The new-gen Maruti Swift 2017 is coming. It has more oomph added to it. Based on the Heartec platform, it shares its underpinnings with the Baleno and the DZire 2017. There will be a lot of similarity in design and specifications. This new hatchback is about 100 kilograms lighter than the current car. It will be wider, have longer wheelbase and shorter too. The unveil will happen in 2018 Auto Expo and the launch will be soon after that.
Design will bear a stark similarity to the new DZire. In terms of features, there shall be many new additions like projector headlamps, daytime running LEDs, touchscreen, reverse camera, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay etc. The Swift 2017 will offer good enough performance. Same 1.2-litre K-Series petrol and 1.3-litre DDiS engines shall be on offer. Maruti will be offering these with five-speed manual and AMT options. The added advantage of the new Swift will be features, space, performance and even mileage. Seems work has been done in all the areas. A new variant shall be offered too.
|Maruti Swift 2017 LXi||INR 5.4 lakhs|
|Maruti Swift 2017 VXi||INR 6.10 lakhs|
|Maruti Swift 2017 VXi AMT||INR 6.8 lakhs|
|Maruti Swift 2017 ZXi||INR 7.2 lakhs|
|Maruti Swift 2017 ZXi AMT||INR 7.9 lakhs|
|Maruti Swift 2017 LDi||INR 6.7 lakhs|
|Maruti Swift 2017 VDi||INR 7.45 lakhs|
|Maruti Swift 2017 VDi AMT||INR 7.9 lakhs|
|Maruti Swift 2017 ZDi||INR 8.5 lakhs|
|Maruti Swift 2017 ZDi AMT||INR 9.1 lakhs|
Maruti will be getting the new car but they cannot price it above the Baleno or even the DZire. At the same time, they cannot even undercut the Ignis. So, it has been priced in between these two. This leaves Maruti to play with a limited price point. The price hike on the new Swift will be about Rs 15,000 to Rs 20,000 at the most. This also can be justified as now dual airbags and ABS will be a standard feature across all the variants. There will be a new Z+ variant, which will see a hike in price. This will offer all the bells and whistles. Maruti has plans to get the Swift RS and the Swift hybrid, but that will be at least 6 months after the original launch.
|2017 Maruti Swift||Dates|
Immediately after the India unveil of the new Swift at the 2018 Auto Expo in Greater Noida, it will lauch the new-gen Swift. This new Swift will be the based crowd puller for the Expo. This will not just attract people but even add on to the numbers for Maruti Suzuki. The new car launch will happen in a couple of months after that. Our bet is early March is when we can expect it to happen.
|Maruti Swift Specifications|
|Engine 1||1.2-litre Petrol|
|Transmission||5-speed manual / AMT|
|Engine 2||1.3-litre diesel|
There is a 1.2-litre petrol K-Series engine that churns about 84bhp of power and 115Nm of maximum torque. This engine will come with five-speed manual and AMT options. The 1.3-litre diesel will churn about 75bhp and it will also be made available with a five-speed manual and AMT options.
- Projector headlamps
- Daytime running LEDs
- 15-inch alloy wheels
- Integrated rear spoiler
- Push start and stop
- Keyless entry
- Touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
- Reverse Camera
- Climate Control
- Steering mounted controls
- Reverse camera
- Dual airbags
- Reverse sensors
New Maruti Suzuki Swift 2017 Design
Heartect is the new platform for Maruti Suzuki. The Baleno and even the DZire are built on it. This is lighter and yet stronger. The company claims that the new platform improves the strength of the body. There hasn’t been any change in the overall length. The wheelbase has been increased by 20mm and even the width has been increased.
The front is similar to the new DZire. It is a large front grille with sharp headlamps. There are projector lamps with daytime running LEDs.
The side profile of the new Swift has several bits that makes it look similar. There is the floating roofline. There are differences too. Just like the rear door handle is mounted near rear window. The tyres are bigger and they have diamond-cut alloy wheels too.
At the back, the Swift does look different. To begin with, tail lamp styling is new, the boot bit has also seen a change in styling. There is a rear spoiler too.
There are now 15-inch alloy wheels on offer and these are machine finish. The lower variants shall come with 14-inch steel wheels. There are some radical changes in the design and this will be appreciated by many looking at getting this hatchback. The new Maruti Swift 2017 will change the design appeal of the car.
