Maruti Swift 2018 Facelift has been one of the hottest launches this year and has already managed to clock more than 1,00,000 booking in just 10 weeks. However, India’s most popular car might not be the safest especially with the 2018 Facelift. We say that because the car has managed to score only 3 Stars in the Euro NCAP Crash Test. The previous generation Maruti Swift had managed to score a five on five compared to the 2018 model.
So does that make the previous generation Swift better than the 2018 Maruti Swift? Not exactly! We explain why.
Maruti Swift Uses The Lighter Heartect Platform
The new Maruti Swift is based on the lighter heartect platform which is also used by its premium elder sibling – The Maruti Suzuki Baleno. It is the standard variant that scored 3-Star safety ratings in the Euro NCAP crash test. However, the variant which came with optional safety features managed to score a respectable 4 Stars for the new Maruti Swift.
On a better side of things the 2018 Maruti Swift is offered with ample safety features even on the standard variant. Twin front Airbags and ABS is featured even in the LXI or LDI trims which means that no matter what variant you buy, your family is rather safe. The Euro NCAP ratings further tell that the optional safety variant of the new Maruti Swift scored 88% in adult occupant protection and 75% in child safety protection.
The knee protection was near perfect for the front passengers of the Maruti Swift while the rear passenger compartment also remained stable in front offset tests. Other safety features that can be had on the India spec car are ISOFIX child seat mounts, reverse parking sensors and a reverse parking camera to assist you with that.
Maruti Swift Price in India
Maruti Swift 2018 Price in India starts from a feeble 4.99 Lakhs for the LXI petrol variant. This variant too offers quite a bang for the buck as ABS with EBS along with dual front Airbags are part of the standard package. However, if you want features like Apple Carplay, Android Auto, along with parking sensors and the reverse camera then you will need to spend close to 7.29 Lakhs for the top end petrol.