Rear styling is a departure from the older Swifts. Prominent lip on tail gate adds muscle to design.
Third-gen Swift's smooth lines are contemporary Suzuki yet the model retains the sporty and compact look of its forebears.
There is a clear connect to older Swifts when viewed in profile. The stubby nose, blackened A-pillar and upswept glasshouse are Swift design trademarks.
The 83hp, 1.2-litre petrol and 75hp, 1.3-litre diesel engines are carried over from the last-gen Swift.
Petrol and diesel Swifts offered with 5-speed manual and AMT options.
Spot the differences. On the left is the top-spec Swift with blackened headlamp cluster, LED headlights and 'precision cut' dual-tone 15-inch alloy wheels. On the right is a lower variant model with simpler halogen headlamps and smaller 14-inch alloy wheels.
L and V trim Swifts come with 165/80 R14 tyres while Z and Z+ versions get 185/65 R15 tyres as pictured here.
LED projector headlights and LED daytime-running lights only part of fully loaded Zxi+ and Zdi+ trims.
The new Swift shares much of its nose with the Dzire but the hatchback's shapelier bumper makes it look far sportier.
Love it or hate it, but the new Swift's rear door release sits just aft the window.
LED element on tail lights standard across the range.
The boot has a capacity of 268 litres, a full 58 litres more than the last-gen Swift. Higher-spec models also get 60:40 rear seat split.
The Swift shares its dashboard design with the Dzire but there are subtle differences. Also, unlike the Dzire that uses a dual-tone colour theme, the Swift follows an all-black look.
All but the base L spec Swifts get driver's seat height adjust.
The new Swift is wider and comes built on a marginally longer wheelbase. Maruti claims headroom has been enhanced as well. The biggest beneficiary? Rear seat space.
Sporty flat-bottomed steering wheel is standard. Steering is leather-wrapped on Z and Z+ versions.
Unlike the Dzire, the new Swift's centre air-con vents are rotary type.
Climate control knobs differ from those on the Dzire. Centre dial comes with inset LED display.
Hooded dials get sleek detailing in red.
7.0-inch SmartPlay touchscreen on Z+ trim cars features SD card-based navigation and also comes bundled with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.
Bluetooth phone connectivity and audio streaming is a feature on all but the base L trim.
Steering buttons shared with newer Suzukis such as the Ignis and Dzire.
New Swift offers one 12V charging point. Sole USB port can also be used for charging mobile devices.
Front seatbelts are not adjustable for height.
Built on Suzuki's Heartect platform, the new Swift is about 40kg lighter than its predecessor.
The new Swift meets upcoming Indian crash test norms; comes with two airbags and ABS as standard.