The third-generation Maruti Suzuki Swift will be showcased at the Auto Expo 2018, followed by an official launch by late February or early March. The car was spotted in its production guise with all the necessary badging and equipment.
A production version of the new-generation Maruti Suzuki Swift was recently spotted in India sans camouflage. Slated to be launched in India by late February or early March 2018, this is the third-generation Swift for the Indian market. The car which was spotted recently is seen with all the production badging but surprisingly, similar to Nexa products, the car doesn't get the 'Maruti Suzuki' or the variant badging. This could be part of Maruti's new strategy, which has been trying to add a premium touch to all its updated and new products. Having said that, judging by the alloy wheels and the projector headlamps with LED DRLs, we believe this is the top-of-the-line ZX+ variant. In fact, the car was recently spotted in India during an Ad shoot.
Last time we told you that, most of the Maruti Suzuki dealers across India have already commenced with the bookings of the new-gen Swift for a token of ₹ 11,000. Back then we had also mentioned that the car will mainly come in four variants, both in petrol and diesel version - LXi/LDi, Vxi/VDi, ZXi/ZDi, and ZXi+/ZDi+. Maruti will also be offering an automatic version, equipped with the carmaker's auto gear shift (AGS) transmission, for the latter three variants. Maruti Suzuki has already stopped the production of the previous-gen Swift hatchback and dealers have confirmed that the dispatches have stopped.
New Maruti Suzuki Swift gets an all-new front with new grille, projector headlamps and more
Similar to the new-gen Maruti Suzuki Dzire, the new-gen Swift is also based on the carmaker's new lighter and rigid HEARTECT design platform. This has brought the weight of the car considerably down. Visually, as you can see, the new-gen Maruti Suzuki Swift comes with an all-new look with the new single-frame grille, bug-eye headlamps with projector lights and LED daytime running lamps, a nicely sculpted front bumper with a sleek air intake at the centre and new round foglamps on either side.
New Maruti Suzuki Swift is based on the new Heartect platform
The new Swift also gets the now quite popular, floating roof design with black treatment for all three pillars and high mounted handle for the rear doors. The car also gets new alloys, new ORVMs with integrated turn single lights, new LED taillamps and new rear bumper among others. The new Swift will also get an extensively updated cabin similar to the Dzire with a flat-bottom steering wheel, new infotainment system and other improved features.
New Maruti Suzuki Swift doesn't get the 'Maruti Suzuki' or variant badging like Nexa products
Maruti Suzuki Swift will continue to be offered with the same 1.2-litre K-Series petrol and 1.3-litre DDiS diesel engines, but dealers tell us the latter will now come with the company Smart Hybrid From Suzuki (SHVS) technology. Transmission duties will be handled by a 5-speed manual gearbox and an optional 5-speed AMT unit in both the petrol and diesel models.