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What to expect from the all-new Maruti Suzuki Swift

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Published Apr 28, 2017, 6:14 pm IST
Updated Apr 28, 2017, 6:15 pm IST
The upcoming third-generation Swift will also be loaded to the gills to take on the Hyundai Grand I10 facelift, and others.
The recently unveiled 2017 Maruti Suzuki Swift Dzire is one of the best-looking cars in its segment.
 The recently unveiled 2017 Maruti Suzuki Swift Dzire is one of the best-looking cars in its segment.

Since the introduction of the Maruti Baleno, the perception of people towards Maruti cars has changed a lot. Maruti was earlier considered as an automaker with disproportionate cars. However, this is not the case anymore. For example, the recently unveiled 2017 Maruti Suzuki Swift Dzire is one of the best-looking cars in its segment. As the expectations have increased, now all eyes are set on the upcoming third-generation Swift, which is expected to be showcased at the 2018 Auto Expo.

Maruti Suzuki Swift

 

Maruti, for the first time, introduced an all-new Dzire before its hatch counterpart in India. Largely because it has been selling more than the Swift of late. Since the new Dzire is out, it is safe to predict what all the third-generation Swift will offer in the country. Let us take a look.

Design (Dzire Vs Swift)

Maruti Suzuki Swift

The Dzire had always been similar to the Swift up front with subtle differences that were hard to notice. But with the third-gen model, Maruti not only dropped the Swift label, but also made the Dzire stand out relatively more compared to the upcoming Swift. 

 

Maruti Suzuki Swift

To begin with, the bumper has been completely redesigned and it is entirely different compared to the new Swift. Though the grille layout is the same, the new Dzire gets thick chrome surround and lesser slats. At the sides, the trademark Mini Cooper-esque roofline of the Swift was one of the biggest bottlenecks in the design of the previous Dzires.

Maruti Suzuki Swift

With the 2017 version, Maruti has finally taken care of it, its roofline now features smooth curved edges. The new hatch, on the other hand, retains the essence of the Swift in a new avatar. 

 

Maruti Suzuki Swift

Like the exteriors, the interiors of both the cars have differences as well. Like always, the Dzire has a dual-tone colour scheme (black and beige), while the Swift is expected to come with an all-black cabin. 

Maruti Suzuki Swift

The new Swift’s cabin is on a sportier side, while the Dzire features the more mature cabin of the two. If you notice closely, the central AC vents are different along with the climate control unit. The Dzire also features rear AC vents, which we don’t expect to be offered in the Swift. 

Maruti Suzuki Swift 

Features  

 

This is the area, where both the cars are expected to remain identical as always. Looking at the features of the Dzire, the Swift is likely to offer these goodies in India.  

Maruti Suzuki Swift

Auto LED headlamps with LED daytime running lights  

185/65 R15 tyres, maybe with diamond-cut alloy wheels  

Tail lamps with LED graphics

Maruti Suzuki Swift

The Baleno’s multi-information display is offered in the new Swift globally, but it is unlikely to be offered in India since the new Dzire carries forward the same old unit with little changes

Maruti Suzuki Swift

 

Suzuki’s 7.0-inch SLDA infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto along with Mirror Link connectivity 

Maruti Suzuki Swift

As for the safety, in all probability, it will come with dual-front airbags along with ABS and EBD as standard just like the new Dzire

The 2018 Swift is also expected to add a new Z+ variant similar to the 2017 Dzire lineup

Maruti Suzuki Swift

Mechanicals 

Like the new Dzire, the upcoming Swift is expected to carry forward the same set of engines – the 1.2-litre petrol and 1.3-litre diesel. A five-speed manual will be standard and, for the first time, it is expected to offer an automatic option – a five-speed automated manual transmission (AMT) – with both the engine options in India. A similar setup is presently offered with the Ignis and the 2017 Dzire.

 

Source: CarDekho.com

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