Maruti is hoping the new Swift will set the sales charts on fire like the Dzire

Verdict – The Maruti Swift has been a hit in the Indian market in the past and nothing much is going to change with the third-generation car. We reckon that Maruti will price it competitively and there could be a price overlap with its elder sibling, the Baleno. However, the Swift customer is more of an enthusiast and someone who wants an engaging car to drive. The all new Swift is a vast improvement in practically every department and looks to be just another success story for Maruti with its quality interiors, a long list of features, potent engines and now with the option of automatic, it makes a very practical buy in the hatchback segment. Something on which both the mind and heart agree on.

What’s Cool

* Improved cabin space
* Option of automatic in both petrol and diesel trims
* Improved quality all around
* Steering feedback
* Ride and handling

What’s Uncool

* Still the same age-old diesel engine
* Possible chance of cannibalisation with Baleno

Thw Swift has a sporty DNA

Alternatives: Hyundai Grand i10, Ford Figo

2018 Maruti Swift Specifications

* Engine: 1197cc, DOHC, 4-cyl | 1248, DOHC, 4-cyl
* Power: 83 PS @ 6000 RPM | 75 PS @ 4000 RPM
* Torque: 113 Nm @ 4200 RPM | 190 Nm @ 2000 RPM
* Transmission: 5-Speed MT, 5-Speed AMT
* Fuel Consumption: 12-14 km/l | 15-18 km/l (Real-World figures)
* Fuel Type: Petrol | Diesel
* Suspension: McPherson Strut (Front), Torsion Beam (Rear)
* Tyres: 165/80/14 (L & V trims), 185/65/15 (Z Trim)
* Brakes: Disc (Front) & Drum (Rear), ABS
* Safety: 2 airbags, ABS, EBD, ISOFIX

2018 Maruti Swift Dimensions

* Overall length x width x height: 3840 mm X 1735 mm X 1530 mm
* Wheelbase: 2450 mm
* Ground Clearance: 163 mm
* Boot Space: 268-litres
* Turning Radius: 4.8-metres
* Fuel Tank Capacity: 37-litres
* Kerb Weight: 855-880 kgs | 955-985 kgs

The Swift has always been a popular car with the masses

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