The Swift undoubtedly has been one of the most successful cars for Maruti Suzuki in India till date. The Swift hatchback and its sedan derivative, the Dzire have consistently sold in big numbers month after month. Suzuki has revealed an all-new model for 2017, that will replace the current Swift, both internationally and in India. Here in this post, you would find the first official images of the new 2017 Suzuki Swift. The new Swift will be launched in India in the early part of next year. Prices may start at just about Rs 4.7 lakh. We are compiling all the information related to the New Maruti Swift 2017 and you can go through it here.
Also See- New vs Old Swift .
- 1 New Maruti Swift 2017
- 1.1 New Maruti Swift 2017 India- Launch
- 1.2 New Maruti Swift 2017 India- Price
- 1.3 New Maruti Swift 2017 India- Video
- 1.4 New Maruti Swift 2017 India-Images
- 1.5 New Maruti Swift 2017 India- Specifications
- 1.6 New Maruti Swift 2017 India- Mileage
- 1.7 New Maruti Swift 2017 India- Features
- 1.8 New Maruti Swift 2017 India- Exterior Design
- 1.9 New Maruti Swift 2017 India- Color Options
- 1.10 New Maruti Swift 2017 India- Interiors
- 1.11 New Maruti Swift 2017 India- Engine & Transmission
- 1.12 New Maruti Swift 2017 India- Rivals
New Maruti Swift 2017
The New Maruti Swift 2017 or the New-generation Suzuki Swift, was unveiled in Japan on December 27, 2016. The specifications of the new model Swift have already been leaked before its debut. The new Swift gets two engine options – a 1.2 L K12C petrol and a 1.0-litre Boosterjet turbo petrol engine. It also gets a 2.3 kW ISG SHVS system. The 1.2 L engine pumps out 90 PS of power and 118 Nm of torque. Whereas the Boosterjet pumps out 101 PS-150 Nm. The transmission options include- a 5-speed manual, a 6-speed automatic and a CVT. Japan would also get an option of AWD. Coming to mileage, the Swift returns- 22.6kmpl for 1.2 2WD Manual, 24kmpl for 1.2 2WD CVT and 20 KMPL for 1.0 4WD 6AT.
For the India version, the new Maruti Swift 2017 will retain the current engines. That said, both the 1.2 L Petrol and the 1.3 L Diesel engines will be re-tuned. Maruti can even launch its indigenously developed Diesel engine later on. This engine will most likely be a 1.3 L and will be high on mileage and performance. Features list for India could include additions like rear AC vents, automatic headlights, touchscreen infotainment system and a cooled glove compartment.
New Maruti Swift 2017 India- Launch
|Model Name||Expected Launch Date|
|2017 Maruti Swift India Launch||February 2018|
It is expected that India will get the new Swift in the first quarter of 2018. India is a big market for Suzuki and cars like the Swift account for a huge percentage of their total sales. Hence, it is expected that Maruti will bring the new Swift to India as soon as possible.
The Dzire dominates its hatchback sibling, the swift in terms of sales, Maruti sees the Swift as a slightly more important launch. Now that the Dzire is already on sale in India, the new Swift will follow in the early part of 2018. Even Tata and Ford had also adopted a similar strategy with the Bolt-Zest and Figo-Aspire.
New Maruti Swift 2017 India- Price
|Minimum Price||Rs. 4.70 Lakh|
|Maximum Price||Rs. 7.75 Lakh|
The prices of the new Swift will remain more or less the same as the current model. It is reported that the introductory prices of the new Swift could be as low as Rs. 4.5 lakh. Additionally, it is very likely the new Swift will get automatic transmission options as well. The 2017 Maruti Swift Petrol automatic could cost around Rs. 7 lakh. Much like the current Dzire, the Diesel Swift could get an optional 5-speed AMT, which will cost about Rs. 8 lakh.
|New Maruti Swift 2017||Price*|
|2017 Maruti Swift LXi||Rs. 4.70 Lakh|
|2017 Maruti Swift VXi||Rs. 5.45 Lakh|
|2017 Maruti Swift ZXi||Rs. 6.60 Lakh|
|2017 Maruti Swift LDi||Rs. 5.80 Lakh|
|2017 Maruti Swift VDi||Rs. 6.40 Lakh|
|2017 Maruti Swift ZDi||Rs. 7.55 Lakh|
New Maruti Swift 2017 India- Video
New Maruti Swift 2017 India-Images
The images shown above here are of the Japan-spec model. There won’t be any visual differences between this and the Maruti Swift for India. Hence these images give a fair idea of what the 2017 Maruti Swift will look like. As clear from the image above, the Swift for Japan features mild hybrid tech. Now if that makes it to India or not remains to be seen. There is also a CVT and a 6-speed automatic transmission option on offer. However, in India, most likely the Swift will feature a 5-speed AMT.
