New 2017 Maruti Swift vs Old Model

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The next generation 2017 Maruti Swift was leaked last month. Now, Car Blog India has come up with a comparison of the current model Maruti Swift and the new 2017 Maruti Swift. Here’s our new 2017 Maruti Swift vs Old Model comparison using available images and details.

2017 Maruti Swift vs Old Model
Swift’s exterior design has evolved in the right direction

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2017 Maruti Swift vs Old Model Swift – Exterior Design Comparison

There’s no denying that the 2017 Maruti Swift’s design has the essence of the original supermini. While the styling is more evolutionary than revolutionary, the 2017 model looks sportier and definitely more premium. The basic silhouette has been carried over from the old model and the DLOs of the two generations are largely similar. However, the 2017 Maruti Swift features many new design elements that help it to look matured and a tad sophisticated. The front-end of the car sports a gaping hexagonal grille that imparts a sporty character to the front facade. The bumper features large intakes and a rather discreet splitter. The headlamps look a lot sleeker and the high-end variants will feature a projector setup and LED DRLs. The 2017 Swift’s front fenders resemble those of the new Baleno. And then, lest we forget, there are really fancy alloy wheels!

2017 Maruti Swift vs Old Model side profile
2017 Swift gets sporty alloy wheels!

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Akin to the old model Maruti Swift, the next-gen 2017 version has blacked-out pillars. However, the 2017 model gets a ‘floating-effect roof’ thanks to the black-out portion of the C-pillars. The tail-lights are slightly smaller and the boot-lid less curvaceous but the loading lip could be significantly lower. The rear windscreen also seems to have grown in size.

2017 Maruti Swift vs Old Model comparison ear side view
2017 Maruti Swift gets ‘floating-effect effect’ roof

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2017 Maruti Swift vs Old Model Swift – Interior Design Comparison

The interior of the 2017 Maruti Swift looks much sportier and more premium. The dashboard looks much more upmarket. The rectangular aircon vents have been replaced by round ones. The centre console features a Smartplay infotainment system and circular HVAC controls. The steering wheels is new and looks sportier due to the round boss. Another highlight is the twin-pod speedo console that also features a larger Multi-Information Display (MID). The interior also gets body-color coordinated inserts, and contrast stitching.

2017 Maruti Swift vs Old Model interior dashboard
The cabin of the 2017 Swift is cleaner and sportier

Safely expect the cabin to have new features like rear aircon vents and cooled glove compartment.

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2017 Maruti Swift vs Old Model Swift – Specifications

The Maruti Swift is presently sold with a 1.2-litre K-Series Petrol and a 1.3-litre DDiS Diesel engine. The Petrol engine displaces 1197cc and features Variable Valve Timing (VVT). Peak power-torque is rated at 84.3 PS-115 Nm. The diesel engine pumps out 75 PS-190 Nm. The engines come mated to a 5-speed Manual transmission. For India, the 2017 Swift will share the engines with the old model. However, the petrol model is expected to get a CVT. Also, safely expect the engines to get a re-tune for performance and mileage optimization.

New Maruti Swift 2017 Specifications
Engine 1.2-Litre K-Series Petrol; 1.3-Litre DDiS Diesel
Max. Power 87 PS; 78 PS
Peak Torque 115 Nm; 190 Nm
Transmission 5-Speed Manual/CVT; 5-Speed Manual
Kerb Weight  ~ 850 KGs
Fuel Mileage 21 KMPL; 25 KMPL

The new model 2017 Maruti Swift will benefit from a light-weight platform, which would ensure a lower kerb weight and hence sprightlier performance and higher fuel mileage. Talking of the fuel mileage, the Diesel-powered new Swift 2017 could deliver upto 25 KMPL! Internationally, however, the 2017 Swift will get a 1.4-litre Boosterjet petrol engine to replace the old 1.6-litre engine. This engine has a max. power-torque output of 136 PS-220 Nm. India could get the smaller 1.0-litre Boosterjet Petrol engine that will mark its India debut on the upcoming Baleno RS. India could also get the ingenuously developed 1.5-litre Diesel engine at a later stage.

Swift 2017 could get a petrol-electric hybrid for international markets. India-spec new model Swift could get a SHVS mild hybrid system.

2017 Maruti Swift vs Old Model Swift – Mileage Comparison

Model 2017 Maruti Swift Old Maruti Swift
Petrol Mileage 20 KMPL* 23 KMPL^
Diesel Mileage 25 KMPL* 18 KMPL^

*expected, ^ARAI-tested

The 2017 Swift’s re-tuned engines for India will deliver higher fuel mileage. Expect a claimed mileage of around 20 KMPL for the Petrol and 25 KMPL for the Diesel variant.

New model Maruti Swift 2017 rear three quarter red image

2017 Maruti Swift vs Old Model Swift Comparison Verdict

Obviously, the new 2017 Maruti Swift looks a lot more promising than the old model. We really can’t wait to get behind the wheel of the next generation Swift. Seems like the the next model will further build on the Swift’s legacy.

Stay tuned to Car Blog India for more posts like the new 2017 Maruti Swift vs Old model Swift comparison we have here. Also, what do you say about our 2017 Maruti Swift vs old model comparison? Do share your views by commenting below.

 

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