Having showcased at the 2017 Geneva International Motor Show in Europe, the new Swift is already on sale in Japan. However, this cool hatchback won’t come to India until next year. Lucky for you, the New Year is very close. Yes! the Countdown begins to New Maruti Swift 2018 India Launch. It’s debut is only a few weeks away from now.
While you are reading this article, you will understand key points of New Maruti Swift 2018. You will know the estimated launch date, mileage, pricings, specifications, key features, and whether you should buy it or not.
Because of the fuel economy criteria, most of people put mileage as primary factor governing their buy decisions. The more efficient fuel consumption, the better the choice to go for it. That’s why; we will talk about Maruti Swift 2018 Mileage first.
Maruti Swift 2018 Mileage
The Suzuki hatchback comes into two engines, petrol and diesel. What makes it interesting is the diesel type is more efficient. As it is able to go 19 kmpl in normal city ride. When the petrol powered engine only reaches 14 kmpl.
The reason why the new Swift is more efficient is because it is based on newer platform that is much lighter. It will weigh around 900 kg. ARAI expect that the mileage can reach 26-27 kmpl mark as ou can see in the table below.
|City||14-15 KMPL||19-20 KMPL|
|Highway||20-22 KMPL||23-24 KMPL|
|Overall ARAI Certified||21-22 KMPL||26-27 KMPL|
We can conclude that the swift is quite efficient hatchback. Especially the diesel one. It piques our curiosity. What’s the engine? How can it be efficient? What about the power?
Maruti Swift 2018 Specifications
Now we know that the Diesel series use 1.3 litre DDiS while the petrol use 1.2-litre K-Series. Though it has better mileage, the diesel only generates 78 PS max power. But, the diesel outperforms the petrol on its torque. It can reach 190 Nm.
That’s why, considering the mileage and torque, diesel is more recommended for daily use. However, you have to consider the petrol and diesel pricing, too if you want to be more cost-wise.
|Engine||1.2-Litre K-Series Petrol||1.3-Litre DDiS Diesel|
|Max. Power||87 PS||78 PS|
|Peak Torque||115 Nm||190 Nm|
|Transmission||5-Speed Manual/ 5-Speed AMT||5-Speed Manual/ 5-Speed AMT|
|Kerb Weight||~ 850 KGs||~ 900 Kg|
|Fuel Mileage||21-22 KMPL||26-27 KMPL|
Considering the low-budget segment car, you may want to know about the features. Is it good enough? Is it compatible with your needs? Luckily, the new Maruti Swift 2018 features will cover the basic needs. Some features such as the infotainment system is better than others in the class.
Maruti Swift 2018 Features
The new Suzuki hatchback already provides you the basic needs for daily commute. It also improves the braking system with EBD. The key features of Maruti Swift 2018 are:
- Projector headlamps
- LED daytime running lamps
- LED tail lights
- Automatic climate control
- Dual front airbags
- ABS with EBD
- SmartPlay touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support
- C Pillar mounted rear door handle
Of course safety comes first, always. What’s the point of having affordable car yet it’s not safe, right? So, let’s see the how new Maruti Swift 2018 fares on safety.
Maruti Swift 2018 Safety
Euro NCAP, a renowned independent safety assessment body, crash tested two variants of the Euro-spec 2018 swift, recently. In the beginning, it only scored 3. But then the fully loaded model with full safety pack came to the test. The result? It managed to score 4 stars. Above standards. With as many as 6 airbags and EDY system, the new Maruti Swift 2018 scored 83% for adult safety, and 75% for child safety.
If you want to know how’s it like the crash test, you can view the video here.
At this point, you already know its basic specifications, features, and safety. You have also seen its images. You may now want to know about the materials, interior designs, and its comfort. Here they are:
Maruti Swift 2018 Exterior Design
Around six months ago, we hear rumor said the new swift will be on a total exterior upgrade. The rumor is wrong. Though Suzuki gave Swift a massive makeover, we can see that the basic design is still unmistakably of Swift.
It does sport a lot of new styling elements such as; a bigger single piece grille, headlamps with projector units, integrated LED DRLs, and a floating roof. The rear door handle is now C-Pillar. Much like the Chevrolet Beat.
If you already see the Euro-spec, you should expect some differences on the India-spec Suzuki Swift. It is confirmed that it will have a raised height to tackle Indian roads. Also, there is a conventional bulb setup for the headlamps and tail lamps at lower level trims.
Maruti Swift 2018 Interior Design
There are some serious upgrades from interior design. Especially to the cabin and dashboard design. For example, the centre console is now dominated by the SmartPlay touchscreen infotainment system. There’s also circular control for the aircon. The customizable backlighting looks so much like the Vitara Brezza. The hooded instrument binnacle houses a Baleno-like high red MID. Suzuki gives a lot improvement here. However, some of the features could be given a miss to keep costs competitive.
What about the size? Is it bigger or shorter? Is it taller or shorter?
Maruti Swift 2018 Dimensions
The answer is clear:
The New Swift has longer wheelbase yet shorter than the current model. The improved dimensions allow you to go through traffic jam smoother. Combined with sophisticated interior packaging should result in increased cabin space.
Maruti Swift 2018 Pricing
Currently, the Maruti Swift 2018 retails for 4s 4.7 – 7.55 lakh (ex-showroom). Suzuki will give very competitive price because its goal is to get market penetration. The new Maruti Swift 2018 will have a starting price under Rs. 5 lakhs. The offer will vary for both petrol and diesel models. The petrol starts from Rs 4.7 lakh. The cheapest diesel model is Rs. 5.8 lakh.
Maruti Swift 2018 Launch Date
Maruti Swift 2018 is going to be showcased at the February 2018 at 2018 Auto Expo.
Should You Buy?
Considering Suzuki ambitious target, they will give you many discounts or bonuses if you purchase their car. You have already read in this article what new Maruti Swift 2018 has come up with regard to the aggressive improvements on safety, design, and performance. If you want to buy, do it early next year while the offer is still good.
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