Maruti Suzuki Swift 2018 Facelift is all set to launch at the Auto Expo next month. The 2018 launch will mark the entry of the third generation model which has been selling in the global markets (fifth generation for international markets and fourth generation for Japan) for a while now. The second generation car was launched all the way back in 2011-2012 and it had been a long time since the car got a much needed design change. The Maruti Suzuki Swift carries the same design cues that we saw in the Dzire compact sedan which was launched back in 2017 minus the large boot which gives the car sportier dimensions.
New Maruti Suzuki Swift 2018 – Looks
The third generation Swift carries a major design overhaul compared to the original Maruti Suzuki car launched in 2005. Although the overall dimensions now remain the same, the car looks distinctive with new headlamp cluster which houses LED projector lamps and better looking tail lights. The pillars are blacked out in classic Swift style and the door handle for the rear has moved to the C-pillar like the Chevrolet Beat.
Inside the cabin you get to see where the designers have spent most of their time. The new Maruti Suzuki Swift is almost unrecognisable from the inside only if it wasn’t for the door switches which are carried from the previous car. The AC vents are redesigned and the climate control dials are a great touch. The steering wheel is flattened at the bottom thus making the car look even sportier.
Engines and Mileage
The engines options on the new Swift are carried from the previous Maruti Suzuki car itself. The petrol is a 1.2-litre engine that is developed in house by the company delivering smooth performance and remains the best option for the enthusiastic bunch. The 1.3-litre diesel sourced from Fiat has been retuned to return better fuel efficiency and is smoother than before. Both these engines will come with an automatic gearbox on the 2018 Maruti Suzuki Swift. The rumoured mileage of the car is 22 km/l for petrol and 28 km/l for the diesel.
Swift 2018 Features
To keep up with the cars from other manufacturers like Hyundai, Volkswagen and Ford, the company has gone all guns out with the new Swift. It now comes with a large touchscreen with Apple Carplay and Android Auto along with Mirrorlink functionality. There is a reverse a reversing parking camera too coupled to reverse parking sensors. The Maruti Suzuki Swift 2018 Facelift also offers ABS, EBD and front airbags as standard across the range thus making it a safer car to be in than before.
The car is now built at a new platform and offer better space on the inside which was the biggest drawback of the previous generation car. The boot space too was pretty cramped before and we are glad Maruti Suzuki has fixed that too with the new Swift. The boot space is now 60 litres more than the old car which means a it can take you weekend getaway luggage with no qualms at all.