India-bound 2017 Suzuki Swift revealed

Next-generation Maruti Swift boasts a radical new exterior design and a sporty, upmarket interior layout. Here’s a first look.

When Maruti launched the Swift in 2005, it took the brand to the next level. While the cars that came before were very practical and got the job done, the Swift was all about style, fun and youthful appeal, and in the process widened Maruti’s horizon. Now with the new Swift, Maruti hopes to further strengthen this formula.
 
The all-new Swift, which will come to India around mid-2017 will mark a return to its earlier sporty positioning eschewed by the first Swift launched in India. Suzuki's engineering division says that, first and foremost, it has made the car fun to drive. It also carries on to say that Suzuki has stressed on giving the new Swift some real personality.

While we can’t immediately verify how fun it is to drive the car, what we can do say is that Suzuki has hit the ball out of the park when it comes to design. To begin with, the new car has all the markings of a Swift. The shape of the bonnet, the headlights, and the cabin with its cockpit-like glass area recessed from the rest of the body, that’s there too. And it also gets the cockpit-like blacked-out windscreen and window area, as well as that taper towards the rear. 

New bits include the protruding nose, with its Audi-like grille, the strong wheel arches and the blacked-out section on the C-pillars which give this Swift the effect of having a floating roof. Suzuki has also used twin C-shaped recesses below the headlights that look like inlets, used to form an aerodynamic air-curtain around the front wheels. Large turbine blade alloys complete the package, which to Suzuki’s credit reeks of sophistication: a job well done. 
 
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