Here is a specifications based comparison between the new Maruti Suzuki Swift and the old Swift – Price, Specs, Mileage & Dimensions.
Maruti Suzuki India’s most popular hatchback, Swift will soon take a leap into the next generation. Revealed in Japan lately, the hatchback has received radical changes to the exterior and interior. On the mechanical front it retains the previous set of engines-1.2 litre K-series petrol and 1.3 litre DDiS diesel engines, which could be tuned to yield better performance and fuel economy. Maruti could also introduce an indigenously built diesel unit along with a new CVT transmission missing in the old Swift. The transition into the new generation has resulted in multitudinous changes and we find out what is new in the 2017 Maruti Swift as we pit both the models against each other (New Maruti Swift Vs Old Swift). Read More – Upcoming Maruti Suzuki Cars In India
Revered for its sporty looks since the introduction, Swift underwent comprehensive design changes in the previous generation leap with newly designed headlamps, tail-lamps and other bits giving it a sharp look. While the Maruti Swift 2017 retains the original silhouette, it gets new design elements that bring about copious change to the exterior. Most of the changes are made to the face that features newly designed sleeker headlamps with integrated L-shaped LED DRLs, new hexagonal mesh grille with chrome lining and redesigned fog lamps on the bumper. The side profile remains largely the same and carries over the blacked-out A and B pillars. The blacked-out C-pillar on the other hand gives the floating roof effect. Rear profile also gets new styling elements like the larger rear windscreen, sharper spoiler atop and relatively smaller tail lamps. Additionally, the range-topping variants could also come with the LED tail-lamps.
The new Maruti Swift 2017 will have sportier and more premium interior. Inside, it will sport an all-black colour theme, newly designed dashboard and a new flat-bottomed steering wheel with mounted buttons. Other additions to the cabin include new round AC vents as against the rectangular vents in the old Swift and circular HVAC controls on the centre console. It is also expected to get new a new touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. The aforementioned features will be seen in the global model albeit; the India-spec model may miss out on some of these. Read More – New Maruti Swift Exterior & Interior Pictures
On the feature front, the new Swift will be richer than the outgoing model with new equipment on the outside and inside. Starting with the outer fitments, the new Swift will get the new hexagonal grille, replacing the two-part grille in the current model. The swooping headlamps will be left out for the sleeker automatic LED units (on top-spec variants) and rear will sport new wraparound tail-lamps. Blacked-out A & B pillars will be carried over from the old Swift, in addition to that it will get blackened C-pillar, lending the floating roof effect. Other exterior equipment will include rear wiper & washer, halogen fog lamps and rear fog lamps. The rear door handles on the new Swift are likely to be placed on the C-pillar unlike the old Swift. Interior will plusher with black colour scheme classing up the cabin. Equipment level on the inside will be higher than the old Swift, packing features like new flat-bottomed steering wheel with contemporary mounted buttons, new HVAC controls with circular vents placed on the centre console, two-pod instrument dials with a large MID and contrasting trims on dashboard & door panels. A new touchscreen SmartPlay entertainment system will be a new addition over the conventional audio system on the current model and a voice command & navigation system are also likely to be included.
Mechanically, the 2017 Maruti Swift will retain the current engine line-up. The carline is expected to use the same 1.2 litre K-Series petrol engine and 1.3 litre DDiS oil burner powering the old Swift. Although, these engines are likely to be tuned aiding improved mileage and performance. Additionally, it could also get a new 1200cc diesel unit, built in-house by Maruti Suzuki India, however there is yet no official word on it from Maruti, hence it is a bit premature to confirm the same. As for the old Swift, it sources power from the same engines, the 1.2 litre K-Series engine puts out 83bhp at 6,000rpm along with 115Nm of torque at 4,000rpm and the 1.3 litre DDiS engine belts out 74bhp of power at 4,000rpm with top torque of 190Nm at 2,000rpm. Transmission choices will include the conventional five-speed manual unit and a new CVT on select variants. Suzuki is also contemplating to bring the SHVS variant and the 1.0 litre Boosterjet engine on the new Swift.
Dimensionally, the new Swift (New Maruti Siwft 2017 in India) will measure 3,840mm long, 1,695mm wide and 1,500 tall. Stacked against the old Swift, the 2017 Maruti Swift will be 10mm shorter and 30mm higher. The wheelbase on the other hand has been extended by 20mm measuring 2,450mm. Ground clearance of the Maruti Swift 2017 is expected to be around 170mm and the luggage storage capacity will be around 37 litres.
|New Swift (Expected)||Rs 5 lakh to Rs 8 lakh|
|Old Swift||Rs 4.75 lakh to Rs 7.43 lakh|
The current-gen Swift is available at Rs 4.75 lakh for the base petrol variant and goes up to Rs 7.43 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) for the top-spec diesel variant. The new Maruti Swift 2017 prices in India are expected to range between Rs 5 lakh to Rs 8 lakh (ex-showroom prices). Taking into account the changes and additions to the equipment, the expected price for new Swift is quite reasonable.
|New Swift (Expected)||21kmpl (P) & 27kmpl (D)|
|Old Swift||20.4kmpl (P) & 25.2kmpl (D)|
New Maruti Swift 2017 will share underpinnings with Baleno, though it will be slightly lighter, skimming some weight. Tuned engines on the new Swift altogether with lighter body will aide for improved fuel economy, expected to deliver 21km/l as against 20.4km/l claimed for the petrol engine and 27km/l opposed to the 25.2km/l for the oil burner.