The very popular Swift hatchback was unveiled late last year in an all new avatar. The 2018 Maruti Suzuki Swift will make its India debut at the Auto Expo next year. It is based on a new platform that is lighter and stiffer than the current one. Maruti might consider launching the new Swift with the 1.0 L Boosterjet petrol that powers the Baleno RS. Prices of the new 2018 Maruti Suzuki Swift will start under 5 lakhs. Read on for more details on the upcoming 2018 Maruti Swift.
New 2018 Maruti Suzuki Swift Launch in India
|Model Name||Expected Launch Date|
|New Maruti Swift Launch in India||Auto Expo 2018|
Although the new Swift has already gone on sale in Japan and has made its European debut at the 2017 Geneva Internation Motor Show, it won’t come to India until early next year. The all new Maruti Swift India launch will take place at the 2018 Auto Expo. Interestingly, the next gen Dzire, that is based on the new Swift, will be launched in India several months before the hatchback. Production of the new model Swift will commence at the manufacturer’s Gujarat facility in October this year.
New 2018 Maruti Suzuki Swift Price in India
|Model Name||Estimated Ex-showroom Price|
|2018 Maruti Swift LXi||Rs. 4.70 lakh|
|2018 Maruti Swift VXi||Rs. 5.45 lakh|
|2018 Maruti Swift ZXi||Rs. 6.60 lakh|
|2018 Maruti Swift LDi||Rs. 5.80 lakh|
|2018 Maruti Swift VDi||Rs. 6.40 lakh|
|2018 Maruti Swift ZDi||Rs. 7.55 lakh|
Expect Maruti to price the new Swift very aggressively. The new 2018 Maruti Swift will have a starting price of under 5 lakhs. Also on offer will be automatic variants of both petrol and diesel models. Currently, the Maruti Swift retails for Rs. 4.81-7.44 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).
New 2018 Maruti Suzuki Swift 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/ 5-Speed AMT||5-Speed Manual/ 5-Speed AMT|
|Kerb Weight||~ 850 KGs||~ 900 Kg|
|Fuel Mileage||21-22 KMPL||26-27 KMPL|
It seems highly likely that the current 1.2 L petrol and 1.3 L diesel engines will continue to power the upcoming new Swift. However, Maruti is also evaluating the new 1.0 L Boosterjet petrol for the 2018 Swift. This engine already powers the Baleno RS. However, as is the case with the Baleno, MSIL might offer the Swift with the 1.0 L Boosterjet under the RS moniker in India.
New 2018 Maruti Suzuki Swift Mileage
|City||14-15 KMPL||19-20 KMPL|
|Highway||20-22 KMPL||23-24 KMPL|
|Overall ARAI Certified||21-22 KMPL||26-27 KMPL|
The new Swift is based on a new platform that is much lighter. It will weigh around 840-900 Kg, which means fuel efficiency will definitely improve. Expect claimed mileage figures of the diesel Swift to hover around the 26-27 KMPL mark.
New Maruti Suzuki Swift Images
New 2018 Maruti Suzuki Swift Features
- Projector headlamps
- LED daytime running lamps
- LED tail lights
- SmartPlay touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support
- Automatic climate control
- Dual front airbags
- ABS with EBD
- C Pillar mounted rear door handle
New 2018 Maruti Swift Safety
Renowned independent safety assessment body Euro NCAP recently crash tested two variants of the Euro-spec 2018 Swift. While the standard variant scored 3 starts in the crash test, the fully loaded model with the full safety pack, which comes with as many as 6 airbags, managed to score 4 stars. The car scored 83% and 75% for adult and child safety respectively.
New 2018 Maruti Swift Review – Exterior Design
For 2017, Suzuki gave the exterior of the Swift a comprehensive makeover. However, as can be seen in the images we have here, the basic design is still unmistakably Swift. It does sport many new styling elements like a floating roof, a bigger single piece grille, headlamps with projector units and integrated LED DRLs. Also, much like the Chevrolet Beat, the rear door handle has been moved to the C-Pillar. Seen in the images here is the Euro-spec Suzuki Swift. The one that comes to India will have a raised ride height to tackle Indian roads. Also, lower level trims will get a conventional bulb setup for the headlamps and taillamps.
New 2018 Maruti Swift Review – Interior Design
Changes to the cabin and dashboard design are far more comprehensive. The centre console is dominated by the SmartPlay touchscreen infotainment system and circular controls for the auto aircon. These dials come integrated with the temperature and fan speed display. There is a new sporty flat bottom steering wheel, which we really hope makes it to the India-spec Swift. The hooded instrument binnacle houses a Baleno like high red MID and could also offer customizable backlighting much like the Vitara Brezza. However, some of the features seen here could be given a miss to keep costs in check.
New 2018 Maruti Suzuki Swift Dimensions
Interestingly, the new Swift is shorter than the current model, but has a longer wheelbase. That combined with clever interior packaging should result in increased cabin space. At 265 L, the new 2017 Suzuki Swift also has a bigger boot.
Stay tuned for more updates on the new 2018 Maruti Suzuki Swift India launch, price and specifications. Do you like the all new Maruti Swift? Do let us know via the comments section below.