The Swift has been one of the most successful products for Maruti Suzuki in India till date. The hatchback and its sedan derivative have consistently sold in huge numbers month after month. For 2017, Suzuki has revealed an all-new model that will replace the current Swift internationally, as well as in India. In this post, you can find the first official images of the new 2017 Suzuki Swift. We’ve compiled the information related to the New Maruti Swift 2017 and you can read all about it here. Also See- New vs Old Swift
The New-generation Suzuki Swift, or the New Maruti Swift 2017, was unveiled in Japan on December 27, 2016. Specifications of the new model Swift had already leaked ahead of the debut. The JDM Swift gets two engine options – 1.2 L K12C petrol and 1.0-litre Boosterjet turbo petrol engine. The new 2017 Swift also gets a 2.3 kW ISG SHVS system. The 1.2 L engine outputs 90 PS-118 Nm. The Boosterjet pumps out 101 PS-150 Nm. Transmission options include- 5-speed manual, 6-speed automatic and CVT. Japan also gets an option of AWD. Fuel mileage figures for the 2017 Swift are- 22.6kmpl for 1.2 2WD Manual, 24kmpl for 1.2 2WD CVT and 20 KMPL for 1.0 4WD 6AT.
For India, the new Maruti Swift 2017 will retain the current engines. However, both the 1.2 L Petrol and the 1.3 L Diesel mills will be re-tuned. Maruti could even launch its indigenously developed Diesel engine at a later stage. This engine will likely displace 1.3 L and will be high on mileage and performance. Features list for India could include additions like automatic headlights, rear AC vents, touchscreen infotainment system and a cooled glove compartment.
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New Maruti Swift 2017 Launch in India
|Model Name||Expected Launch Date|
|2017 Maruti Swift India Launch||February 2018|
We expect India to get the new Swift in the first quarter of 2018. There have been reports suggesting 2017 Maruti Dzire launch will take place before that of the new Swift. Maruti is yet to confirm the same, however. India is a very important market for Suzuki and products like the Swift account for a huge chunk of the total sales. Therefore, we expect Maruti to bring the new Swift to India as soon as possible.
With the Dzire dominating its hatchback sibling in terms of sales, Maruti sees it as a slightly more important launch. Which means the Indian market will get the compact sedan first by mid 2017, followed by the launch of the new Swift in the early part of 2018. Ford and Tata had also adopted a similar strategy with the Figo-Aspire and Bolt-Zest respectively.
New Maruti Swift 2017 Price in India
|New Maruti Swift 2017||Price*|
|2017 Maruti Swift LXi||Rs. 4.70 Lakhs|
|2017 Maruti Swift VXi||Rs. 5.45 Lakhs|
|2017 Maruti Swift ZXi||Rs. 6.60 Lakhs|
|2017 Maruti Swift LDi||Rs. 5.80 Lakhs|
|2017 Maruti Swift VDi||Rs. 6.40 Lakhs|
|2017 Maruti Swift ZDi||Rs. 7.55 Lakhs|
Prices will remain more or less the same as the current model. In fact, introductory prices of the new Swift could be as low as Rs. 4.5 lakhs. Also, it is highly likely the new Swift will get automatic transmission options as well. 2017 Maruti Swift Petrol automatic could cost around Rs. 7 lakhs. Like the current Dzire, Diesel Swift could get an optional 5-speed AMT, which will cost roughly Rs. 8 lakhs.
New Maruti Swift 2017 Video
New Maruti Swift 2017 Images
The images here are of the Japan-spec model. But since, there will not be any visual differences between this and the Maruti Swift for India, these images give a fair idea of what the 2017 Maruti Swift will look like. As evident from the image above, the Swift for Japan features mild hybrid tech. Whether that makes it to India or not remains to be seen. There are also CVT and 6-speed automatic transmission options on offer. However, in India, the Swift is likely to feature a 5-speed AMT.
