In terms of shape, the face of the Maruti Suzuki Swift is a lot like the Dzire’s, but it is more like a sports car. It is good to see that Maruti has retained the red as the primary colour because when you think of a swift your mind automatically associates it with the red colour. This new facelift version has got projector headlamps, L-shaped daytime running lights and new hatchback exterior door handles. It will be available in four variants L, V, Z and Z+, with both the petrol and diesel engines. But on the ZDi and below we haven’t got the DRLs and even the headlamp design is very plain. It is much wider than its previous model and its grille is now a single unit with a nicely designed mesh.
Its interior is quite similar to 2017 model, the only big difference is that now it is all black. There is also a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and MirrorLink connectivity. They have also integrated the new circular central AC vents along with big rotary controls for climate control.
As compared to its previous model, the new swift have a lot more cabin space and boot space. There is a 28 % increase in boot space, which is no more than a big surprise for us. According to Maruti Suzuki, two people of 6 feet height can comfortably sit in the front and at the back, at the same time. In addition to it, the frontal visibility is also good. While the back side of this new car has opened up a lot more space, which is welcome since the previous models were seriously lacking in it.
As per some testing reports, Swift 1.2 petrol MT can go 0-60kmph in just 5.54s while Swift 1.3 Diesel MT reach this speed in 5.17s. In 2018 Swift will be available in the Manual and Automatic gearbox, but here the catch is that Automatic gearbox is available at a low cost but the riding experience is quite jerky as compared to the other premium Maruti cars.