Bookings for the new 2018 Maruti Swift begins in India

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The new Maruti Swift will launch in the Indian market in the coming weeks. Slated to be one of the major launches this year, the India-spec Swift was seen for the first time, newly. A quick check with several dealers discloses that some of them have unofficially begun accepting bookings for the new model. Maruti is yet to announce the details for the new Swift for India. Official bookings have not started yet, but we assume them to begin soon as well. Once that happens, we expect the car maker to launch the new hatchback at the Auto Expo 2018. Booking one as early as now will ensure you’re ahead of most other buyers in the queue. Hence, there’s a chance that you’d get your hatchback before the waiting list goes up.

The new Swift will continue to be powered by the present crop of engines, a 1.2-litre petrol and the 1.3-litre diesel. However, Maruti will offer automatic gearbox variants too – like with the new Dzire. The new model is built on the same platform as Baleno, albeit around 10-15 percent lighter. The new Swift’s cabin is likely to continue with all-black theme, like the outgoing model.

Once Maruti Suzuki officially opens bookings for the new Swift, the dealership will book an order of the new-Swift for you. This is where you get the first mover’s advantage. The first lot of cars that the dealer catches will have your Swift in it. You should, however, be in touch with your respective dealership or sales consultant about your booking and delivery date in order to ensure your new car reaches you as quickly as possible. Now you know why standard cars like the Swift have a waiting period even before they are launched! Here’s a quick summary of the 3rd gen Swift.

The new hatchback is a big departure from its predecessor when it comes to the styling department and feature list. Based on the same HearTect platform as the Dzire and Baleno, the new Swift is expected to pack features like ABS (anti-lock braking system) and airbags as standard across the range. It could also get automatic LED headlamps with LED daytime running lights (DRLs) and a 7-inch SmartPlay infotainment system with support for Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. These additions should help the Swift maintain the cult following it has achieved over the years.