All about the new third-generation Maruti Suzuki Swift

18 Jan 2018 | By NewsBytes Desk
Maruti announces launch of Swift 3.0

Maruti Suzuki India's latest offering, the third-generation Swift, is up for grabs.

It will be launched at the Auto Expo 2018, starting from February 7, but bookings have opened from today.

Pay the first installment of Rs. 11,000 at any of 2,300 Maruti dealerships across the country and you can drive it home.

Here's all you need to know about Maruti Suzuki Swift 3.0.

In context: Maruti announces launch of Swift 3.0

18 Jan 2018All about the new third-generation Maruti Suzuki Swift

Salient featuresIt looks much like Swift Dzire but with improved features

Depending on the model, the new Swift will cost somewhere between Rs. 4.75 lakh and Rs. 8 lakh.

Its mileage is expected to be around 26 km/litre through diesel engine and 32 km/litre through a hybrid motor on the test.

Its design is much similar to Dzire. It also has the auto gearbox in both petrol and diesel versions, like the 2017 DZire.

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25% more cabin and boot space

Design25% more cabin and boot space

It is based on Suzuki's new lightweight Heartect platform, which gives the car 25% more cabin and boot space, and better performance and fuel efficiency than the previous model.

The front fascia has been remodeled completely with a large grille, new headlights and tail-lights, giving it a sporty look and feel.

CabinNew design, same old engine

The inside of the new Swift is completely different from the earlier versions.

It boasts of a minimalistic dashboard, a new steering wheel, two-pod instrument cluster, and Maruti's SmartPlay infotainment system with the 7-inch touchscreen and connectivity options such as Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.

However, this new installment has the same 1.2-litre petrol and the 1.3-litre diesel engines as the older models.

Three Swift models in 13 years

The third-generation Swift is already available in the international markets. Maruti Suzuki has rolled out only three Swift models in India since its launch 13 years ago - the first in 2005, the second version six years later in 2011.