New Suzuki Swift 2017 launched in six variants: India launch, price and model details

Suzuki Motors has unveiled its latest Swift hatchback in Japan and will be available in six new variants. The six variants are Hybrid RS, RSt, RS, Hybrid ML, XL, and XG. The models carry a price tag of 1.34 million Yen (Rs. 7.78 lakh) to 1.84 million Yen (Rs. 10.69 lakh). The all new range will go on sale in India in 2017. The world premiere will happen at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show.

The Suzuki Swift hatchback is one of the popular Suzuki cars in the world. The latest version of the car, which was unveiled in Japan, is expected to be a game changer in its segment of the market. A host of changes have been incorporated and it has led to chiseling of up to 15% weight as compared to its predecessors. The new version shares a lot of similarity with the Baleno. It now features a new hexagonal honeycomb chassis and swept headlights. The front bumper has also been worked upon and features fog lights at both ends.

Side Profile

The new model looks similar to its predecessors with a sloping roofline, integrated signal lights, and new diamond worked alloy wheels. Suzuki has worked on the bumpers and also featured a lip spoiler amalgamating into the boot lid

2017 Suzuki Swift Dashboard

The latest iteration of the Swift hatchback also features completely redesigned interiors with plush upholstery, hi-tech looking dashboard, steering wheels with mounted controls, one-touch entertainment console along with the common amenities which are a must for any car of its generation like  Android Auto compatibility, Apple car play, Bluetooth and USB connections.

Under the hood

The car boasts a 1.0-litre, 3-cylinder Booster jet engine complemented with a 1.2-litre Twinjet diesel motor. However, the models for sale in India will feature a 1.2-litre K-Series petrol and 1.3-litre DDiS diesel engine. There are reports that Maruti Suzuki is scouring the globe to replace its Fiat engine with an in-house engine. The transmission includes 5-speed manual and the possibility of AMT.