All New Maruti Suzuki Swift Arriving in May

Maruti Suzuki Swift

Gear up for a wave of excitement! The iconic Maruti Suzuki Swift is all set to hit the Indian roads in a brand new avatar by mid-May 2024. This highly anticipated launch has generated a lot of buzz, and for good reason. Let’s delve into the exciting details of the fourth-generation Swift and see what awaits us.

Fresh Exteriors with a Hint of Familiarity

Maruti Suzuki understands that the current Swift’s design is a major selling point. So, while the new iteration retains the overall silhouette, it injects a breath of fresh air with some clever tweaks. The most striking change is the new blacked-out grille with a honeycomb mesh design, flanked by sleek gloss-black surrounds.

Adding a touch of uniqueness is the new clamshell bonnet, a departure from the usual design for hatchbacks. The headlights get a sharper look and now incorporate L-shaped LED DRLs for enhanced visibility and a modern touch. The beloved MINI-inspired side profile remains, characterized by a flat roofline and a cab-forward stance that accentuates the car’s inherent sportiness.

For the Indian market, the Swift is expected to roll on stylish 15-inch dual-tone machine-cut alloy wheels. In a practical move, the rear door handles have been relocated to a more conventional position beneath the window pane. The rear section boasts squarish taillights with a redesigned internal layout, adding a touch of sophistication.

Maruti Suzuki Swift

New Maruti Suzuki Swift’s Dimension Changes: A Roomier Cabin Experience

The fourth-generation Swift witnesses slight tweaks in its dimensions compared to the outgoing model. It stretches 15 mm longer (3,860 mm), stands 30 mm taller (1,500 mm), but sheds 40 mm in width (1,695 mm). Interestingly, the wheelbase remains unchanged. While the exact impact on interior space needs to be experienced firsthand, the increased height suggests potentially better headroom for taller passengers.

A Technological Leap Inside the Cabin

The most significant changes for the new Swift are expected to be evident within the cabin. Maruti Suzuki promises a revamped dashboard layout featuring a new centerpiece: a free-standing 10-inch touchscreen infotainment system. This larger display is likely to elevate the in-car entertainment experience significantly.

Complementing the infotainment system will be a host of expected features like new air conditioning vents, wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity for seamless smartphone integration, and a 360-degree parking camera with dashcam support for enhanced safety and convenience. Cruise control, automatic climate control, steering-mounted buttons, and a push-button start/stop system are also likely to be included, enhancing overall comfort and ease of use.

Maruti Suzuki Swift

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Safety First: Advanced Features Take Center Stage

Maruti Suzuki has always prioritized safety in its vehicles, and the new Swift is no exception. The India-spec model is expected to offer six airbags, an electronic stability program (ESP), and ABS with EBD (Electronic Brake-force Distribution) as standard features.

The most significant addition in terms of safety comes in the form of the Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS). This suite of features, if included, could boast functionalities like autonomous emergency braking assist, automatic high beam assist, and lane departure warning. However, the exact ADAS features offered in the Indian variant remain unconfirmed at this stage.

A New Engine Under the Hood

The new-generation Swift is expected to ditch the existing 1.2-litre, 4-cylinder K12 dual-jet petrol engine and embrace a new 1.2-litre, 3-cylinder Z-series petrol mill. Codenamed Z12E, this engine will likely come with a mild-hybrid setup as a standard feature across all variants. While the exact power output figures are yet to be revealed, it is expected to be comparable to the outgoing engine’s 89 bhp and 113 Nm of peak torque.

Transmission options are likely to remain the same, with a 5-speed manual gearbox as standard and a CVT automatic offered as an optional choice. Maruti Suzuki is also known to be considering a CNG option for the Swift, which could be introduced at a later stage.

Maruti Suzuki Swift

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Expected Price and Rivals

Upon launch, the new-generation Swift is expected to compete directly with the recently launched Hyundai Grand i10 Nios and the ever-popular Tata Tiago. While official pricing details haven’t been announced yet, industry estimates suggest a starting price range of around Rs 6 lakh, which could go up to Rs 10 lakh (ex-showroom) depending on the variant and features chosen.

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