Rejoice! Bookings for the new, 2018 Maruti Suzuki Swift — although unofficial — have commenced at various dealerships across the country. We expect to hear an official announcement about the bookings from the car maker in the coming weeks while the deliveries are likely to commence post the launch at the 2018 Auto Expo in February. The all-new Maruti Suzuki Swift Sport is also reportedly heading to the 2018 Auto Expo and is likely to join the Swift range in the Indian market.
What should you expect to see at the 2018 Auto Expo?
For the Indian market, Maruti Suzuki will most likely retain the current engine range which include the 1.2 K-series petrol and the Fiat-sourced 1.3 Multijet diesel engines. The 1.3-litre DDiS should deliver 74 hp @4000 rpm and 190 Nm of torque at 2000 rpm. The 1.2-litre petrol engine cranks out 82bhp @ 6000rpm and 113Nm at 4200 rpm. Transmission duties would be performed by a 5-speed manual or a AMT system.
The 2018 Suzuki Swift measures 3,840 mm in length, 1,695 mm in width and 1,500 mm/1,525 mm in height, and has a wheelbase of 2,450 mm. It gets the unmistakable Swift silhouette but tweaks to the design. Another major visual upgrade is the rear door handle which is neatly integrated behind the rear window. The new Swift is based on the new ‘Heartect’ platform which also underpins the new Swift DZire. Styling cues will be identical to the new Swift DZire (minus the boot ofcourse).
The range-topping Swift RSt in the Japanese market comes equipped with LED auto headlamps, LED DRLs, halogen fog lamps, 16-inch alloy rims, ORVM-mounted turn indicators and reverse parking sensors with camera. We’re yet to hear which of the aforementioned features will make it to the India spec Swift.
Inside, the revamped interiors feature an all-new dashboard, a new multi-function 3-spoke, flat-bottomed steering wheel with audio/cruise controls, and a new infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, automatic climate control, keyless entry, push button engine start/stop, heated front seats, and a MID with power readings.
We’re yet to hear official details about the bookings, and the features of the India bound new Maruti Suzuki Swift. We’ll keep you posted with all the latest updates as and when they’re out. Stay tuned!