The much awaited 2017 Maruti Suzuki Swift broke the shell in the home country Japan ahead of its launch. The new Gen Swift will go on sale in Japan on 4th January 2017 while Indian arm of Maruti Suzuki will launch new model in India by next festive season. The new Swift will make its debut at Geneva Motor show in March 2017. The Japanese auto giant has pushed new Swift India launch as MSI is planning to launch new Swift Dzire in India first which is slated for May or June 2017 launch.
Since its launch in September 2004, it has retailed over 5.3 million units globally and went on to become one of the bestselling models. At tape, the 2017 Swift measures 3840mm in length, 1695mm in width and 1525mm height and rides on the wheelbase of 2430mm.
The new Swift has undergone evolutionary design changes for its new generation to wear more sporty and mature look. UP front it boasts a new hexagonal pattern grille (similar to Maserati) with lower half covered with black-red steak. It also gets new sweptback projector headlamp units with L shaped LED DRLs flanked by new bonnet and large circular fog lamps.
Coming to the side profile, which now wears sloping roofline, new 16 inch diamond cut alloy wheels, bolder shoulder line, new rear door handle at C-pillar and new ORVMs with integrated turn signals. New LED tail lights, a lip spoiler with integrated boot lid, new beefy rear bumper are some of the modifications at rear.
The cabin has been completely modified with revamped cabin, three spoke flat bottomed multi function steering wheel, new instrument panel, redesigned dashboard with new integrated touchscreen infotainment system with Apple car play, Android Auto and smartphone integration functionality. There’s new gearshift lever, HVAC vents, head restraints for rear seats, electrically adjustable ORVMs, rear seat spilt and much more.
International spec variant would feature 1.2l dualjet diesel motor along with brand’s SHVS (Suzuki hybrid vehicle system) and a 1.0l 3-cylinder boosterjet engine. For India, it retains the 1.2l K series petrol and 1.3l DDis diesel powertrains. However, it reports are to be believed there could be 1.5l diesel engine on the cards which will replace the 1.3l diesel mill. Transmission option includes a 5 speed manual and an AMT gearbox as well.
|Comparison of Maruti Suzuki Swift|
|Comparison of Maruti Suzuki Swift variants|