Auto Expo 2018, Maruti Swift 2018 Launch LIVE Updates: New Maruti Swift Launched in India at Rs 4.99 Lakhs
We already know that Maruti Suzuki is set to showcase the new Swift 2018 at the biennial Auto Expo in Delhi-NCR. That said, the company has now confirmed that the new Maruti Suzuki Swift will be launched in India at the upcoming Auto Expo 2018. Mr R.S. Kalsi revealed “We look forward to a grand launch of the new Swift at the Auto Expo 2018.” Starting today, the company has also started accepting bookings for the new Swift at an amount of INR 11,000. Unlike earlier reports, which claimed the car to be sold through NEXA dealerships, the new Swift will be sold through regular Maruti Suzuki Arena dealerships. Also Read: Maruti Suzuki Swift 2018 Bookings Open Officially; Launch Details Revealed
Preceding the launch, the new Swift was recently spied in South India without any camouflage. The new Maruti Suzuki Swift will be premium yet sporty offering in the B-segment. The Maruti Suzuki Swift will rival the Hyundai Grand i10, Ford Figo, Volkswagen Polo, Tata Bolt and the Honda Brio. The new Maruti Swift will be underpinned by the ‘HEARTECT’ platform, which is lightweight and offers rigidity and strength. This is the same platform that underpins various other Maruti Suzuki cars in India. Read More: Maruti Suzuki Swift 2018: What We Know So Far
The new Swift 2018 sports completely redesigned exteriors and interiors. The car gets new LED projector headlamps, new grille, LED taillights and 15-inch machined alloy wheels. The interior layout is completely new with twin-pod instrument cluster, TFT MID unit and a new three-spoke flat-bottom steering wheel. The cabin is all-black with new seats with black upholstery. Also Read: Maruti Swift RS 2018 – 5 Things to Know
Features on offer will include a 7-inch SmartPlay touch-screen infotainment system, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and Mirror Link support, engine start/stop button, keyless entry, reverse camera, parking sensors and the likes. Safety features will include dual front airbags, ISOFIX rear child seat restraints and ABS with EBD as standard across the variants. Expect Maruti Suzuki to price the new Swift aggressively in the range of INR 4.5 lakh to INR 8 lakh (ex-showroom). Read More: Maruti Suzuki Cars coming to Auto Expo 2018
Powering the new Maruti Suzuki Swift will be the tried and tested 1.2-litre petrol and the 1.3-litre diesel engine options. The 1.2-litre K12B unit produces 84 BHP of power and 114 Nm of peak torque. The oil burner churns out 74 BHP of power and 190 Nm of peak torque. Both engines will get the 5-speed manual transmission along with an optional 5-speed AMT gearbox at launch. Maruti Suzuki is also expected to launch the Swift Sport and the Swift RS in India at a later date. These models will be powered by the 1.4-litre BoosterJet and 1.0-litre BoosterJet petrol engines respectively.