New Maruti Suzuki Swift
New Maruti Suzuki SwiftMaruti Suzuki

Maruti Suzuki launched the Swift hatchback way back in 2005. The freshness in design caught buyer's attention and the hatchback found a lot of takers. The Indo-Japanese outfit then launched the second generation of the Swift in 2011 without losing the cuteness in design. Now, Maruti Suzuki is inching closer to the launch of the third generation Swift, which is set to take place at Auto Expo 2018 next month.

Ahead of the gala launch event, Maruti Suzuki has started accepting pre-launch bookings for the 2018 Swift from January 18 for a token amount of Rs 11,000. Aspiring buyers can place the order at over 2,300 Maruti Suzuki dealerships across India.

Let's take deep dive in to know more about the 2018 Maruti Suzuki Swift.

New platform

New Maruti Suzuki Swift has been globally unveiled in December 2016. The new version comes with a brand new design and it is built on the fifth generation HEARTECT platform that also underpins the Baleno hatchback and Dzire compact sedan. The company claims the new platform will provide more strength and rigidity to the new Swift and that will help to improve its power to weight ratio and acceleration performance.

Youthful exterior

On the design front, the steeply raked windscreen and floating roof of the new version carry forward the young flavour associated with Swift brand. The grille is the new take on hexagonal shape with a multi-slat grille and new pair of headlamps with LED eyelet design adds funkiness. The new tail-lamps look like a blend of Baleno and the old Swift's units. The new Swift is 40mm wider and 20mm longer wheelbase freed up more cabin space as well as luggage compartment.

New Maruti Suzuki Swift
New Maruti Suzuki SwiftMaruti Suzuki

Sporty interior

The new Swift's interior has been tastefully done with urbane satin chrome finish on the instrument panel, steering, doors and speedometer rings. The flat bottom steering wheel, a new addition in the 2018 Swift, augments the sporty appeal of the interiors. The car also has driver-side tilted HMI (human-machine interface) controls.

New Maruti Suzuki Swift dashboard
New Maruti Suzuki Swift dashboardMaruti Suzuki

Feature packed

Other features on board in the 2018 Maruti Suzuki Swift are SmartPlay Infotainment System, which is compatible with Apple Car Play, Android Auto and Mirror Link. The reverse parking camera display is also integrated with the infotainment screen. Top-end variants will also flaunt LED projector headlamps and follow me home feature.

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Tried and tested heart

2018 Swift will continue to draw power from the 1.2-litre K12 VVT engine petrol and 1.3-litre DDiS 190 diesel engines. The petrol mill will continue to develop 83hp of power and 113Nm of torque while the diesel motor will belt out 75hp of power and 190Nm of torque. Apart from the standard five-speed manual transmission, 2018 Swift will also be offered in five-speed Auto Gear Shift (AGS) transmission in both petrol and diesel trims.

Variants & vibrant colours

2018 Maruti Suzuki Swift will be on sale soon with Prime Midnight Blue, SLD Fire Red, PRL Arctic White, Met Silky Silver and Met Magma Grey colour options. The new colour option is Prime Lucent Orange. 2018 Swift will be offered in LXi/LDi, VXi/VDi, ZXi/ZDi, and ZDi+/ZXi+ variants.