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.