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2018 Maruti Suzuki Swift launched at Rs 4.99 lakh

8th Feb 2018 12:36 pm

Third-gen Swift to be sold in 12 trims; petrol and diesel engines continue but AMT is new on both.

Maruti Suzuki has launched the third-generation of its popular hatchback, the Swift, at the Auto Expo 2018, with prices starting at Rs 4.99 lakh for the base variant and going up to Rs 8.29 lakh for the top-spec trim (ex-showroom, Delhi); it comes in a total of 12 trims. For the first time, the Swift has been launched with an automatic option on both petrol and diesel engine option, giving it an edge over its competition that do not have a diesel-automatic in their line-ups.

The design of the third-gen hatchback is only an evolutionary shift when compared to the previous models and is still identifiable as a Swift. However, it is underpinned by the new Heartect platform, incidentally shared with the Dzire and Baleno, which makes the new Swift lighter (by about 40kg) and larger (40mm wider, 20mm longer wheelbase and 24mm more headroom) than its predecessor. Boot space has also increased by 58 litres to 265 litres.

The previous-gen model’s engines have been carried over in an unchanged state and the 1.2-litre petrol still makes 83hp and 113Nm of torque, while the 1.3-litre Fiat-sourced diesel makes 75hp and 190Nm of twisting force. While the five-speed manual transmission is standard, the five-speed automated manual transmission (AMT) is available as an option for both motors. Despite the lack of significant differences in the engine, claimed fuel efficiency and performance figures have risen, thanks to the lighter body.

On the inside, the third-gen Swift gets an all-black theme and a new instrument cluster with twin, hooded binnacles for the speedo and tacho (on VXi/VDi trims upwards) and red-ringed highlights, though the hatchback shares the Dzire’s central multi-info display. The top-spec ZXi/ZDi variants are specced with LED projector headlamps and daytime running lamps, a reverse parking camera and a 7.0-inch Smartplay touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. Even the base LXi/LDi trims come with safety features like dual front airbags, ABS with EBD and brake assist, and Isofix child seat mounts.

In terms of pricing, the new Swift is about Rs 20,000-40,000 more expensive than the outgoing model (priced between Rs 4.80-7.46 lakh). However, it is priced about Rs 40,000 more than the base Hyundai Grand i10 (priced between Rs 4.60-7.41 lakh) while compared to the Ford Figo (Rs 5.77-8.00 lakh), which is due for a facelift soon, the Swift's base trims undercut the Ford by a significant margin. (all prices ex-showroom, Delhi).

New Maruti Swift specifications
Engine1197cc/1248cc
Power83hp at 6000rpm/75hp at 4000rpm
Torque113Nm at 4200rpm/ 190Nm at 2000rpm
Transmission5-speed manual/5-speed AMT
Length3840mm
Width1735mm
Height1530mm
Wheelbase2450mm
Ground clearance163mm
Kerb weight855-880kg/955-985kg
Tyre165/80 R14/185/65 R15
Boot space268 litres
Fuel tank37 litres
Brakes (f/r)Disc/Drum
Suspension (f/r)Mac Pherson strut/ Torsion beam
Turning diameter9.6m

Variant-wise prices (ex-showroom, Delhi)
VariantPrice
LXi PetrolRs 4.99 lakh
LDi DieselRs 5.99 lakh
VXi PetrolRs 5.87 lakh
VDi DieselRs 6.87 lakh
VXi Petrol-AMTRs 6.34 lakh
VDi Diesel-AMTRs 7.34 lakh
ZXi PetrolRs 6.49 lakh
ZDi DieselRs 7.49 lakh
ZXi Petrol-AMTRs 6.96 lakh
ZDi Diesel-AMTRs 7.96 lakh
ZXi+ PetrolRs 7.29 lakh
ZDi+ DieselRs 8.29 lakh

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Also see:

2018 Maruti Suzuki Swift review, test drive

2018 Maruti Suzuki Swift video review

Long waiting period for all-new Swift

New Maruti Swift variants explained

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Auto Expo 2018 bikes and scooters image gallery

2018 Suzuki e-Survivor concept makes India debut

Maruti Future S Concept first look video

Maruti unveils Future S concept at Auto Expo 2018

Auto Expo 2018 live blog

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