Exterior and interior images of the next gen Maruti Swift (Suzuki Swift elsewhere) has been revealed at a dealer conference somewhere in Europe. Auto Express has managed to get its hands on a few of those pictures which give us a fair idea on what to expect.
The third generation of the immensely popular global hatchback unsurprisingly adopts evolutionary styling changes. The basic shape is Swift’s single largest strength and it makes absolute sense to retain it.
The front fascia gets the lion’s share of the changes. The slit-like honeycomb meshed grille has been ditched in favor of a gaping hexagonal unit which is in the vogue right now. The sophisticated headlamp detailing, sporty fog lamp enclosures and a bonnet with bulges near the fenders add to the sporty appeal.
Though every singe body panel has been changed, the next gen Swift is instantly recognizable in profile. The front windshield, greenhouse and gently tapering roof line have been retained while the sheet metal gets muscular surfaces. The C-pillar is blacked out to have a floating roof effect and the rear door handles are hidden.
Coming to the rear, the next gen Maruti Swift sports new taillights (probably LED units), hatch lid, and a sporty bumper with black diffuser and twin exhausts.
There is nothing evolutionary about the interior design, for it’s been completely revamped. The dashboard is composed of new flat-bottomed multifunction steering wheel, modern instrument binnacle, an attractive centre console with touchscreen infotainment system, circular AC vents and control knobs, and a horizontal exterior color coordinated trim strip.
We expect the overall dimensions to remain largely unchanged but it would be nice if Suzuki engineers extend the wheelbase a little and offer better rear seat leg room. The hatchback will offer more safety and convenience features.
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The next gen Maruti Swift will be based on a new global compact car platform which promises to offer better crash worthiness. For India, the 1.0-litre BoosterJet turbo petrol, improved 1.2-litre K-Series petrol and a brand new 1.5-litre homegrown diesel engine are expected to be on offer.
Next Gen Maruti Swift – Leaked Photos
Via – Autoexpress.co.uk