Maruti Suzuki, India’s leading car manufacturer finally will be rolling out the new generation Swift in the country today at the 14th edition of Auto Expo 2018. The third generation Swift 2018 will continue to be seen in both petrol and diesel guises as the outgoing model. The updated avatar of the hatchback will get a new colour option – Prime Lucent Orange shade alongside 5 exciting body colours. Moreover, the latest generation of Swift hatchback is based on Suzuki’s newest Heartect platform which is also used in new age Maruti products like new Dzire, Baleno and the forthcoming Ertiga 2018. The hatchback currently demands a waiting period of approximately 4 to 6 weeks and interested buyers can book the new Swift with token amount of INR 11,000 across all Maruti dealerships in the country. Also Read: LIVE Streaming – Maruti Swift 2018 India Launch at Auto Expo 2018Also Read - Maruti September 2021 Sales: Popular Models Suffer Major Decline, Only These Two Vehicles Witness Growth
The new Swift 2018 gets aggressive front profile which is highlighted by completely new grille design with company insignia in the centre, all-new edgy bonnet, new sweptback projector headlights fitted with LED DRLs, new bumper and more. The side profile of the hatchback is somewhat similar to the current model, however, the only change on the profile is C-pillar mounted door handle. It also sports body coloured ORVMs with integrated side blinkers and precision cut 15-inch alloy wheels. The rear section of the hatchback is completely fresh as it gets LED tail light, new bumper, rear spoiler mounted stop lamp and much more. In terms of proportion, the new Swift 2018 gets overall length of 3840mm, width of 1735mm and height of 1530mm while the wheelbase stands at 2450mm along with ground clearance of 163 mm. Also See: Auto Expo 2018: New Maruti Swift 2018 Launching Today in India Also Read - Maruti Suzuki Ertiga Emerges Top-selling MPV, Crosses 5.5 Lakh Sales in 2 Years in India
Moving to the interior, the new Swift gets sporty yet spacious cabin featuring driver oriented all-black design combined with urbane satin chrome finish giving a stylish appeal to the interior. It comes loaded with new features such as bolstered front seats, push start-stop button, 3-steering multi-functional steering wheel with mounted controls, automatic climate control, SmartPlay infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, Smart key, ABS with EBD, dual airbags, ISOFIX mounts, reverse parking sensors & camera and much more. See More: Auto Expo 2018: Maruti Suzuki Showcases e-Survivor Concept at Expo Also Read - Maruti Suzuki Unveils Special Offers For Govt Employees, Benefits Up to Rs 11,000
At the heart, the new Swift 2018 comes equipped with the same engines as seen on the predecessor – 1.2-litre K12B VVT petrol and 1.3-litre DDiS 190 diesel. The petrol unit is capable of making 83 bhp of maximum power @ 6000 rpm with peak torque of 113Nm @ 4200 rpm. The oil burner, on the other hand, can easily churn out 74 bhp @ 4000 rpm and peak torque of 190Nm @ 2000 rpm. Transmission duties on the new Swift are carried out by 5-speed manual gearbox as standard along with an optional 5-speed AMT unit. Read Also: Auto Expo 2018 Day 1: Sneak Peek
Coming to the competition, Maruti Swift will heat up the hatchback segment by competing against the cars like Tata Bolt, Hyundai Grand i10, Honda Brio, Toyota Liva and others. The new Swift is expected to be slightly premium than the current version, which could be priced in the range of INR 4.99 lakh to INR 7 lakh (ex-showroom).