The popular Swift hatchback will be replaced by an all new model early next year. Suzuki took the wraps off the next generation 2017 Maruti Swift in Japan in late 2016. The new model features a new exterior, new interiors and is based on an all-new platform. 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 all available images and details. Also See- 2017 Maruti Swift Images
2017 Maruti Swift vs Old Model Swift – Exterior Design Comparison
There is 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 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 sophisticated. The front of the car sports a gaping hexagonal grille that imparts a sporty character. The bumper features large intakes and a rather discreet splitter. The headlamps look a lot sleeker and the top variant will feature a projector setup and LED DRLs. The 2017 Swift’s front fenders resemble those of the new Baleno.
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Akin to the old model Maruti Swift, the 2017 version has blacked-out pillars. However, the 2017 model gets a ‘floating roof’ effect 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 seems to have grown in size. Also, the new Swift features C-Pillar mounted rear door handles. Top end variants will get LED tail lamps.
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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 more upmarket. The rectangular AC vents have been replaced by round ones. The centre console features a Smartplay infotainment system and circular HVAC controls. The steering wheel is new and looks sportier due to the round boss. Another highlight is the twin-pod speedo console that also features a larger, high res Multi-Information Display (MID).
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2017 Maruti Swift vs Old Model Swift – Specifications
The Maruti Swift is presently sold with a 1.2 L K-Series Petrol and a 1.3 L 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, Maruti might offer a 5-speed AMT as an option on both petrol and diesel versions. Also, safely expect the engines to get a new tune for performance and mileage optimisation.
|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||22 KMPL; 27 KMPL|
The new model 2017 Maruti Swift benefits from a light-weight platform, which would ensure a lower kerb weight and hence sprightlier performance and higher fuel mileage. Talking about the fuel mileage, the Diesel Swift 2017 could deliver up to 27 KMPL! Internationally, however, the 2017 Swift will get a 1.4 L Boosterjet petrol engine to replace the old 1.6 L engine. This engine has a max. power-torque output of 136 PS-220 Nm. India could get the smaller 1.0 L Boosterjet Petrol engine that powers the Baleno RS. India could also get the ingeniously developed 1.5 L Diesel engine at a later stage.
Swift 2017 gets mild hybrid tech for international markets. However, the Govt. has withdrawn benefits for mild hybrids under the FAME scheme. This means the India-spec new model Swift might not get the SHVS mild hybrid system. The new Dzire also does without SHVS mild hybrid system.
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2017 Maruti Swift vs Old Model Swift – Mileage Comparison
|Model||2017 Maruti Swift||Old Maruti Swift|
|Petrol Mileage||22 KMPL*||20.4 KMPL^|
|Diesel Mileage||27 KMPL*||25.2 KMPL^|
The 2017 Swift’s re-tuned engines for India will deliver higher fuel mileage. Expect a claimed mileage of around 22 KMPL for the Petrol and 27 KMPL for the Diesel variant. If the claimed mileage of the new Dzire is anything to go by, the new Swift could easily boast an ARAI certified figure of around 28 KMPL.
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2017 Maruti Swift vs Old Model Swift – Dimensions Comparison
|New Model||Old Model|
|Length||3840 mm||3850 mm|
|Width||1695 mm||1695 mm|
|Height||1500 mm||1530 mm|
|Wheelbase||2450 mm||2430 mm|
|Boot space||265 L||205 L|
The new Swift is actually shorter than the current car, but thanks to a longer wheelbase, it will be more spacious. Also, it gets a bigger boot.
2017 Maruti Swift vs Old Model Swift – Features Comparison
|New Swift||Old Swift|
|Audio||Touchscreen||2-DIN Audio Unit|
|Headlamps||LED Projector||Conventional Halogen|
|Push Button Start||Yes||Yes|
Expect the new Swift to gain certain features across the variant lineup. The list of features on offer should be similar to that of the new Maruti Dzire.
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.
- Design – It’s difficult to choose between the two as design is a matter of personal taste. However, the new model looks fresh and builds on the sportiness of the current car.
- Features – The new 2017 Maruti Suzuki Swift will get a longer list of features.
- Specifications – While engine options will remain the same, we’re expecting Maruti to add automatic transmission options to the Swift.
- Price – We will have to wait for the official launch to comment on this one. However, a price hike is all but certain.
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