Also Read- 10 Most Fuel Efficient Cars in India
New Maruti Swift 2017 India- Specifications
|Length x Width x Height||3840 x 1695 x 1500 mm|
|Kerb Weight||860 – 970 kg|
|Wheel Type and Size||15” Alloys|
|Boot Space||265 L|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||37 litres|
|Engine Type/ Displacement||1.2 L Petrol||1.3 L Diesel|
|Power||91 PS||76 PS|
|Torque||118 Nm||190 Nm|
|Transmission (Gearbox)||5-speed manual/5-speed AMT||5-speed manual|
|Mileage (estimated)||22 kpl||27 kpl|
It should be noted that the figures mentioned above in the table are for the Japa-spec model. Few parameters like the kerb weight of the India-spec Swift might differ. The new 2017 Maruti Swift will get the same engines as the current car. This means it will get a 1.2-litre petrol and a 1.3-litre diesel. The power and torque outputs also may vary slightly. Since the Swift will be based on a new platform, it will be comparatively lighter than the current car, which will help increase fuel efficiency figures.
New Maruti Swift 2017 India- Mileage
|1.2 L Petrol||1.3 L Diesel|
|City||15-16 KMPL||18-19 KMPL|
|Highway||20 KMPL||23-24 KMPL|
|ARAI Certified||21-22 KMPL||27-28 KMPL|
As mentioned earlier, the New Swift will be more fuel efficient than the current model due to its lower kerb weight. The diesel variants of the 2017 Swift could get the advantage from Maruti’s mild hybrid tech, much similar to what we have seen in the Ciaz SHVS. This can boost fuel efficiency to about 27-28 KMPL or even the 30 KMPL mark.
New Maruti Swift 2017 India- Features
- New 15 inch alloys
- Blacked out A and B Pillars
- High mounted rear door handle
- All new exterior design
- Projector headlamps
- LED daytime running lights
- LED tail lamps
- New Multifunction steering wheel
- Multi-information display
- Automatic climate control
- SmartPlay touchscreen with Navigation
- Cooled glovebox
- Dual front airbags
- ABS with EBD
- New seat upholstery
- New dual tone dashboard
For the Japanese market, the new Suzuki Swift boasts certain features that are unlikely to make it to the India market
- 16-inch alloy wheels
- Heated front seats
- Steering-mounted paddle shifters
- Seven airbags
- ESP and Hill Hold Assist
- Optional Safety Pack (Dual Camera Brake Support, Lane Departure Warning, and speed limiter)
- Automatic LED headlights
New Maruti Swift 2017 India- Exterior Design
Thanks to leaked images, Much of the exterior design of the upcoming 2017 Maruti Swift had already been made public . It retains the sporty character of the current model. The new car gets a more prominent nose with a single piece grille and large fog lamp enclosures. Like the Vitara Brezza, the Swift also gets a floating roof effect and black A & B Pillars. Another noticeable design trait is the C-Pillar mounted rear door handle. The rear of the next generation Swift looks less bulbous. It gets broader tail lamps and a neat little spoiler integrated into the roof. The upcoming car from Maruti Suzuki will also feature new alloys wheels, new wing mirrors and more. Top end variants of the Maruti Swift could feature projector headlamps and LED daytime running lamps.
New Maruti Swift 2017 India- Color Options
New Maruti Swift 2017 India- Interiors
Images here show a very modern interior design. There are quite a few circular elements seen here such as the AC vents, auto aircon setup, steering wheel design, etc. A new flat-bottom steering wheel adds some sportiness to the cabin. The 2017 Maruti Swift features a hooded instrument cluster that gets multiple colour modes. Like the Baleno, the Swift also gets a high res colour MID. Some of the switchgear inside the cabin of the Swift could come from existing Maruti Suzuki models in India.
New Maruti Swift 2017 India- Engine & Transmission
MSIL has a habit of utilising the same engines for most of its products. The 2017 Maruti Swift will continue with the current set of 1.2 Petrol and 1.3 Diesel engines. Both will employ a 5-speed manual transmission as standard. Expect power outputs to remain similar to the current Swift’s. Petrol variants, however, could get an automatic transmission option in the form of a 5-speed AMT. Also, like the upcoming Ignis, even the Diesel variants could get a 5-speed AMT. Maruti is looking at introducing more SHVS models and the new Swift could be one of them. As always, fuel efficiency figures will be among the highest in the segment. Mild Hybrid tech could help 2017 Swift Diesel touch the 30 KMPL mark!
Also Read- 10 Best New Cars in India 2017
New Maruti Swift 2017 India- Rivals
The upcoming model will continue to battle it out with fellow hatchbacks such as the –
- Mahindra KUV100
- Fiat Punto
- Ford Figo
- Hyundai Grand i10
- Honda Brio
Stay tuned to India Autoz (indiaautoz.in) for more such articles. We will keep you updated regarding the new 2017 Maruti Swift.