2018 Maruti Suzuki Swift RS Spotted, India Launch at Auto Expo Likely

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The 2018 Maruti Suzuki Swift is one of the most anticipated cars at the upcoming Delhi Auto Expo and is also expected to be one of the biggest launches at the event. The 2018 Maruti Suzuki Swift comes in several variants internationally, one of which is the Swift RS. While the Swift RS has also been on the roads of India before, the RS badge added mere aesthetic updates. This time, however, the RS badge would indicate a performance improvement as well, along with the aesthetic changes. Something that was also seen in the Maruti Suzuki Baleno RS.

The new Maruti Suzuki Swift RS could be powered by the same BoosterJet 1.0-liter engine, although it would be interesting to see if it is a different state of tuning.

Presented at the Geneva International Motor Show 2017, the new Swift is based on the new Heartect platform from Suzuki and it is said that the hatchback chassis is lighter and harder than before. This has been achieved through the use of a highly rigid frame that reduces reinforcements, which in turn reduces the overall weight of the car.

In terms of appearance, the new Maruti Suzuki Swift has a set of newly designed sweeping headlights that come with LED daytime running lights (DRL) along with a new bumper and grid design. The side profile of the car is still similar to the Swift of the current generation and shows the A pillar with registered trademark and the new cutting wheels with diamond cut. It also has a touch of floating roof, like the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza. The rear has a new bumper and the taillights, which also have the touch LED, are now thicker than the previous and incorporate a well-adjusted headlight on the spoiler with a brake light.

In the international market, the new Maruti Suzuki Swift is available with two engine options: a 1.0-liter BoosterJet engine that focuses on performance and a 1.2-liter DualJet engine. There is also the 1.3-liter diesel engine that can be obtained from the SHVS soft hybrid offering, which focuses on providing high fuel economy.

However, with the launch of the Dzire Maruti Suzuki has shown that they do not need the SHVS engine in small cars for better fuel economy. The Dzire offers an amazing industry leading mileage of 28.4 km / l. As Swift will get the same 1.3-liter engine, it will have a mileage of no less than 28 km / l. Given the sporty nature of the Swift, the mileage will be lower than the Dzire.

Inside the cab, 2018 Maruti Suzuki Swift has a new flat-bottomed steering wheel and a group of double-sheathed instruments. It also has a touch-screen infotainment system that is now becoming a standard in high-end Maruti Suzuki cars. The infotainment system is also compatible with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.

In the Indian market, the new Maruti Suzuki Swift is expected to have a price in the range of Rs 4.78 Lakh – Rs 8 Lakh. In this price segment, the new swift will be stacked directly against Hyundai Grand i10, Tata Tigor and Nissan Micra.