The all-new Swift 2018 made its official debut in style for the domestic market at the Auto Expo 2018. Priced at INR 4.99 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi), the third generation Swift 2018 is pitted against the likes of Honda Brio, Hyundai Grand i10, Ford Figo and others in the hatchback space. The new generation Swift 2018 is based on Suzuki’s new Heartect platform making it lighter in weight and stronger than the predecessor. The same platform is employed in new age Maruti products such as Maruti Dzire, Baleno and Vitara Brezza. Offered in 6 exciting colours, the next-gen Swift is now available in 12 variants with 4 trim levels. Also Read: Maruti Swift 2018 Launched in India, Priced at INR 4.99 Lakh Also Read - Coronavirus: Maruti Halts Production at Gurgaon, Manesar Plants With Immediate Effect
Maruti Swift 2018 Vs Baleno – Exterior: On the exterior front, the all-new Maruti Suzuki Swift 2018 now gets updated front profile which features new grille design, new LED projector headlamps with LED DRLs, 15-inch precision cut alloy wheels, new LED tail light, C-pillar mounted door handle, and much more. The overall appearance of the new Swift looks sportier and intimidating. On the other hand, Maruti Baleno looks quite mature with its iconic liquid flow design. The main underlines are 3D layered front grille, wider air dams, projector headlamps, LED tail lights, chrome finished door handles, 15-inch alloy wheels, integrated rear spoiler and much more. Read More: New Maruti Swift 2018 Launched in India at Rs 4.99 Lakhs at Auto Expo 2018 Also Read - Auto Expo 2020: Carmakers Gear up For Electric Vehicle Future in India
Maruti Swift 2018 Vs Baleno – Dimensions: As far as the dimensions are concerned, the Swift 2018 now measures 3840mm in length, 1735mm in width and height of 1530mm along with wheelbase of 2450mm and ground clearance of 163mm. On the other hand, the Baleno premium hatch gets 3995mm, 1745mm and 1510mm of length, width and height respectively along with ground clearance of 170mm and wheelbase of 2520mm. Also Read - Maruti's compact SUV Vitara Brezza crosses 4-lakh sales milestone
Maruti Swift 2018 Vs Baleno – Engine Specifications: Talking about the powertrain options, the third generation Swift will continue to get the same 1.2-litre K12 series petrol mill and 1.3-litre DDiS 190 motor. The former makes 83 bhp and 140Nm of power figures while the latter develops 74 bhp of max power with 190Nm of peak torque. Maruti’s premium offering in B2 segment – Baleno is also powered by the same set of engines as seen on the new Swift. Also See: New Maruti Swift 2018 First Lot Arrives at Dealership Stockyard Ahead of India Launch
Maruti Swift 2018 Vs Baleno – Transmission: Both the units on the new Swift will be mated to a 5-speed manual as standard along with optional 5-speed AMT on petrol and diesel variants as well. The transmission duties on the Baleno are carried out by 5-speed manual gearbox as standard. However, a CVT gearbox is also offered as an option on the petrol variants only. See More: Maruti Swift 2018 Gets Waiting Period of up to 8 Weeks Before India Launch
Maruti Swift 2018 Vs Baleno – Features: On the feature front, the new Maruti Swift is now loaded with more features that add-on to the convenience factor on the inside. It gets new SmartPlay infotainment system featuring 7-inch touchscreen with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility, 3-spoke multi-functional steering wheel, dual airbags, ABS with EBD, brake assist and ISOFIX child safety seat mounts as standard across the variants. Maruti Suzuki Baleno, on the other hand, is also loaded with features such as SmartPlay infotainment system with navigation system and smartphone connect & Apple CarPlay, 3-spke steering wheel with audio mounted controls, reverse parking sensors and camera, ISOFIX child seat mounts, ABS with EBD, dual front airbags and much more.
Maruti Swift 2018 Vs Baleno – Price: In terms of price point, the new Swift is priced slightly premium than the outgoing model which falls in the bracket of INR 4.99 lakh to 8.29 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). The Maruti Baleno, on the other hand, is available with a starting price of INR 5.35 lakh and goes up till INR 8.5 lakh (All Prices ex-showroom Delhi).