go on sale shortly after. This next-gen Swift will sit below the Baleno in Maruti’s line-up and will compete directly with the Ford Figo and the Hyundai Grand i10.

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