2018 Maruti Swift spied undisguised in India at Delhi Airport
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2018 Maruti Swift spied undisguised in India at Delhi Airport

The hatchback features evolutionary styling changes on the outside and an all-new interior.

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2018 Maruti Swift has been launched in Japan and in Europe. To be launched in India in the coming months, this is the first time the new Swift has been spied in India, and that too completely undisguised.

The car was spied at the cargo hold of Indira Gandhi Airport in New Delhi. This unit is most likely a made-in-India variant, which is heading to Germany and will be put on display at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show later this month. Another think to be noted is that the car is wearing a Hybrid badge.

The next gen global supermini features an evolutionary styling which retains the existing model’s distinct shape. The modern front fascia receives low-mounted hexagonal grill and peeled back projector headlamps.

The tight fitting roof has been retained but the C-pillar has grown thicker (black inserts are used to mask the visual bulk of the pillar). The rear fascia has little in common with the outgoing car. The larger taillights extend all way into the fenders. A compact hatchdoor and a bumper with massive diffuser would make up the rest of the rear end.

To be slotted below the Baleno in Suzuki’s global portfolio, the 2018 Swift gets two engine options in Japan – 1.2 liter petrol generating 67 PS and 1.0 liter turbo 3 cylinder generating 101 PS. Thanks to light-weight of just 860 kgs, though the engine delivers lesser power, it translates into a sharper and more performance oriented driving experience as compared to the current Swift.

In India, the new Swift is likely to carry forward the current car’s 1.2-litre K-Series petrol and 1.3 liter diesel powertrain albeit with improvements, just like what we have seen in the new gen DZire. India launch of the new Swift is expected to take place at the 2018 Auto Expo. Ahead of that, have a look at the image gallery of new Swift.

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