Leading automobile manufacturer Maruti Suzuki is quite much in the news these days. Following the successful launches of the Baleno and the Vitara Brezza, the manufacturer has already started working on the next generation Maruti Swift. Maruti will probably launch this new model by 2017-end! While details are rather sketchy at the moment and the manufacturer is yet to give an official launch date, it would be rather safe to assume that Maruti will probably launch the next generation Swift in India soon after the international debut. The 2017 Maruti Swift will be a much more modern car than the current Swift. The next-gen Swift is code-named as the YSD. Test mules of the next generation Swift have been spied on international roads and the leaked images here show what the car could look like. Here’s all that’s available on the New Model Maruti Swift 2017-
New Model Maruti Swift 2017 India Launch Date
|New Maruti Swift 2017 Launch Date||November 2017|
The first generation Maruti Swift was introduced in Japan in 2000, where it replaced the Suzuki Cultus. The second generation of Maruti Swift was launched in year 2004. The current third version of Swift was introduced in 2010. Now, the next generation Maruti Swift will launch before FY 2018. The all-new model Swift will launch in India in late 2017. Expect the new Maruti Swift 2017 Launch Date to fall in November 2017.
The Swift will continue to sit below the new Baleno in the manufacturer’s product portfolio. In India, the Swift will continue to rival the Hyundai Grand i10 and will come in both petrol and Diesel engine variants. The Swift is an important car for the manufacturer and hence, the New Model Maruti Swift 2017 has some big shoes to fill. Like the current generation model, the new Swift will form the basis of the 2017 Maruti Dzire. MSIL will launch the Ignis early next year.
New Model Maruti Swift 2017 Price in India
|2017 Maruti Swift LXI||INR 4.70 Lakhs|
|2017 Maruti Swift VXI||INR 5.45 Lakhs|
|2017 Maruti Swift ZXI||INR 6.60 Lakhs|
|2017 Maruti Swift LDI||INR 5.80 Lakhs|
|2017 Maruti Swift VDI||INR 6.40 Lakhs|
|2017 Maruti Swift ZDI||INR 7.55 Lakhs|
Currently, the Maruti Swift is available at a starting price of INR 4.7 lakh (Ex- showroom Delhi). Though we do not have details about the pricing of the next-gen car, we expect it to be priced slightly higher than the current version.
Thanks to heavy localization, Maruti will be able to keep prices of the new Swift very competitive. Over the years, the Swift’s pricing has helped it cement its place as not just the best selling hatchback in its segment, but one of the best selling hatchbacks in India. The new model should not have any issues carrying forward the Swift’s legacy in India.
Also See- 2017 Hyundai Grand i10
New Model Maruti Swift 2017 Mileage
As we just said, the new Swift 2017 could offer a slightly higher mileage. Here are our mileage expectations-
|New 2017 Maruti Swift||Expected Mileage|
|Petrol||Upto 20 KMPL|
|Diesel||Upto 25 KMPL|
New Model Maruti Swift 2017 Specifications
The New Model Maruti Swift 2017 is likely to benefit from a lightweight platform that will be borrowed from the new Baleno. This new platform not only guarantees weight savings but also a better crash protection. Also, a light kerb weight will ensure that the next Swift will have a high fuel mileage.
|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|
2017 Maruti Swift is likely to come with the existing engine options. However, we expect these models come in a new state of tune for additional power and mileage. Currently, the engines for the Swift are– 1.2-litre, K-series Petrol and 1.3-litre DDiS 190 Diesel. For the 2017 Swift, the transmission options could be a 5-speed manual and a CVT automatic for the Petrol model. Suzuki could be working on a petrol-electric hybrid for international markets. India is expected to get SHVS mild hybrid system.
