New 2018 Maruti Swift vs Old Model – COMPARISON


The popular Swift hatchback will be replaced by an all-new model early next month. Maruti Suzuki has already revealed the new car to the media and you can go through our new Maruti Swift test drive review by clicking on this highlighted text. The new model features a new exterior, new interiors and is based on an all-new platform. Here, we have come up with a comparison of the outgoing model and the new version of India’s favourite entry-B hatchback. Here’s our new 2018 Maruti Swift vs Old Model comparison to give you a fair idea of the differences between the two generations of the compact car.

New 2018 Maruti Swift vs Old Model

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New 2018 Maruti Swift vs Old Model – Design

There is no denying that the 2018 Maruti Swift’s design has the essence of the original supermini. While the styling is more evolutionary than revolutionary, the new version 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 2018 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 new Swift’s front fenders resemble those of the new Baleno.

2017 Maruti Swift vs Old Model

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Akin to the old model Maruti Swift, the 2017 version has blacked-out pillars. However, the 2018 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 seems to be significantly lower. The rear windscreen seems to have grown in size. Also, the new Swift features C-Pillar mounted rear door handles. The top-end variant gets sporty dual-tone alloy wheels.

2017 Maruti Swift vs Old Model

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New 2018 Maruti Swift vs Old Model – Interior Comparison

The interior of the 2018 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 The rectangular AC vents have been replaced by round ones.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 and a flat bottom. Another highlight is the twin-pod speedo console that also features a larger, high res Multi-Information Display (MID).

2017 Maruti Swift vs Old Model

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New 2018 Maruti Swift vs Old Modle – Specifications Comparison

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 2018 Swift will share the engines with the old model. However, Maruti, for the first time ever, will offer a 5-speed AMT as an option on both petrol and diesel versions. This will take the convenience and practicality factors northward by several notches.

New Maruti Swift 2018 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 2018 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 2018 has a claimed fuel mileage of 28 KMPL. The petrol engine offers a mileage of 22 kmpl as per the claims. Internationally, the new 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, but at a later stage. India could also get the ingeniously developed 1.5 L Diesel engine in future.

The Swift 2018 also gets a mild hybrid technology for international markets. However, the Govt. has withdrawn benefits for mild hybrids under the FAME scheme. This means the India-spec new model Swift does not get the SHVS mild hybrid system.

New 2018 Maruti Swift vs Old Model – Mileage Comparison

Model 2018 Maruti Swift Old Maruti Swift
Petrol Mileage 22 KMPL 20.4 KMPL
Diesel Mileage 28 KMPL 25.2 KMPL

The 2018 Swift is substantially lighter than its predecessor. Also, it gets re-tuned engines that deliver a higher efficiency. No surprise then, that, it ends up offering a higher mileage than the car it replaces. The company claims that the petrol model can easily deliver upto 22 KMPL while the Diesel variant can offer upto 28 kmpl.

New 2018 Maruti Swift vs Old Model – Dimensions Comparison

  New Model Old Model
Length 3840 mm 3850 mm
Width 1735 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 ends up being much more spacious. Also, the new car is wider by 40 mm and offers a bigger boot.

2017 Maruti Swift vs Old ModelNew 2018 Maruti Swift vs Old Model – Features Comparison

  New Swift Old Swift
Airbags 2 2
ABS Yes Yes
Audio Touchscreen 2-DIN Audio Unit
Headlamps LED Projector Conventional Halogen
Alloys Yes Yes
Keyless entry Yes Yes
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.

New 2018 Maruti Swift vs Old Model Comparison Verdict

Obviously, the new 2018 Maruti Swift looks a lot more promising than the old model.There are really good chances that the 2018 version will further build on the Swift’s legacy.

  • Design – It’s difficult to choose between the two as the design is a matter of personal taste. However, the new model looks fresher and builds on the sportiness of the current car.
  • Features – The new 2018 Maruti Suzuki Swift gets more features than the earlier iteration.
  • Specifications – While engine options remain the same as earlier, the new version gets AMT for both Diesel and Petrol engine variants. Also, it delivers a higher mileage than the car it replaces.
  • Price – We will have to wait for the official launch to comment on this one. However,  in all probability, the new Swift will be only slightly costlier than the car it replaces.

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