India’s leading carmaker Maruti Suzuki is expected to launch the most awaited version of their best-selling model Swift at the Auto Expo 2018. Upon launch, the third generation Maruti Suzuki Swift will lock horns with Hyundai Grand i10, Volkswagen Polo GT TSI and Ford Figo Sport. While bookings have already begun for this model across various company dealerships at a token amount of Rs.11000, spied images of the same have been circulating online.
New Swift features a light-weight yet sturdy exterior as it is built on the company’s Heartect Platform just like the Baleno and Ignis. Swift 2018 comes with both aesthetic and performance updates unlike before. Exteriors get new hexagonal grille, redesigned bumper, new pair of LED projector headlamps with DRLs upfront while the side profile appears almost similar to the existing model. Other revisions include blacked out C-pillar with a rear door handle, sloping roof, 16-inch diamond cut alloy wheels, LED tail lamps, rear spoiler and a revised rear bumper.
Inside, it gets more spacious with a 20mm increase on the wheelbase providing better legroom, shoulder room and headroom. Flat-bottom steering wheel with leather wraps, twin pod instrument cluster, 7-inch touch screen infotainment system, new upholstery, rear parking sensors and so on. New Swift 2018 gets the existing 1.2L K-series petrol engine and 1.3L DDiS diesel engine, which are mated to a 5-speed manual transmission. While there is still lack of clarity on the launch of an RS version of this model, news reports state that this event could be Auto Expo 2018. Maruti Suzuki Swift 2018 is expected to be priced between Rs.4.50 lakh and Rs.8 lakh.
2018 Ford Aspire was launched yesterday in India at a price of Rs.5.55 lakh (Ex-showroom Delhi). The updated version of the brand’s best-selling compact sedan comes with a new 1.2L three cylinder TiVCT Dragon series petrol engine that makes 96bhp as reported earlier on our Trending News updates.
Indian Auto market witnessed the launch of two affordable sports cars back to back this week. Aston Martin Vantage was launched at a price of Rs.2.95 crore while Ferrari Portofino was launched at Rs.3.50 crore in the country.
• Maruti Suzuki Ignis to be launched on 13th January 2017
• Addressed as a premium urban crossover, Ignis comes with a lot of unique features for the Indian specific model
• Available in both Petrol and Diesel trims and expected to be priced around Rs.5-7 lakh approximately
Hindustan Motors has signed an agreement with Peugeot, selling Ambassador Brand and certain related rights at a sum of Rs.80 crore. It also said that the proceeds of the sale will be used to clear all pending dues of employees and lenders.
Maruti Suzuki has launched the New Swift 2017 in Japan and it is just months away to the Indian launch. It is expected to reach India in the second half of 2017 and there has been some real buzz about it for quite some time now.
The unique and most loved car since 2005 has chosen a new avatar for the 2017 launch and is being awaited by the enthusiasts all over.
Honda WR-V (Winsome Runabout Vehicle), the sub compact crossover was unveiled at the 2016 Sao Paulo Motor Show in Brazil. Now, Honda is about to launch the same here in the country on March 16th, 2017. As WR-V rolls here, India will earn the name for being the first country to produce and launch it in the world. Previously named as the Jazz Twist, this crossover is based on the company’s best seller Honda Jazz but is slightly longer and taller than the latter.