The 2018 Maruti Suzuki Swift has been revealed officially in India and bookings have already been opened for the same. Maruti Suzuki India has confirmed that the 2018 Swift will be launched in the country at the 2018 Auto Expo which starts on the 7th of February. Bookings can be made by paying a token amount of Rs. 11, 000. The new 2018 Swift makes use of the HEARTECT lightweight platform from Maruti Suzuki. According to the Senior Executive Director of Marketing and Sales at Maruti Suzuki India, RS Kalsi, the 2018 Swift has undergone a major transformation in its latest avatar in order to cater to demands of aspirational customers. Bookings are now officially open and it will have a grand market launch at the 2018 Auto Expo according to him.
The new generation Suzuki Swift gets a brand new design theme which is quite similar to the Dzire. The hatchback is more stylish and sportier this time and should have premium interiors. There is the new SmartPlay infotainment unit from Maruti Suzuki with a 7-inch touch screen unit and connectivity options such as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
The new Swift comes with a longer wheelbase which ensures more legroom and boot space alike. The lightweight architecture and design also works to boost the car’s performance and fuel economy. The 2018 Swift will continue using the 1.3 litre diesel and 1.2 litre petrol engines used by the previous version. However, the AGS (Auto Gear Shift) setup will be optional for selected variants this time.
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The 2018 Maruti Swift will have 12 variants and 6 color options including a new Lucent Orange shade. The petrol model will come in LXi, VXi AGS, VXi, ZXi AGS, ZXi and ZXi+ trims. The diesel model will have LDi, VDi AGS, VDi, ZDi AGS, ZDi and ZDi+ trims. The 5-speed AGS setup (AMT) will be available for both petrol and diesel models in the 2018 Swift. There is a new black dashboard inside with satin inserts for the interiors. The wheelbase has gone up by 20 mm although overall length has come down a little. The seatbacks have also been revamped in order to free up more room for passengers. Headroom, according to Maruti Suzuki, has also increased by up to 24 mm although overall height has come down a little.
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