Maruti Swift 2018 – all details – 6 Colour Options

The new Maruti Swift 2018 will be lighter, spacious, powerful. It will also offer more features and at the same time, shall be modern.

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Maruti Swift 2018

Its here. The new Maruti Swift 2018 will be launched on 8th February 2018 at the Auto Expo. The first launch of the Expo will be the Maruti car and it will be a grand start to the show. Maruti Swift was due to get a new-gen and this will be it. Build on the new Heartect platform, the Swift will offer more strength and rigidity and helps to improve the power to weight ratio. This makes the new Swift a lot more powerful and agile. There will be a weight reduction in the new Swift 2018 and an increment in the performance and even features.

The Swift was launched in 2005 and it had soon become one of the best sellers in the country, ever. In 2007 its diesel version was launched and it changed the segment altogether. The second-generation of this hatchback also got a very strong response and the numbers only kept growing. Now, the third-gen is preparing for another onslaught. The Maruti Swift 2018 has already been launched in Japan and Europe. India will get it in early 2018. The Indian market is the biggest markets for this hatchback. The new Dzire was launched here first, to cash in on the compact sedan segment. Now, the company will focus on the new Swift.

Maruti Swift 2018 rear

The weight of the Swift 2018 is around 100-150kgs lighter than the outgoing version. It is wider and has a longer wheelbase as well. But it is still under 4 metres in length. The same 1.2-litre petrol and 1.3-litre diesel will continue to be offered in the new Swift. This time there will be an automatic (AMT) option as well. The biggest change will be the new addition of features. A new Z+ variant shall be added in the variant line-up. It will be a feature loaded cars, that too latest ones. Some of them are projector headlamps, daytime running LEDs, touchscreen system, reverse camera, navigation, Android Auto and even Apple CarPlay. For the first time the Swift will get rear AC vents. This will be a boon for rear passengers. The rear seat space also will be more this time. The new Swift will even have dual airbags and ABS as a standard feature. This means better safety. The car will come prepared in order to adhere to new rules coming in.

2018 Maruti Swift2018 Maruti Swift India Launch Date

The new Maruti Swift 2018 will be unveiled at the 2018 Auto Expo on 8th February. This happens in February as Maruti Suzuki is gearing up to launch its all new hatchback for the Indian car market. The bookings and test drives will start after that. The launch will take place by March 2018. It will be manufactures in Suzuki’s Gujarat plant. Maruti will be purchasing the car from the parent company and further retailing it. Suzuki is manufacturing the cars there are exporting to other markets already.

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2018 Maruti Swift Video

2018 Maruti Swift Price in India

Variants Price
LXi   5.4 lakhs
VXi  6.10 lakhs
VXi AMT  6.8 lakhs
ZXi  7.2 lakhs
ZXi AMT  7.9 lakhs
ZXi+  8.2 lakhs
ZXi + AMT  8.9 lakhs
LDi  6.7 lakhs
VDi  7.45 lakhs
VDi AMT  7.9 lakhs
ZDi ₹ 8.5 lakhs
ZDi AMT  9.1 lakhs
ZDi+  9.5 lakhs
ZDi+ AMT  10.1 lakhs

*Expected pricing

The new Maruti Swift will will remain in the same bracket as the current one.There is the Ignis just below it and the Baleno just above it. So, it needs to be priced between these two. The variants will be reworked and there will be no  optional variants this time. Dual airbags and ABS with EBD will be offered as a standard feature. Hence, the pricing will be similar to the outgoing Swift. The new variant ZXI plus will be priced higher due to many features included. We expect a jump of 15,000 to 20,000. There will not be a major hike apart from this.

New Maruti Swift 2017 rear eng

Maruti Swift 2018 Features

Exterior

  • Headlamps with projectors
  • Daytime Running LEDs
  • Fog Lamps
  • LED tail lamps
  • Integrated rear spoiler
  • 15-inch wheels

Interior

  • Automatic Climate Control
  • Rear AC vents
  • Front and rear 12V charging socket
  • Flat bottom steering wheel
  • Black colour themeMaruti Swift 2018 front

Comfort and convenience

  • Push start and stop
  • Keyless entry
  • Touchscreen infotainment system
  • Steering mounted audio controls
  • Electrically folding mirrors
  • Navigation
  • Android Auto/Apple CarPlay
  • Reverse Camera

Safety

  • Dual Airbags
  • ABS with EBD

Maruti Swift 2018 Colours

The colours on the new Swift 2018 will be six of them. Following is the list

  • Prime Lucent Orange
  • SLD Fire Red
  • Prime Midnight Blue
  • Met Silky Silver
  • PRL Arctic White
  • Met Magma Grey

Maruti Swift 2018 Variants

The new variants will be L, V, Z and Z+ variants on petrol and even a diesel engines. So a total of eight variants. There will be six more variants with AMT, three on petrol and diesel. There will not be the optional variants as we had mentioned earlier. The Z+ will be a new variant and it shall offer more features. This one will see a major hike in the pricing and will overlap with base variants of the Baleno.