Also See – Maruti Baleno
New Model Maruti Swift 2017 Features
Here are some known features of the 2017 Swift-
- Completely re-designed exterior and interior
- Bold Front Grille
- Projector Headlamps
- LED Daytime Running Lights
- Floating-effect Roof
- Sporty Alloy Wheels
- Wrap-around Taillights
- C-Pillar-mounted Read Door Handles
- New Steering wheel
- Multi-Information Display
- Automatic Climate Control
- SmartPlay Infotainment
- Body-coloured Interior Accents
New 2017 Maruti Suzuki Swift Exterior Review
As can be seen in the images we have here, the basic design of the next Swift remains almost the same as the current model. However, it does sport many new styling elements like a floating roof, a Renault Pulse-like front grille, stretched-back headlamps, and new wrap-around taillights. Also, much like the Chevrolet Beat, the rear door handle has been moved towards the C-Pillar. We feel that the Swift’s exterior design has evolved in the right direction. The upcoming New Model Maruti Swift 2017 looks sportier and more premium. Yet, it maintains the essence of the original model.
New 2017 Maruti Swift Interior Review
Changes on the inside, however, seem to be far more comprehensive. There’s a new steering wheel that looks sportier, a two-pod speedo console with a large Multi-Information Display (MID), body color coordinated inserts, and circular aircon vents. The interior setup definitely looks more premium than the one we are used to seeing on the current model.
New Maruti Suzuki Swift 2017 – Engine and Transmission
Currently, the Maruti Swift is sold in petrol and diesel variants. The petrol variant comes with 1197 cc K-series petrol engine with VVT. While the max. power is 84.3 PS at 6000 rpm, the peak torque is 115 Nm at 4000 rpm. The diesel variant produces 75 PS of maximum power at 4000 rpm and furthermore a peak torque of 190 Nm at 2000 rpm. Both variants are mated to a 5-speed manual transmission. The dimensions of this car are 3850 x 1695 x 1530 mm (length, width, and height respectively). It has a wheelbase of 2430 mm and ground clearance of 170 mm. Safety features available on the Swift include Dual SRS Airbags, Reverse Parking Sensor, Boost Assist System (BAS) Braking and new-gen ABS with Motor Speed Regulation System.
Internationally, the new Maruti Swift 2017 could bid goodbye to the 1.6-litre Naturally Aspirated motor it currently comes with. Instead, it could get a new 1.4-litre Boosterjet motor that powers the Suzuki Vitara S. This engine pumps out a max. power of 136 PS and a peak torque of 220 Nm. India is likely to get the smaller 1.0-litre Boosterjet Petrol engine. The Diesel model could get the ingeniously developed 1.5-litre Diesel engine. Both the engines will get a 6-speed manual transmission and the petrol model could get a CVT too.
New Model Maruti Swift 2017- Competition
The Swift will continue to rival the same cars it rivals currently. These are –
The Swift leads on its segment’s sales charts. Such has been the demand for this hatchback that it has often outsold even the much cheaper Maruti Alto. True, the likes of Grand i10 and new Figo have managed to steal some light-light away from the Swift. However, with the launch of the next generation 2017 Swift, Maruti might end up giving yet another lethal blow to the competition. We are pretty sure that the New Model Maruti Swift 2017 India launch will be a significant milestone in Maruti’s really long success story.
New Model Maruti Swift 2017 vs Old Model
Underpinning the 2017 Maruti Suzuki Swift will be an all-new platform. It will be lighter than the current car. It will get a more aggressive looking exterior with a gaping single piece front grille and large fog lamp housings. The 2017 Maruti Swift will feature projector headlamps with LED daytime running lights. Like the Vitara Brezza, the new Swift will also get a floating roof effect, which along with the high-mounted rear door handle, gives it a coupe-like profile. On the inside, the 2017 Suzuki Swift will be all-new as well.
The dashboard design will be more stylish and we expect Maruti to add more features too. Under the hood is where we’re not expecting to see any changes as the upcoming 2017 Maruti Swift is likely to get the same engine lineup. However, the diesel variants could benefit from Suzuki’s mild hybrid tech. New Maruti Swift’s could a cost a bit more than the current model, but we’re not expecting a major hike in prices. Overall, the New Model Maruti Swift 2017 will be more spacious, have a longer set of features and will be more fuel efficient than the current car.
New Model Maruti Swift 2017 Spy Images
Stay tuned to Car Blog India for more on the New Model Maruti Swift 2017 India launch, price and other related details. So, are you waiting for the New Model Maruti Swift 2017 India launch? Furthermore, what do you think the new Swift’s price should be? Do share your views on the 2017 Swift in the comments section below.
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