Maruti Suzuki recently launched the new-generation Swift in India at the Auto Expo 2018. Apart from the Tata H5X and 45X twin concepts, the launch of all-new Maruti Suzuki Swift was the saving grace of the otherwise dull Auto Expo. Its been just over a month since Maruti Suzuki opened bookings for the Swift on January 18, and the new Swift has already received over 60,000 bookings in the country. In fact, during the launch of the car at the Expo, Maruti Suzuki had revealed that the car had received over 40,000 bookings. The new Swift is priced between INR 4.99 lakh to INR 8.29 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). Also Read: Maruti Suzuki Swift 2018 Diesel First Drive Review, Test Ride
The runaway success of the new Maruti Suzuki Swift is a result of fresh new styling, competent engines and an extensive features list along with competitive pricing. The new Swift is built on the 5th generation HEARTECT platform, which is not only lighter but safer as well. Moreover, the new Swift is a lot safer car as compared to the old generation model as the car comes equipped with dual airbags, ISOFIX child seat restraints and ABS with EBD and Brake Assist as standard across the variants. The new platform has helped the car to be marginally shorter, although, the car is wider and offers longer wheelbase. Read More: Maruti Swift 2018 – New vs Old Comparison; Design, Images, Features & Specifications
The new Swift gets quite a few segment first features like LED projector headlamps with DRLs, LED tail lamps and diamond-cut alloy wheels. The top-spec variants also get touch-screen infotainment system, Automatic climate control system, engine start/stop and the likes. The SmartPlay infotainment system also gets support for Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and MirrorLink. Some of the other features include height-adjustable driver seat, parking sensors, rear camera and electrically adjustable and retractable ORVMs among others. Also Read: New Maruti Swift 2018 Vs Maruti Baleno – Comparison
Mechanically, the new Maruti Suzuki Swift continues to remain the same. The car gets a 1.2-litre K12B petrol unit that makes 83 BHP of power and 114 Nm of torque, while the 1.3-litre DDiS diesel motor produces 74 BHP of power and 190 Nm of peak torque. A 5-speed manual unit is standard across both engine options, while a 5-speed automatic (AMT) transmission is available as an option for the first time on both the engines. However, the AMT transmission is available only on the V and Z trim levels across the petrol and diesel engine options. The new Swift delivers a fuel economy of 22 Kmpl and 28.4 Kmpl on the petrol and diesel variants respectively.