The all-new Swift has been caught on camera and media reports suggest it is the Hybrid version that has been brought to India. As the leaked images of the 2018 Maruti Swift surface on the inter-web, it leaves us wondering if India will get the Hybrid version along with the petrol and diesel variants set for launch early next year? While this question remains unanswered, we can tell you what to expect from the all new Swift, prepping to leap into the third generation. Also Read – New Suzuki Swift Hybrid Delivers 32kmpl – Full Details Inside
Maruti Suzuki India’s flagship hatchback will receive comprehensive cosmetic changes and subtle mechanical updates for improved performance and better fuel economy. First launched in 2005, Swift continues to be one of top-selling models from Maruti Suzuki India. With the competition intensifying in the segment, it is set for a generation change to retain its mammoth popularity and demand among customers. Also Read – New Maruti Suzuki Swift All You Need To Know
Knowing how crucial Swift is for Maruti India, the car maker may plan a grand launch at the 2018 Auto Expo, slated to begin from February 9, 2018. With radical design & styling changes made to the exterior, Swift will don an all-new avatar. The model will be based on the same underpinnings as Baleno which makes it lighter than its predecessor. Aesthetic changes such as LED projector headlamps, LED daytime running lights will be seen on the outside. Inside the cabin, it will receive a new infotainment system with smartphone connectivity features such as Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and a start/stop button. Also Read – Upcoming Maruti Cars In India
New Suzuki Swift Hybrid Images
Power sources will remain unchanged as it will continue to use the same 1.2-litre petrol and 1.3-litre oil burner from the current model. While the engines will be retained, there will be slight change in performance due to drop in weight. Changes to the chassis and suspension mechanism make it sportier. Maruti will also add a new automatic gearbox to the line-up along with the standard manual unit. In addition, it could also receive an AMT unit on both petrol and diesel versions. As for the hybrid version, Maruti Suzuki India might think of introducing it in India at a later stage.
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