New Maruti Swift 2017’s price in India is likely to fall between Rs 5 lakh – Rs 8 lakh (ex-showroom).
With an new design, features and powertrains, the new-generation Maruti Suzuki Swift will be more upmarket than the current model.
Revered for its sporty looks, the new Maruti Swift 2017 will shed off old styling for a fresh, contemporary look. The key changes on the outside will be the hexagonal grille with chrome surround, slight reshaped projector headlamps, the larger bumper with new fog lamps, wider air-dams etc. To bring it on par with rivals, the Maruti will infuse new bits on the inside and it will receive new tech to further up the comfort quotient.
On the inside, it will not only receive styling updates, but it will get additional features. With increase in wheelbase by 20mm, the cabin will be more spacious at the back. Besides, the interior will boast better quality material, fit and finish. Under the hood, the new Swift will remain unchanged, deriving power from the same set of petrol and diesel engines with a manual transmission, albeit it could come with a CVT option on select petrol variants. In addition to these, the new Swift could also get Suzuki’s Boosterjet petrol engine that could launch under the Swift RS badge. This would be the sportier version of Swift which if introduced, will sit above the top-spec version.
Aside from aesthetic updates, the model will get new lightweight platform that will aide enhanced fuel economy. Set for launch at the 2018 Auto Expo early next year, the new Swift will be slightly pricier than the current model. Check Out – 2017 Maruti Suzuki Swift Photo Gallery
-Radically changed exterior with new key elements
-More upmarket interior
-Better equipped cabin with new connectivity & comfort features
-Expected enhanced mileage
-New Baleno platform
-Expected to get new CVT unit (Read More About – Maruti Dzire 2017 & Maruti Ciaz 2017)
-Slight bump in price
|Base Model||Rs 5 lakh|
|Top Model||Rs 8 lakh|
The third-generation Swift will be positioned between the smaller Ignis and the more premium offering, Baleno in Maruti India’s line-up. In its previous generation leap, the model witnessed 150 new changes (total), while with this one, Maruti’s most loved model is all set to make new benchmarks in the segment in aesthetic terms. With a raft of changes on the new Swift, it is likely to undergo slight price hike, albeit it will remain within the affordable range. Keeping all these aspects in mind, the new Swift price is estimated to fall between Rs 5 lakh to Rs 8 lakh. The sportier RS version that will sit on the top of the range could be pricier by Rs 50,000 at Rs 8.5 lakh (Please note these are estimates, actual pricing could vary). Also Read – Upcoming Maruti Suzuki Cars in India
With the flagship’s sedan twin already launched in the new version, Maruti loyalists are waiting eagerly for the new Swift. Earlier, the hatchback was expected to launch during the festive season, but reports in media suggest that it could debut early next year at the 2018 Auto Expo. The production of the car will start from October at Maruti’s new facility in Gujarat.
|Expected Mileage||Expected Mileage|
|Petrol Model||Around 21kmpl|
|Diesel Model||Over 27kmpl|
Built on the new Baleno platform, used in Ignis and Dzire the third-generation Swift will lighter than its predecessor. The use of 41% high tensile steel in the new platform will not only lend rigidity and strength to it, but the car will lose around 100kgs. With this, we expect the new Swift to yield more mileage. Compared to the current figures, the upcoming model is likely to be more frugal with petrol engine estimated to return 21kmpl and diesel engine rated at over 27kmpl. Read – 2017 Maruti Suzuki Celerio Facelift Coming Soon
|Engine||1.2-litre, 4-cylinder VVT Petrol|
|Maximum Power||83bhp @ 6,000rpm|
|Maximum Torque||115Nm @ 4,000rpm|
|Engine||1.3-litre, 4-cylinder DDiS Diesel|
|Maximum Power||74bhp @ 4,000rpm|
|Maximum Torque||190Nm @ 2,000rpm|
|Transmission||5-speed Manual & CVT|
The 2017 Swift will receive copious cosmetic changes over the model it precedes, though it will retain the engines form the current version. With that, the new model will carry over the 1.2-litre, K-series petrol engine and the 1.3-litre, four cylinder DDiS oil burner. The petrol engine with 83bhp of power at 6000rpm will produce 155Nm of torque, whereas the diesel unit from Fiat will continue making 74bhp of power at 4000rpm and 190Nm of torque at 2000rpm. Both the engines will get a standard 5-speed manual unit and an optional CVT.
