Maruti Suzuki India, country’s leading car manufacturer will be looking kick-off the year 2018 on the positive note. The car maker will be launching new array of products by next year including the new Swift 2018. Taking things further, the car maker has officially stopped the production of the current generation Swift as it will launch the third generation of the hatchback by early next year. Expected to make its official Indian debut at Auto Expo 2018, the new version of Swift has been spied during a commercial shoot at Lonavala. See More: New Maruti Swift 2018 Images Leaked Before Auto Expo 2018; India Launch Imminent Also Read - Maruti Suzuki Showcases Swift Extreme at Thailand International Motor Expo 2019

Initially launched in the year 2005, the Indo-Japanese car maker rolled the last unit of current generation onto the production line on December 23, 2017. Going by the image, the car seems on the inspection booth with note on its bonnet which mentions – “Last Swift:-E07460 Glorious Journey Ends here… For new beginning… Great Car by Great Team Date:-23-Dec-2017 Bye Bye:-Swift”. Also See: Top 5 Upcoming Cars Launching in 2018: New Maruti Swift 2018, Ertiga 2018, Vitara Brezza Petrol, Nexon AMT Also Read - Maruti Suzuki Offers Discounts Upto Rs 1.05 Lakh on Cars - Vitara Brezza, Swift, Dzire, Eeco | Full Details

The current generation Swift comes with a choice of petrol and diesel engine which will be seen on the new generation Swift as well. The petrol unit is powered by a 1.2-litre unit making 83 BHP @ 6,000 rpm and a peak torque of 115 Nm @ 4,000 rpm while the oil burner is a 1.3-litre Fiat-sourced diesel which produces 74 BHP @ 4,000 rpm and peak torque of 190 Nm @ 2,000 rpm. Both the units are mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox. Also Read: 2018 Maruti Swift: Price in India, Launch Date, Images, Interior, Features, Booking, Specs, Mileage Also Read - Maruti Suzuki Devils Circuit becomes India's leading disruptive sporting property

Maruti Suzuki Swift - Current GenerationInitially, the company launched Swift with 1.3-litre petrol engine which was later replaced by 1.2-litre petrol unit due to BS-IV norms. After launching the second generation in 2011, the company rolled out the facelifted avatar in 2014. The hatchback has been in the domestic market since 2005 wherein the company has sold 13 lakh units of Swift in India.

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