The all-new Maruti Suzuki Swift platform was spied during a TVC shoot at Lonavala, near Mumbai. The car’s TVC shoot happening indicates that the launch is just weeks away. We have removed the spy shot of the car from this story in response to a request from the agency. The original source on Instagram has removed the image too.
Maruti is likely to launch the new Swift at the 2018 Indian Auto Expo. The car will be priced similar to the outgoing, 2rd generation model. It is expected to start from under Rs. 5 lakhs in terms of pricing. Production of the new Swift has already begun and Maruti has asked dealers to clear stock of the older model. Those who book the old Swift now may get the new model if stocks of the older one run out.
The all-new 2018 Swift will be based on the lightweight HEARTECT platform, which is also used by the Baleno and the new Dzire. This platform will make the new Swift weigh lesser than the outgoing model. This will give the new car better pick up and fuel efficiency. The same petrol and diesel engines will be retained on the new model. The petrol engine is a 1,200 cc, 4 cylinder naturally aspirated unit. It produces 82 Bhp and 112 Nm, and is paired to a 5 speed manual gearbox. A 5 speed AMT will also be offered with this engine.
The diesel is a 1,248cc turbocharged engine with 74 Bhp and 190 Nm outputs. Like the petrol, it will have a 5 speed manual gearbox as standard and a 5 speed AMT as an option. The mileage is expected to be similar to the new Dzire, which gives 22 Kmpl in petrol and 28.4 Kmpl in diesel. The new Swift will match or better these figures. Maruti will give the car new interiors, standard airbags and ABS, a smartplay touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay on the top-end variants, and a lot of other new features.