Maruti Suzuki ends production of the Swift in India
One of the best selling cars in India, Maruti Swift’s manufacturing has ended. Yes. As you can see in the image, this is the last unit of the Swift which rolled out of the production line in company plant. But, there is no need to panic. As the image says, “Glorious Journey ends here… For the new Beginning.” They are talking about the new generation Swift, which has already arrived production. Few Maruti dealers have told that the new generation Maruti Swift production has started at the company’s plant in Gujarat. The dealers also added that some of them do not have any more stocks of the current Swift. In such a case, those who have booked the existing Swift, will get the delivery of new 2018 Swift in February next year, once the car is launched at Auto Expo.
New 2018 Maruti Swift sports an all-new design. It will get sharper, and sportier in looks. The front fascia sports sleeker headlights, a revised front grille, sporty bumpers and recessed front air intakes. At the rear, wrap around tail lamps, a lowered roofline and chunky bumper are also noted. In the front are projector headlamps with LED DRLs (same one’s that we have seen on the DZire) and at the back is new LED tail lights.
Interiors of the hatchback also get revamped. It is now a much bigger car on the inside, with more legroom as well as headroom. Interior is done in a new color scheme of black and grey leather upholstery. Also on offer is Maruti’s signature Smartplay touchscreen infotainment with rear camera, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. It will have Auto AC with climate control and a flat bottom steering wheel.
Engine specifications contain a 1.2 liter petrol and 1.3 liter diesel producing 82 bhp / 113 Nm and 74 bhp / 190 Nm respectively mated to a 5 speed manual or AMT. Expect the mileage to be best in class. In spite of being powered by same engines, new Maruti Swift performance has been improved by a huge margin, thanks to the new platform, which has made the car lighter, as well as stronger. Top speed is expected to be in the region of 180 kmph. The new Swift is also the safest Swift ever. It gets dual airbags and ABS as standard. Once officially launched in India, the new Swift hatchback will take on the Hyundai Grand i10, Ford Figo and the likes.