New Maruti Swift 2017 interiors have been designed from scratch. A new variant has been added to the list and that is the Z+. The cabin is all black as the Swift has always been a sporty car. Other than this, the biggest advantage of the new Swift 2017 is its space. There has been an increase in its rear seat space of the Swift. The rear seat sees an increase in its knee room and even the boot is bigger on the new-generation. This is one of the key issues that have been addressed.
|Dimensions||New Swift 2017||Current Swift|
|Fuel Tank||37 litres||42 litres|
There isn’t any change much in the dimensions of the new Swift, but what shall change in the inside car space. The new Maruti Swift 2017 will get all more interior space and this will make it a very good option to consider as well. At the moment buyers are happy with the current dimensions, what has been needing an update in majorly interior space only. This has been addressed on the new Swift.
The new Z+ variant is offering a new more new features. This includes touchscreen infotainment system, reverse camera, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, navigation and maybe even rear AC vents. We expect Maruti to add this Swift also as it is already offering it on the DZire. The cabin quality feels premium and the design is all new. There will be dual airbags and ABS, and this will be offered as a standard feature.
Of course there are more features on this trim. There is a keyless entry (remote operated), 12V rear charging socket, all four power windows, central locking, electromagnetic boot opening, electrically adjustable mirrors, driver side, auto down window, height adjustment for driver’s seat and luggage room lamp also. We also believe that this time the Swift will even get rear AC vents also. There shall be a 2-DIN music system on offer and this will come with four speakers. There will be USB, aux input and bluetooth connectivity as well.
The Z variant on the new Maruti Swift 2017 will have additional features like engine push start and stop, smart key for keyless entry and automatic climate control. Then there shall be electrically folding mirrors and driver’s side window auto up and down.
The Z+ variant also gets features like automatic headlamps, touchscreen infotainment system, Follow me home. These are the additional features on Z+ variants. The infotainment system will have reverse camera, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, navigation and even bluetooth connectivity.
There will be no change in the engines of the Maruti Swift 2017. It will be the same 1.2-litre petrol engine with about 84bhp of power. The diesel will be the 1.3-litre mill. This is a proven engine, which also does duty in other Maruti vehicles and is frugal too. The body weight will be lesser, the Maruti Swift 2017 will have even better performance. In fact it will have better performance than most of its competition. This will be achieved without loosing out on the mileage aspect. The Maruti Swift 2017 will have better performance and mileage too.
The new Maruti Swift 2017 will see an improvement is performance and mileage too. The new hatchback is lighter and this will make it more efficient also. At the same time, the new Swift will have manual and AMT both on offer as well. The petrol engine has better performance and is quieter too. At the same time, in AMT the petrol version will have smoother shifts than the diesel as the latter has turbo kicking in on downshifts.
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|City||14 km/l||18 km/l|
|Highway||19 km/l||23 km/l|
|ARAI (Expected)||23 km/l||28 km/l|
The new Maruti Swift 2017 will be an fuel efficient car. The petrol engine has an efficiency of about 14km/l in the city and about 19km/l on the highway. At the same time, the ARAI claimed mileage should be 23 km/l. The diesel engine should have an efficiency of 18 km/l in the city and close to 23km/l.
The competition will have to tighten the strings in the coming months. This is because the Maruti Swift 2017 will not just be feature loaded, but even aggressively priced. The direct competition is with the Hyundai Grand i10, Ford Figo, VW Polo, Fiat Punto Evo and the Honda Brio. The Hyundai Grand i10 Prime is on its way, this will be the facelift version of the hatchback.
This is the most common comparison everyone does. The Baleno will be the closest rival to the Swift, as there is a good amount of price overlap in the two. Both of them are excellent products, but the question that will arise is if we need more space? The answer isn’t very complicated. To begin with the Swift, it has good enough space in it, but the Baleno shall be more spacious and even has a bigger boot. So in all reality, the new Swift 2017 is a perfect choice, unless there are all tall people travelling. Swift and Baleno both are winners and it is very difficult to choice one of the two. It clearly boils down to what you like.
The Hyundai Grand i10 is another direct rival to the Swift. Both of them are exciting products but the Swift will be new. The advantage of the Swift shall be its width, which will make it easier for three people to sit in comfort. This is a close battle otherwise. Where the Grand i10 leads is lower engine noise in diesel and mostly the Grand i10 should be affordable. The Swift will have new features and it will have good enough performance. In terms of which one should you pick, both are close in terms of ownership experience and cost.
The Ford Figo is another strong competing product with the Swift, but it gets outshined by the Swift in multiple departments, especially the petrol engine. The performance is better on the Swift and there is more space and features on offer too. The Figo diesel is a powerful option and it does outshine the Swift in performance. The overall ride and handling of the Figo is amazing, but the Swift isn’t anyway behind it. The Swift is certainly a stronger all-round product than the Figo in most of the aspects.