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.
2017 Suzuki Swift (New Maruti Swift 2017 in India) has finally made its European debut at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show. Set to challenge the Ford Figo, Honda Amaze and Hyundai Grand i10, the new-generation Swift will mark its Indian entry later this year. For 2017, the hatchback’s new model has witnessed significant design and interior upgrades over the model it precedes. Talking of the aesthetic changes, it receives radical changes, transforming the entire look. While the basic silhouette has been carried forward, the overall design appears more evolved and edgier.
From what we know so far, the new Maruti Swift 2017 looks largely similar to the global model revealed lately in Japan, but it may vary in terms of equipment. Following suit, interior is a step-up compared to the current model highlighting a sporty look and new features including a touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay (on the top-of-the-line trim). One must note that the interior layout of the India-spec model will be different from the global model. Check Out – 2017 Maruti Suzuki Swift Photo Gallery
Sharing underpinnings with Baleno, the 2017 Maruti Swift will be lighter aiding improved performance and higher fuel economy. Engine setup for the new 2017 Maruti Swift will include the same 1.2 litre K-Series petrol and 1.3 litre DDiS diesel. However, Maruti is expected to tune both the motors for increased power output. Additionally, there could be an indigenously developed diesel engine and possibility of an SHVS and Boosterjet variant cannot be ruled out completely. Read More About – Maruti Dzire 2017 & Maruti Ciaz 2017
The new-generation Swift is already on sale in the Japanese market. Its India launch is likely to happen during 2017 festive season. We’ll update our readers on this as soon as the company reveals an official release date.
|Base Model||Rs 5 lakh|
|Top Model||Rs 8 lakh|
The Japan bound version has been priced at Rs ¥1.3 million for the base 2WD variant and ¥1.9 million for the top-of-the-line 4WD hybrid variant. In Indian currency, the new Swift price for the Japanese model ranges between Rs 7.75 lakh – Rs 11.21 lakh. Thankfully, the one meant for the Indian market will cost as high as the Japan-spec model. That said the estimated new Maruti Swift price in India could start from Rs 5 lakh for the entry level variant. On the other hand, the fully- loaded range topping variant could be priced at Rs 8 lakh. Also Read – Upcoming Maruti Suzuki Cars in India
|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|
As mentioned above, the 2017 Maruti Swift will retain the same engine line-up that powers the current model – i.e. 1.2 litre, K-Series petrol and 1.3 litre DDiS diesel. Although, the company might tune these powertrains to develop higher power output and better fuel economy. This will also improve performance of the car. Currently, the 1.2 litre K-Series petrol mill returns power worth 83bhp against 115Nm of torque. Diesel-engined model is slightly low on power compared to the petrol one, making 74bhp and 190Nm of torque.
Coming to the transmission choices, Maruti might introduce a CVT to the carline along with the conventional five-speed manual unit. In addition to the aforementioned engines, Maruti is apparently developing a diesel powertrain, displacing 1200cc. There is yet no official word on the same; hence it would be a bit premature to confirm it. Rumour has it that Maruti India could also introduce the Boosterjet and SHVS variants; however it is yet to be confirmed by the carmaker.
|Expected Mileage||Expected Mileage|
|Petrol Model||Around 21kmpl|
|Diesel Model||Over 27kmpl|
Mileage is yet another crucial parameter after pricing that could make things work for a vehicle, especially in a complex market like India. The new Maruti Swift 2017 will be built on a new platform made of 41% tensile steel, hence it will be lighter and stronger than the current model. This implicates higher fuel economy compared to the current model. The new Maruti Swift mileage for the petrol variant is estimated at 21kmpl as against the diesel variants that are likely to deliver 27kmpl.
Exterior features on the new Swift include a large hexagonal grille in front, automatic LED headlamps, halogen fog lamps and floating roof. Rear will come with wraparound tail lamps, rear wiper & washer and fog lamps on the lower bumper. Also, the rear door handle is expected to be placed on the C-pillar.
Inside, there are several new features on the board including a new steering wheel, new HVAC controls with circular vents in the centre, two-pod instrument cluster and automatic climate control. In terms of entertainment, the new Swift 2017 is also benefited from the touchscreen SmartPlay system and voice command & navigation system. Styling on the new Swift is modish; the contrasting trim on dashboard, door panels and floor reinforces the sporty character.
Damping duties on the new Swift are performed by McPherson strut with coil spring upfront and torsion beam with coil spring rear suspension unit. As for the stopping power, it is sourced from disc units at front & rear axles. To add further dint to the braking force, the new Swift gets anti-lock-braking system with electronic braking system.
Compared to the current model, the 2017 Swift is 10mm shorter and 30mm taller measuring 3,840mm in length and 1,500mm in height. Width is around 1,695mm and the wheelbase is longer by 20mm at 2,450mm, implicating a larger cabin. As for the ground clearance, the Japanese model has a ground clearance of 120mm, significantly less than India-bound model at 170mm. The luggage storage space is around 37 litres.
Designed on the Baleno platform that uses 41% tensile steel, the new Swift is not only stronger and stiffer, but it is lighter as well. That said it is expected to shed off 100kgs of weight, providing better crash protection. Wearing new design cues and key elements, the new Swift is a complete departure from the current model. The front profile is all-new with a large hexagonal mesh grille transforming the face. It also gets projector headlamps and fog lamps in front.
Save for the new diamond cut alloy rims, the side facet is largely identical to the current one. The integrated turn indicators on the ORVMs are borrowed from the current model. What is new on the 2017 Swift is the floating roofline that makes a huge difference to its looks. The rear profile is also revised with new wraparound tail-lamps, more pointed roof spoiler, larger bumper coloured in body paint, a flatter lid and shorter windscreen.
Similar to the exterior profile, comprehensive changes have been made to the interior. Inside, the new Maruti Swift 2017 receives a redesigned dashboard, new steering wheel and contrasting trim on the door & floor panels. A new infotainment system compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone sits on the dashboard. The new three-spoke steering wheel comes with mounted telephone and audio controls.
Besides, it also sports new HVAC controls with circular vents at the centre. In terms of in-cabin tech, new Swift comes with automatic climate control with integrated digital displays and two-pod instrument dials with a large MID.
In the entry level B segment, the all-new 2017 Maruti Swift will take on cars like new Hyundai Grand i10, new Ford Figo and Volkswagen Polo. With radical changes made to the new Swift, it is likely to give a tough competition to its rivals.