India’s largest car manufacturer, Maruti Suzuki will kick start 2018 with the launch of the all-new Maruti Suzuki Swift 2018. The company has already started the media activities for the new Swift, which will be revealed on the January 18th, 2018 as part of the media drives. While the Swift launch is around the corner, Maruti Suzuki has another ace up its sleeve. Our sources close to the company reveal that the company will showcase the 2018 Maruti Suzuki Swift RS in India at the Auto Expo 2018. Apart from the regular Swift and the Swift RS, the company is also expected to showcase the new Swift Sport at the auto expo. Also Read: Maruti Swift 2018 Bookings Open Unofficially; Launch Date, Price in India, Interior, Images
For the first time, Maruti Suzuki is considering to launch the complete Swift portfolio in the Indian market, which includes the Swift RS, Swift Hybrid and the Swift Sport. The new 2018 Swift RS is based on the same platform as that of the Maruti Baleno, Ignis and the new Dzire. Apart from bringing high levels of structural rigidity, this platform will also reduce the kerb weight of the hatchback, resulting in better fuel economy and performance. Read More: Upcoming Maruti Suzuki Cars Launching in India in 2018-19
The international-spec 2018 Swift RS is powered by a 1.0-litre BoosterJet petrol engine that is coupled to Suzuki’s SHVS mild hybrid system. This engine produces 110 BHP of power and 170 Nm of peak torque. Transmission options include 5-speed manual and a 6-speed AT. That said, we are not sure if Maruti Suzuki will offer the SHVS technology on the Indian variant, while the engine is also expected to be de-tuned. Also Read: New Maruti Swift 2018 – All You Need to Know
The exterior profile of the 2018 Maruti Suzuki Swift RS comes with LED projector headlamps, LED DRLS, multi-spoke alloy wheels, LED tail-lamps among the others. The new Swift RS will also come with a whole lot of new features on-board. These are to include multi-functional steering wheel, touchscreen infotainment system, automatic climate control among the others. Talking about the prices, the 2018 Maruti Swift is expected to get a price tag of around INR 8 lakh (ex-showroom).