The 2018 Maruti Suzuki Swift has finally been launched in India at a starting price of Rs 4.99 lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi). The Indian car manufacturer had started accepting bookings for the third generation model back in January this year. The new Swift is available in four options - solid fire red, pearl arctic white, metallic silky silver, magma grey, midnight blue and prime lucent orange. The latest generation hatchback is based on the Heartect platform like the Baleno and the Dzire, thereby making it lighter by about 85kgs than its predecessor.
Mechanically, the 2018 Maruti Swift continues to be powered by a 1.2-litre petrol engine which generates 83bhp of power and 113Nm of torque, and the 1.3-litre diesel engine which generates 75bhp of power and 190Nm of torque. However, the lighter bodyweight offers better performance and fuel efficiency figures. The 2018 Maruti Suzuki Swift is available in four variants Lxi/Ldi, Vxi/Vdi, Zxi/Zdi and Zxi+/Zdi+. Both the engines get five speed manual transmission as standard, while AMT is optional on the Vxi/Vdi and the Zxi/Zdi variants.
The new Swift gets standard safety equipment such as - dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, brake assist, engine immobiliser, driver side seat belt reminder and is also pedestrian protection compliant. Features like push start-stop button with smart key, automatic climate control, electrically retractable ORVMs, LED projector headlamps, SmartPlay infotainment system with navigation and voice command and auto headlamps with lead me/follow me functions, are variant specific.