All new 2018 Swift bookings started in India
The Swift was first launched in 2005 as the first generation variant, followed by the launch of the second generation model in 2011. And now the third generation model will come in 2018. From exteriors to features, everything has been upgraded when compared to the outgoing model. The new-gen car will look to emulate the success of the previous generation and this will certainly help Maruti Suzuki in regaining the top spot in the hatchback segment.
Maruti Suzuki has now officially opened bookings for the new Swift and dealers all around the country will start accepting bookings for the car today for an amount of Rs.11, 000. Dial 1800 102 1800 (toll-free) to make enquiries and leave contact details
The 2018 Swift is more probable to get a 1.0-litre turbocharged Boosterjet petrol engine alongside the existing mills in the later stages of its lifespan. It’s expected to have the Fiat-sourced 1.3-litre Multijet diesel engine initially and the powerful 1.5-litre diesel developed in-house could come in the due course. Although, some rights say the 1.2-litre K-Series engine will get an update, we think it will recall the existing power and torque figures. The DOHC engine with Multipoint injection will make 83 bhp at 6,000 rpm and 115 Nm at 4,000 rpm. The 1.3-litre turbo-diesel DDiS engine will continue to blend out 74 bhp at 4,000 rpm and 190 Nm at 2,000 rpm.
Both engines will be coupled with a 5 speed manual transmission and an AMT version on the diesel is expected to come first. The new-gen Suzuki Swift gets a base 1.2-litre 4 cylinder dualjet petrol engine that makes 67 PS and 118 Nm of torque. When paired with an optional mild-hybrid SHVS system, the same motor makes 3.1 PS and 50 Nm more courtesy of a WA05A electric motor. On the other hand, the 1.0-litre three-cylinder Boosterjet turbo-petrol engine, joined with a 6-speed auto, makes 102 PS and 150 Nm. The regular 1.2 petrol has five-speed manual as standard with an optional CVT while the 1.2 SHVS only can be had with the latter automatic.
It won’t be wrong to say that Suzuki has done a stellar job with the design of the 2018 Swift. This is the 3rd gen of Swift and Suzuki has taken the overall silhouette of the original Swift which was launched back in 2005. The front fascia has been revamped completely with a large grille, new headlights and even the new tail-lights. The protruded rear end looks sportier than ever.
The 2018 Swift is built on the same platform as the Baleno, which is 10-15 % lighter. This weight reduction and tuned engine will lead to the increased fuel economy. Currently the Dzire brings industry leading 28.4 kmpl mileage. Since Swift is sportier than desire, assume a mileage around 26 kmpl through diesel engine. A hybrid motor on the test can bring 32 kmpl.
Maruti Suzuki might face challenges in pricing it less premium than the Baleno as the latter has arisen as NEXA’s top-seller with brilliant numbers since its launch and neither need to face the cannibalisation. In Japan, it is sold in six variants namely Hybrid RS, RSt, RS, Hybrid ML, XL and XG.
Length 3,840 mm Width 1,695 mm
Height 1,525 mm
Wheelbase 2,450 mm
Bootspace 205 litres
Fuel Tank Capacity 42 litres
Kerb Weight 840 kg
The worldwide type of Swift measures 3,840 mm in length, 1,695 mm in width, 1,525 mm in height and features a wheelbase of 2,450 mm. compared to the India-spec present model, it is 10 mm smaller, 5 mm shorter and has 20 mm more wheelbase. The bootspace capacity stands at 205 litres and fuel tank that can load up to 42 litres should remain the same as the outgoing model. The platform the new Swift is built on is 15 percent lighter than Baleno that weighs 890 kilograms and 10 % more rigid.