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Maruti Suzuki Swift 2018 spotted in India: all-new design in pictures, launch date and more

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Before the expected launch next month-end or early March, the next-gen Maruti Suzuki Swift 2018 was recently spotted in India. The car is expected to be a much anticipated show stopper for Maruti at the upcoming India Auto Expo 2018, which will be held in from February 9-14 at the India Expo Mart, Greater Noida.

The production model Maruti Suzuki Swift 2018 in red can be seen with all the production badging but doesn’t get the ‘Maruti Suzuki’ or the variant badging at the back. It is unlikely to be the case with the retail model, and it will not go to the Nexa (as now rebranded Maruti Suzuki Exclusive) showrooms.

Maruti Swift 2018 (Image via NDTVauto)

 

This will be the third-generation of Swift based on new modern ‘HEARTECT’ platform, which is much like the new Dzire but without hatch. The front and back design is all new. The side profile and floating roof design is much like the current generation Swift, but now the rear doors will get high mounted handle.

Maruti Swift 2018 (Image via NDTVauto)

Maruti Suzuki Swift 2018: Design, Exterior, Interior

Upfront the new-gen Maruti Suzuki Swift 2018 flaunts all-new look with the new single-frame grille, unlike the current model.

It will feature a hexagonal grille with chrome inserts, similar to what we have seen in new Dzire. Also, it will have same projector headlamps with LED DRLs, LED tail lamps, ORVMs indicator and fog lamps.

Maruti Swift 2018 (Image via NDTVauto)

 

The new Swift 2018 will have a 20mm longer wheelbase, 40mm wider, 35mm lower stance but will be 10mm shorter in length in comparison to current generation Swift. The boot space has been increased by 54 litres, and is now of 316 litres.

On the inside, new Maruti Suzuki Swift 2018 will be more premium. It will carry a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with navigation support, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and more just like Baleno or Vitara Brezza.

Maruti Swift 2018 Interior Design

 

Maruti Suzuki Swift 2018: Engine Specs

The third-gen Maruti Suzuki Swift 2018 will come with same 1.2-litre K-Series petrol engine and 1.3-litre DDiS diesel engine options.

The petrol engine produces 83hp and 115Nm torque, while the diesel engine unit puts out 74hp and 190Nm torque. Both engines will have same 5-speed manual gearbox, and Maruti is said to offer an AMT – Automatic Manual Transmission model for both petrol and diesel.

Maruti Suzuki Swift 2018: Variants

Maruti Swift 2018 (Image via NDTVauto)

 

If the rumours of AMT variants are correct then we might see five variants of Maruti Suzuki Swift in 2018, both in petrol and diesel version. These as expected to follow as – LXi, Vxi, ZXi, ZXi+ and AMT top in petrol, while the LDi, VDi, ZDi, ZDi+ and AMT top Diesel are going to be five variants.