2017 Maruti-Suzuki Swift: 5 Things You Should Know
The next generation Swift looks radically aggressive and sportier than the outgoing model
Maruti-Suzuki is the most popular automotive brand in India. Be it the compact hatchback, be it the compact sedan, the automaker has been on the top of the segments in the country for quite a few long time. In the hatchback segment of Indian automobile market the Maruti-Suzuki Swift has been the best selling model from the company. Despite steep competition, the car has managed to stay on the top.
Now the automaker is developing an all new Maruti-Suzuki Swift, which will be hitting the showrooms in 2017, and the new swift looks radically different than the outgoing model. Both inside the cabin and at exterior as well, the car sports an aggressive design, which is sportier as well. Here let us take a look at the 2017 Maruti-Suzuki swift, and explore what are the new features in the upcoming version of the popular model.
The next generation Maruti-Suzuki swift looks very aggressive with its completely redesigned front grille which comes in a hexagonal shape. The front headlamps also looks tweaked and incorporated with new LED daytime running lights. The front bumper has been revised compare to the outgoing model, and the larger air dams at both sides deliver a sporty vibe. Interestingly, to make the character of the car even sportier, Maruti-Suzuki might add a splitter at the front fascia of the car. At the side profile, the car boasts new boldly designed alloy wheels, flared fenders, complete floating roof design. It is very interesting to see that Maruti-Suzuki has taken design cue from Mahindra KUV100 and Chevrolet Beat for the rear passenger door handles, which are positioned at the C pillar. The lower side profile gets a black part, which reminds us of the Lamborghini Centenario. No wonder this thing improves the aerodynamic efficiency. The nicely sloping roof is also new. The rear profile is also updated than the outgoing model; it gets a roof spoiler, and redesigned taillamps. Additionally the car sports twin chrome tipped round exhaust vents.
The Maruti-Suzuki swift can be easily considered as an upmarket hatchback, and to make it more upmarket the Indo Japanese maker is expected to offer with loads of new features as well. As the spyshots suggest, the interior will feature new design three spoke multifunction steering wheel, dual pod instrument cluster with a TFT display at the centre, a touchscreen infotainment system, new design HVAC controls. The control buttons and knobs will get a new design as well, while to make the interior sportier the automaker gives it a contrast stitching appearance at the dashboard and door trims. Although the auto manufacturer is yet to confirm any dimensional change which would expand space inside, but expect the car to offer an upmarket and comfortable journey for the occupants.
EXPECT MORE SPACE
The outgoing Maruti-Suzuki Swift comes with a length of 3850 mm, 1695 mm of width, 1530 mm of height and 2430 mm of wheelbase. It also features 170 mm of ground clearance, 205 litres of boot space and 42 litres of fuel tank capacity. The new generation Maruti-Suzuki Swift might come with revised wheelbase, which will enhance the space inside the cabin, and also offer more boot space at rear.
EXPECT THE 1.0 LITRE BOOSTERJET ENGINE FROM BALENO
Expect the next generation Maruti-Suzuki Swift to come fitted with a 1.0 litre turbocharged Boosterjet petrol engine which does duty under the hood of the Maruti-Suzuki Baleno as well. An upgraded and re-tuned version of the existing 1.2 litre K-Series engine is also not out of consideration. While the petrol Swift is making a topic for discussion, the diesel version will retain the 1.3 litre turbo diesel DDiS unit which will generate 74 bhp of peak power and 190 Nm of peak torque. Transmission duty will be done by a 5 speed manual gearbox in both petrol and diesel Swifts. An AMT gearbox is also expected to be introduced. Alongside, both the petrol and diesel engines are expected to come with better fuel efficiency.
PRICE AND LAUNCH IN INDIA
The 2017 Maruti-Suzuki Swift would hit the Indian shores sometime in 2017, and it will be built in Maruti-Suzuki’s Gujarat plant alongside the Baleno premium hatchback. Moreover Maruti-Suzuki plans to export the model from the country as well. Expect the price to be bit higher than the outgoing model. It would don price tags ranging between INR. 5.5 lakh to INR. 8.8 lakh. Once launched, this car will directly take on popular models like Volkswagen Polo, Hyundai Elite i20.