 New Maruti Swift 2018 Dimensions

Dimensions

Swift

Length

3,840mm

Width

1,500mm

Height

1,695mm

Wheelbase

2,450mm

Ground Clearance

163mm

 

The overall length will be identical, which is under 4 meters. The major change is in the width and even the wheelbase. The wheelbase sees an increase of 20mm, which is fairly good in this segment. As per the new ground clearance norms, there will be a change in the numbers. The new norms are to fully-load the vehicle and then check the clearance. Due to this, all the cars see a reduction of about 20-25mm with ease. After that, the 2018 Maruti Swift will see a reduction to 163mm, the same like the DZire 2017. 

2018 Maruti Swift Design

This hatchback looks very similar to the new DZire. The front gets a large grille but with minimal chrome. The headlamps are very stylish. The new Z+ variant will get projector lamps with daytime running LEDs also. The bonnet shape is crowned now and has strakes. There is more matte black on the front and round fog lamps too. The car appears to be wider the current Swift. The wide appearance will also make it look more premium. Something we have seen in the new Dzire. However, it will look sportier than the Dzire.

New Maruti Swift RS rear

The silhouette is similar to the current model. The Swift retains its core design philosophy, hence one can easily recognize it. The C-pillar is a blackened one. The rear door handle is mounted on the top and is hidden. The roof is sloping. Wheels are bigger and tyres are 15-inch this time. The rear has minimal lines too. License plate has been shifted to the bumper. Tail lamps are LED and attractive to look at. The new design looks fresh and has some new add-ons too. It has to be seen how well customers receive this new design. The rear glass appears to be smaller this time. There could be some elements, which might not be liked by all.

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New Maruti Swift 2018 Interior

The interiors are similar to the new DZire. However, the Swift 2018 will have all-black interiors instead of a dual colour theme. It has a sporty looking steering wheel with flat bottom. The higher models get leather-wrapped wheel too. There will not be any faux-wood finish like the Dzire. Instrument consists of two dials and driver information system too. This is identical to the Dzire. Centre console is made up of AC vents, touchscreen system and climate control. Touchscreen is the same like on any other Maruti vehicle. This has Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, reverse camera, navigation, bluetooth, USB and aux also. The mirrors are electrically adjustable too.

Maruti Swift 2018 interior

Apart from quality, The increase in space is the biggest USP of the new Swift. The front seats offer better support too. The rear seats have improved knee room and seating comfort. The boot is a bit larger than before, not too much. This makes it a better space for rear passengers and carrying luggage. Rear AC vents will be seen in this hatchback this time. The luggage space increases by 58 litres, around 28% more than the second generation Swift. Around 24 mm more headroom, and a better seat back angle, further enhances the comfort in the rear seats.

2018 New Maruti Swift Specifications

Specifications

Petrol

Diesel

Engine

1.2-litre K-Series

1.3-litre DDiS

Power

83bhp

74bhp

Torque

115Nm

190Nm

Gearbox

5-speed manual & AMT

5-speed manual & AMT

 

The engines will remain the same in the Swift, but it now has a lighter chassis. This has a positive effect on the performance of the current engines and also to the fuel efficiency of the car. 2018 Maruti Swift will have its major seller will be the 1.2-litre petrol K-Series engine. This is the most powerful in its segment and also fun to drive. The lighter body weight will deliver better performance. It is difficult for competition to beat the Swift petrol in terms of its performance. It is quiet. There is no noise or vibrations at low or even high engine speeds. This is a gem of an engine indeed. There could be a Swift RS, but we aren’t sure when. Maruti could introduce it much later on. About 6-8 months after the launch of the regular Swift at least.

2018 Maruti Swift RS

The diesel is a 1.3-litre unit. This segment has been moving towards petrol for the last few years. However, the 2018 Swift diesel will be a good seller still.  Many consider it to be a good option even now. Also in smaller towns, people still prefer the diesel version. This engine has decent NVH, and it has good enough noise evident. The insulation is ok and still you can hear the engine at 3,000rpm. The 2018 Maruti Swift will have more than sufficient performance in both, just that the diesel will have better performance. The light body weight makes the engines perform even better.

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Maruti Swift 2018 Mileage

Petrol (Company Claimed)

21km/l

Diesel (Company Claimed)

27km/l

 

All Maruti’s rank high in terms of fuel efficiency. . The petrol and the diesel engines have good efficiency. The petrol engine in manual avatar will return 13km/l in the city, AMT will be 12km/l. The diesel manual is about 17km/l and AMT is 16km/l in the city. 

The power is good, but it is a bit jerky in AMT when you shift to a lower gear. Both the engines will come with 5-speed manual and AMT options. This will be another important product to top the sales chart in India.

Maruti Swift 2018 Competition

The competition of the Swift 2018 are majorly the Hyundai Grand i10, Maruti Ignis, Ford Figo and even the Mahindra KUV100. The advantage that the 2018 Swift has apart from the brand value it enjoys will be the features it will offer. Most of these aren’t even available on the competition. These are the major competing cars. The Ford Ecosport, Vitara Brezza and even the Nexon somewhat overlap at some price points. So, we cannot ignore them not even the Baleno.  

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9 COMMENTS

  1. Are you sure it’s going to come with rear AC? New Swift in Japan and Europe does not have them. Please confirm. Thanks.

  2. Motor octane team, does the prices mentioned are onroad prices or exshowroom? Dzire price hiked about 30-40k from old model to new. So next generation swift’s pricing might be biggest suspense. I am waiting for nextgenswift.

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