The next generation Maruti Swift launched in India at Rs.4.99 lakhs at Auto Expo 2018
Maruti Suzuki, country’s top auto giant finally will be rolling out the new gen Swift in India today at the 14th edition of Auto Expo 2018. The 3rd gen Swift 2018 will continue to be seen in both diesel and petrol guises as the outgoing model. The updated avatar of the hatchback will get a new color option – Prime Lucent Orange shade alongside 5 exciting body colours. Moreover, the latest generation of Swift hatchback is based on Suzuki’s newest Heartect platform which is also used in new age Maruti products like new Dzire, Baleno and the forthcoming Ertiga 2018. The hatchback currently demands a waiting period of approximately 4 to 6 weeks and interested buyers can book the new Swift with token amount of INR 11,000 across all Maruti dealerships in the country.
The new Swift 2018 gets aggressive front profile which is highlighted by entirely new grille design with Maruti’s emblem in the center, all-new edgy bonnet, new sweptback projector headlights fitted with LED DRLs, new bumper and more. The side profile of the hatchback is somewhat similar to the current model, however, the only change on the profile is C-pillar mounted door handle. It also sports body coloured ORVMs with integrated side blinkers and precision cut 15-inch alloy wheels. The rear section of the hatchback is completely fresh as it gets LED tail light, new bumper, rear spoiler mounted stop lamp and much more. In terms of proportion, the new Swift 2018 gets overall length of 3840mm, height of 1530mm and width of 1735mm while the wheelbase stands at 2450mm along with ground clearance of 163 mm.
Moving to the interior, the new Swift gets sporty yet spacious cabin featuring driver oriented all-black design combined with urbane satin chrome finish giving a stylish appeal to the interior. It comes loaded with new features such as bolstered front seats, push start-stop button, 3-steering multi-functional steering wheel with mounted controls, automatic climate control, SmartPlay infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Smart key, ABS with EBD, ISOFIX mounts, dual airbags, reverse parking sensors & camera and much more. Coming to the competition, Maruti Swift will heat up the hatchback segment by challenging against the cars like Hyundai Grand i10, Tata Bolt, Honda Brio, Toyota Liva and others. The new Swift is expected to be slightly premium than the present version, which could be priced in the range of INR 4.99 lakh to INR 7 lakh (ex-showroom).