With most of the changes to the front profile, the third-generation Swift will look all-new. In front, it will sport a newly designed hexagonal grille with chrome surround, like the new Dzire. In addition, the projectors headlamps will witness slight change in shape and will come with LED daytime running lights. Another prominent change up front will be the changed bumper and new fog lamps. Other bits like mesh air-intakes, sculpted bonnet etc will add to the overall appeal.
View from side will remain largely same with most of the elements carried over from the previous model. What may change is the newly designed diamond cut alloy wheels, new outside rear view mirrors with integrated blinkers and a floating roofline. Besides, Maruti will use KUV100 inspired door handles on the rear side.
In line with the front profile, the rear side of the hatchback will also witness multiple changes. The most prominent of all will be the new wrap-around taillamps that will a far cry from the previous sharp units. The lid will be flatter and the windscreen will be shorter. It will also get a larger bumper at the back and an integrated roof spoiler for a sportier look.
Built on the Baleno underpinnings, the new Swift 2017 will get changed proportions. The hatchback will be 10mm shorter and 30mm higher as against the predecessor. To carve more space for the passengers, the car will get extended wheelbase, akin to Dzire measuring 2,450mm, up by 20mm. Ground clearance will be decent enough at 170mm and the boot-space will be slight insignificantly less than Dzire (376-litres) at 370-litres.
Insides will be more premium than the outgoing model with significant changes made to the styling and quality of material. The dashboard will sport more upmarket, courtesy the new design and the use of wood panels with further up the premium quotient. The doors and panels on the other hand will get contrasting trims.
The new Swift will get longer wheelbase, up by 20mm to 2,450mm as on the previous model. This will allow more space for the passengers on the inside. Even the leg room is likely to be more at the rear. With these changes, the new Swift will easily accommodate five adults.
Keeping comfort at fore, Maruti has added new features in the new Dzire. While Swift may get different features, the hatchback will receive a host of comfort goodies including an automatic climate control with integrated digital displays, two-digital dials with large MID, HAVC controls with circular vents and new upholstery.
Maruti cars usually come with multiple storage points and this one in no exception. In line with other new models in the line-up, the new Swift will pack several practical storage points such as bottle holders on doors, cup holders, co-passenger side glove box at front, coin holders and cubby holes etc.
The integrated touchscreen infotainment system from Maruti will be specific to the top-spec variants. It will come with voice command, navigation system and will be compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. While the lower models will come bereft of the touchscreen infotainment system it will pack other bits such as AUX-in, USB port, steering mounted controls etc.
-Automatic LED headlamps
-rear wiper & washer
-Halogen fog lamps
-ORVMs with blinkers
-New alloy wheels
-New Steering wheel
-New HVAC Controls with circular vents in centre
-Two-Pod instrument cluster
-Automatic climate controls
-New touchscreen SmartPlay system
-Contrasting trim on dashboard, door panels and floor
Even with the changed proportions to make more space at the rear side, the car will offer ample room inside the luggage compartment. It is expected that the new Swift will come with 370-litres of boot space, which is substantially more than the current model with 316-litres of capacity. Maruti will equip split rear seats which could be folded to make more space at the back.
The new Swift will get a new platform, although the engine line-up will remain unchanged. With the same 1.2-litre K-Series petrol and 1.3-litre, DDiS unit on the carline, we expect no change in the performance. While the light weight means increase in fuel economy, the new platform will also lend more rigidity and strength to the car that is likely to improve stability on high-speeds.
The third-generation of Swift will receive plethora of new features, including a host of safety equipment. It will get primary tech such as the front airbags for driver and co-passenger, anti-lock-braking system with electronic brakeforce distribution and reverse camera. Other secondary fitments will also be provided on the car. In terms of braking power, the car will use disc brakes at the front axle and drum units at rear axle for retarding speed.
Maruti Swift has ruled the B segment from the time of its introduction in 2005. The flagship model from India’s leading carmaker is set to leap into the third generation early next year with radically changed exterior and interior. With a more upmarket cabin, increase mileage and better kitted cabin, the new Swift will be more desirable than before. While in the segment, it will gun straight against the likes of Hyundai Grand i10, new-gen Ford Figo and Volkswagen Polo.
Swift is one of the most spotted models in India. Coming from the stables of Maruti, the car has likability among customers thanks to its sporty looks, frugal engines and low maintenance cost. With the new changes on the hatchback, it is set to get more appealing in visual terms. The cabin will be more spacious and will pack new kit. Besides, the car is likely to be more frugal than the current model and there could be a sportier RS version that will sit at the top of the range. While the pricing will be revealed later, the new Swift will comprehensive updates will be more desirable than before.