2017 Maruti Swift has been unveiled officially in Japan. Launched from a starting price of approximately INR 7.7 lakh, 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 2017 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. Suzuki could also introduce a homegrown diesel engine to replace the aging Fiat-sourced 1.3-litre MultiJet unit.
The new Swift will be offered in Elegant Style and Sporty Style, the two accessory packs will be on offer in Japan priced at JPY 1,34,946 (INR 7,83,74) and JPY 2,86,578 (INR 1,66,440) respectively.
The Elegant Style pack will include a host of chrome features such as chrome appliqué on the front bumper, chrome fog lamp housing surrounds and chrome tailgate appliqué along with an exclusively designed fuel cap cover.
The Sporty Style pack will include a front lip spoiler, black door mirror caps and body colored strip on radiator grille. It will also include a door handle cover and rear spoiler. Each of these accessories are priced individually which allows for individual purchase as well.
India launch of the new Swift is expected to take place by mid 2017. Here too we will get styling packs via Maruti’s new iCreate app. Until then, have a look at the walk-around video below –
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