2018 Maruti Swift will see comprehensive cosmetic updates inside and out along with SHVS technology.
2018 Maruti Suzuki Swift might come with a 1200cc diesel engine boosted with SHVS mild hybrid technology.
The long-awaited new 2018 Maruti Swift will make its debut in India at the 2018 Delhi Auto Expo. Aiming to boost its sales in the segment, Maruti has made comprehensive design and feature updates to the hatchback.
The third generation Swift underpins Suzuki’s HEARTECT platform and sits on 20mm longer wheelbase for a spacious cabin. Mechanically, the vehicle will continue to feature the existing set of engines – a 1.2-litre K-Series petrol and 1.3-litre DDiS diesel. It could additionally come with a 1.0-litre Boosterjet petrol unit, an AMT and a CVT gearbox along with the conventional 5-speed MT. Picture Gallery – New-generation Maruti Suzuki Swift
– Maruti Suzuki is planning to shift production of all the versions of its flagship hatchback, Swift from Manesar, Haryana to its new facility in Gujarat. The company is likely to start rolling out cars from December, while full-swing production will begin in Jan-Feb 2018. Continue reading…
– Maruti Suzuki recently rolled out a limited-edition Swift in petrol and diesel variants priced at Rs 5.44 lakh and Rs 6.39 lakh respectively. It sits between LXi/LDI and VXi/VDi trims in Swift’s line-up. Layered with additional bits both inside-out, it also packs in a touchscreen unit with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Continue reading…
– The new generation Maruti Swift hybrid version was recently spotted in India. This model is already on sale in the Japanese market; however, India launch is yet to be officially announced. Continue reading…
-Large Hexagonal Front Grille
-Automatic LED Headlamps
-Halogen Fog Lamps
-Diamond Cut Alloys
-Rear Wiper & Washer
-Beat resembling Rear Door Handles
-New Steering Wheel
-New HVAC Controls with Circular Vents in Centre
-Two-Pod Instrument Cluster
-Automatic Climate Control
-New Touchscreen SmartPlay system
– Contrasting Trim on Dashboard, Door Panels and Floor
|Launch Date (Expected)||Auto Expo 2018|
The third-generation Swift was expected to launch in India during the second half of 2017, albeit Maruti first rolled out its sedan sibling, Dzire in an all-new avatar in May this year. It however decided to launch the car early next year at the biennial event (Auto Expo 2018) starting from February 9, 2018. Picture Gallery – Upcoming Maruti Cars in India
|Minimum (Estimated)||Rs 5 Lakh|
|Maximum (Estimated)||Rs 8 Lakh|
Attributed to affordability, low maintenance cost and higher mileage, Maruti cars offer value for money and command unprecedented popularity among the customers. The new-generation Swift, as we all know, will undergo radical aesthetic changes for a more premium look and come loaded with a raft of comfort, safety and connectivity bits that are bereft in the current version. While it remains unchanged mechanically, the hatchback will be based on Suzuki’s new HEARTECT underpinnings used in some of the new models like Baleno and Dzire. Although, it is expected to receive an AMT unit along with a CVT option that will bring it abreast with rivals. With these ample changes, expect the all-new Swift price to range between Rs 5 lakh to Rs 8 lakh (ex-showroom). Read – 2017 Maruti Ciaz Facelift – All You Need To Know
The new Swift is built on the same underpinnings used in Maruti’s premium hatchback, Baleno. Composed of 41% tensile steel, the new HEARETCT platform makes third-gen Swift stiffer, stronger and lighter by 100kgs compared to the existing model. With most of the changes made to the front, the new Swift seems to be a far cry from the current model. The high point of the face is the new hexagonal grille with chrome surround, newly styled projector headlamps with LED daytime running lamps, all-new bumper with new fog lamps and a mesh air-intakes, and sculpted bonnet.
With minimal changes to the side, it looks largely same as the second-gen Swift save for the new diamond cut alloy wheels, new ORVMs with integrated blinkers and floating roof line. The rear door handles are now positioned on the C-pillar, like the on the Mahindra KUV100. Several changes have been made to the rear end of the hatchback as it features new wrap-around tail-lamps, new roof spoiler, larger body coloured bumper, flatter lid and shorter windscreen.
