The next generation Maruti Suzuki Swift was showcased at Geneva, will be launched in India in 2018.

New Maruti Swift Launch
The Maruti Swift is one of the highest selling cars in India

The all-new Maruti Swift was put on display at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show. The hatchback is India bound and it is likely to be launched at the 2018 Auto Expo. The vehicle will now share its platform with the Baleno and Ignis and it will weigh lighter than the Baleno.

On the outside and inside, there are numerous changes that make the new Swift a better car than the current generation. It gets major styling changes and the interiors have been revamped. The equipment list will also get longer. Maruti will tune the car for Indian conditions and thus ground clearance could be increased too.

On the mechanical front, it will continue to come with the same 1.2-litre petrol and 1.3-litre diesel engines. However, the Swift will now get an automatic transmission option with both the engines. Later on, the hatchback is expected to get a sportier version too, though engine details aren’t confirmed. There is also a possibility of Maruti plonking in a bigger 1.5-litre diesel engine at a later stage.

The new Maruti Swift will be sold through the regular dealerships because the automaker wants to target a larger audience with the car. It will compete with the Hyundai Grand i10, Chevrolet Beat and Ford Figo.

New Maruti Swift Launch

– The new Swift will be launched during the 2018 Auto Expo
– Gets major changes to the exteriors and interiors
– Engines are likely to remain unchanged initially

2018 Maruti Swift Dashboard
The dashboard gets an all-new design
2018 Maruti Swift Front
The new Swift will be lighter than the Baleno
2018 Maruti Swift Rear
The new Swift will be sold through the regular dealerships