New Maruti Swift 2017 launch at 2018 Auto Expo
New Maruti Swift 2017
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New Maruti Swift 2017 is an all new car, based on a new light platform and this will be better in performance and mileage. More features will also be on offer as well.
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The new DZire has seen good amount of success already. There is about a 15 week waiting period. The things have just began to roll for the company as the new Swift hasn’t been revealed yet. This will be the company’s third-generation hatchback, the new Maruti Swift 2017. It is made on Suzuki’s Heartect platform, which isn’t just lighter but even stronger. This will help to reduce the weight of the vehicle without any major change in its safety.
One major change that has been implemented in the new Swift is the dimensions. There isn’t really a change in its length. At the same time, the car has become shorter too. The design elements are an evolution of the outgoing generation and there are a lot of elements that will be similar to the new DZire.
There are a lot more features on offer as well. To begin with, there is projector headlamps, daytime running LEDs, LED tail lamps and bigger tyres too. As we move in there is a new touchscreen infotainment system, Android Auto and other fancy tech bits. At the same time, there is even the reverse camera and mostly even rear AC vents also. The interiors are likely to be all black on offer in this new hatchback. Then of course there will be the same set of engines, 1.2-litre K-Series petrol and the 1.3-litre DDiS diesel engine as well.
The new Swift 2017 will be coming by early 2018. Expect the new Swift to be unveiled at the 2018 Auto Expo. Maruti will by then will have solved the waiting period issue and deliveries would have smoothened by then. This will be new Gujarat plant that will be manufacturing for India and even for exports.
|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|
There won’t be a major change in the pricing of the lower variants on the new Swift. In fact, it shall become even better value for money as it will have dual airbags and ABS as a standard feature across all the variants. At the same time, there will be a new variant on offer, Z+. This will be the variant that will be getting a lot more extra bells and whistles. This will be an expensive variant and it will increase the price point for the new hatch.
|Maruti Swift Specifications|
|Engine 1||1.2-litre Petrol|
|Transmission||5-speed manual / AMT|
|Engine 2||1.2-litre diesel|
|Dimensions||New Swift 2017||Current Swift|
|Fuel Tank||37 litres||42 litres|
There hasn’t been any change in the width of the new Swift, but the wheelbase has seen an increase of 20mm. This means there is more room on the increase and it makes it spacious. At the same time, the new Swift sees a minor reduction in its overall length and height too has been reduced by 30mm. What’s more? The fuel tank capacity is about 37 litres now, which has been reduced from the current one at 43 litres.
New Maruti Suzuki Swift 2017 Design
The Maruti Swift 2017 will be lighter than the current model. It is based on a new platform, which uses lightweight steel, hence the reduction in weight. The current Baleno, which is bigger than the Swift itself weighs about 900 kilograms. So, the new Swift will be even lighter. The new Swift 2017 is an evolution, so many things change in this car. The basic design architecture is similar but gets a lot of enhancement in styling. The Swift has maintained its basic design as it is now the identity of the Suzuki Swift brand.
The curved front, sloping roof the rear look remain similar. The rear now looks somewhat similar to the Datsun Go, especially the tail lamps. The basic design DNA has not been changed by the company. The new Swift looks sharper and aggressive. It will get daytime running LEDs and projector headlamps for the first time. The Maruti Swift 2017 will be more contemporary than ever before.
The side profile remains similar to the current Swift. There isn’t a major change in the dimensions of the Maruti Swift 2017. It will get 15-inch alloy wheels for the first time, though only in higher variants. The lower variants will get 15-inch wheels. The tyres will have a profile of 195/60 on the higher spec model. Despite the same dimensions, the Maruti Swift 2017 has more room on the inside. This makes it an even better package than before. The exterior styling is new and fresh, yet it still has the Swift design DNA in it.
The Maruti Swift 2017 interiors are now sportier than before. It has better space at the rear as it has a little longer wheelbase. The Maruti Swift 2017 shall offer more knee room and head room for rear passengers too. The boot space will also be more than the current one. In terms of quality, we don’t know much as we haven’t seen the hatchback. The increased wheelbase will help to improve the rear seat space, especially the knee room. It will also have a positive effect on the ride quality. The Maruti Swift 2017 will come loaded with features like touchscreen system with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and MirrorLink. There will be dual airbags and ABS as a standard feature. The cabin quality will be better than the current one and also feel more premium.
In other markets, Suzuki is providing Dual Camera Brake Support. This is an interesting feature when it comes to safety. In other markets, the hatchback is offered with seven airbags. The driver information system will be coloured. There shall be voice command, hill assist and ESP. Then there will be disc brakes on all the four wheels. Maruti Swift 2017 might not get all these features in India.
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 Swift 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.
The engines that will be offered on the Maruti Swift 2017 will be the same 1.2-litre petrol engine that will churn about 84bhp of power and the diesel will be the new 1.2-litre mill. This engine has been designed by Suzuki and is their first set of in-house designed and developed diesel engines. 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 Swift will have better performance and even better 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 Swift 2017 will be highly efficient. 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.