Exciting News: Maruti Suzuki Swift to Debut in India on May 9 with New Z-Series 1.2-Litre Petrol Engine and ADAS Safety Features!

Maruti Suzuki India is set to introduce the facelifted version of its most popular car, the Swift, on May 9, 2024. The new Swift will be the flagship launch for Maruti this year. Following this, the company will later bring the new Dzire compact sedan to the market.

According to media reports, the next-generation Swift, codenamed YED, will feature significant upgrades, including six airbags and advanced safety features like ADAS. Maruti’s parent company, Suzuki Motor Corporation of Japan, had unveiled the Swift’s fourth generation at the Tokyo Auto Show, marking a significant milestone.

New Z-Series Petrol Engine Available

New Z-Series Petrol Engine Available

The powertrain of the most popular hatchback will undergo a major change with the introduction of the new Z-Series petrol engine. Replacing the current K12 four-cylinder petrol engine, the new Z-Series will feature a 1.2-liter three-cylinder petrol engine, capable of generating 90hp of power and 113Nm of torque.

Details of the transmission options for the new Swift have not been announced yet, but expectations are that it will offer a 5-speed manual and AMT gearbox. At the same time, it may also come with CNG and hybrid engine options.

Next Generation Swift: Exterior Redesign

Next Generation Swift: Exterior Redesign

When discussing the design, many new elements are visible up close. The front end showcases sharp-looking headlamps with a projector setup, featuring inbuilt LED daytime running lamps. Between the two headlamps, a dark chrome finish with honeycomb pattern black grille has been redesigned.

The company logo is now placed above the grille and under the bonnet. The front bumper has also undergone several changes, with several alterations and a separate housing for the front fog lamps, giving a cleaner look than before. Except for 16-inch alloy wheels, there are no changes in the side profile. The rear taillights have been revamped; they are now smaller and sportier. A hybrid badging is provided on the tailgate.

The new Swift outgoing model is longer by 15mm, wider by 40mm, and taller by 30mm, but the wheelbase remains the same at 2,450mm for the outgoing model. The company is calling it the fourth generation model, as the new generation Swift is based on the Heartect platform.

Next Generation Swift: Interior

Next Generation Swift: Interior

Suzuki has also made significant changes to the car’s interior. Inspired by Ford Figo, Baleno, and Brezza, the new generation Swift features a completely redesigned dashboard layout with a black and white dual-tone theme. 

It incorporates a 9.0-inch floating infotainment system, sleek AC vents, and new dashboard layout with bottom-placed HVAC controls. Other features include wireless Apple CarPlay/Android Auto, connected car technology, steering-mounted controls, and automatic climate control.

Next Generation Swift: Features

The new Swift will come equipped with advanced features to enhance your journey, making it modern and secure. These features include a 360-degree camera and dual sensor brake support, adaptive high beam assist, driver monitoring system, and collision mitigation braking system, among many other ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance Systems) features. 

Additionally, ventilated seats, electronic parking brake with auto hold, and 6 airbags will also be available.

New Generation Swift: Price and Competitiveness

The upcoming model is expected to start at Rs. 6.3 lakh (ex-showroom) after incorporating new features and designs, compared to the current model’s starting price of Rs. 5.99 lakh (ex-showroom). 

In India, it will compete with rivals like the Hyundai Grand i10 Nios and Tata Tiago.

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