New Maruti Swift 2017 Specifications
|Length x Width x Height||3840 x 1695 x 1500 mm|
|Kerb Weight||860 – 970 kg|
|Wheel Type and Size||15” Alloys|
|Boot Space||265 L|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||37 litres|
|Engine Type/ Displacement||1.2 L Petrol||1.3 L Diesel|
|Power||91 PS||76 PS|
|Torque||118 Nm||190 Nm|
|Transmission (Gearbox)||5-speed manual/5-speed AMT||5-speed manual|
|Mileage (estimated)||22 kpl||27 kpl|
Please note the figures mentioned in the table above are for the Japa-spec model. Parameters like kerb weight of the India-spec Swift might differ. New 2017 Maruti Swift will get the same engines as the current car. Which means it will get a 1.2-litre petrol and a 1.3-litre diesel. The power and torque outputs may vary slightly. Since the Swift will be based on a new platform, it will be lighter than the current car, which will help boost fuel efficiency.
New Maruti Swift 2017 Mileage
|1.2 L Petrol||1.3 L Diesel|
|City||15-16 KMPL||18-19 KMPL|
|Highway||20 KMPL||23-24 KMPL|
|ARAI Certified||21-22 KMPL||27-28 KMPL|
New Swift will be more fuel efficient than the current model. Diesel variants of the 2017 Swift could benefit from Maruti’s mild hybrid tech similar to what we have seen in the Ciaz SHVS. This will help boost fuel efficiency to about 27-28 KMPL. It could even touch the 30 KMPL mark.
New Maruti Swift 2017 Features
- All new exterior design
- Projector headlamps
- LED daytime running lights
- LED tail lamps
- New 15 inch alloys
- Blacked out A and B Pillars
- High mounted rear door handle
- New dual tone dashboard
- New Multifunction steering wheel
- Multi-information display
- Automatic climate control
- SmartPlay touchscreen with Navigation
- Cooled glovebox
- Dual front airbags
- ABS with EBD
- New seat upholstery
For the Japanese market, the new Suzuki Swift boasts certain features that are unlikely to make it to the India market
- Seven airbags
- ESP and Hill Hold Assist
- Optional Safety Pack (Dual Camera Brake Support, Lane Departure Warning, and speed limiter)
- Automatic LED headlights
- 16-inch alloy wheels
- Heated front seats
- Steering-mounted paddle shifters
New Maruti Swift 2017 Exterior Design
Much of the exterior design of the upcoming 2017 Maruti Swift had already been made public thanks to leaked images. It retains the sporty character of the current model. The new car gets a more prominent nose with a single piece grille and large fog lamp enclosures. Like the Vitara Brezza, the Swift also gets a floating roof effect and black A & B Pillars. Another noticeable design trait is the C-Pillar mounted rear door handle. The rear of the next generation Swift looks less bulbous. It gets broader tail lamps and a neat little spoiler integrated into the roof. The upcoming car from Maruti Suzuki will also feature new alloys wheels, new wing mirrors and more. Top end variants of the Maruti Swift could feature projector headlamps and LED daytime running lamps.
New Maruti Swift 2017 Colour Options
New Maruti Swift 2017 Interior Design
Images here show a very modern interior design. There are quite a few circular elements seen here such as the AC vents, auto aircon setup, steering wheel design, etc. A new flat-bottom steering wheel adds some sportiness to the cabin. The 2017 Maruti Swift features a hooded instrument cluster that gets multiple colour modes. Like the Baleno, the Swift also gets a high res colour MID. Some of the switchgear inside the cabin of the Swift could come from existing Maruti Suzuki models in India.
New Maruti Swift 2017 Engine and Transmission
MSIL has a habit of utilising the same engines for most of its products. The 2017 Maruti Swift will continue with the current set of 1.2 Petrol and 1.3 Diesel engines. Both will employ a 5-speed manual transmission as standard. Expect power outputs to remain similar to the current Swift’s. Petrol variants, however, could get an automatic transmission option in the form of a 5-speed AMT. Also, like the upcoming Ignis, even the Diesel variants could get a 5-speed AMT. Maruti is looking at introducing more SHVS models and the new Swift could be one of them. As always, fuel efficiency figures will be among the highest in the segment. Mild Hybrid tech could help 2017 Swift Diesel touch the 30 KMPL mark!
New Maruti Swift 2017 Rivals
The upcoming model will continue to battle it out with fellow hatchbacks such as the –
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