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2018 Maruti Suzuki Swift gets a range of changes inside out; engine options remain same as second generation model

Maruti Suzuki has unveiled the much awaited third generation Swift in India ahead of its 2018 Auto Expo launch next month. The car comes with range of updates at exterior, inside the cabin and in driving dynamics as well. Thanks to the arrival of new Swift, Maruti Suzuki will be able to strengthen its grip further in the B-segment hatchback category in the country.

Speaking about its design changes, the front fascia appears completely different thanks to the new large and fully blackened front grille that is flanked by the sharp swept back headlamps with projector units and integrated LED daytime running lights. This is the first time Swift has received projector headlamps and LED daytime running lights.

Front bumper too comes with revised stance and sports a single unit black element connecting fog lamps. Moving to the side profile, the car gets sporty and large alloy wheels. It gets a plain look as there are no creases at all. Apart from that, the hatchback features a floating roof design thanks to the fully blackened A and B pillars along with partially black C pillar that also houses the repositioned rear door handle. This is a design characteristic that reminds us of Chevrolet Beat.

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At the back, new Maruti Suzuki Swift gets redesigned squarish looking LED taillights. Moving to the interior, third generation Maruti Suzuki Swift has received a sporty and stylish touch. It gets an all-black theme there. A flat-bottom sporty steering wheel is there complemented by twin-pod instrument cluster with analog and digital combo display. The large touchscreen infotainment system at centre console is positioned ergonomically to give the driver a better view and it gets Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.

In terms of space and comfort, new Swift offers generous room thanks to the added width and wheelbase. Boot storage capacity at the back has been increased as well ensuring more room for luggage. On the powertrain front, new Swift is available with the same 1.2-litre petrol and 1.3-litre diesel engines that work in its predecessor. Transmission options include a 5-speed manual gearbox and an AMT for both petrol and diesel variants. In terms of driving dynamics, the car comes with lowered NVH level and better handling capacity along with improved stability as well.

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