Changes to the cabin will make it more upmarket. Sporting a new layout, the interiors will boast of improved quality of material and new styling bits. One of the prominent changes inside the cabin will be the newly designed dashboard featuring contrasting trims for a contemporary look. The door and floor panels will also come with contrast trims. There will be a new three-spoke steering wheel with mounted controls and Maruti will also pack in a new touchscreen infotainment system to the cabin with smartphone connectivity options such as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Additionally, the hatchback will get new HVAC controls with circular vents, automatic climate control with integrated digital displays and two-pod instrument dials with a large MID.
|Engine||1.2L K-Series||1.3L MJD|
|Gearbox||5-speed MT & AMT||5-speed MT & AMT|
The 2018 Suzuki Swift hatchback will derive power from the same set of engines that are used in the existing model. While the petrol model will get a 1.2-litre K-Series unit, the diesel version will stick to the Fiat sourced 1.3-litre DDiS unit. Both engines are expected to be tweaked for better fuel efficiency and performance. In terms of power, petrol engine makes 83bhp of power at 6,000rpm along with a peak torque of 115Nm at 4,000rpm. While the oil burner is good for 74bhp of power at 4,000rpm and 190Nm of torque at 2,000rpm. The 5-speed manual transmission will be standard on the carline it might also receive an optional AMT or CVT gearbox unit.
If media reports are to be believed, Maruti Suzuki could introduce a new 1.0-litre Boosterjet engine on the hatchback. The is the same unit that powers the Baleno RS and puts out 100.5bhp of maximum power and 150Nm of torque. Additionally, Maruti could also launch the global Swift Sport model for the Indian market, which is powered by a 138bhp, 1.4-litre Boosterjet engine.
In the international markets, the new Swift is available with a K12C 1.2-litre Dualjet, 4-cylinder and K10C 1.0-litre Boosterjet turbocharged petrol engine options. Transmission choices include a 5-speed manual, a 6-speed automatic and a CVT. The hybrid model is powered by a 91PS, 1.2-litre 4-cylinder petrol engine, which is coupled to a 10 kW Motor Generator unit. Power is transmitted to the front wheels via a 5-speed AGS (AMT) gearbox. Read – New-generation Maruti Alto In The Works
As for the dimensions of the hatchback, it will measure 10mm shorter at 3,840mm and 30mm taller at 1,695mm. The width will be around 1,500mm and the wheelbase will be extended by 20mm to 2,450mm. While the ground clearance will be decent at 170mm. Read – New-gen Maruti Dzire – All You Need To Know
The new Maruti Swift will be built on the same HEARTECT underpinnings used in Baleno. This would enable substantial drop in weight, making Swift lighter and more fuel efficient than the current model. Additionally, the weight loss will aide improvement in overall performance and handling of the car. With all the extra weight gone, the new Swift petrol is estimated to return a mileage around 21kmpl and the diesel version will offer 27kmpl.
The all-new Maruti Swift will receive prominent cosmetic changes, new equipment and transmission options. With these changes, the model will take other hatchbacks such Hyundai Grand i10, new Ford Figo and Volkswagen Polo in its radar.
Damping duties on the new Swift will be performed by McPherson strut with coil spring up front and torsion beam with coil spring rear suspension unit. The new Swift will source its braking power from disc front and rear brakes. In addition, it will get anti-lock-braking system with electronic brakeforce distribution.
Based on the new HEARTECT underpinnings, the new Swift is higher and sits on a 20mm longer wheelbase. The increase in wheelbase carves out more space for the occupants seated inside, offering better legroom, headroom and shoulder space to the rear occupants. While some feature such as the rear air-conditioning vents will still be missing in the all-new Swift and the new touchscreen infotainment system will be reserved for the top-spec variant. This infotainment system will come with smartphone connectivity features such as Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. The seats will have better cushioning and will offer improved thigh and back support.
Keeping utility at fore, Maruti has incorporated multiple storage points inside the cabin such as bottle holders in all four doors, integrated cup holder in rear arm rest, driver side ticket holder and glovebox, etc. The increased wheelbase offers more space for the occupants with better headroom, legroom and shoulder space.
The new Swift will come packed with prominent safety tech such as dual front airbags, ABS with EBD & brake assist and ISOFIX child seat anchors. These features will be offered as standard provisions. Other safety measures will include front seat belt with pre-tensioner and force limiter, engine immobilizer, seat belt warning lamps, etc.
With an all-new look, spacious cabin and fuel-efficient engines, the upcoming Maruti Swift is likely to defend its spot in the entry level B segment that offers other credible models. The engine choices will be retained from the current model, though Maruti is expected to calibrate them for better fuel economy. That said, the new Swift is likely to be the most fuel-efficient car in its category. In its segment, the all-new Swift will take on the likes of Ford Figo, Hyundai Grand i10 and others in its league.